Assistant Professor of Teaching in Science Education

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F102P
  • 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 Science Education. 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.

We are seeking a faculty colleague to teach courses leading to Bachelor of Education degrees in Secondary and Elementary Education. The ability to teach science methodology courses at the pre-service teacher and at the graduate level is also required. The field of Science Education is crucial to developing students’ understanding of and interest in the world around them. The Assistant Professor of Teaching in Science Education will design and deliver forward thinking programming that includes inquiry-based learning, experiential education and a design thinking approach. Strong pedagogy in universal design for learning (UDL), culturally responsive teaching (CRT), two-eyed seeing, and authentic assessment in Science Education are required for this position.

The successful applicant may have a Masters’ degree in a related discipline and a related PhD (those currently enrolled in a PhD or doctoral program will be considered) or a Master’s degree in a related discipline with a willingness to complete a related doctoral degree.

The Assistant Professor of Teaching in Science Education is expected to develop and teach in-person undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Science Education. 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 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

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