University lecturer, Educational Sciences, specifically Intercultural Education

University lecturer, Educational Sciences, specifically Intercultural Education at the University of Oulu, Finland

Closes: 2 May, 2017

Job Description and Location

The post is located in the the research unit Values, ideologies and social contexts of education.

Within the full-time working hours (1624 hours per annum) and an annually confirmed working plan, the lecturer shall teach the faculty’s introductory, intermediate and advanced level courses and supervise theses.

Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills 

The lecturer is responsible for several tasks in the field of education, as follows.

Together with the professor in Global Education the lecturer is expected to develop research based education and specifically, the two programmes: Intercultural teacher education (ITE) and the International master’s programme Education and Globalisation (EDGLO).

  • The research carried out by the lecturer is expected to focus on some of the main fields of Intercultural Education. Preferably, the lecturer’s own research should follow the line of the research unit VISE (Values, ideologies and social contexts of education).
  • The lecturer is expected not only to carry out own research but also to guide and supervise students’ master’s and doctoral theses.

An applicant to be appointed as the lecturer shall have a doctoral degree, and relevant experience of teaching duties as well as give proof of national and international network and collaboration in the field of research that he or she represents.

When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include academic publications, teaching experience and pedagogical training, other merits achieved in the teaching profession and supervising theses. In addition, experiences in applying external funding and international activities will be taken into account.

Salary

The salary is based on levels 5-6 of the job profile chart for university research and teaching staff. In addition to the job-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid, which will be 46.3 % at most of the job-specific component.

The position is scheduled to be filled as of August 1, 2017, and it is subject to a four-month trial period.

Language skills must be stated clearly in the CV. In the Portfolio the mastery of English and Finnish as languages of instruction should be commented upon and if seen necessary, the applicants’ language skills will be tested in the interviews.

Application Procedure

Applications, including attachments, should be submitted using the electronic system form by 2 May 2017 before midnight Finnish time.

The following appendices shall be included with the application:

1)      A brief curriculum vitae written in English ( max. 4 pages)

2)      Teaching merits that are significant for the position should be presented in English in the form of a teaching portfolio which is expected to follow the outline given in appendix 1.

3)      A list of publications classified as follows: (1) articles in international peer-reviewed journals, (2) articles in international peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, (3) articles in domestic peer-reviewed journals, (4) articles in domestic peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and articles in domestic peer-reviewed conference proceedings, (5) scientific monographs, (6) other scientific publications, e.g., articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings with no peer-review process, and in university or department publications.

4)    Copies in electronic form of at most six (6) publications
Contact Information

For further information regarding this appointment process, please contact the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu as follows:
Eila Estola, Dean

University of Oulu, Faculty of Education

PO Box 2000, 90014 University of Oulu

tel. +358 294 483701

e-mail: eila.estola(at)oulu.fi

 

Kimmo Spets, Chief Administrator

University of Oulu, Faculty of Education

PO Box 2000, 90014 University of Oulu

tel. +358 294 483819

e-mail: kimmo.spets(at)oulu.fi

 

APPENDIX 1

OUTLINE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE TEACHING PORTFOLIO

According to the policy approved by the University of Oulu, the teaching skills referred to in the Appointments Decree (Decree on the Appointment of Professors at Universities 1581/91; Amendment 462/98) are assessed according to the outline below:

1.   Teaching philosophy and characterisation of yourself as a teacher

– thinking underlying your teaching, the personal background idea of your teaching: how is this to be seen in your work as a teacher? Description of yourself as a teacher and worker in the teaching profession

2.   Practical experience gained in the teaching profession, how you develop your teaching

3.   Production and use of learning materials

4.   Maintenance of your teaching skills

5.   Feedback received on your teaching (student and peer assessments, awards and approved teaching demonstrations)

6.   Vision of the development of your work as a teacher

– provide a brief plan for the development of your teaching and work as a teacher in the near future, e.g. in relation to the department’s curriculum

Senior Researcher in Special Education

Senior Researcher in Special Education at The University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Closes: April 23rd 2017

The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one in the country. The University of Jyväskylä is known for its dynamic operating culture and strong commitment to social responsibility.

