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.
UCN requires an Educational Developer to work collaboratively with academic Faculties, UCN staff and external stakeholders, guiding faculty members and colleagues to promote and support excellence and innovation in teaching and learning across UCN’s campuses and Post Secondary Education Access Centres. The Educational Developer will provide academic support to course, curriculum and/or instructional development activities that are consistent with Indigenous and northern philosophies, values, traditions, languages and teaching methodologies. Duties will include developing high quality academic resource materials, research-informed teaching and learning tools, services and professional development opportunities that create a vibrant learning environment across UCN. The incumbent will also work collaboratively with others to support the implementation and operations of the Centre for Learning, Education and Research (CLEAR), as well as initiatives that further UCN’s research capacity.
A Master’s Degree in some combination of Teaching and Learning, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Adult Education, Instructional Technology or other related educational degree(s)
A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a post-secondary/adult education setting, preferably in a Teaching and Learning Centre or role, that has focused on providing faculty consultations, program and curriculum design, innovations in teaching and learning, and creating resource materials, reports, handbooks and academic papers related to teaching, learning and research
Effective communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Effective leadership skills, including the ability to champion and model best practices of pedagogy/andragogy in a post-secondary environment, at both university and college levels, and to facilitate change
Excellent computer skills with proficiency in the entire MS Office suite of programs
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to understand cultural influences and issues specific to adult learners in northern communities
Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of the Indigenous culture
Rich and reflective teaching experience in post-secondary undergraduate classrooms
The ability to speak an Indigenous language
Conditions of Employment:
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Applicants must demonstrate on their resume how they meet the qualifications.
Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, C.V., three letters of reference, and copies of transcripts with their application. Applicants are also invited to provide a writing sample that showcases their abilities.
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: 20-019
Closing Date: February 21, 2020; however, will remain open until filled
Salary Range: $37.68 to $47.57 hourly, plus remoteness allowance
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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