Assistant Professors, Education


The School of Education and Health at Cape Breton University invites applications for tenure-track positions in Education at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence January 2020.

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 5200 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 an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

CBU offers a sixteen-month, 60 credit Bachelor of Education (Elementary and Intermediate/Secondary Education) program, a Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity & Innovation of interest to educators from in a wide range of contexts (not limited to schools), and a variety of Diplomas and Certificates for in-service teachers, as well as a MEd (Educational Technology) in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

CBU is seeking applications from candidates with strength in one or more of the following areas:

  • Ed. Teachable Sections: Math, Science, French; Fine Arts and Elementary Education
  • Educational Technologies; Inclusive Education; Health and Wellness Education; Counselling and Guidance;
  • Education for Sustainability; Curriculum and Instruction; Education Foundations

Application Details

Successful candidates will have completed or be near completion of a doctoral degree in Education, and show strong potential for excellence in research and scholarly activity in any of the above areas. Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment also with regard to teaching and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession. 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. In addition, there may be opportunities to contribute to programs in other departments.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (EDU1907) in the subject line of their email, outlining their suitability for the position plus:

  • a complete dossier including a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of research and teaching interests;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness and;
  • three current letters of reference to the Human Resources Department.

Applications must be received by 4:00PM August 26, 2019 with review starting immediately after and continues until the positions are filled. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

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

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