Practicum Coordinator, Tenure Track Position – Starting 01 January 2019

POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of Justice Studies is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track Practicum Coordinator position at the rank of Instructor III. The preferred candidate will hold a Master’s degree in a relevant social science discipline; considerable professional experience as a practitioner or in policy related areas is expected.

A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence is required. A proven record of working with governments and community-based organizations (CBOs) to facilitate student field placements is essential. The successful candidate will need to meet with students on their field placements. Other instructor assignments include teaching Professional Communications and Report Writing and the capstone course, Practicum Major Project. As a member of our department, the successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in department, faculty, and university level service consistent with their appointed rank. Candidates are asked to identify their previous teaching experience and familiarity with human service organizations. Familiarity with on-line/blended course development/delivery, and experience in working with First Nations and other diverse populations as well as in Indigenizing course content, will be considered assets.

BACKGROUND: The University of Regina’s main campus and historic College Avenue Campus, covering 930 acres in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America, provides an attractive study and work environment for our students, faculty, and staff. Given the location of the University’s main campus on Treaty 4, First Nation territory, recognition of our national and provincial past is reflected in the University’s desire for inclusiveness, diversity and Indigenization.

The Department of Justice Studies is home to two distinct, but related programs: A Bachelor of Human Justice, and a Bachelor of Arts in Police Studies. At the graduate level, we offer two Master of Arts programs: Justice Studies and Police Studies. Our department currently has approximately 350 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate students. Faculty in the department draw upon multiple disciplines including anthropology, criminology, interdisciplinary studies, law, social work, and sociology in their instructional practices and research. Our courses reflect a broad understanding of justice that includes criminal, legal, social and restorative perspectives. The department has a longstanding social justice orientation. For information on our programs, please refer to http://www.uregina.ca/arts/justice-studies/.

A strategic goal of the University is a commitment to justice-related research and programs. The department has ties with the justice community locally, provincially, and nationally. As a result, opportunities to continue and expand one’s academic and professional careers are possible.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants representing designated diversity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. Applications close on October 5, 2018.

Qualified applicants interested in this opportunity should submit the following materials via the online Human Resources portal http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html:

1. A cover letter clearly articulating the candidate’s teaching and knowledge of government and non-profit organizations; 2. A current Curriculum Vitae; 3. A teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy and a list of previous courses taught; 4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, and sample course materials; 4. The names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references (please note: if successfully short-listed for an interview, letters of reference will be requested); and, 5. Copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (please note: if successfully short-listed for an interview, official transcripts sent directly from the post-secondary institutions will be required).

The application materials should be addressed to: Dr. Rick Kleer, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Classroom Building, Room 426, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2.

For further information, please contact arts.deans.office@uregina.ca. For academic inquiries contact Dr. Sarah Britto, Head – Department of Justice Studies, Sarah.Britto@uregina.ca, (306) 585 – 4035.

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