Day: September 14, 2015

Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, UBC Faculty of Education MOOC – Begins Sep. 29, 2015

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Reconciliation through Indigenous Education
UBC Faculty of Education MOOC

Begins September 29, 2015
pdce.educ.ubc.ca/MOOC

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Explore strategies, exemplars, and resources that support the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing in classrooms, schools and communities.

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UBC Faculty of Education is delivering a second offering of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – a free 6-week course beginning on September 29, 2015.

Join Dr. Jan Hare, Professor of Indigenous Education, to learn about Indigenous Education through the lens of reconciliation. Participants will engage with educational leaders and resources that provide direction for how education programs and teaching practices can be modified in order to meaningfully integrate Indigenous knowledge worldviews and pedagogies in classrooms, schools and communities.

This course will help you envision how Indigenous ways of knowing, content, perspectives, and pedagogies can be made part of classrooms, schools, and communities in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. This is an approach that more and more educators see as far more likely to ensure the success of Indigenous learners, as well as enhance the learning experiences of all students.

Learn More
Watch an introductory video to the course and review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about this MOOC at:
pdce.educ.ubc.ca/MOOC

Register Now
·       Register at: http://www.edx.org

·       Course code:  IndEdu200x

·       Course duration:  September 29 ­ November 6, 2015

·       Estimated effort:  3-5 hours/week (asynchronous)

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Graduate Pathways to Success September workshops

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Graduate Pathways to Success September workshops

Thursday, 17 September:
Submitting your Thesis (in person + via webinar)

9:00 – 10:15am, in person.  Register at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12980
1:00 – 2:15pm, via webinar.  Register at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12982

Doctoral Exam Preparation (in person + via webinar)

10:30 – 11:45am, in person.  Register at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12979
2:30 – 3:45pm, via webinar.  Register at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12981
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Wednesday, 23 September: The non-academic job search for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Wednesday, 30 September: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (a Mitacs Step workshop)
Friday, 2 October and 5 October: Technical and Scientific Writing (a 2-day Mitacs Step workshop).
For complete session details see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students/graduate-pathways-success/workshops-events

Jobs – Several Positions for Doctoral Students in Education

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There are 5 job announcements targeted to education doctoral students below:

1. Postdoc Position: UC Davis School of Education. Please see the linked document outlining an open Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of California at Davis School of Education.

Bechtel UC Davis SOE Postdoc Ad_Final_8August2015

2. Job Announcement: Indiana University Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Please see the linked advertisement for an open rank position in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University.

IU_Ed Leadership Faculty Search Description 2015

3. Job Announcement (2): University of Louisville. Please see the linked announcements for two positions at the University of Louisville. One for an Associate Professor and Program Director for P-12 Educational Policy, Leadership and Administration; the other for a Assistant Professor for P-12 Educational Policy, Leadership and Administration.

ELFH-Assist-Prof P-12Admin2015.final

ELFH-Assoc Prof P-12Admin2015.final

4. Job Announcements (2): Vanderbilt University
Two Tenure Track Positions Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations. Please see below.

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

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Tenure-Track, Open Rank Faculty Position in Education Policy and Organizations
Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in Education Policy and Organizations. We seek a scholar who studies how school organization and organizational structures impact classroom instruction, student and teacher outcomes, and school performance, including attention to inequality and impacts on traditionally disadvantaged or marginalized populations. We are interested in scholars who use an organizational perspective to examine early childhood or K-12 education and educational policies, and/or the pipeline from K-12 to postsecondary schooling. We welcome a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives, with a preference for researchers making use of mixed methods and/or survey research methods.

Candidates at the associate professor or professor level should have an established program of research and a record of accomplishment in securing external funding. Candidates at the assistant professor level should have a promising program of research that will lead to a high degree of scholarly output and a commitment to seeking external funding. All candidates should have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and an interest in working collaboratively with other faculty, students and staff.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the department. The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department operates highly regarded graduate programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. The start date is August 2016.

Applications
Review of applications will begin October 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressing their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please send all application materials to: Tammy Eidson at tammy.eidson@vanderbilt.edu or 414 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. For inquiries about the position, please contact Jason A. Grissom, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations visit the Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Higher Education Leadership and Policy
Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research agenda focused on the college student experience, broadly defined. We seek applicants whose work is grounded in the social sciences and who study the intersection of higher education institutions and students, and of the formal and informal policies, programs, and practices (whether at the organizational, state, or federal level) that contribute to both student success and failure in higher education. We welcome a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives and encourage candidates who research the academic, social, and/or economic outcomes of diverse student populations. Candidates must show evidence of a methodologically rigorous, original research agenda that will lead to a high degree of scholarly output. Successful candidates will also demonstrate potential for obtaining extramural funding and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will teach in the student affairs concentration in the higher education degree programs, as well as contribute to the other undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department. The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department operates highly regarded graduate programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. The start date is August 2016.

Applications
Review of applications will begin October 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressing their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please send all application materials to: Tammy Eidson at tammy.eidson@vanderbilt.edu or 414 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. For inquiries about the position, please contact Christopher P. Loss, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at christopher.p.loss@vanderbilt.edu.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations visit the Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

5. Job Announcement: University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for Urban Education Leadership.

The Center for Urban Education Leadership, within the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is launching a search for a full-time Visiting Research Specialist. The Center for Urban Education Leadership conducts research and policy work in urban school leadership, urban school improvement, and urban school leadership preparation and development.  The Center is connected with the UIC’s nationally-recognized Ed.D. program, which prepares transformational urban school leaders.

Online Posting: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=56185