Director, Centre for Aboriginal Languages and Culture
Classification: Professorial Rank (Based on Qualifications)
The Pas/Thompson or other UCN locations
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: Reporting directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business, and Science, the Director of Centre for Aboriginal Languages will develop an institutional plan for a premiere Centre for Aboriginal Languages and Culture (CALC) that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of UCN, and which is aligned with long-range planning priorities. Although Research is the primary task of the CALC, this role will include teaching responsibilities. The incumbent will work both independently and in team situations with UCN administrators, faculty, elders, and staff, as well as with external community, particularly the Aboriginal community, educational, business and government agencies.
PhD completed (or very near completion) in a subject relevant to this position (e.g. Indigenous Studies, or Social Science discipline with an emphasis on Indigenous cultures/languages)
Ability to speak and understand an Indigenous language(s)
Experience teaching at the post-secondary level
Strong record of academic publications, and academic and research work in the study of Indigenous languages/cultures
Demonstrated research ability (knowledge of research methods, managing research projects, developing research ideas/proposals/reports, writing research grant applications and managing research funding)
Proficient skills in the use of technology
Excellent leadership, supervisory, interpersonal and networking skills
Effective critical thinking and analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with staff and faculty
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous and adult learners in Northern Manitoba
Appreciation and respect for First Nations knowledge, particularly Elder participation in education
Experience with post-secondary academic committee work
Personal experience to effectively network and liaise with internal and external organizations
Conditions of Employment:
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Some travel will be expected
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.
Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Representative Workforce is a factor in the selection process. 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; and/or visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
August 21, 2020, however will remain open until filled
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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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