The Department of Education, in the Faculty of Education and Psychology is currently seeking to recruit  staff to the position of Senior Researcher in Special Education, beginning on August 1st 2017 until further notice.

The Faculty of Education and Psychology undertakes significant, internationally recognised research. Most of the studies are published in high-level international journals, and the researchers of the faculty are sought-after partners in research and when applying for research funding. The faculty also provides high-quality education in its various disciplines. The Department of Psychology educates about a third of the psychologists graduating in Finland. Within educational sciences, particularly in teacher education, the faculty is one of Finland’s largest, and in special education it is the largest.

The Faculty of Education and Psychology comprises three departments – Education, Teacher Education and Psychology – and the Teacher Training School, which provides basic education and general upper secondary education. The faculty has 30 professorships. The number of staff is about 350, a hundred of whom work at the Teacher Training School.

The emphasis in the position is in high-quality research in national and international collaboration networks and acquiring contested research funding. The research of the senior researcher focuses mainly on the following areas of faculty’s research strengths from special education’s point of view:  Learning as well as Interaction in learning, education and therapy. 

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Senior  Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a command of Finnish language. In certain cases, the University may grant exemption from this requirement. A good command of English language and an ability to teach in English are regarded as advantageous for the applicant.

The applicants are expected to have done internationally recognised high-quality research. The Senior Researcher should have experience in acquiring contested research funding, strategically appropriate international collaboration network and good cooperation skills. In addition to these, the research focused on the evaluation of the effectiveness of special educational support measures will be considered to be of importance.

The job-specific salary component of a Senior Researcher is based on the job demands level 5-7 (EUR 2 865,30 – 3 851,33/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of four months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact: Head of Department of Education, Dr. Leena Halttunen, e-mail leena.halttunen@jyu.fi, tel. +358 50 4413677.

The application should include:

1.  Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering when possible the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. See: http://www.tenk.fi/en

2. Numbered list of all scientific and other publications – drawn up according to the categorisation of the Academy of Finland (see http://www.aka.fi/en-GB/A/Funding-and-guidance/How-to-apply/Appendices/List-of-publications/) – with which the candidate wishes to prove his or her eligibility and merits for the post;

3.  A maximum of 5 main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications (if the publications cannot be sent electronically, they are asked to be arranged in four identical packages for the external evaluators and mailed to the University Registry Office, P.O. Box 35, FI‑40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland);

4.  A brief (2-3 pages) written account of pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio);

5. Brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research and merits in scientific activities;

6. Brief (2-3 pages) account of how the applicant plans to develop the research, teaching and societal interaction related  to the domain of the post in the Department of  Education.

Please submit your application at the latest on April 23rd 2017 using the online application form.

Education – Assistant Professor (Youth Development & Education)

Education – Assistant Professor (Youth Development & Education) at the University of Calgary, Canada

Closes: May 1, 2017

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
Email: educrecr@ucalgary.ca

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2017.

For more information please visit the University’s career page.

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)

Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Chapman University

Closes: 05/14/2017

General Information
Chapman University seeks applications for an Assistant Clinical Professor of Teacher Education in the College of Educational Studies, beginning August 2017. Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the College of Educational Studies is available at http://www.chapman.edu

The College of Educational Studies houses both undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education. At the graduate level, our credential-embedded programs prepare K-12 teachers to work with children of varied cultural backgrounds. The graduate credential programs recognize the need to develop teachers who can apply research-based approaches to teaching while maintaining the social consciousness to address inequities in current educational structures. The teacher education programs in the College of Educational Studies seek to prepare professionals who are forward-thinking and envision the world of education in new and dynamic ways. We are committed to providing Chapman University students with a rigorous and intellectually challenging education that promotes critical thinking.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D./Ed.D. in Education or related field.
  • Demonstrated potential of effective teaching at the graduate level.
  • Five or more years of experience as a PK-12 educator.
  • Experience working in diverse educational settings.
  • Experience working with English Language Learners
  • Desire to design and implement innovative teacher preparation programs.
  • Familiarity with California standards for teacher preparation.
  • Experience with leadership or program coordination in higher education settings.
  • Experience working with districts to create fieldwork placements for teacher education students.

