Assistant Professor, Education (term)


The Education Department at Cape Breton University invites applications for a full-time, 12 month limited term position in Education at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence immediately following selection. Consideration may be given to offering this on a part-time limited term basis.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. The territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

CBU offers 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 4000 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, and a variety of Diplomas and Certificates (Education Technology, Counselling, Curriculum, and Science Teaching) for in-service teachers, as well as a MEd (Education Technology) in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

CBU is seeking applications from candidates with strength in one or more of the following areas: Math; Inclusive Education; Education Technology (and/or other STEAM disciplines); Counselling; Innovation Education or Health Promoting Schools; education for social justice; and indigenous education.

While possession of a doctoral degree (or near completion of same) will be considered an asset, Masters prepared candidates with exemplary experience in targeted areas are also encouraged to apply. Related teaching and/or leadership in the Canadian p-12 school system as well as online teaching and post-secondary teaching are all considered important assets for the position.

CBU offers programs on campus, in community, and online for local, national, and international students. The University and its partners may therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes and 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 is required by candidates applying for this position.

The main focus of this position will be on teaching and other contributions involved in the review and revision of CBU’s teacher education programs as mandated by the ongoing provincial Review of Teacher Education. This may include, but not be limited to, course and program development, providing support to part-time instructors, liaising with community stakeholders, and full participation in all activities of the Education Department at CBU.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

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

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (ED1901), a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. January 21, 2019. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) 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