Assistant Professor, Educational Technology
Last updated: October 31, 2023, 4:13 p.m.
Job title: Assistant Professor, Educational Technology
Position code: 23_R_EDUC_M
Date posted: October 31, 2023
Application deadline: December 15, 2023
Advertised until: Position is filled
The Department of Education in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Educational Technology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates whose work contributes to advancing research in the core areas of educational technology, including instructional design, technology-based or enabled learning systems, human performance technology, and learning theories or strategies.
The successful candidate will have a strong research profile in applications of educational technology informed by the learning sciences or educational psychology. Focus areas must include applications of AI—such as LLMs, generative AI, and machine learning--to pedagogy or to management of instruction (e.g., adaptive, personalized, or prescriptive learning systems) and another one of the following areas: adult learning theory in the design of formal and informal instructional programs in higher education or organizational settings; the design of technology-based or immersive learning environments; the design of curricula; workforce development or performance improvement; accessibility and Universal Design for Learning; issues with open educational resources and the OER movement; techno-pedagogical leadership (“digital transformation”); and other relevant research areas to educational technology.
Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, graduate supervision, and service to the institution.
Qualifications and assets
Candidates must have completed their PhD in Educational or Instructional Technology, Learning Sciences or a related field by the start date of the appointment. Qualified candidates must have the following:
- Teaching capabilities in at least two of the following clusters: (1) instructional design and Human Performance Technology; (2) learning theories; (3) administration and project management for instructional projects, and (4) research methods for educational technology, comprising quantitative and qualitative methods, or design research methods, (5) program evaluation.
- A solid knowledge of educational technology foundations and applications in a variety of settings such as higher education, workplace, school, and community settings.
- Ability to work, communicate, and teach effectively in diverse contexts within the university, and with the communities with which we engage.
Additional assets include:
- Work experience in an educational capacity (teacher, administrator, instructional designer).
- Experience in using mixed methods research.
- Proficiency in written and spoken French.
The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, including reading and grading student work in French, is an asset.
How to apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Application packages should be addressed to Dr. Saul Carliner, Chair of the Department of Education and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (23_R_EDUC_M), a detailed curriculum vitae, three most important research contributions to date or three representative publications, a statement of teaching and training philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness including statement teaching evaluations (if applicable) and other supporting materials, and three letters of reference, sent directly by the referee to the email address for applications below. Applications should be submitted electronically to email@example.com by December 15, 2023, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2024.
Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience may include, but are not limited to:
- teaching about underrepresented populations
- mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
- committee work
- offering or organizing educational programming
- participation in training and workshops
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 3511.
Concordia’s internationally ranked Department of Education hosts Canada’s longest-running program in Educational Technology. Our faculty advance research in the core areas of educational technology, including instructional design, technology-based or enabled learning systems, human performance technology, and learning theories and strategies. Additionally, the vibrant artificial intelligence, technology, gaming, aviation, and creative industries in greater Montreal offer our educational technology faculty enormous research partnership potential.
The Department, which regularly ranks highly in various international rankings, offers programs in Educational Technology, Adult Education, Applied Linguistics, Child Studies, Educational Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language. It offers a PhD program, four master’s programs, three undergraduate degrees, and several diplomas, certificates, and minors. For more information about the Department, visit https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/education.html.
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Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.