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Tenure-track position in Educational Technology

Date posted: September 23, 2019 2019
Revised: October 7, 2019
Application deadline: November 15, 2019
Position code: 19_T_EDUC_O

The Department of Education at Concordia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Educational Technology in our Doctoral, Masters, and Diploma programs.  The candidate hired in this area will advance our research in the core areas of educational technology, including instructional design, human performance technology and learning theories.

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.  (For more information about the department, visit concordia.ca/artsci/education. For more information about the university, visit concordia.ca.)

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position normally at the rank of Assistant Professor for July 1, 2020.

Applicants must have completed all their PhD requirements by July 1, 2020. They must also demonstrate excellent command of English and have these other qualifications

  • A strong research profile in applications of educational technology informed by the learning sciences or educational psychology, and at least two (2) of these areas: (a) adult learning theory in the design of formal and informal instructional programs for a variety of media in higher education or industry settings; (b) design of learning environments; (c) design of curricula; (d) workforce development or performance improvement; (e) open educational resources; (f) other relevant research areas. An emphasis on quantitative methods is considered a strength.
  • Teaching capabilities in at least 2 of the following four 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, especially quantitative.
  • A solid knowledge of educational technology foundations in a variety of settings such as higher education, workplace, school, and community settings.
  • Additional preferred qualifications include: (1) work experience in an educational capacity (teacher, administrator, instructional designer) in one or more of these contexts: schools, higher education, or workplace learning (2) teaching experience; (3) a record of funding commensurate with experience; (4) international teaching, professional, or research experience; (5) competence in French to build partnerships, conduct research with French language communities and schools, and evaluate academic work written in French; and (6) ability to supervise graduate students at the master’s and doctoral level

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

How to Apply

1. What to Include: (a) letter of intent; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; and (d) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (e) a statement of how your professional experiences and expertise have prepared you to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse society (see note below); (f) a statement regarding citizenship (see sidebar); and (g) three letters of reference submitted directly by the referees to education.apply@concordia.ca

More about item (e): 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 they are prepared to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse society.  These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • conducting research with underrepresented and / or underserved communities
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

2. When to Submit: By November 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately afterwards and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

3. To Whom Applications Should Be Addressed:

Dr. Sara Kennedy, Chair
Department of Education
Concordia University 

4. How to Submit Your Electronic Application: Send by email to: education.apply@concordia.ca. Use the subject line: Tenure Track Search in Educational Technology

5. Also Note: Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

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.

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