Tenure Track Professional Teaching Position – Public Safety

Tenure Track Professional Teaching Position – Public Safety

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Author ahnationtalk
Date December 31, 2020
Deadline February 15, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Other, CA
Category Social Services
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Date: Dec 24, 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 primary expectations of a member in a Professional Teaching Position will be a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, educational innovation, scholarship, and service to the University and the academic community. The professional teaching position will also 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 be require the following:

Be experienced in developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, utilizing pedagogical approaches that specifically embrace online learners for an online format;
Maintain a record of scholarly contributions to the body of public safety knowledge, particularly with respect to pedagogy in this domain;
Demonstrate active service to the university
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;
Have experience coordinating faculty and post-secondary programs in the field of public safety; and
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 of the start of the appointment 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:

A letter of application describing the candidate’s qualifications, academic subject matter expertise, and how their experience and qualifications align with the Public Safety programs at Wilfrid Laurier University;
Curriculum vitae;
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);
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.
Two samples of recent research or professional publications or works in progress and two samples of recent online post-secondary level course developments;
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 January 15, 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

https://www.wlu.ca/programs/human-and-social-sciences/graduate/public-safety-mps/index.html

https://students.wlu.ca/programs/human-and-social-sciences/policing/index.html

https://www.wlu.ca/programs/human-and-social-sciences/undergraduate/policing-ba-combination/index.html

Please Note: Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of the equity-seeking groups. Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Dr. Lauren Eisler [email protected] Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2465&p=10545

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

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching. To obtain a copy of this job description in accessible format, please contact Patricia Lovelock [email protected]

Laurier strives to make our application process accessible and provides accommodations for both applicants and employees as outlined in Policy 8.7. https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.7-employment-accommodation-policy.html. If you require assistance applying for this position, to obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, or would like to discuss accessibility and accommodations during the recruitment process please contact the at [email protected]

Members of the Faculty Appointments and Promotion Committee will be reviewing applications. Depending on the extent of travel and social-distancing restrictions, interviews may be conducted by video conferencing or in-person.

Laurier Brantford and the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All 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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