Desirable Qualifications

  •  Active involvement in professional organizations.
  •  Experience using technology in educational settings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the teacher education program staff and faculty.
  • Teaching or research experience in the field of language and literacy.
  • Experience with clinical and practice-based models of teacher preparation.
  • Ability to design and implement program assessment tools to ensure that programs align with California standards for teacher preparation.

Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities

Teach, advise, and mentor students across the Teacher Education programs, especially those in the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) program. The MACI program is designed for students who wish to obtain their bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and California teaching credential in five years of full-time study.

Actively contribute as an integral member of the Teacher Education faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of the overall program.

Coordinate the MACI program:

  • Coordinate and design implementation of student performance assessment.
  • Recruit and train high-quality site-supervisors, master teachers, or equivalent. Coordinate collection of student fieldwork experience data and review with faculty.
  • Coordinate admissions into the MACI program
  • Manage student petitions and/or grievances
  • Coordinate review of program quality (with faculty), and write relevant reports.

Contact Information
The search committee co-chairs are Trisha Sugita and Kelly Kennedy.

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to electronically submit

  • A letter of application detailing qualifications related to the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement, include evidence of effective teaching at the graduate level
  • Contact information for three references

Please send the complete application via PDF to the Teacher Education Search Committee, College of Educational Studies
c/o Helen Sahli, Search Coordinator at sahli@chapman.edu
Please include, “Teacher Education Position” in the subject line.

The University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a homebuyer assistance program. Salary will be commensurate with experience; an excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, and tuition remission programs. 
Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Helen Sahli
College of Educational Studies
Chapman University, College of Educational Studies
Email Address:
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education- Tenure Track

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education- Tenure Track at Nevada State College

Closes: Open until filled. Posted 02/23/2017

Excellence Fosters Opportunity
Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2016, Nevada State College (NSC) is the first and only four year institution in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of diverse and largely underserved population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, NSC emphasizes high- quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences and innovation.

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

The School of Education (SOE) is one of three schools at the College including the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing. The mission of the School of Education is to prepare highly qualified, culturally responsive professionals. We accomplish this through effective pedagogy, state of the art technology, clinical experiences, scholarly inquiry, and community partnerships. SOE houses programs in Elementary and Secondary Education, Special Education, TESOL/ELAD, Educational Technology and Speech Pathology. All programs lead to Nevada Department of Education licensure. All of the degree programs adhere to critical national and regional standards. Desired Learning Outcomes are based upon the INTASC Standards. The SOE subscribes to the philosophy that teaching should be the primary area of emphasis for faculty members, with scholarship and service as important but secondary priorities to teaching. Faculty are recruited, evaluated, awarded tenure, and promoted predicated on this perspective. The School of Education partners with Clark County School District (CCSD) which is the fifth largest school district in the United States, to prepare teachers in methods that promote academic success.

Primary ResponsibilitiesNSC invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of social studies education to begin fall 2017. Candidates for the position should have an understanding of contemporary theories, pedagogy, and best practices associated with social sciences/history education. The person hired in this position will be responsible for teaching a course load of four courses per semester in social studies education (elementary and secondary level methods courses) and educational foundations. Summer teaching opportunities may be available as well. The courses will be offered in day, evening, online and other distance learning formats.

Additionally, the candidate will collaborate with faculty in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences to enhance secondary education programs, advise students in the secondary education program, work in K-12 partnership schools, participate in program and curriculum development, and supervise students in the field.

As a member of the School of Education, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities consistent with the Standards of Academe of the School of Education and provide school, college and community service to further the mission of the School of Education and Nevada State College.

