Professor, Indigenous Studies

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Title Professor, Indigenous Studies
Job ID 18F-1037
Campus/Site Newnham
Job Classification Faculty
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Associate Dean, Student Services and Indigenous Education, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students.

As a part of Seneca’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, this position will be aligned to assist the College in contributing to Education for Reconciliation and more specifically addressing the need to integrate Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum and classrooms.

Program Area/Level:
The Professor will develop and teach Indigenous Studies and works as part of the First Peoples@Seneca team.
Responsibilities •The Professor will develop and teach Indigenous Studies and works as part of the First Peoples@Seneca team.
•Provides updates on the Indigenous Education Plan and builds relations with other Indigenous Academics at others institutions.
•Leads curriculum development for the new degree as well as planning and evaluation.
•Responsible for providing academic leadership and course curriculum, and creating an effective learning environment for students through designing, revising and updating of courses.
•Consults with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting bodies, potential employers and students.
•Defines, evaluates and validates course objectives and specifies or approves learning approaches and necessary resources.
•Develops individualized instruction and multimedia presentations where applicable, focusing on experiential and project-based learning.
•Selects or approves textbooks and learning materials.
•Teaches assigned courses including ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
•Carries out regularly scheduled instruction and provides tutoring and academic counselling to students.
•Provides a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources, work experiences and field trips.
•Evaluates student progress and achievement and assumes responsibility for the assessment of students’ work within assigned courses.
•Provides guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors’ teaching assignments.
•Participates in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.
•Occasionally may be called upon to contribute to other areas ancillary to the role of Professor, such as student recruitment and selection, timetabling, and facility design, professional development and control of supplied and equipment.
•May be required to teach at other campuses as needed.
Qualifications The successful candidate must be of FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Intuit) descent and be actively and meaningfully connected to an indigenous community. Upon application, candidates will be provided an opportunity to meet with the Associate Dean, Student Services and Indigenous Education.

•A minimum of a completed Master’s Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Indigenous Studies, Social Justice, Education or related field. If education is in a related field, state how it is relevant.

•A minimum of three (3) years’ teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
•A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with/in/ for an Indigenous community setting.

•Demonstrated ability to teach Indigenous issues to non-indigenous students.
•Demonstrated research skills with industry connections.
•Connection to the Indigenous community in the Greater Toronto Area.
•Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical processes.
•Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able staff and student population is requisite, as is an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.
•Ability to convey conceptual and practical aspects of subjects to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles.
•Commitment to a team approach for problem solving and conflict resolution.
Required Date ASAP
Posting Date May 22, 2018
Closing Date Open until filled
To Apply
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format.
Note: Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. New employees will be required to demonstrate the Faculty Basic Competencies by the end of their probationary period. Proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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