UNBC seeks a Chair, School of Education

UNBC seeks a Chair, School of Education

UNBC Chair, School of Education
Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a Tenured Chair’s position in the School of Education at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with proposed starting January 1, 2023. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences, the Chair will be committed to the mission and values of UNBC while providing creative and inspirational leadership to the School of Education. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to lead a dynamic team of established and junior faculty who are committed to the highest standards of excellence and innovation in education and research (with an emphasis on K-12 education preferred). The Chair will lead the School in designing and delivering high impact, community relevant research and knowledge translation programs intended to be responsive to the needs of northern British Columbia and beyond. This Chair position is for a 5-year renewable term and the appointment will be accompanied by a tenured academic position at the rank of Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will work closely with members of the School of Education to foster a strong culture of academic leadership and to build on the vision for advancing the School’s mission to serve communities in northern British Columbia and beyond through the delivery of an exceptional professional education program. The candidate will have a demonstrated record illustrating that they are an engaged professional, an active and highly accomplished scholar, and an effective and inspiring educator. As the Chair of the School they will demonstrate the following qualifications:

(The Search Committee recognizes that no candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria in equal measure; nevertheless, the following academic characteristics, administrative experience, approach and personal qualities are seen to be highly desirable.)

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