The King’s B.Ed. 2-year after degree program takes in qualified students with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and prepares them to be elementary and secondary teachers for employment in a wide range of schools (Public, Catholic, Independent, Alternative, Evangelical Christian).
To be considered for appointment, the candidate must wholeheartedly endorse the Mission Statement and the Statement of Faith of the University (see http://www.kingsu.ca/about-us/). Candidates are expected to be engaged in an ongoing effort to develop and articulate Christian perspectives on their discipline, addressing the role that faith has in shaping research and teaching practice. The successful candidate must have an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, and an ability to teach a course(s) in the Faculty of Education. K-12 teaching experience and demonstrated leadership experience are a requirement.
Application review process starts January 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled: priority will be given to those submitted by the deadline.
Preferred Starting Date:
July 1, 2019
To be determined in consultation with the Vice President Academic and the Education faculty members.
All tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activity (one of discovery, integration, application, pedagogy, or engagement) and to publish results.
All tenure-track faculty members serve the community in various ways out of their expertise and share in faculty administration.
Particulars of the Position:
You will be expected to provide leadership to the faculty and the support staff. As a team leader, you will be responsible for fostering community, encouraging professional growth, and providing a vision for the department. You will conduct annual evaluations of the faculty and support staff and serve on the Dean’s Council, Academic Affairs Committee, and General Faculty Council. You will be the liaison with the provincial Department of Education, school districts and boards (public, Catholic, independent, alternative), and you will attest to the government on the quality of each graduate. A significant responsibility of the position is to represent The King’s University in the following organizations: Prairie Centre for Christian Education board, AADE (Alberta Association of Deans of Education), WADE (Western Association of Deans of Education), Association of Canadian Deans of Education, DM’s stakeholder meetings, key government committees, and the Alberta Teacher Association teacher education certification committee.
Statement of Priorities and Principles:
The King’s University Education Program is a Christian, faith-based program which aims to be generously open to students of all faiths as well as to students who profess none. The program is based on our assertion that good education involves engagement with basic, existential questions, particularly with what it means to be human. Students are encouraged to engage critically with worldviews that shape education and to develop a conceptual framework for educational thinking and acting which expresses their foundational beliefs about the meaning of human life. Faculty members model how followers of Jesus Christ aim to bring understanding and practices of renewal and reconciliation to education across a full range of educators’ responsibilities. Students are invited to develop understanding and practices that express their own views of what it means to be human.
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The King’s University is a Christian liberal arts university offering three and four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Music, and a two-year after-degree Bachelor of Education (Elementary and Secondary) accredited by the province of Alberta. The University is a member of Universities Canada and of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Faculty members at The King’s University are eligible for and are currently receiving Tri-Council funding. The faculty at The King’s University are recognized for involving undergraduate students in their scholarship, with some faculty members having obtained external funding. Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of reference to:
In accordance with Canadian immigration regulations, this advertisement is addressed first to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University encourages all qualified female and male candidates, including visible minorities, to apply.
Dr. Hank Bestman, Vice President Academic & Research
A Record of Success: For the last four years, The King’s University College in Edmonton has been a leader in its sector with a “top of the class” grade of A+ for Quality of Teaching in the Globe & Mail Canadian University Report. For several years running King’s has also ranked at or near the top of national student satisfaction surveys reported in Maclean’s magazine. The lively, dynamic and nurturing learning environment at King’s is enhanced by the institution’s strong commitment to community service and faculty research. King’s offers fully accredited three and four-year Bachelor degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and commerce, as well as a two-year Bachelor of Education after-degree. King’s currently serves 900 students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds from across Canada and abroad.