Assistant Professor, L’nu Education

  • Location: CBU
  • Deadline: November 30, 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 in L’nu Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will commence December 1, 2023 (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.

In addition to teaching experience, each successful candidate must also possess a well-defined research agenda. Research may be peer-reviewed or community-based in nature, or a combination of both approaches.

Successful candidates will be required to participate fully in the collegial life of the university, including duties within the department and School of Education and Health, engaging with external community groups, and participating on university-wide committees and governance bodies. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and teach courses on campus, in-community, and online.

Candidates should have a PhD or other Doctoral degree in an education-related field. Candidates who are in the later stages of their PhD or (Master’s prepared applicants) may be considered with the successful completion of the PhD being a condition of employment.

Preference will be given to L’nu educators who are fluent in Mi’kmaw language and have relevant education experience in P-12.

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.

Applications will be reviewed starting on November 6, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a full and complete application online. Alternatively, application materials can be submitted via email to the recruiter (details below).

In your application, please include:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. List of References
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  6. Statement of Teaching Interests

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.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online. For more information, contact Katherine Frank ( or Chris Gibson (

Cape Breton University and KBRS will provide support in the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.