At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, is the University of Saskatchewan. With annual research revenue of almost $200-million, the University of Saskatchewan is one of the top research-intensive, medical doctoral universities in Canada, and is home to research and teaching of global recognition. Learning and discovery are enhanced by outstanding facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation. USask is home to more than 25,000 students from around the world including more than 2,900 self-declared Indigenous students who work alongside 7,000 distinguished faculty and staff. The University has a Strategic Plan: ‘The University the World Needs’ that is based on three strong commitments and 12 goals. It is a forward-thinking, strategic document that guides the institution’s aspirations for 2018-2025. Visit www.usask.ca.
Through its strategic plan, the College of Education reinforces its commitment to building bridges between academic learning and the realities experienced by teachers and the children and youth in classrooms and communities. Throughout their education, domestic, Indigenous and international students learn alongside a dedicated team of teacher-scholars across a variety of disciplines. With over 2000 undergraduate students in degree and certificate programs, and almost 600 graduate students engaged in research-based post-graduate study at the masters and doctoral levels in theoretical and applied research, the College is teeming with activity.
The College aspires to engage in research that is grounded and connected to teaching and learning; responsive programming targeted to meet the needs of students and partners; and meaningful reconciliation based on reciprocal and mutual understandings and relationships. Graduates of the College’s programs leave with diverse, marketable career skills for the teaching profession, the field of education more broadly, and a wide variety of leadership and service positions across community-based and human service organizations.
With an outward-focused approach, an energized commitment to change, and a deepened sense of responsibility to others, the work of the College reinforces a concerted commitment to supporting the work of education and a collaborative and continuous belief in the profession. For more information about the College of Education, visit www.education.usask.ca.
The Associate Dean Research and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is an academic position, designed to support the work of the College through the implementation of programming for the new School of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Through collaborative leadership, the position will contribute to building upon the vision, quality and integrity of the College’s research portfolio through supporting teaching and research in the school, as well as through advancing their own research portfolio. Major responsibilities include advocating and promoting best practices in SoTL programming and research, promoting positive relationships internally and externally, attracting financial resources, and identifying and pursuing opportunities to support and enhance the long-term growth of the entire College. The new associate dean will have a relevant advanced degree at the doctoral level in Education, outstanding leadership experience in an academic environment, and a strong record of scholarly activity, including teaching and research, in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Demonstrated experience in developing a vision and leading people to achieve exemplary performance and outcomes is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have experienced success and demonstrated teaching, research, and leadership in a College of Education.
The Consideration of candidates is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled, with the new associate dean to take office at a mutually agreed date. To ensure consideration, written nominations, applications, or expressions of interest should be directed in confidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org.