Position at SFU

Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue

We are inviting applications for a full-time, limited term, assistant
professor position to teach in Simon Fraser University’s Undergraduate
Semester in Dialogue. The Semester in Dialogue addresses what we believe is
the principal challenge for contemporary education: to inspire students with
a sense of civic responsibility, encourage their passion to improve Canadian
society, and develop innovative intellectual tools for effective problem
solving. Each semester we develop an original and intensive learning
experience that uses dialogue to focus student education on public issues.
The Undergraduate Semester is associated with the Morris J. Wosk Centre for
Dialogue at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus, conceived to encourage public
assembly through dialogue-based programs and conferences that address social
issues. Full information can be found at www.sfu.ca/dialogue/undergrad.

The initial appointment will be for three years, with an option to renew for
an additional two years. Primary responsibilities will include developing
courses and teaching in this innovative learning model. Other duties may
include conducting workshops for faculty in dialogue-based teaching and
collaborating on research into the effectiveness of dialogue in university
environments. Qualifications include a Ph.D. and demonstrated expertise
using diverse collaborative approaches to learning, particularly
dialogue-focused paradigms. Academic discipline is open, but teaching and
research experience in connecting academia with community and public issues
is highly desirable.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. Note that Simon Fraser
University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers
equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible
minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of
teaching interests and experience, copies of relevant publications, three
letters of reference, academic transcripts, and if available teaching
evaluations. Applications should be received no later than 30 September
2005, and be sent to:

Mark Winston, Director
Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue
Simon Fraser University @ Harbour Centre
3309-515 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5K3 Canada

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