Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Experiential Studies in Community and Sport

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F146P
  • Deadline: June 11, 2023 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Experiential Studies in Community and Sport (XCS) in the School of Arts & Social Sciences at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (depending on current achieved rank). This position will commence September 1st (or as soon as possible thereafter).

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. 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 7000 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. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The successful candidate will contribute to the XCS department, which houses the core interdisciplinary Community Studies (COMS) courses for the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree, as well as the courses for one of the BACS degree’s most popular disciplines: Sport and Physical Activity Leadership (SPAL). The successful candidate will be prepared to teach in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and be familiar with a range of progressive pedagogies, including but not limited to: i) self-directed learning, ii) reflexive intra-personal learning, iii) group/inter-personal development, iv) experiential learning, and v) community-based and/or service learning. Evidence of engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning and/or adult learning principles will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate must also have the ability to lead courses related to our community studies degree core themes of research, community, and leadership. In addition, the candidate’s research trajectory, teaching, and service should intersect with issues related to equity and accessibility. Preferably, the candidate could also teach one or more of the following topics in the SPAL degree program: physical literacy, movement skills, fitness, and/or outdoor learning.

Finally, the successful candidate will be committed and passionate about building deep and reciprocal relationships with Cape Breton communities centered on sport/physical activity/leisure/recreation/health as informed by their disciplinary expertise. Prior experience and/or a strong interest in fostering community and community capacity through service-related activities is a strong asset.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in any discipline related to the study of sport, physical activity, or recreation broadly defined. Candidates who are in the later stages of their PhD may be considered with the successful completion of the PhD being a condition of employment.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its 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, community and profession.

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

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Applications must be received by June 11th, 2023.

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, Indigenous peoples, 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.

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