Rank and Salary

  • Tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor level.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in secondary education with content expertise in the social sciences/history (highly competitive ABD candidates will be considered)
  • Knowledge of Common Core Standards in Social Studies
  • Three years or more 7-12 teaching experience in secondary social studies (history or related subject within social sciences)
  • Experience or commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty in teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development opportunities
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with pre-service and/or in-service teacher preparation.
  • Experience in and commitment to teaching and mentoring first generation and nontraditional college students in an environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Experience collaborating with K-12 teachers in field-based teacher education programs
  • Evidence of strong commitment to preparing teachers to work in a diverse, inclusive urban school setting
  • A demonstrated record of, or potential for, effective teaching in a variety of instructional formats in higher education (e.g., face to face, hybrid, online)
  • Knowledge of and experience in culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Knowledge and skills in differentiating instruction and assessment for diverse learners, including second language learners, in K-16 settings
  • Record of scholarly work
  • Experience in applying for, receiving, and administering grant funded programs
  • Active membership in professional associations associated with the social sciences education

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Office of Human Resources
Nevada State College
Phone:
(702) 992-2320
Fax:
(702) 992-2321
Online App. Form:
Nevada State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from qualified members of legally protected classes. Discrimination based or race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or military status is prohibited. NSC is committed to being a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.

Education – Assistant Professor (Inclusive Education)- Tenure Track

Education – Assistant Professor (Inclusive Education)- Tenure Track at the University of Manitoba

Closes: 14/04/2017

The Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology, Faculty of Education, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Inclusive Education.

The Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology in the Faculty of Education has 14.5 full time equivalent (FTE) faculty members who perform research, service, and teaching responsibilities in the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE), Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programmes in different areas of the Faculty. In a collegial environment, the Department offers courses in the following graduate specialization areas: educational administration, adult and post-secondary education, counselling psychology, cross-cultural, sociological and philosophical foundations of education, and inclusive education.

Applicants must have expertise, as demonstrated by both experience and scholarship in inclusive education. This department takes an inclusive and non-categorical approach to inclusive pedagogies and technologies, leadership in innovative inclusive service delivery, positive psychology, and authentic assessment. Teaching experience and/or scholarship in promoting Indigenous education and/or mental health and wellness also will be considered an asset.

At the time of the appointment, applicants must have, or be near the completion of, an earned doctoral degree related to the study of inclusive education. The applicant must have capacity, potential, and interest in research and scholarship, and the ability to teach well. The successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate students. In addition to teaching, research and scholarship, and Faculty/University service activities, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain strong working relationships with educational organizations and other potential professional partners.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for the position is July 1st 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by April 14, 2017 to Dr. Rob Renaud, C/o Ms. Tamara Gillam, Office of the Dean, Rm. 225 Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2; Telephone (204)-474-9170; Fax: (204)-474-7550, email: Tamara.Gillam@umanitoba.ca

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Education – Assistant Professor (Educational Administration)- Tenure Track

Education – Assistant Professor (Educational Administration)- Tenure Track at the University of Manitoba, Canada

Closes: 14/04/2017

The Department of Educational Administration, Foundations, and Psychology, Faculty of Education, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Educational Administration.

The Department of Educational Administration, Foundations, and Psychology in the Faculty of Education has 14.5 full time equivalent (FTE) faculty members who perform research, service, and teaching responsibilities in the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE), Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programmes in different areas of the Faculty. The Department offers courses in the following graduate specialization areas: educational administration, adult and post-secondary education, counselling psychology, cross-cultural, sociological and philosophical foundations of education, and inclusive education.

Applicants must have expertise, demonstrated by both experience and scholarship in the administration of Canadian educational systems, in one or more of the following areas: educational leadership, educational governance, and educational law. In light of the interdisciplinary focus of the Educational Administration Area Group at the University of Manitoba, applicants are encouraged to draw connections of their scholarship to other sub-fields in education. Administrative experience and/or scholarship in Indigenous education will also be considered an asset.

At the time of the appointment, applicants must have, or be near the completion of, an earned doctoral degree related to the study of educational administration or educational leadership. The applicant must have demonstrable capacity, potential, and interest in research and the ability to teach well as the successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate students. In addition to teaching, scholarship, and Faculty/University service activities, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain strong working relationships with educational organizations and other potential professional partners.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for the position is July 1st 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by April 9, 2017 to Dr. Rob Renaud, c/o The Dean’s Office,-Faculty of Education 225 Education, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, or by email to Tamara.Gillam@umanitoba.ca.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.