Assistant Professor - Learning Sciences and Technology

Tracking Code: req519

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Education

Appointment Type: Tenured and Tenure-Track, Full-time Continuing

Number of Positions: 1

Salary Grade: Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement

Posting Date: March 1, 2023

Application Review Date: April 12, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, is proud to encourage an interactive, information-sharing culture for our individual staff, and teams which enhance organizational effectiveness.  Ontario Tech’s innovative programs, and technology-enriched learning environment create an atmosphere of academic excellence. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.

The Faculty of Education invites applications, from qualified individuals, for a tenure-track position in Education in Learning Sciences and Technology at the Assistant Professor level.  This position is subject to budgetary approval and would start on  July 1, 2023.     

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a doctoral degree in education or a related field, with a research focus on Learning Sciences and Technology. 
  • Conduct active and innovative research programs with the capacity to secure external funding
  • Complement and extend the research capacity of the Faculty of Education -see Faculty Research Profiles
  • Have significant experience integrating technology into face-to-face and online teaching environments
  • Demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions in online and in-person undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Be expected to supervise graduate students and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies

The successful candidate will be expected to follow a 40% Research, 40% Teaching and 20% Service workload each year.

The Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University offers  the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Education (face-to-face & online),
  • BA in Educational Studies - College to University Pathway (online), 
  • BA in Educational Studies - 4-year program (face-to-face & online),
  • Masters of Education/Arts (online), and 
  • Doctorate of Education (online)

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association.  The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the  collective agreement.

Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; an outline of their present research program; a brief future research plan; and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech website. 

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

Prior to May 1, 2022, the university required all students, faculty, staff and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined by our mandatory vaccine directive. This directive was paused, effective May 1, 2022, but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts. All employees of the university will be expected to comply with the requirements of this directive.

The university recognizes faculty and staff may require accommodations. We are committed to an accommodation process in which individualized needs (e.g. for medical and religious/creed grounds) are appropriately addressed under the Ontario Human Rights Code. A COVID-19 Vaccination Accommodation Application Form is available. If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

Job Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Expected Start Date: 7/1/2023

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