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Assistant or Associate Professor, K-12 School Leadership, Werklund School of Education

University of Calgary

Job ID: 30840
Location: Main Campus
Updated February 1, 2024

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description
The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for two appointments at the tenure-track rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with research, professional practice, and teaching experience in the area of K-12 School Leadership. The appointments will commence July 1, 2024, or at a mutually agreeable date.

Building on the current strengths of our leadership expertise in K-12 school leadership, consideration will be given to applicants who have particular research and scholarship in school and/or school system administration, governance and/or strategic planning. The evolving and increased complexity of educational leaders requires both the instructional capacity to build a cohesive, robust learning environment, and competencies to lead well in increasingly complex learning environments. A candidate who has research expertise regarding the evolving nature of educational leadership would attend to the increasingly complex roles that educational leaders must embody in school and/or school system administration, governance, strategic planning, and/or risk and liability.

Preference will be given to applicants with the following areas of expertise:
• Leadership among school superintendents and principals;
• Systemic thinking and skills of school superintendents and principals;
• Strategic management, managing diversity and emerging problems; and
• K-12 leadership experience; expertise and scholarship related to leadership theory and school improvement.

The successful applicant will have:
• A doctorate in Education (or related discipline);
• Evidence of a research program in school leadership with a proven ability to obtain research funding (commensurate with rank);
• Demonstrated capability in teaching in areas of school and/or school system administration, governance and/or strategic planning at the undergraduate- and graduate-levels
• Engagement with local, national, and international professional and other communities (commensurate with rank).

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 some engagement with professional and other communities.

Applicants at the associate professor level must provide evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic collaborations and engagement in professional and other communities.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link on the UCalgary careers website:

Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
• a curriculum vitae;
• cover letter;
• reprints of two (2) representative academic publications; and
• the names of and contact information for three referees.

Application Deadline: March 4, 2024

Information about programs and research in the Werklund School of Education can be found at our website.

Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Dianne Gereluk, Dean
Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary

Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Dianne Gereluk, Dean by email (

Our comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. To learn about our comprehensive benefits package please visit this link.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.
As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

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)

Additional Information
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary
UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada’s leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.