Assistant Professor, Family Studies and Human Development (Tenure-stream appointment)

Job Description

Brescia University College campus is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Haundenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Chonnonton Nations. This territory falls under the London Township Treaty and Sombra Treaty 1796, and the Dish with One Spoon Wampum. Brescia University College accepts responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous Communities through teaching, research, and community service.

Brescia University College (www.brescia.uwo.ca), a Catholic university college affiliated with Western University, is Canada’s only women’s university. For over a century, the university experience at Brescia has challenged students to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion. Our student-centred institution is committed to providing women with a transformative education as we prepare our students for life-long leadership. Our students benefit from a small, supportive atmosphere at Brescia while having access to resources at Western.

The School of Behavioural and Social Sciences at Brescia University College invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Family Studies and Human Development, specializing in youth and childhood, at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have or be near completion of a PhD in Child and Youth Studies, Family Studies, Human Development, or a related field.

The successful candidate will contribute to course and program development. The ability to contribute toward goals such as Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation and membership in organizations such as the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care is desirable. We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment and a dedication to collaborating with undergraduates in research. Candidates must be able to teach a variety of courses in Family Studies and Human Development at the undergraduate level. The candidate should be committed to continuous improvement in pedagogy, as indicated by, for example, participation in Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (SoTL) workshops, conferences, and/or pedagogical research.

Faculty members at Brescia are expected to be active researchers and to participate in departmental and university committees and activities. Each academic year, the successful candidate will teach three courses in one term and two in the other. The successful candidate will also have a well-defined research agenda, including a record of publications and an independent program of research that can involve undergraduates.

Applicants should submit:
• a letter of application
• curriculum vitae
• statement of research interests
• teaching portfolio

Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. Jennifer Sutton, Provost, Brescia University College, [email protected] The deadline for receipt of applications is December 11, 2022, or until the position is filled.

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity at Brescia are encouraged to identify their experiences and potential contributions in their letter of application.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Wisdom, Justice and Compassion are at the core of our Ursuline values. We acknowledge our responsibility to attain a diverse and equitable employment environment that is inclusive of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from women, racialized persons / persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, persons of any gender identity or gender expression and others who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity.

We are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience. If you require accommodation for interviews or throughout the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]