Faculty Position in Content-Based Language Education
University of Ottawa Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute
Canada

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) of the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in content-based language education (e.g., immersion; CLIL) in higher education and relevant research and teaching experience with English language education with a start date of July 1, 2021.

Title of the Position: Assistant professor level, but higher ranks will be considered under exceptional circumstances. 

Duties: Responsibilities for the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate students, and providing vision and leadership related to the development of teaching, research, and outreach (e.g., the development of a university-level English immersion stream, international collaborations, hybrid and distance education, and curriculum development for language education and teacher education programs). The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a robust research program, seek external funding, demonstrate a sustained commitment to active participation in the administrative activities of the unit and the Faculty, and participate in the activities of professional organizations.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $86,986 (as of May 1, 2020).

Benefits Package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of Work:  Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, University of Ottawa, 70 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact Information:

Dr. Jérémie Séror, Director and Associate Dean, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, University of Ottawa, 70 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa ON, K1N 6N5. E-mail: Dir.ILOB-OLBI.dir@uOttawa.ca. Telephone: 613-562-5800 x 5359. Fax: 613-562-5126.

Required Skills:

The successful candidate will be an expert in the theoretical and practical aspects of language pedagogy with a specialization in content-based language education. They will engage in research to support the design and oversight of the curriculum for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as cross-disciplinary initiatives linked to internationalization, university-level immersion, English language development, and the promotion of Francophonie and bilingualism.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • a doctorate in applied linguistics, second/foreign-language acquisition or a related field;
  • evidence of excellence in teaching at a post-secondary institution;
  • evidence of an established and innovative research program and a record of refereed publications and community-based outreach and knowledge mobilization focusing on the pedagogical and policy implications of language and literacies development in a university context characterized by linguistic and cultural diversification;
  • an ability to attract external funding; and
  • demonstrated skills in working collaboratively and with diverse populations.

Application Deadline: Applications received by April 15, 2021 will receive full consideration but the position will remain open until filled.

Please forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, a statement of research interests, as well as three confidential letters of recommendation, sent under separate cover, to:

Prof. Jérémie Séror
Director and Associate Dean
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute
University of Ottawa
Dir.ILOB-OLBI.Dir@uottawa.ca

Short-listed candidates will be invited to do a research presentation in front of professors and students (likely using videoconference technology).

For more detail on our unit,please visit: https://olbi.uottawa.ca/

Posting no.: 21024-ARTS

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. In order to promote a representative workplace as it specifically relates to OLBI, men are also encouraged to apply. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting and to teach in both official languages. English-French bilingualism is thus an asset.

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In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario) and with University Policy 90, your personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Ottawa Act, 1965 and is intended to be used for the purpose of and those consistent with your employment application and the administration of your employment relationship, if established. If you have any questions regarding this collection of personal information, please contact Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at (613) 562-5958 or by email at vra.affairesprofessorales@uottawa.ca.


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