Assistant Professor in Education (Positive School Communities)

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F174P
  • Deadline: December 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Education in the School of Education and Health at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position (Subject to Budget Approval) in School Health and Well-Being at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will commence January 1, 2024 (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 9000 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 have demonstrated knowledge and experience in wholeschool approaches to well-being, mindful of cultivating sustainability through collaborative community building practices. Their expertise will enable them to facilitate learning opportunities for educators who wish to employ innovative, holistic, and creative approaches to improve well-being for all involved in school communities. The candidate will bring a deep knowledge of culturally responsive approaches to building school communities and their research will be focused on engaging school communities to promote the same. Teaching may be in either undergraduate or graduate programs. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in the P-12 system,
  • Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,
  • Teaching both in person and online. and
  • Research supervision

Candidates should have a relevant terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.). Candidates who are in the later stages of their doctorate may be considered with the successful completion of the doctorate 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, 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 December 1st, 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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