Tenure-Track Positions in Education at Queen’s University. Due: Sept 1, 2016

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Tenure-Track Positions in Education

The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University invites applications for two Tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with specializations in 1) Exceptional Learners and 2) At-risk Learners/Student Success, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Faculty’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment, and demonstrate knowledge of teacher education and familiarity with the context of schooling and schooling systems in Canada. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  These positions are subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

1) Exceptional Learners
The successful candidate must have an academic profile centred on practice and research in learning exceptionalities, including 1) knowledge and experience with school-based special education services and classroom-based adaptations that support a range of inclusionary approaches; 2) knowledge of the cognitive and/or neuropsychological underpinnings for a wide range of exceptional populations; 3) understanding of identification and diagnostic criteria, connecting assessment practices to individual and group adaptations, and selecting/implementing evidence-based supports for students with exceptionalities.

2) At-risk Learners/Student Success
The successful candidate must have an academic profile centred on practice and research in at-risk learners as viewed through a variety of factors, including but not limited to, socio-economic status, culture, race, gender, age, developmental characteristics (e.g., prenatal experiences through to early adulthood), environmental factors (e.g., substance use/abuse), psychological factors (e.g., mental health), and sociological/political perspectives that embrace principles of equity and equality. The candidate must have a theoretical and empirical understanding of risk factors, protective factors, and resiliency.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph)
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • one sample of recent scholarly work; and,
  • the names of three references.

These materials must be received by the Office of the Dean on or before September 1, 2016.  Applications should be sent via email in one PDF file and addressed to:

Dr. Rebecca Luce-Kapler
Queen’s University, Faculty of Education
c/o erin.wicklam@queensu.ca

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Erin Wicklam in the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, at erin.wicklam@queensu.ca or 613-533-3029.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

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