Assistant Professor, Child Studies

Mount Royal University

Canada

March 1, 2022

Description

Job Title

Assistant Professor, Child Studies

Requisition #

998445.1

Job Type

Permanent (for any group)

Position End Date (if applicable)

Location:

MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)

Posting

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Mount Royal University's Faculty of Health, Community and Education offers a variety of innovative programs that prepare you for challenging and rewarding work in a rapidly growing sector. Join others in contributing to healthy, supportive communities and making a difference — A paat tsi kani takiiks (those that create sparks). To learn more about the Faculty of Health, Community and Education, refer to our 2024 strategic plan, Ani to pisi (spiderweb) .

About the Department of Child Studies and Social Work

The Bachelor of Child Studies program is housed within the Department of Child Studies and Social Work, in the Faculty of Health, Community and Education. With a progressive approach to studies that focuses on children and youth, Mount Royal University's distinctive four-year program emphasizes experiential learning in early learning and child and youth care. The program provides a theoretical foundation and valuable hands-on learning opportunities in and outside the classroom. Going beyond traditional program offerings, the Bachelor of Child Studies focuses on creating experienced, well-rounded graduates who are prepared to become strong advocates for children, youth and families, or pursue further education at a graduate school level. Mount Royal University is proud to deliver the only four-year Bachelor of Child Studies degree in Western Canada. The degree offers two majors; child and youth care counsellor and early learning and childcare. Our Faculty provides a teaching and learning environment that welcomes challenging ideas and our program is committed to anti-oppressive practice. Our faculty, staff and leadership are dedicated to providing students with an exceptional learning experience.

About the Role

The Child Studies program within the Department of Child Studies and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University invites applications for two Tenure Track positions which will commence July 1, 2022.

The Department currently offers a degree in Child Studies with majors in Child and Youth Care Counsellor and Early Learning and Child Care. The successful applicant must have previous post-secondary teaching experience and be qualified to teach courses within the first two years of the Child and Youth Care Counsellor major as well as senior courses in the degree, have knowledge and familiarity with anti-bias curriculum, design and practice, and Indigenous ways of knowing. Further responsibilities include course and program development.

The successful applicants will:

  • Be able to teach in the child and youth care counsellor major and senior years of the degree.
  • Potential courses would include:
  • Child And Youth Care Practice With Families
  • Fundamental Skills in Interviewing
  • Fundamental Skills in Counselling
  • Fieldwork
  • Assessment and Intervention,
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Issues
  • Child Development and Plasticity
  • Community Based Research and Evaluation
  • Child And Youth Human Rights
  • Have a proven commitment to decolonization and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion practice including knowledge and experience of working with diverse communities
  • Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous or other racialized groups, as well as other priority populations,
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are able to teach across the program,
  • Preference will also be given to candidates who have an emerging record of publications directly related to child and youth care practice.
  • Be required to have a minimum of 5 years of direct experience as a practicing child and youth care counsellor (or equivalent).
  • Use a trauma-informed approach to teaching and student support.
  • Qualifications include a completed Masters degree in Child and Youth Care or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed or near completed PhD in Child and Youth Care or related discipline. The successful candidate should have relevant undergraduate teaching and professional experience, and experience in child and youth care. Applicants must either be a current member of the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta with certification being an asset, and be eligible to register as a child and youth care counsellor with the Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta.

    New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/scholarship/service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only.

    For further information, contact Dr. Patricia Kostouros, Interim Chair, Department of Child Studies and Social Work at pkostouros@mtroyal.ca. Applicants are encouraged to review the Bachelor of Child Studies information at Bachelor of Child Studies MRU .

    What We Offer

    Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

    At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

    Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

    Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, tournaments and certifications for students, employees and the public.

    All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to access campus. This is a condition of employment.

    Closing Date: The posting will remain open until the positions are filled, however the Committee will begin reviewing résumés on March 1, 2022.

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request

    A complete dossier should be submitted including cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, evidence of teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/ scholarship/ service (TSS) pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number, Document.pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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