University of Alberta

Department Chair

Secondary Education

Competition No.  -    A107539897
Closing Date  -    Sep 20, 2019

The Faculty of Education invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Secondary Education. The Department is a vibrant and collegial unit that fosters excellence in pre-service preparation of approximately 1,400 teachers through courses in curriculum and teaching. The Department also supports the progression of approximately 100 graduate students. For more information about the Department please consult the website at:

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Education, the Chair is responsible for the academic leadership of the Department. The successful candidate will provide dynamic and innovative leadership during an important period of renewal and strategic visioning in the Faculty. The role includes support of the work of many new professors, developing collaborative research initiatives, leading program development, and recruiting graduate students. For more information on the detailed roles and responsibilities of a Department Chair, please visit UAPPOL here:

Applicants will have strong academic qualifications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate and work productively with faculty, staff and students and effective interaction with the larger university and professional community. Demonstrated successful administrative and leadership experience will be preferred. 

Interested applicants will be full-time faculty members who have a tenured appointment in a relevant Faculty/Department at the University of Alberta. The appointment is normally for a five-year term, and will commence January 1, 2020. The application deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of leadership philosophy, example of recently published work, and the names of three referees.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

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.