Indigenous Curriculum Specialist
Classification: Curriculum Consultant
Full-Time Regular Position
Thompson or 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 Aboriginal learners and mature students.
The Position: UCN requires an Indigenous Curriculum Specialist at The Pas Campus. The Indigenous Curriculum Specialist will be the primary academic resource within UCN to assist faculty members to incorporate Indigenous epistemologies into their professional practice in a variety of ways, including: supporting the inclusion of Indigenous content and context, as well as teaching and learning methods and perspectives, in the classroom; mentoring teaching, learning and research in Indigenous andragogy and related areas; and supporting faculty members as they integrate Indigenous worldviews with Western perspectives. The Indigenous Curriculum Specialist will support and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, Elders, external organizations and communities to ensure that both face-to-face and technology-mediated programs, courses and specific curricula offered by UCN reflect Indigenous and northern philosophies, values, traditions, languages and teaching methodologies in alignment with UCN’s strategic direction. The Indigenous Curriculum Specialist will also recommend academic structures and processes by which students can experience their post-secondary education in alignment with their own lives, worldviews, and goals.
- A Master’s (minimum) degree from an appropriately accredited institution, with a focus on Indigenous andragogy, in some combination of the following areas: Indigenous Epistemology and Andragogy; Indigenous Learning; Indigenous Research Epistemology; Indigenous Instructional Design; Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, with a focus on Indigenous Education; Land-based Indigenous Education, including Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Place-based Indigenous Knowledges, Languages, and Practices, etc.; or other related educational degree(s)
- Strong knowledge and experience working with concepts, policies and concerns in higher education (e.g. inclusive educational practices, authentic assessment, intellectual property, collaborative and integrative learning etc.)
- Recent experience and expertise in, and a strong commitment to, post-secondary/adult education
- Demonstrated professional practice, including: effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to write reports and to deliver presentations; ability to work with minimal supervision, to take initiative and follow through on projects; strong thinking and leadership skills, managing for results and dealing with change; strong computer skills
- Demonstrated ability to create meaningful and authentic engagement, based on knowledge of cultural influences and issues specific to adult learners in northern Manitoba
- Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures
A Ph.D. degree (preferred) from an appropriately accredited institution in a combination of the areas listed above
A progressive record of demonstrated scholarly and interdisciplinary interactions Knowledge and experience of learning technologies in a university college setting The ability to speak an Aboriginal language
Conditions of Employment:
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference with their application.
Applicants must demonstrate in their cover letter and their resume how they meet the qualifications.
Representative Workforce (formerly employment equity) 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: Aboriginal 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: 16-136
Closing Date: January 4, 2017
Salary Range: $36.94 to $46.64 hourly, plus remoteness allowance
University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 3000
The Pas MB R9A 1M7
Fax: (204) 623-4414
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (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).
For more information and other employment opportunities, visit www.ucn.ca.