University of British Columbia, Educational Studies
Assistant Professor, Philsophy of Education (Tenure Track)
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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Studies
Assistant Professor Position in Philosophy of Education (Tenure Track)
The Department of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Philosophy of Education. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2014.
The Department of Educational Studies is an interdisciplinary unit that draws on the humanities and social sciences to address global justice and equity across the spectrum of education, including communities, workplaces, families, schools, government and non-government networks, and other contexts in which learning occurs. We are committed to scholarly excellence and to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision in education. Our Departmental graduate programs enroll large numbers of students and include specializations in Adult Learning and Education; Higher Education; Educational Administration and Leadership; Society, Culture and Politics in Education; and Indigenous Education. Candidates must be committed to collaboration with specializations beyond their own; engagement with Indigenous concerns and worldviews is expected.
The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and service. Priority will be given to candidates in the field of philosophy of education who address philosophical questions arising in interdisciplinary research and who engage critically with social and cultural theory. Specializations within philosophy of education relevant to the Department include, but are not limited to, ethics, epistemology, environmental philosophy, feminist philosophy, Indigenous philosophy, and/or political philosophy. We are particularly interested in philosophy of education scholars who demonstrate a commitment to a politics of difference, intersectionality, social and global justice and equity in education.
The successful applicant will be expected to (a) teach in both the Teacher Education program and graduate programs coordinated by the Department, (b) supervise graduate students enrolled in the Department’s programs, and (c) contribute to the scholarly community in the Department, the Faculty of Education, the University, and the wider community.
Applicants must hold an earned doctoral degree at the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applications should include a letter indicating clearly the applicant’s potential contributions to the department, a current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, two samples of scholarly work, and the names of three references.
The complete application package should be sent by September 1, 2013 to Dr. Daniel Vokey, Acting Head, Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4 Canada; or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.