Assistant Professors, Education

  • Location: School of Education & Health
  • Competition Number: EDC1912
  • Deadline: January 3, 2020

CBU invites applications for two 12-month full-time limited term positions in the department of Education at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence immediately after selection or shortly thereafter.

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 over 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. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

CBU delivers a sixteen-month, 60 credit Bachelor of Education (Elementary and Intermediate/Secondary Education) program. We also offer a Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity & Innovation providing interest to educators from a wide range of contexts (not limited to schools). Furthermore, there are a variety of Diplomas and Certificates for in-service teachers, as well as a M.Ed. (Educational Technology) in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

CBU is seeking applications from candidates with strengths in one of the following two areas:

  • ​Inclusive Education
  • Positive School Health

Candidates are expected to have a PhD (or be near completion) ​in an Education related field; however, Master of Education prepared candidates with exemplary experience in the areas listed above are also encouraged to apply. Related teaching and/or leadership in the Canadian P-12 school system as well as online teaching and post-secondary teaching are all considered important assets for the position.

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.

The main focus of this position will be on teaching and other contributions involved in the review and revision of CBU’s teacher education programs as mandated by the ongoing provincial Review of Teacher Education. This may include, but not be limited to, course and program development, providing support to part-time instructors, liaising with community stakeholders, and full participation in all activities of the Education Department at CBU.

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.

Qualified candidates should send the following (in PDF format) to the Human Resources Department, quoting the reference number in the subject line of their email:

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number (EDC1912),
  • a complete dossier including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and;
  • three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department.

Applications must be received by 12:00 a.m. 3 January, 2020. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

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.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2