Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Three Tenure-Track Positions in Education

The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University invites applications for three Tenure-track faculty positions.  Two positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor with specializations in 1) Educational Policy and 2) Curriculum Theory.  The third position is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in the area of 3) Measurement and Assessment.  All three positions have a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Faculty’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment, and must demonstrate knowledge of teacher education and familiarity with the context of schooling and schooling systems in Canada. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

1) Educational Policy
The successful candidate must have an academic profile centred on understanding and influencing educational policy within school systems and teacher education programs.  This profile will include: 1) knowledge of and experience in teacher education; 2) an understanding of the role of educational policy in the school system and how to influence it; and; 3) demonstrated ability to support and increase the Faculty's capacity in public policy work and in cross-university public policy initiatives. 

2) Curriculum Theory
The successful candidate must have an academic profile centred on philosophical and theoretical curriculum foundations including 1) an understanding of the Canadian educational context; 2) an understanding of contemporary themes of curriculum and learning such as globalization, gender, traditions of wisdom, equity and diversity, etc.; and 3) an understanding of how interpretive disciplines in curriculum and emergent theories of learning offer transformative ways of thinking about education.  

3) Measurement and Assessment
The successful candidate must have an academic profile that centres on the use of educational measurement and assessment to inform and support student learning, teacher practice, or system decision-making.  This profile will include 1) a thorough understanding of historical and contemporary measurement and assessment theories as related to classroom and large-scale assessment contexts; 2) extensive knowledge and experience with measurement in schools and educational agencies at local, national, and international levels; and 3) a developed or emerging program of research that uses quantitative methodologies to explore and develop educational measurement and assessment theory and practice.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • one sample of recent scholarly work; and,
  • the names of three references.

These materials must be received by the Office of the Dean on or before October 1, 2018.  Applications should be sent via email in one PDF file and addressed to:

Dr. Rebecca Luce-Kapler
Queen's University, Faculty of Education
c/o erin.rennie@queensu.ca

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Erin Rennie in the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, at erin.rennie@queensu.ca or 613-533-6000, ext. 75791.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.