Education – Educational Technology – Digital Literacies and Disruptive Pedagogies
The Department of Education at Concordia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Literacy and Disruptive Pedagogies in our graduate programs in Educational Technology. The candidate hired in this area will advance our research in this emerging area of educational technology, which explores the digital literacies needed to fully participate in the Knowledge and Fourth Industrial Revolution societies including—but not limited to—computational thinking, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, team work and personal management skills. This research area also explores the technologies that facilitate these digital literacies and the emerging pedagogies needed to prepare learners to thrive in these environments.
Applicants must have completed all their PhD requirements by August 1, 2019, as well as demonstrate excellent command of English and have these other qualifications:
- Research experience in digital literacies, technologies that facilitate those literacies, and innovative pedagogies used to develop those literacies. The ideal candidate will also possess expertise in research methodologies that facilitate the study of complex ideas and the negotiation of knowledge in digital environments.
- Teaching capabilities in at least 2 of the following four clusters: (1) Research methods for educational technology, (2) instructional design and human performance technology; (3) social media for learning and production of instructional programs; and (4) innovative pedagogies and digital literacies.
- A solid knowledge of educational technology foundations, including media production, as well as educational technology in higher education, workplace, and school settings.
Additional preferred qualifications include: (1) prior work experience in an educational capacity (teacher, administrator, instructional designer) in one or more of these contexts: schools, higher education, workplace, or community; (2) prior online teaching experience; (3) international teaching, professional, or research experience; (4) a record of funding commensurate with experience; (5) bilingualism in French to build partnerships and conduct research with French language communities and schools; and (6) ability to teach and supervise graduate students as most teaching responsibilities will be at the master’s level.
The successful candidate will join an internationally ranked department and university, and Canada’s longest-running program in Educational Technology. The candidate will work with a diverse and enthusiastic group of students, staff, and faculty. An added attraction is the enormous research potential offered by the vibrant technology, gaming, aviation, and creative industries in greater Montreal. Several studies also rank Montreal one of the most liveable and creative communities in the world.
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position normally at the rank of Assistant Professor for August 1, 2019.
Applications should consist of: (1) letter of intent; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness and (5) three letters of reference.
Applications should reach department no later than October 22, 2018. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Sara Kennedy, Chair
Department of Education
c/o Tenure Track Search in Digital Literacies and Disruptive Pedagogies
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Room FG-5.150
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Use the subject line: Tenure Track Search in Digital Literacies and Disruptive Pedagogies