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Assistant Professor - EDI and/or Decolonization in Education

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 23, 2024

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Tracking Code: req1000


Faculty/Department: Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education


Appointment Type: Tenured and Tenure-Track, Full-time Continuing


Number of Positions: 1


Salary Grade: Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement


Posting Date: February 22, 2024


Application Review Date: March 25, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found


Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, is proud to encourage an interactive, information-sharing culture for our individual staff, and teams which enhance organizational effectiveness.  Ontario Tech’s innovative programs, and technology-enriched learning environment create an atmosphere of academic excellence. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a doctoral degree in education or a related field, with a research on EDI and/or Decolonization in Education
  • have lived experience in EDI
  • conduct active and innovative research programs with the capacity to secure external funding
  • complement and extend the research capacity of the Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education - see Faculty Research Profiles 
  • have significant experience integrating technology into face-to-face and online teaching environments
  • demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions in online and in-person undergraduate and graduate courses
  • be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses
  • be expected to supervise graduate students and be suitable for prompt appointment to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The successful candidate will be expected to follow a 40% Research, 40% Teaching and 20% Service workload each year.

The Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University offers the following programs:


Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a cover letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience (maximum 2 pages); an outline of their present research program (maximum 2 pages); a 5-year research plan (maximum 2 pages); and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech University website.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association.  The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the collective agreement. 

Ontario Tech University is actively committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, indigenization and decolonization (EDIID), and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.


Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy


The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.


Job Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


Expected Start Date: 7/1/2024



Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a research-intensive, technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

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