Assistant Professor of Teaching in Literacy Education

  • Location: CBU
  • Deadline: April 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Education at Cape Breton University invites applications for a 12-month limited term position of Assistant Professor of Teaching in Literacy Education. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2022.

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.

The impact of strong literacy education permeates a student’s experience and influences their future success. Applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Teaching in Literacy Education must demonstrate a strong understanding of curriculum, planning, instruction, and assessment as it relates to literacy in the elementary and secondary school context. Applicants are expected to have experience working within P-12 school systems and community contexts as well as successful university-level teaching in teacher education courses. Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with the Nova Scotia P-12 English Language Arts curriculum and demonstrate expertise in universal design for learning (UDL), multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), culturally responsive pedagogies (CRP), and social and emotional learning (SEL). Applicants must show potential to make educational leadership contributions through innovative course design and delivery.

While it is preferred that applicants have an earned doctoral degree in literacy education, M.Ed. prepared educators may also be considered. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach in-person and/or online undergraduate and/or graduate courses in literacy education. Teaching is assigned in accordance with the collective agreement. The successful candidate will be expected to assume educational leadership responsibilities, such as curriculum development, evaluation, innovation, course coordination, graduate teaching assistant 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 April 24, 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