Assistant Professor – Inclusive Education

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F071P
  • Deadline: February 25, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Education at Cape Breton University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching in Inclusive Education.  The appointment will be effective May 1, 2022, or as negotiated with the successful candidate.

Teachers are now expected to design inclusive classrooms creating dynamic learning environments for all students including those with diverse learning needs. Many jurisdictions, including Nova Scotia, have moved away from a special education model of largely pull-out student supports to an inclusive education model in which classroom teachers are collaboratively supported by resource teachers and other specialists to design shared learning environments that benefit all students. To proactively respond to the need in the field, the Assistant Professor of Teaching in Inclusive Education will design and deliver innovative, cutting-edge programming for pre-service teachers and in-service teachers within an inclusive education framework, including pedagogies such as universal design for learning (UDL), multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), culturally responsive pedagogies (CRP), and social and emotional learning (SEL).

Applicants for this position must have an earned doctoral degree in inclusive education, special education or a closely related area by the appointment start date, experience working within P-12 school systems and community contexts, evidence of successful university-level teaching in teacher education courses, and enthusiasm about collaborating across the breadth of expertise in the Inclusive Education area including diversity, equity, gender, health and wellness, mental health and emotional wellbeing . Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in online course design and delivery for teacher education; expertise in UDL, MTSS, CRP, and SEL pedagogies; health and wellness, culturally relevant pedagogies; education for sustainability; potential to make educational leadership contributions through innovative course and program design and delivery; and evidence of leadership activities connected to educational communities and/or policy makers. Preference will also be given to applicants with contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning and research centred on the preparation of teachers to implement inclusive education models, and Indigenous perspectives on inclusive education.

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.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach in-person and/or online undergraduate and/or graduate courses on inclusive education as part of the Teacher Education diploma programs. Teaching is assigned in accordance with the collective agreement. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a robust research program and assume educational leadership responsibilities, such as curriculum development, evaluation, innovation, course coordination, graduate teaching assistant supervision, and other leadership roles.

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

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Applications must be received by February 25, 2022.
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. 


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