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Job ID: 157138

Tenure Track Position
Memorial University

Date Posted Apr. 8, 2021
Title Tenure Track Position
University Memorial University
St. John's, NF, Canada
Department Faculty of Education
Application Deadline May 28, 2021
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Reading/Developmental Education
    Education - General


Memorial University’s Faculty of Education invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Reading Development, Instruction, and Intervention for Diverse Learners. This appointment will begin September 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter (subject to budgetary approval).

The Faculty of Education is a dynamic and growing Faculty that supports and encourages vigorous intellectual growth, excellence and innovation in teaching and research, and engagement in academic and professional communities. Our faculty is comprised of approximately 600 undergraduate students, 900 graduate students, and 43 full-time faculty, offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs including a doctoral program.

The preferred candidate will have a completed doctoral degree related to the foundational aspects of reading development and instruction for diverse learners including learners with exceptionalities, as well as experience working with students in K-12 settings, including students who are English language learners. Further, experience in the administration and interpretation of reading assessments-including standardized assessments-for informing responsive teaching, learning, and intervention for diverse learners is desired. The preferred candidate shall also have a record of scholarship related to the foundations of reading development and reading instruction.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses face-to-face, in a blended format, and/or online (undergraduate and graduate levels;) with a particular emphasis on reading development and instruction for diverse learners, including learners with exceptionalities, supervise graduate level projects and theses/dissertations; participate in committee assignments and professional development activities; provide leadership and service to schools, the university, the community, and the profession; and maintain an active research and service agenda.

Appointments are normally made at the rank of Assistant Professor. A completed earned doctorate is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, they shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, they shall begin a tenure-track appointment following successful completion of the requirements of the degree.

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application including a current curriculum vitae, a complete teaching dossier (including such items as a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample course outline/syllabus, teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching proficiency), a statement of the candidate’s ongoing/proposed research program, two examples of scholarly writing (including a sample of single-authored scholarly writing), and the names of three referees (two of which should be academic references). Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide a Certificate of Conduct with a Vulnerable Sector Check. Please include the reference number of the position for which you are applying in your cover letter (VPA #:F01549-2020-7).

Applications should be received by May 28th, 2021 and should be sent to:

Dr. Edith Furey, Acting Dean
Faculty of Education
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1B 3×8
Fax: 709-864-8637

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning with campuses in St. John’s, Corner Brook, Labrador, and Harlow, England. The Faculty of Education is situated in St. John’s, a safe and friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment of employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Further information about Memorial University of Newfoundland and our Faculty of Education is available at or

We respectfully acknowledge the territory in which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and the island of Newfoundland as the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would also like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador. We strive for respectful relationships with all the peoples of this province as we search for collective healing and true reconciliation and honour this beautiful land together.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Edith Furey, Acting Dean
    Faculty of Education
    Memorial University
    St. John's, NF
  • 7098648588
  • 709-864-8637


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