Assistant Professor: Plurilingual/Multiliteracies Education
The Department of Integrated Studies in Education invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree at the time of taking up the appointment. They will demonstrate experience directly related to Plurilingual/Multiliteracies Pedagogies and Critical Sociolinguistics, and will be expected to build an active research program. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.
We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with a strong background in social justice education through increasing the plurilingual competence of K-12 students across a wide range of literate practices both in and out of school and in several languages or language varieties. The successful candidate will possess a PhD (or be ABD) in plurilingual/multiliteracies pedagogies, critical sociolinguistics, and/or a related field, with a specialization in heritage, Indigenous or other minority language teaching and learning, and will be familiar with sociocultural theoretical approaches in education. Fluency in a minority language and French is a strong asset, as is elementary and/or secondary school teaching experience in Quebec and/or Canada. Familiarity with the competency-based approach of the Quebec Education Program (QEP) is also an asset. Other assets include experience in teacher preparation for the ESL or French Immersion specializations in Quebec schools; in qualitative/ethnographic approaches to research; in graduate supervision; and in teaching an additional language to learners of any age. Knowledge of and connection to ethnolinguistically marginalised communities is an essential requirement for this position, as is an awareness of the sociopolitical context of language education in Quebec in a context of increasingly globalized English.
Responsibilities will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and thesis supervision of Master’s and Doctoral students, as well as service commitments to the Department, Faculty of Education and University.
Applicants for this position should submit the following documents by email: letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); research statement (1-2 pages); a sample publication; and names of three referees.
Applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will commence February 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries concerning this position can be made to the chair of the department, Dr. Steven Jordan (email@example.com).
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
For more information regarding the position or to learn more about McGill, the Faculty and the department please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/education and http://www.mcgill.ca/dise/