Tier 2 Canada Research Chair position, Disruptive Pedagogies, Athabasca University

Athabasca University (AU) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the diverse and interdisciplinary field of Disruptive Pedagogies beginning in July 2020. AU seeks an exceptional emerging scholar with demonstrated potential for leadership and international recognition for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. AU requires the successful candidate to have a PhD in a relevant field and applicants should bring an original program of research, a commitment to transfer knowledge, capacity to receive external funding as well as the potential for building successful research teams.

Disruptive Pedagogies is one of four broad themes identified in AU’s Strategic Research Plan and advances pedagogical theory and practice by calling into question traditional views of education and training, including commonly held assumptions about how people learn and how learning can be nurtured and measured. The theme is broad to allow researchers from a wide range of disciplines to apply. This theme embraces a divers spectrum of topics, including but not limited to best practices in the design and delivery of open, digital, distributed and blended learning across educational settings and learners’ lifespans, with a particular emphasis on the measurement of learning outcomes and the use of non-traditional means to credential learning. It also addresses emerging technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, augmented reality, immersive learning, gaming, learning analytics, robotics, virtual reality) and their potential for personalizing individual learning experiences based on specific learning styles and needs. 

The Canada Research Chair Program program seeks to attract and retain a diverse cadre of world-class researchers to reinforce academic research and training in Canadian postsecondary institutions. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their applications. Appointment to a Tier 2 Chair is for five years and is renewable once. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria, www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

Athabasca University develops and maintains an environment that supports equitable working conditions for individuals traditionally unrepresented in universities. AU is committed to employment equity, encouraging applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

AU is committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about AU benefits, services, accommodations policies or equity considerations, please contact Ms. Carrie Potts, Senior Human Resources Advisor, Athabasca University via email at cpotts@athabascau.ca

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Cameron Geldart or Maureen Geldart at 604.926.0005. Applications for this position should be made by the submission of a cover letter indicating areas of research experience and interest, a curriculum vitae, a brief five-year research plan, examples of relevant scholarly work and the names of three references (with contact information) to nicola@thegeldartgroup.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Limited term Lecturer position, Accounting, Edwards School of Business – University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for up to three (3) one-year Limited Term Lecturer positions in the Department of Accounting at the Edwards School of Business.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated passion for and experience in teaching accounting at the undergraduate and/or at the graduate level in a post-secondary institution in Canada and is willing to work in a collaborative, collegial environment where teaching expertise is highly valued.

The Edwards School of Business has an undergraduate business program with approximately 1,800 students. We also have thriving MBA, M.Sc. Finance, Master of Professional Accounting and M.Sc. Marketing programs. The school is also a contributor to the Ph.D. in Applied Economics Program. For more information on the Edwards School of Business, please visit our website at http://www.edwards.usask.ca/

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Consistent with its goal of achieving and sustaining business school accreditation (AACSB), Edwards School of Business will recruit those individuals whose academic training and/or professional activities clearly align with our recruitment standards. Candidates will require a graduate degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in an academic area clearly linked to the field in which they are expected to teach.

Accordingly, the successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in Business or Accounting. A Canadian professional accounting designation will be an asset. However, candidates without a Master’s degree but with significant professional and teaching experience may also be considered. The successful candidates will be teaching financial, managerial and taxation courses in accounting at the introductory, intermediate, advanced and graduate levels. The teaching load will be 27 credit hours of courses per academic year (9, 3 cr. hr. courses).

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Lecturer: $77,613 to $115,245.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and evidence of prior teaching experience such as teaching evaluations –both teaching ratings and comments on teaching) and any other supporting documents to the Chair of the Search Committee indicated below:

Dr. Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Department Head, Accounting
Edwards School of Business
25 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A7
Telephone: (306) 966-8416
Email: vaidyanathan@edwards.usask.ca

Review of applications will begin by May 6, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.