Position: Masculinities Studies in Education

Silver Gummy is supporting the research at the University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education through this position: Research Professorship, Masculinities Studies in Education.

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenured position as a Research Professor in Masculinities Studies in Education.  We invite applications from established researchers whose focus is on how processes of formal and informal education influence the development of boys’/men’s identities and, how these educative processes might become more attentive to how normative conceptions of masculine identities reproduce undesirable social, cultural, psychological and/or emotional experiences and/or outcomes.

This professorship is funded, in part, by the Silver Gummy Foundation, whose mission is to support research and professional practices that aim to create greater awareness of the importance of education in addressing social/cultural inequalities related to gender and sexuality.

To qualify for consideration to this Professorship, applicants must hold a Doctorate in Education or related field, with research, academic and professional experiences related to boys’/men’s experiences.  As well, preferred applicants will demonstrate the ability to partner and collaborate with community stakeholder organizations in research and professional practice.

The successful applicant will have a well-established record of research and publications within the area of gender and sexualities education, focusing primarily on masculinities studies within pre-service and ongoing teacher education contexts and will be expected to establish a successful and externally funded program of research. The successful applicant will create research-active partnerships for university, school, and community-based educators and leaders to become more critically aware of how both K-12 and teacher education curricula, pedagogies, and policies function to support and interrupt normative gender socialization processes.

Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vita; a statement outlining research, post-secondary teaching and leadership experience; a brief description of present and aspiring contributions to the field of gender and education; evidence of collaboration across disciplines and with stakeholder groups; reprints of two (2) representative academic publications; and the names of and contact information for three referees.

The appointment will be made at the Associate or Full Professor level, commencing July 1, 2017 or at a mutually agreeable date.

Applicants at the associate professor level must provide evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagements in professional and other communities.

Applicants at the full professor level must provide evidence of a well-established funded research program, outstanding academic publication record, evidence of a fully established, demonstrated ability to lead research teams, outstanding teaching and graduate supervision record, and evidence of academic service and/or leadership.