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Assistant Professor, Human Development and Education, Werklund School of Education

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Job ID: 12490

Updated: May 2, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a focus on youth development and education in intercultural and cross cultural settings.  We are seeking individuals with strong internationally recognized research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program and who have commitments to teaching and research supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.  

The appointment will commence July 1, 2017, or at a mutually agreeable date.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish a successful and externally funded program of research in youth development and education.  The successful candidate will work closely with the stakeholder groups in schools and communities to develop research in youth development and education in intercultural and cross-cultural settings as it relates to the ways in which youth's psychosocial development is influenced by institutions (family and school) and by broader society (social policies, cultural discourses, ideology). Candidates for this position must have a completed PhD or EdD

This tenure track appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor and involves teaching, research, service and supervision of graduate students. 

Applicants at the assistant professor level must present evidence of an on-going research program beyond the doctoral dissertation, a publication record, evidence of successful teaching, and evidence of academic engagements in professional and other communities.

Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research, post-secondary teaching and leadership experience, evidence of collaboration, a brief description of present and aspiring contributions to the field, reprints of two (2) representative academic publications, and the names of and contact information for three referees. 

Please quote the position number in your letter.

Information about programs and research in the Werklund School of Education, graduate and undergraduate programs can be found at our website.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Dennis Sumara, Dean
Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2017.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Werklund School of Education visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

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