Job Title: Professor, Indigenous Studies – Repost (2 Vacancies)
Reference #: 22-209
Dept. / Campus: School of Interdisciplinary Studies/Doon
Posting Date: May 5, 2022
Closing Date: May 19, 2022
Vacancy Type: Academic Full-time New Position - Repost
(Full-time Academic employees and current partial-load employees or persons who have been partial-load employees within 4 months prior to the posting are considered internal applicants and will be given first consideration)
Conestoga College is a leader in polytechnic education. Our career-focused education, training, and applied research programs prepare students for success, support industry, and workforce needs, and promote economic prosperity throughout our region and across Ontario.
As a preferred employer, Conestoga is committed to supporting the development and well-being of our employees through competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and ongoing professional and personal learning opportunities that result in enhanced skills, shared successes, and an engaged college community.
Although many of our employees are currently working remotely, this position is governed by the applicable legislation of the Province of Ontario. Successful candidates will be required to conduct work within Ontario and must be available to work on campus as required.
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is currently seeking an experienced teacher with a specialization in teaching Indigenous Studies courses. Under the direction of the Chair, the Professor is responsible for providing the delivery of curriculum, development of an effective learning environment for students, and academic leadership:
• Designing, updating, and delivering a variety of courses including project courses
• Defining, evaluating, and validating program and course learning outcomes
• Developing alternative delivery strategies, online course development, and teaching as required
• Ensuring program and course curriculum are current, relevant, and reflective of best practices in the field
• Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and evaluating student progress and achievement
• Creating and maintaining a positive learning environment which supports the diversity of students’ cultures, educational backgrounds, and learning styles
• Participating in department, portfolio/school and college-wide activities/task groups as required
• Working in a collaborative, collegial manner both within the department and across the college
• Support applied research activities including the identification and selection of potential projects
• Development of industry partnerships and collaboration with industry partners
• Fulfilling responsibilities as defined in the Academic Employees Collective Agreement
• Bachelor’s degree in Indigenous Studies or related field
• Demonstrated competencies in traditional Indigenous knowledge are honoured and valued and will contribute to meeting the preferred credential requirements
• The successful candidate will be First Nations, Métis or Inuit with lived experience of Indigenous world views, cultures, and values and strong ties to First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit communities. Experience either coordinating Indigenous learning or teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
• Experience in supporting applied research and writing grants is an asset
• Experience with curriculum development is an asset
• Knowledge and experience of computer systems (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and educational technologies (e.g. learning management systems) is an asset
• Demonstrated exceptional presentation, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
• Ability to relate to learners and providing a positive learning environment to students working at different skill levels including international students and students requiring accommodation is an asset
• Strong commitment to academic excellence, student success, and ability to support Conestoga’s continuous quality improvement initiatives
Successful applicants will commence employment in August 2022. The vacation period for this position will be scheduled during the Spring semester.