Assistant Professor, Education


Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3200 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU delivers a sixteen-month, 60 credit Bachelor of Education (Elementary and Intermediate/Secondary Education) program, a Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity & Innovation, a variety of Diplomas and Certificates for in-service teachers, as well as an MEd (Information Technology) program in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The Education Department is currently engaged in innovative program development and is interested in acquiring new faculty with teaching and research interests to support the Department’s vision and transition in these exciting directions.



The Education Department at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 2016, subject to budget approval and with the possibility of the position being converted to limited term. The Department is seeking applications from candidates with strength in one or more of the following areas: Elementary Science Education; Inclusive Education and Health Promoting Schools; Innovation Education; Literacy Education; Secondary and/or Elementary Math Education. Candidates should have (or be near completion of) a doctoral degree in Education. Post-secondary teaching experience will be considered an important asset as well as teaching in the Canadian K-12 school system.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across Canada, on-line, and off campus in locations outside Canada.   The university and it partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload.  While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, our external community, and their profession. The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Application Details

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number ED1604, a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU in PDF format) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. May 6, 2016. Email applicants will receive a return email confirming receipt.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2