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Assistant or Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, Policy & Governance, Werklund School of Education

Job ID: 24614

Updated: January 5, 2022

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, invites applications for an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or rank of Associate Professor (with tenure), with research, professional practice, and teaching experience in the area of Educational Leadership, Policy and Governance. The appointments will commence July 1, 2022, or at a mutually agreeable date.

Building on the current strengths of our leadership expertise in both K-12 and post-secondary leadership, preference will be given to applicants who have particular expertise in the following area:

Educational leadership in administration, governance and/or strategic planning. The evolving and increased complexity of educational leaders requires both the instructional capacity to build a cohesive, robust learning environment, and competencies to lead well in increasingly complex learning environments.  A candidate who has research expertise regarding the evolving nature of educational leadership would attend to the increasingly complex roles that educational leaders must embody in administration, governance, strategic planning, and/or risk and liability.

The successful applicant will have: 

  • A doctorate in Education (or related discipline); 
  • A strong record of research and knowledge mobilization (commensurate with rank);
  • A proven ability to obtain research funding commensurate with rank; 
  • Demonstrated capability in graduate-level teaching, graduate student supervision;
  • Demonstrated capability in teaching in areas of educational leadership and/or educational policy;
  • Experience in online teaching; and,
  • Engagement with local, national, and international professional and other communities (commensurate with rank).

Applicants are invited to submit 

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement outlining experience in research and post-secondary teaching/leadership experience
  • Evidence of collaboration/engagement with professional and other communities
  • A brief description of present and aspiring contributions to the field
  • Reprints of two (2) representative academic publications
  • The names of and contact information for three referees  

Applicants at the assistant professor level must present evidence of an on-going research program beyond the doctoral dissertation, a publication record, evidence of successful teaching, and evidence of some engagement with professional and other communities.

Applicants at the associate professor level must provide evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic collaborations and engagement in professional and other communities.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible but applications will be accepted until February 05, 2022

Applicants applying for more than one position must submit an application package for each posting.  Interested candidates are asked to submit their application electronically via the 'Apply Now' link, indicating which rank they are applying for.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Werklund School of Education visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

About Werklund School of Education

The Werklund School of Education has become known as a change leader in Education and is a top 5 education faculty in Canada. Our students play an important role in Werklund School’s success and our programs push boundaries that provide relevant and deep expertise in advancing education and psychology in our schools, organizations and communities. 

Faculty think and challenge the ongoing systemic educational challenges of our time. Our research expertise informs educational policy and practice for current and future educational leaders. We embrace diversity of identities that contribute to ideas of knowledge generation and professional practice and we further the betterment of societies through scholarship.

Information about programs and research in the Werklund School of Education and Educational Leadership programs can be found at our website.

COVIDSafe Campus Strategy

The University has implemented a new Vaccination Directive that requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 1, 2022. You will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to commencing your duties. Please review the COVIDSafe Campus website for further information and access to additional resources.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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