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Job – (3) Assistant Professor (tenure-track) – Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. Due: Oct 1, 2017

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THREE TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS IN EDUCATION

The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University invites applications for three Tenuretrack

faculty positions. Two positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor with

specializations in 1) Evaluation in Educational Contexts and 2) Multiliteracies. One

position is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with specialization in the area

of 3) Exceptional Learners. All three positions have a preferred starting date of July 1,

2018.

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 October

1, 2017. 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.rennie@queensu.ca

For additional information about our Faculty and programs, please visit us at

http://educ.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

Rennie in the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, at erin.rennie@queensu.ca or

613-533-6000, ext. 75791.

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/collectiveagreementv and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Full posting: Faculty of Education Tenure Track

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Faculty of Education Vancouver Summer Program – Employment and Volunteer Opportunities. Due: June 17, 2016

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The Faculty of Education will be running three packages (LLED, ECPS, and Early Childhood Education) as part of the Vancouver Summer Program. PDCE is supporting the administration of this program and we are looking to hire 2 Cultural Exchange Student Ambassadors and 10-15 Cultural Exchange Volunteers.

Further information: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/vancouver-summer-program

Cultural Exchange Student Ambassadors will support the Vancouver Summer Program. They will assist in the planning and facilitation of orientation and social activities for visiting students on behalf of the Faculty of Education, help students orient and adapt to studies at UBC, and provide a supportive atmosphere for students while they are in Vancouver. The incumbent will work closely with the Cultural Coordinator and the Professional Development & Community Engagement (PDCE) unit within the UBC Faculty of Education. The position reports directly to the Manager of Professional Programs in PDCE.

Duties & Responsibilities: Assisting with the planning and facilitation of orientation and social activities. Assist with airport pick-up and residence check-in when students arrive (July 14-17). Attend and facilitate Orientation (July 18 all day), and evening and weekend social activities. In conjunction with the Cultural Coordinator, liaise with other faculties and external units including catering services, entertainment venues, transportation companies, and building facility managers. Assist with the development of a template for future program implementation.

Wage: $22/hour

Deadline: June 17, 2016

Apply: Submit cover letter and résumé to Andrea Webb andrea.webb@ubc.ca or in person to PDCE office

Cultural Exchange Volunteers will be working closely with the Faculty of Education’s Cultural Exchange Students Ambassadors and the Cultural Coordinator to provide visiting students with a fun, safe, supportive, and meaningful exchange experience.  Cultural Exchange Volunteers will engage with VSP students by encouraging participation in a range of social and cultural activities, and supporting them throughout their orientation and transition to UBC and Vancouver.

Duties & Responsibilities: Attend a mandatory orientation and training session, attend and assist with welcoming activities including but not limited to residence check in, campus tours, city tours, and orientations events, attend and engage VSP students at various social and cultural events on evenings, weekends, and some weekdays, assist the VSP staff in facilitating events.

Hours per week: 5 – 15

Apply: email cover letter, résumé, and unofficial transcript addressed to Renae Roles; r.roles@alumni.ubc.ca

 

B.C. author challenges Canadians to sign up for TRC reading challenge

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Jennifer Manuel wants 1,000 people to pledge by National Aboriginal Day

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Jennifer Manuel, from Duncan, B.C., launched an online campaign to get people to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) summary report (Darryl Dyck/CP)

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A B.C. author wants 1,000 people to take up the challenge to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) summary report.

Jennifer Manuel, from Duncan, B.C., launched an online campaign, the TRC Reading Challenge, and aims to reach her goal by National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

“It’s one thing to say you’re listening and it’s another to actually try and show that you’re listening,” said Manuel, who has worked as a treaty archivist and school teacher.

Manuel said within a couple days of the challenge’s launch on April 5, she had more than a 100 people sign on and it picked up more steam over the weekend.

“Every time that somebody pledges I get an email alert and I’ve had to turn that off,” she said.

Manuel says she’ll be publishing the names of the people who make the pledge and they will be able to self-report their reading progress as a way to show they’re taking part.

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The African Storybook in Global Perspective: Children’s Literacy and Teacher Identity. Apr 26, 2016 | 12:30pm–2pm

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The Institute for Early Childhood Education & Research (IECER) along with Early Childhood Education Graduate Students in the Faculty of Education are proud to host a faculty and graduate student research brown bag series intended to bring faculty, students and the ECE Community together to consider inquiry and research across the complex and multi-faceted discipline of Early Childhood Education.  The African Storybook (ASb) is a ground-breaking South African initiative, begun in 2013, which promotes early literacy for African children through a powerful interactive website (africanstorybook.org/). There are currently over 500 unique stories in over 60 African languages, as well as English, French, and Portuguese, which can be downloaded, translated, and adapted.

Presenters: Bonnie Norton, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, LLED.  Liam Doherty, Ph.D. Student, LLED.  Espen Stranger-Johannessen, Ph.D. Candidate, LLED.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016   Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Location: Room 310, Neville Scarfe, 2125 Main Mall, Point Grey Campus

RSVP: http://ogpr.educ.ubc.ca/2016/02/23/johannessen-norton-apr28-2016/