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LIMITED TERM ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in SCIENCE EDUCATION and ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

University of Victoria

LIMITED TERM ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in SCIENCE EDUCATION and ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Faculty of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Victoria, invites applications for a two-year limited term position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Science Education and Environmental Education.

Curriculum and Instruction is a dynamic department that includes more than 25 regular faculty with expertise in a range of disciplines. The department provides a multidisciplinary, collaborative context for research, teaching, and service. In addition to the central role in undergraduate teacher education programs, the department offers Master of Education, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy programs.

The responsibilities of the successful applicant will include:
• Teaching undergraduate courses in elementary and middle years science education and environmental education
• Developing curriculum in science education and environmental education
• Maintaining an active body of research in science education and environmental education
• Contributing to university, professional, and community engaged service

Qualifications and Experience
Required:
• A completed (or ABD) PhD or EdD in science education and environmental education
• Successful classroom teaching experience in science education and environmental education at the elementary or middle school level
• Evidence of the integration of First Peoples Principles of Learning (http://www.fnesc.ca/learningfirstpeoples/) in science education and environmental education

Highly desirable:
• A record of successful post-secondary teaching
• Expertise in a related instructional area
• Experience in working collaboratively with diverse school populations and/or community groups to support the development of innovative teaching practices in science education and environmental education
• An active research program in science education and environmental education

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference in this hiring will be given to members of the following designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities. Candidates from these groups who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

Effective date of appointment will be July 1, 2020. Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of diversity knowledge, experience and skills and the names of three referees. No letters of reference need be included at this time. Deadline for receipt of applications is April 15th, 2020. Please send your application package to:

Dr. Todd Milford, Interim Chair
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Faculty of Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
cichair@uvic.ca