Director, School of Education
Director, School of Education
Position # 30207: This position provides an exciting challenge for a visionary, collaborative educator to lead Acadia’s School of Education into its second century. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator comfortable with change and committed to strategic, collegial decision making. The Director will lead change in the School, building on existing program and research strengths and liaising with multiple external and internal agents in teacher and counsellor education and educational research.
The Director of the School has the major responsibility for supporting and maintaining an environment conducive to teaching, research excellence and to effective learning and professional growth for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Education. Responsible for providing academic and administrative leadership in program development within the School, the Director works with faculty, students and staff toward on-going assessment and ever-greening of the School’s Bachelor of Education, four Masters of Education, and Inter-University Ph.D. programs. Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies, the Director also works collaboratively with the Dean and other Directors and Heads within the Faculty to promote clear communication and consultation on matters of academic policy between administration and academic units and to facilitate academic and professional processes as governed by the collective agreement between the Board of Governors and the Acadia University Faculty Association.
Candidates for the Director of the School of Education will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, will have demonstrated scholarly and pedagogical accomplishment and seniority consistent with appointment to a senior Associate Professor or Full Professor rank, and will have considerable experience as a faculty member in Education or a related field. Candidates will demonstrate distinction in service, teaching and scholarship, and will have experience as program and/or academic leaders. Candidates will have a broad knowledge of provincial public and teacher education governance structures as well as familiarity with university and academic governance processes and policies.
Confidential enquiries and applications (letter of interest and curriculum vitae) should be directed to Dr. Ann Vibert, Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies and Chair of the Search Committee, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short-listed candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references. We invite you to visit www.acadiau.ca to learn more about our university. A detailed position profile can be found at (Director SoE Profile 2019).
The deadline for application is 28 February 2019.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, should complete the Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.