Assistant Professor, STEM Education (Mathematics Focus)

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F087P
  • Deadline: May 10, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Education at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position in STEM Education (with a focus on Mathematics Education) at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will commence July 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 field of STEM Education is crucial to developing students’ sense of curiosity and innovation. The worlds of mathematics, science, and technology are ever-changing and students require instruction that will provide the skills and knowledge needed to solve the problems of the future.

The successful candidate will teach courses leading to Bachelor of Education degrees in Secondary and Elementary Education. The ability to teach mathematics methodology courses at the pre-service teacher and at the graduate level is required. The successful candidate will also design and deliver forward thinking programming with an inquiry-based approach. Strong pedagogy in universal design for learning (UDL), culturally responsive teaching (CRT), and authentic assessment in STEM Education are required. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in STEM Education with a focus on Mathematics, 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.

Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree in STEM education with a focus on Mathematics by the appointment start date, experience working within P-12 school systems and community contexts, and evidence of successful university-level teaching in teacher education courses. Experience in, and knowledge of, education for sustainability, and Indigenous pedagogical approaches will be considered an asset.

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 (take out for lecturer) 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 May 10, 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