Professor in the Philosophy of Education and the Practice of Pedagogy

Position Description 

The Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) invites applications from candidates for a three-year appointment at a rank to be determined in the area of Philosophy of Education and the Practice of Pedagogy.

The primary responsibility of the Professor in the Philosophy of Education and the Practice of Pedagogy is to contribute to the success of ICS's MA (Philosophy) in Educational Leadership program (also known as the ICS MA-EL). Insofar as MA-EL courses are aligned with the needs of Christian school teacher certification programs like the Ontario Christian School Teacher Certificate (CSTC), the professor is also responsible for teaching students pursuing such certification. The professor works in close collaboration with the Academic Dean in the continuing design and delivery of the MA-EL program.


Commitments and Competencies

The Professor in the Philosophy of Education and the Practice of Pedagogy is committed to the integral practice of Christian scholarship, and as such subscribes to the educational creed of the ICS. The signing of a copy of the creed is required as affirmation of such subscription as a condition of employment. The professor is committed to contributing to ICS’s aspirational pursuit of the kind of scholarly community described in ICS’s Academic Policy Criteria. And the professor is pedagogically committed to project-based learning and restorative justice practices.

The Professor in the Philosophy of Education and the Practice of Pedagogy is a competent one-to-one mentor and classroom teacher, with the capacity for developing competency in workshop facilitation and online education. The professor has a doctoral degree directly relevant to the teaching of pedagogical practice and the philosophy of education. The professor will be a leader in Christian approaches in educational practice and have experience with teaching on project-based learning and restorative justice practices.


Term of Employment

The appointment of the Professor in the Philosophy of Education and the Practice of Pedagogy is for a term starting on July 1, 2020, and finishing on June 30, 2023, subject to a one year probationary period and with the prospect of re-appointment. In the event of re-appointment the position description will be revised to include the supervision of MA theses (in addition to MA-EL praxis and project portfolios) and PhD dissertations in the philosophy of education. The current appointment is to the rank of assistant professor or associate professor depending on prior experience. Further responsibilities and conditions of employment are the same as that of other faculty at ICS. Salary information is available on request.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Applications

All candidates are asked to submit the following documents in order to apply for the position:
  • A cover letter with indication of citizenship and/or residency status
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching dossier, including three syllabi
  • One sample of published work
  • Contact information for three referees (letters of reference may be requested at a later stage)
All documents should be combined into a single PDF file. Please send your complete application by email directly to Gideon Strauss, Academic Dean, at gstrauss@icscanada.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the successful candidate is expected to be July 1, 2020.

Personal information that is required by ICS for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, please contact the Academic Dean, at gstrauss@icscanada.edu.


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The Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) is an accredited, independent graduate school for interdisciplinary philosophy, affiliated with the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. ICS brings a rich tradition of critical inquiry to the issues shaping our complex world. We’re equipping new generations of scholars and leaders to ask the difficult questions and challenge the easy answers. Our Masters and PhD graduates are providing leadership across the globe – in universities, churches and social agencies. And we take our ideas to communities across North America – inviting individuals to discuss what’s important in their life and our world.

For further information about the Institute of Christian Studies, please visit www.icscanada.edu.