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Assistant Professors/University Instructors

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 15, 2019
Type Full Time
Company University College of the North
Location The Pas, MB
Category Education/Administrative
Client University College of the North
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Assistant Professors/University Instructors

  • – Full-Time Regular Position
  • – Full-Time Regular Position (Designated for Indigenous Candidates) The Pas, Manitoba

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: This position involves teaching the core curriculum into the Kenanow Bachelor of Education program. This position will also include mentoring students, liaising with Indigenous communities and organizations, and participating in other program functions. Instruction may occur in the evenings and on weekends. Instructors are responsible for related duties including classroom management, student supervision, maintenance of student records and grades, curriculum refinement and other administrative tasks. Travel to northern communities will be required.


  • A Doctorate in Education (Indigenous perspectives, special education/diverse learning strategies, land-based methods) to be considered for the Assistant or Associate professor; applicants with Master’s degrees in Education and significant relevant experience may be considered for a University Instructor classification.
  • A permanent Manitoba teaching certificate (or equivalent from another jurisdiction)
  • A minimum of five years teaching experience in First Nations or provincial public schools (K-12)
  • Candidates will have demonstrated creative and culturally-relevant instructional practices within an Indigenous perspective; ability to learn from and work with Elders
  • Experience in program/curriculum development at the middle years level from the following: Literacy and Numeracy Development, Educational Technologies and/or land or placed based learning
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience supervising pre-service practicum for student teachers
  • Experience using current learning technologies and current computer applications
  • Crucial to this position is a demonstrated ability to understand cultural influences and issues specific to adult learners in northern communities
  • Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures


  • The ability to speak an Indigenous language
  • A Doctorate in Education (for consideration for a professorial role)
  • Experience as an administrator in the school system
  • Experience with a post-secondary teacher education program
  • Demonstrated record of research
  • Experience in the public school system mentoring new teachers

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Regular travel to remote communities, often by road, is required

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.

Competition Number: 19-088
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Salary Range: Commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience as per the collective agreement
Faculty Salary Scales can be viewed at

Apply to:

University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 3000
The Pas MB R9A 1M7
Fax: (204) 623-4414
Email: (preferred format)

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.

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