Tenure Track Position in Educational Leadership

Higher Ed
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Date posted: 
Monday, November 18, 2019
Application Deadline Date: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Employer Name: 
Simon Fraser University

The Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Educational Leadership. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2020. Located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, SFU has campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. Simon Fraser University is Canada’s top comprehensive university, and strongly committed to community, research, and student engagement.

The Faculty of Education embodies the core values of Equity, Indigeneity, and a Culture of Inquiry in its programs, policies, and practices. Specifically, the Educational Leadership programs (Masters/Doctoral) take seriously our commitment to supporting diverse communities of research and practice throughout the province. Candidates are asked to demonstrate their commitment to these values in their own work.

The Candidate should possess the following:

  • A completed doctoral degree in Education or a related discipline; 
  • Demonstrated research trajectory in K-12 educational settings; 
  • Collegiality and ability to work closely with an established community of practice;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple stakeholder groups across the K-12 sector (provincially, nationally, internationally); 
  • Commitment to, and experience with, underserved and under-represented groups; 
  • Commitment to a strong system of public schools.

We welcome a diversity of research interests and methodological approaches.

Preferred candidates may have:

  • A research agenda and related experiences that will support the ongoing mentorship and supervision of Educational Leadership graduate students (masters, doctoral);
  • Experience in program planning, evaluation, and engagement with local school districts;
  • A demonstrated commitment to community development and vision for continuing that work in the lower mainland and throughout the province of British Columbia;
  •  A demonstrated commitment to supporting K-12 level reconciliation efforts and an understanding of how that plays out within the BC and Canadian context.

The successful candidate will join an existing complement of scholars to contribute to the teaching of core courses in our Educational Leadership cohort programs, and will support the supervision of Masters and Doctoral students. We invite candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences to advance the educational experience of our students. Candidates should be prepared to mentor and support graduate student development broadly, not just within their areas of research expertise. Candidates whose research program will enable the support of graduate student research are encouraged to apply. The final selection of candidates will be based on the best overall demonstration of potential for contribution to the program.

Current course offerings and program structure can be found here: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/areas-of-study/educleadership.html

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to multiple teaching areas of the program including:

  • Organizational Theory
  • Leadership Theory 
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
  • Indigenous Leadership 
  • Research Methods
  • K-12 Policy Processes 

Supporting these institutional commitments along with the above stated core values, the Faculty of Education is leading in its commitment to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, and a participatory democratic culture. The Faculty offers classes on three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver and works with learning communities, school districts, postsecondary institutions, and industry partners throughout British Columbia. The Faculty has an outstanding record in research grants and publications, and in the design and delivery of innovative on-campus, blended, and community-based programs in teacher education, professional development and graduate work. We seek candidates who are able to contribute in these areas and have interests in education across disciplinary boundaries, in keeping with the non-departmental organization of the Faculty. This position will be based at the Surrey campus.

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins and, therefore, interests and or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students of diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of applicants.

Applicants are asked to email separate files (Word or PDF) to educ_appointments@sfu.ca:

1. A signed application letter that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, research plans and achievements to date, teaching experience, and potential contributions to the faculty, as well as names and contact information of three referees. (If unable to send an application letter with a scanned signature, a signed original should be mailed to: Dr. Natalia Gajdamaschko, Chair, Appointments Committee, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6.

2. A current curriculum vitae; and

3. Two examples of scholarly papers

Deadline for applications is January 2, 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see: https://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html





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