Assistant Professor of Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F104P
  • Deadline: September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Education at Cape Breton University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2023, or as negotiated with the successful candidate.

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 5000 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.

Applicants for this position must have earned doctoral degree in sustainability education or a closely related area by the appointment start date, have experience working within P-12 school systems and community contexts, and show evidence of successful university-level teaching in graduate teacher education courses. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in online course design and delivery for teacher education; expertise in education for sustainability; environmental education; experiential education; community-based learning; health promoting schools; culturally relevant pedagogies; equity, diversity and anti-racism; teaching for creativity; research methods in education; 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, learning, and research centered on environmental and sustainability education in teacher education, Indigenous perspectives on sustainability, land-based pedagogies, and project and community-based approaches to teaching and learning to foster transformative education through creativity and innovation.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach primarily online graduate courses in sustainability education, well-being, applied research as part of the Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity, and Innovation and to teach in the Bachelor of Education program in support of the education for sustainability pre-service teacher concentration option

The Department of Education is committed to the goal of building diverse and inclusive learning environments. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a dedication to and expertise in decolonizing, reconciliation, anti-racist, and social justice approaches to teaching and learning, and who model inclusivity and teaching effectiveness in their practice.

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, thesis supervision, and other leadership roles.

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 September 30, 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.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS B1M 1A2