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Assistant Professor - Social Studies Education

Department of Elementary Education

Competition No.  -   


Closing Date  -   

Will remain open until filled.


The Faculty of Education seeks a Social Studies Educator for appointment to a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2014.

Applicants must have completed or nearly completed a doctorate in social studies education. Applicants must have relevant teaching experience at the school and/or post- secondary level. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experiences at the early childhood to grade 8 levels. Applicants must demonstrate potential for scholarly productivity and the ability and expertise to teach undergraduate and graduate students and supervise graduate students in Social Studies education.

Potential areas of interest within the Social Studies education include: curriculum, pedagogy, student learning, teacher education, citizenship, integration of social studies with other subjects and/or technology, international, transnational, and global education, community education, multicultural education, inclusion, social justice education and urban/rural education.

Highly desirable qualifications include expertise in one or more of the following areas: international engagement, aboriginal engagement, diversity, educational technology, and/or alternative modes of instruction (online and blended). Applicants should demonstrate strong commitment to service through extracurricular involvement in community activities related to education, professional development and service, and/or post-secondary service involvement.

Responsibilities will include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in social studies education and/or other areas of education across the Faculty; engagement in a research program relevant to Social Studies education, including seeking external funding to support research activities; contribution to service within the Department and Faculty; and advising graduate students.

Questions about this position, the department or faculty should be directed to Dr Larry Prochner, Chair of the Department of Elementary Education, by e-mail

Interested individuals should submit a current CV, 1 page statement of teaching philosophy and approaches to teaching, 1 page statement of research, and contact information of 3 referees.   Review of applications will begin February 28, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.