The Department of Educational Studies is a multidisciplinary department concerned with the broad study of education as a lifelong pursuit occurring in community, workplace, institutional and other contexts. The Department fulfills major commitments to both undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of Education, enrolling large numbers of master’s and doctoral students. Programs are committed both to meeting traditional needs and to developing innovative and integrated approaches to emerging issues in education. Department graduate programs include specializations in Adult Education, Higher Education; Educational Administration and Leadership; Society, Culture and Politics in Education; and Indigenous Education.
The Department of Educational Studies is situated in the UBC Faculty of Education. The Faculty, a leader in Indigenous Education, offers an Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (NITEP), a graduate Indigenous education and research specialization (Ts`’kel) and is proposing an Indigenous Education PhD Specialization; sponsors a cross-Faculty Indigenous Education Institute of Canada; publishes an annual theme issue of the Canadian Journal of Native Education; and has an Associate Dean for Indigenous Education leadership position. Many faculty members work with Indigenous communities and organizations on education and research projects. The Faculty has a growing cadre of excellent Indigenous faculty members.
The successful applicant will develop her/his Indigenous educational expertise in one or more program areas offered by the Department, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Expectations include: teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; contributing to the Department’s and Faculty’s Indigenous educational initiatives; and implementing a research program that involves Indigenous communities, scholars, and centres of scholarship in British Columbia, Canada, and internationally.
Applicants must hold an earned doctoral degree and have expertise in Indigenous knowledge systems and education. Expertise in one or more of the Department’s program areas is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and successful experience working with Indigenous communities.
This position is subject to budgetary approval. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Consideration of candidates will begin November 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. For this position, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority and preference will also be given to Aboriginal candidates as permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code. Candidates seeking a preference may be required to prove qualification for the preference.
Applications should include a letter indicating clearly potential contributions to the Department, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of scholarly work, and the names of three references, including academic and professional. The complete application package should be sent to Professor Donald Fisher, Head, Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada.
The application deadline is November 1, 2011.