Eleanor Rix Professorship in Rural Teacher Education

Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
19 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Eleanor Rix Professorship in Rural Teacher Education

The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the Eleanor Rix Professorship in Rural Teacher Education at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure.  This Professorship was established to better understand and respond to current problems and needs that exist in rural education and to creatively recruit, effective prepare and responsibly support new and practicing teachers who work in small and rural communities in British Columbia, Canada. 

Applications are welcome from scholars currently at the level of Professor or Associate Professor with outstanding accomplishments acknowledged by their peers as having had a major impact in their field. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research, successful grant funding, as well as demonstrated leadership and teaching in rural teacher education. As reflected in the diverse cognate areas within the Faculty, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will embrace social, ecological, cultural, and community-oriented perspectives in relation to (a) preparing rural teachers, (b) connecting educators, (c) producing influential research, and (d) advocating for policy change.  In addition, given the focus of the Professorship in Rural Teacher Education it is expected that the successful candidate will have experience with, and contribute towards (through research and teaching) various distance learning initiatives.

The University of British Columbia is located on traditional unceded Musqueam territory in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The University is recognized internationally as a leading research institution, with the Faculty of Education recently ranking first in Canadian and ninth globally among Faculties of Education (QS World University Rankings). The Faculty of Education is committed to research excellence and provides a comprehensive set of programmatic offerings at the baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels.

Academic units include the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, the Department of Educational Studies, the Department of Language and Literacy Education, and the School of Kinesiology. While the appointment will be housed in one of the four Departments within the Faculty of Education (depending on the best fit for the successful applicant), we encourage research and mentorship that will stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations within the Faculty, University, and local, national, and international communities. For further details about the Faculty and its research, please visit www.educ.ubc.ca

Rank and salary for this position are commensurate with qualifications and experience and carries a research supplement. The University’s benefit package is comprehensive. Interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae, a five-year research plan, a record of teaching excellence, three papers that are the most significant and relevant to their research interests and/or to this Professorship.  Applicants are also asked to have three letters of reference external to UBC and to their current institution sent directly to Dr. Mark Beauchamp (either by email or mail to the address below).

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The position is subject to budgetary approval.  Consideration of candidates will begin May 19, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by the date noted. The start date is subject to final arrangement with the appointee.

Applications and enquires should be directed to:
Dr. Mark Beauchamp, Associate Dean Research 
Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
OR via e-mail at mark.beauchamp@ubc.ca