Tenure Track Professional Teaching Position – Public Safety

Tenure Track Professional Teaching Position – Public Safety

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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 26, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Other, CA
Category Education/Administrative
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Tenure Track Professional Teaching Position – Public Safety

Date: Nov 25, 2020

Location: Other, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Department: Faculty of Human & Social Sciences

Full-time/Part-time: Full-time

Campus: Other

Employee Group: WLUFA

Application Deadline: [[cust_postingendate]]

Requisition ID: 946

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact.  With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.

Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.

The Public Safety Programs at the Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Professional Teaching Position (PTP) tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The public safety programs are offered completely online, with strong undergraduate enrolment and a successful Master of Public Safety (MPS) program and a new BA – Public Safety degree.  The successful candidate will:

  1. Have a record of scholarly contributions to the body of public safety knowledge, particularly with respect to pedagogy in this domain;
  2. Be active in service to the university;
  3. Be experienced in developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, utilizing pedagogical approaches that specifically embrace online learners for an online format;
  4. Have extensive experience (5 or more years) as a public safety practitioner or post-secondary educator in topics related to operations/administration of technology and data analysis in public safety;
  5. Have experience coordinating faculty and post-secondary programs in the field of public safety; and
  6. Possessing a knowledge of learning management systems (particularly Brightspace from Desire2Learn) would be an asset.

Applicants must have a completed PhD or expected completion of a PhD within one year in a field related to public safety administration or public safety technology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval.

A complete application package will include:

  1. A letter of application describing the candidate’s qualifications, academic subject matter expertise, and fit with the Public Safety programs at Wilfrid Laurier University;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. A plan outlining the candidate’s expectations for scholarly contributions to the body of public safety knowledge, particularly with respect to pedagogy in this domain for the next three to five years (max 2 pages);
  4. Two samples of recent research or professional publications or works in progress and two samples of recent online post-secondary level course developments;
  5. A teaching dossier, including i) official teaching evaluations for courses taught (scanned copies of original evaluations only will be accepted), ii) a statement of teaching philosophy, and iii) a sample syllabus for a course that the candidate has previously taught. For greater details see Article 31.6 at https://www.wlu.ca/about/working-at-laurier/assets/resources/collective-agreement-wlufa-full-time-faculty-and-librarians.html
  6. The names and contact information for three references.

Please address any questions to Dr. Scott Blandford, Coordinator, Public Safety Programs, at [email protected]

The deadline for receipt of all materials is <span style=”font-family:”Verdana”,sans-serif”>January 5, 2021. All materials must be sent in electronically to [email protected]. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Scott Blandford c/o Sarah Erb
Wilfrid Laurier University – Brantford Campus
73 George Street
Brantford, Ontario, N3T 2Y3
([email protected])

Applicants can learn more about the Public Safety programs at Laurier at https://www.wlu.ca/programs/human-and-social-sciences/undergraduate/public-safety-ba/index.html




Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-Apply-/

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.


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