University of Alberta

Assistant Professor

Department of Elementary Education

Competition No.  -    A107538100
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates in the area of Elementary Education. Preference is given to applicants with research and teaching experience in at least one of the following areas: physical education or language and literacy education, with a specialization in reading. In addition, preference will be given to applicants with qualifications to teach courses in more than one area within the Elementary Education Bachelor of Education program.

Applicants must have a completed or near-completed doctorate with relevant teaching at the school and post-secondary level. Preference is given to applicants with elementary or middle-years teaching and research experience.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential for scholarly excellence and research innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and must demonstrate the ability and expertise to supervise graduate students. Applicants should demonstrate strong commitment to service through involvement in community activities related to education, professional development, and/or post-secondary service.

The Department and Faculty offer a collegial and supportive work climate for new and established academics with outstanding support for research, and innovative approaches to and alternative modes of teaching including face-to-face, blended, and on-line courses. Located on Treaty 6 territory, the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta respects and honors the diverse histories, languages, cultures, and experiences of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and First Peoples of Canada. The University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research universities. With more than 39,000 students from 146 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 5 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to QS Worldwide university rankings.  The University offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Responsibilities will include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; (2) advising and supervising graduate students; (3) engagement in a research program; and (4) contribution to service within the Department, Faculty, University, and professional community.

Interested individuals should submit an electronic application that includes:

  • A letter of application that highlights relevant teaching and research interests and expertise in response to the position,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • Two-page statement of teaching philosophy,
  • Two-page statement of research which highlights past research contributions and an overview of planned research program for 3-5 years after initial appointment,
  • Two samples of scholarly writing, and
  • The names and contact information for three referees.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019 and will remain open until the position is filled. The targeted start date is July 1, 2019.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.