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Assistant Professor, 2-Year Limited Term Appointment

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Author pmnationtalk
Date February 7, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Business / Management
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 8665
Position Title : Assistant Professor, 2-Year Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Education
Campus : Waterloo
Position Summary :

The Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a 2-year Limited Term Appointment faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Student Affairs and Services beginning July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

The position is open to candidates who hold a Doctorate (completed or to be completed no later than July 1, 2018) in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership or closely related field such as Higher Education Leadership (with a focus on Student/Academic Affairs), Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, Higher Education Academic Affairs and Student Development. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in and have demonstrated research interests in student affairs administration and leadership or closely related field. Candidates must have at least three years of experience in a student affairs leadership role at a post-secondary institution. Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of engagement or leadership in national or international student affairs administration and leadership communities, such as CACUSS.

Candidates must provide evidence of both a productive research program, a history of leadership excellence in student affairs and services roles, and strong post-secondary instructional experience. The successful candidate must be able to teach core courses in the Master of Education, Student Affairs Field and lead program and curriculum development. Eligibility for graduate faculty status is required.

The Faculty of Education is rooted in a Teacher Education program, which is based on a Professional Development School model. Preference will be given to a candidate who will be able to teach core and/or elective courses in the Bachelor of Education, and/or Education Minor. More information about Laurier’s Teacher Education Programming, related undergraduate programming, and the program’s conceptual framework can be found on the Laurier website at

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (or equivalent record of teaching philosophy and practice), samples of published work, and the names and contact information of three referees. The referees will not be contacted without explicit consent. Application materials should be packaged in one PDF file and sent electronically (subject line: Student Affairs Field LTA Search) to Dr. Kristiina Montero, Chair of the Search Committee, Faculty of Education; Email:; Telephone: (519) 884‐0710, ext. 3571. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2018.

Applicants can learn more about the Faculty of Education and current faculty research interests on the Faculty and Staff webpage.

Please Note :

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and a person of any sexual identities and gender identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
  • Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to: Dr. Colleen Willard‐Holt, dean of the Faculty of Education. Email:; Telephone: (519) 884‐0710, ext. 2212. Further information on Laurier’s equity policy can be found on the Employment Equity webpage.
Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact the Faculty of Education at 519-884-0710, ext. 4966 or Email at
The Faculty of Education wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.
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