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Director, Centre for Aboriginal Languages and Culture

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date February 6, 2020
Type Full Time
Company University College of the North (UCN)
Location The Pas, MB
Category Education/Administrative
Client University College of the North
Contact Information
Email: hrinfo@ucn.ca

Director, Centre for Aboriginal Languages and Culture

Classification: Professorial Rank (Based on Qualifications)

Tenure-Track Position

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Assets

  • 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.

Competition Number: 20-020
Closing Date: August 21, 2020, however will remain open until filled
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Apply to: University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 3000
The Pas MB R9A 1M7
Fax: (204) 623-4414
Email: hrinfo@ucn.ca (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.

For more information and other employment opportunities, visit www.ucn.ca.

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