When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 7 p.m.
Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard
Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC Representative for Children and Youth
Dr. Michael DeGagné, President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University
“How to Love a Child”, the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series, is devoted to key issues crucial to the well-being and rights of children and young people today.
The goal of the lecture series is to foster conversations among academics, professionals and child advocates from diverse fields concerned with the welfare of the child. A range of disciplines and expertise including law, medicine, child welfare and education are represented in this series, and a variety of perspectives and issues will be addressed. Read more
Director of Indigenous Education
Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for a ‘tenure-track’ or ‘with tenure’ appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level as Director of Indigenous Education.
The Werklund School’s Director of Indigenous Education is an academic leadership role that entails overseeing the existing and ongoing development of the School’s Indigenous Education strategic initiatives in research, teaching and community engagement. The successful applicant will have:
A doctoral degree;
An outstanding record of research, teaching, and community engagement in the area of Indigenous Education;
An outstanding record of undergraduate and graduate teaching, including evidence of successful graduate student supervision;
Connections to and experiences with First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit communities;
Experience and expertise developing and sustaining research, teaching and other collaborations across disciplines, institutions, and communities; and
Experience leading and administering complex research, teaching and community engagement initiatives, including familiarity with strategic planning and implementation processes.
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.
To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
The Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies
College of Education, University of Arizona
Announces a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Indigenous Education
The internationally recognized Language, Reading and Culture (LRC) program in the department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies (TLS) at the University of Arizona (UA) announces an Assistant/Associate professor position in Indigenous Education effective August 2014. The UA not only lies in a dynamic transnational border region, but in close proximity to rich Native American cultures, including 22 federally recognized tribes in the state of Arizona. Native American students on the UA campus represent over 75 Native American tribes with the majority coming from Arizona tribes and reservations. As a land grant institution, the UA has an important responsibility to Native American students and Nations. With the current open position, the College of Education at the UA seeks to further strengthen our undergraduate and graduate programs with the integration of Indigenous knowledge systems, epistemologies, and decolonizing research methodologies.
This position offers an opportunity to join a department comprised of two outstanding programs: Language Reading and Culture (LRC) and Teaching and Teacher Education (TTE). TLS faculty engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching, and demonstrate a deep commitment to social justice. TLS provides a collaborative work environment for faculty research and grant development and encourages cross-program and cross-departmental research initiatives, along with opportunities of collaboration across the college and the university. Existing faculty research and teaching interests in the area of Indigenous education include Indigenous youth language learning and practice; maintenance and revitalization of Indigenous language and culture; transnational Indigenous teacher education efforts; and Indigenous knowledge systems, including Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) systems. Additional faculty areas of expertise and interest across the department include multicultural, multilingual and multiliteracy education; anthropology and education; immigrant education; applied linguistics; language policy and planning; literacy processes and pedagogy; early childhood education; world children’s and adolescent literature; STEM education; technology and literacy; teacher education; and environmental learning and sustainability education.
LRC attracts diverse and highly qualified students, including Native American students and Indigenous students from Latin America, to our master’s and doctoral programs. LRC is also engaged in transnational inter- university collaborations in Indigenous education, providing opportunities for faculty and students through courses, conferences, etc. with a global network of Indigenous scholars and students across Arizona and in Hawaii, Alaska, New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico. Faculty across the department are additionally working on incorporating Native American education-related offerings into our department’s early childhood, elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs and our undergraduate education non-teaching degree programs. Thus, LRC is committed to creating and supporting a community of Indigenous scholars engaged in critical exploration and redefinition of how research in Indigenous education gets done and how it is engaged in community, university, and other academic disciplines.
Our location in the southwestern United States and our long history of involvement with the education of Native American and minority youth throughout the state and in the border region offer many opportunities to conduct field-based research with diverse urban and rural populations. The position will provide opportunities to work with the UA’s distinguished American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI), widely-recognized for its influential efforts in Indigenous language teaching, language revitalization and documentation. Teaching, research and outreach activities are also possible with SEED (Scholarships for Education and Economic
Development), a vibrant, international Indigenous education exchange program that annually brings diverse Indigenous teachers and curriculum developers from Mexico for a year-long program in collaboration with institutions in Mexico. The College of Education offers additional opportunities for collaboration with Project SOAR, a service-learning experience that connects Native American undergraduate mentors with Native American middle school students in the Tucson area. The University of Arizona further provides opportunities for collaboration with renowned Native American faculty and programs in Linguistics, Indigenous Law and Policy, and American Indian Studies.
Earned doctorate in education or in a closely related field. Strong commitment to and experience in Indigenous and equity education, and a clear research and teaching agenda in Native American and Indigenous education, including one or more of areas such as the following:
Indigenous language maintenance, revitalization, planning and policy
Indigenous teacher preparation
Indigenous children’s/young adult literature
Indigenous education and new technologies
Indigenous knowledge systems including Traditional Ecological Knowledge, STEM education, and place- based educationResponsibilities: Faculty load includes teaching, research and service
Develop a strong program of research, publication, and grant support
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of specialization
Advise masters and doctoral students, and participate on graduate student committees
Indigenous scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with proficiency in one or more Indigenous languages and/or experience working with Indigenous populations in schools and/or communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Competitive salary plus opportunities for summer teaching and research support.
Application Process: Please complete the electronic application form (Job 53712) and attach a letter of interest, a statement of research and teaching interests, your curriculum vitae, three representative publications/papers, and names and contact information for three professional references on-line at: http://www.hr.arizona.edu
Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed starting on November 15, 2013. Review will continue until the position is filled.
For further information please call (520) 621-2928, or contact:
Dr. Leisy Wyman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Committee Chair Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies P. O. Box 210069
College of Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0069