Academic Vacancy 800-014-17

Academic (Vacancy Number: 800-014-17)
Posted: February 7, 2017.

Dept of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology
Position start date: July 1, 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible
Closing date for applications: Review of applications will begin March 10, 2017, and will continue until filled
Position number: 23391
Title: Assistant Professor
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Information

INDIGENOUS Scholar in Educational Leadership– Position # 23391

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA – The Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology invites applications for a full-time Indigenous scholar (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of educational leadership.
As the oldest university in western Canada, the University of Manitoba is the largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution serving a diverse body of students in Manitoba, or Manito-ahbee, translated as “where the creator sits”. The University of Manitoba is situated in the Red River Valley on Treaty One territory, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe Peoples and homeland of the Red River Métis. Winnipeg has long been a meeting place for Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene and Dakota Nations. Winnipeg is a city of approximately 700,000 people that combines the amenities of urban life with access to the countryside and to northern lakes and forests (www.tourismwinnipeg.com). The city offers a vibrant arts community, diverse cultural events, and world-class entertainment.

The Department of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology in the Faculty of Education has 14.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty members who perform research, service, and teaching responsibilities in the Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.), Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE), Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programmes. The Department currently offers courses in the following graduate specializations: Adult and Post-Secondary Education, Counselling Psychology, Educational Administration, Inclusive Education, and Cross-Cultural, Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education.

At the time of the appointment, applicants must have, or be near the completion of, an earned doctoral degree (PhD or EdD) in an education field, as well as expertise in teaching and research/scholarship in Canadian Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Education as it relates to the K-12 (public or First Nations Community) school systems or Adult Education settings. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in teaching, research and service within the faculty. In addition, s/he will be expected to develop and sustain strong working relationships with educational organizations and other professional and community partners across campus and within the field.

The teaching, research and service efforts of the new Indigenous scholar in educational leadership will help to: (a) impact social attitudes; (b) inform educational practice; (c) foster curricular change; (d) develop the capacity of educators at all levels to work with Indigenous students; (e) build learning capacity across the lifespan; and (f) promote the development of research methodologies that are consistent with Indigenous ways of knowing.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for this position is July 1st, 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible. Applicants must, at application, declare that he/she self-identifies as an Indigenous (First Nations-status or non-status, Métis or Inuit) Canadian. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter referencing position #23391, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three referees to Dr. David Mandzuk, Dean of Education, Faculty of Education, Room 225, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2; Telephone (204) 474-9170 or via email: tamara.gillam@umanitoba.ca.

A review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials, including referee information will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba).

Questions? Contact the Academic advertising coordinator, Kathy Niziol at (204) 474-7195.