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Assistant Professor – Education

Category: Faculty
Closing Date: March 31, 2019

The Faculty of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Education.  The position is available to begin July 1, 2019.

Concordia University of Edmonton is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good.

The Faculty of Education works to strengthen the understanding of, and commitment to an embedded approach to Indigenous Peoples’ Historical and Cultural Topics, and to comprehensive school health and wellness.  Preference will be given to the candidate who has an extensive background and/or scholarship in Indigenous Peoples’ education and culture.  The preferred candidate will be of Indigenous heritage.  Along with teaching in the BEd (after degree), in the Education undergraduate program and possibly at the graduate level, the successful candidate will support the implementation and application of the foundational knowledge and Concordia’s embedded approach to Indigenous Peoples’ historical and cultural topics.


  • Earned Doctorate in Education or completion of doctorate prior to December 31, 2019;
  • Demonstrated contributions to the undergraduate program, including teaching undergraduate courses.


  • A minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience at the elementary level in Alberta schools, especially in schools with Indigenous programs and/or Indigenous Education Authorities;
  • The ability to speak and understand Cree;
  • Expertise in additional domains including instruction, planning, assessment, or educational technology; and
  • Demonstrated contributions to the graduate program, including teaching of graduate courses and supervising graduate students.

Priority will be given to applicants whose research and scholarship include one or more of the following areas:

  • Indigenous Studies/Native Studies
  • English Language Arts Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Mathematics Education.

The normal undergraduate teaching assignment is 9 contact hours per semester in the first year and 12 contact hours per semester for subsequent years. In addition, the successful candidate must assume academic administrative duties and will be committed to growing the diversity of and building professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Interested individuals may contact Dr. Edgar Schmidt, Dean, Faculty of Education for further information at edgar.schmidt@concordia.ab.ca.

Closing Date: Application review will commence April 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Faculty Association Collective Agreement.  For more details about CUE’s current collective agreement, please see as follows: hthttps://concordia.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Collective-Agreement-2016-2021-FINAL-signed-April-21-2017.pdftp://concordia.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Collective-Agreement-Final.pdf

Application packages should include:

  • Cover letter (including citizenship/immigration status declaration);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy;
  • Recent teaching evaluations;
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions; and
  • Three confidential professional and/or post-secondary references forwarded to the following address under separate cover by the referees.

Please forward all documents to:

Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
E-mail: humanresources@concordia.ab.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.