Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Education
University of Northern British Columbia
School of Education
(Regional Delivery BEd – 2 positions)
Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the School of Education, invites applications for two Term positions in the School of Education at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2021. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship. These positions will be primarily responsible for instruction in the Regional BEd Program, but may also teach in other School of Education program areas.
The regional delivery of the UNBC BEd Program is an Elementary Years teacher education program with a shared cohort of students at UNBC’s Northwest (Terrace) and South-Central (Quesnel) Campuses. The successful candidates will work together to deliver the School of Education’s renewed BEd program to a regional cohort of students through blended delivery. Successful candidates will demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellence in instruction in teacher-education programs and mentorship of students in practice-based teaching experiences (e.g., immersive learning, practica). The candidates will have a strong background in elementary years education, literacy and/or numeracy and science, educational technology, and be prepared to provide ongoing assessment and needed supports for Teacher Candidates as they prepare to lead their own classrooms.
Applicants for this position should hold a minimum of a Master’s degree, have K-12 teaching experience (with preference given to candidates who have or are eligible for registration with the BC Teaching Certification Branch), as well as present evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence. For this position, we are particularly seeking individuals with strong interest and experience in the areas of elementary years literacy and numeracy, Indigenous education, and experiential/place-based learning. We are seeking two positions - one candidate for Quesnel and one candidate for Terrace - whose skills complement each other for delivery of the curriculum.
About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort St. John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. Our region is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.
UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.
Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our students and professors get to know one another. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.
For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s University Rankings, the only university of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top 4 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.
Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email information), and the following form which can be found here: https://www2.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/human-resources/form-statementofeligiblitytoworkincanada-fillablepdf.pdf quoting posting #FAED01-21 BW to:
Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Dr. Tina Fraser, Chair – School of Education
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Applications received on or before May 15, 2021, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.