Assistant Professors, Community Studies

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F080P
  • Deadline: April 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Experiential Studies in Community and Sport in the School of Arts & Social Sciences at CBU invites applications for tenure-track positions in Community Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. These positions 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 department is responsible for the interdisciplinary Community Studies (COMS) courses that form the core of the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree. The department is also home to the Sport and Physical Activity Leadership (SPAL) program within the BACS degree.

The ideal candidates’ primary area of teaching will be in Community Studies. The successful candidates’ secondary area of teaching will be in the area of Sport and Physical Activity Leadership.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in any scholarly discipline related to the study of sport, broadly defined along with previous teaching experience, and a well-defined research agenda. Exceptional candidates who are ABD with an imminent defence date may also be considered.

The successful candidates will teach in an interdisciplinary environment and will be familiar with a range of progressive and student-centred pedagogies including, but not limited to, self-directed learning, reflexive intra-personal learning, group development, and experiential community-based learning. The successful candidates will also demonstrate an interest in the scholarship of teaching, learning and implementing anti-oppression and equity-based theories and methodologies into their teaching, research, and service. The successful candidates will also be expected to participate in program development work and specifically in the revision of the SPAL program. Successful candidates will be required to participate fully in the collegial life of the university by accepting administrative duties within the department and School of Arts and Social Sciences, engaging with external community groups, and participating on university-wide committees and governance bodies.

The committee will rank highly qualified candidates with a research record dedicated to critical perspectives on health and physical literacy, community sport management for social change, and outdoor activity and leadership and who, through their teaching and research, could contribute to other undergraduate programs at the university.

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 11, 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

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