Tier 2 Canada Research Chair - Emerging Technologies For Digital Learning and Open Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Virtual - Alberta
Depends on Experience 
Permanent Full Time
Division Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences FTE 1.0
Location Name Virtual - Alberta Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location , Alberta Job ID 2782
Posted 05/14/2024 Wage Min 0.0000
Closing Date 07/05/2024 Wage Max 0.0000

As Canada’s leading open university, Athabasca University’s (AU) approach to accessible yet transformative education and research is truly distinctive. Its academic mission is to remove barriers to post-secondary education for learners, regardless of their age, location, career, or educational background.

Based in the beautiful region of Athabasca, AU is one of four Comprehensive Academic and Research Universities (CARUs) in the province. AU is a public, board-governed, open, and online university serving more than 35,000 students across Alberta, Canada, and around the world.

AU seeks to be an agile and inclusive workplace in which all team members can grow, make their highest contribution, and each make a difference to our academic vision and mission. AU is strongly committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and with Indigenous Peoples and communities, conciliation.

Led by President Dr. Alex Clark, AU is embarking on an exciting new chapter in strategic planning. Drawing from five decades of growth in distance and online education, we aim to reinforce our position as Canada’s foremost innovator in open learning. With the recent formation of an inclusive Senior Leadership Team dedicated to empowering every team member to contribute and thrive, AU stands poised for an exciting and ambitious next stage of development.


Tier 2 CRC - Emerging Technologies for Digital Learning and Open Education

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University (AU) invites applications from exceptional emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for leadership and international recognition in the field of Emerging Technologies for Digital Learning and Open Education to be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) appointment.

The successful candidate will be supported to prepare a nomination for the April 2025 CRC Program deadline. The successful candidate will receive a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor upon successful nomination of the CRC (anticipated start date November 2025).

For more information about this posting, please visit Tier 2 Canada Research Chair - Emerging Technologies for Digital Learning and Open Education (kbrs.ca)

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following in one single PDF file:

  • A cover letter indicating areas of research experience and excellence, also indicating if you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or neither.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A research statement that summarizes your research activities and outlines your research program plans for the proposed CRC (maximum 3 pages).
  • A description of your teaching interests and experiences as well as thesis and dissertation supervisory experience (maximum 2 pages).
  • A statement that identifies your strengths and experience in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline.
  • Names of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation later in the search process.

The closing date for the opportunity is July 5, 2024.

If you're interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank (kfrank@kbrs.ca) or Lauren Wright (lwright@kbrs.ca). Completed applications can be submitted online on the KBRS site Tier 2 Canada Research Chair - Emerging Technologies for Digital Learning and Open Education (kbrs.ca). Alternatively, applications can be emailed directly as one PDF to Lauren Wright at lwright@kbrs.ca.