Aboriginal and Northern Studies Assistant Professor/Instructor
University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve. Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Indigenous learners and mature students.
The Position: University College of the North requires a college instructor to teach into the Aboriginal and Northern Studies program at The Pas Campus. Reporting to the Dean, instructors are responsible for the development and delivery of culturally relevant curriculum, practicum coordination and assessment where applicable and for evaluation of student performance relating to their teaching assignments. Instructors also assist with assigned activities including University College promotion, student recruitment, and various program administrative functions. In addition to teaching duties, the instructor will be responsible for related duties including classroom management, student supervision, maintenance of student records and grades, curriculum refinement and other administrative tasks.
Master’s in Indigenous Studies or a related field (which could include one of the Social Sciences if the areas of study are relevant)
Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment
Experience working with Indigenous students and communities
Ability to work in a post-secondary environment where collegiality is of paramount importance
Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and history
Research experience (preferably in Indigenous issues)
Strong organizational skills
Strong self-management skills
Excellent time management skills
Effective communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to understand and deal with issues specific to Indigenous learners and mature students in northern Manitoba
Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures
The ability to speak an Indigenous language
PhD (completed or in progress) in Indigenous Studies or a related area
Background in Aboriginal Law (law degree would be of interest)
Knowledge of Aboriginal politics (ability to teach courses in this area)
Ability to teach Indigenous research methods
Conditions of Employment:
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Applicants must provide a cover letter, résumé, references and copies of their transcripts with their application.
Applicants must demonstrate on their résumé how they meet the qualifications.
Representative Workforce (formerly employment equity) is a factor in the selection process. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or résumé if they are from any of the following groups: Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, or women and men in non-traditional roles. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
August 23, 2019
Commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience as per the collective agreement Faculty Salary Scales can be viewed at www.ucn.ca
University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation (Manitoba).
Human Resources will work with applicants who require accommodation during the application or the interview process. For more information and other employment opportunities, visit www.ucn.ca.
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