Day: August 6, 2016

Call for Abstracts – WIPCE Conference in Toronto. Due: Aug 31st, 2016

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The World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) 2017 will be hosted by  Six Nations Polytechnic and Tap Resources on July 24th – July 29th, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The deadline for abstract submissions is August 31st, 2016.

Six Nations Polytechnic and TAP Resources are excited to host the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education – the most prestigious Indigenous education event the world has to offer!

We are very grateful to the Native Hawaiian Education Association, WIPCE 2014 host, for their kindness, generosity, wisdom and most of all, their friendship as we transition to 2017.

Our team is working hard to plan an exceptional experience that showcases Indigenous peoples of this territory and beyond, with assistance from Tourism Toronto, sponsors and community partners.

Please check our website frequently for news, updates, and more! http://www.wipce2017.com/

Let the adventure begin – We look forward to sharing an exciting and unforgettable experience with you in Toronto, 2017!

Assistant or Associate Professor of History of First Nations and Indigenous Art and Cultural Practices – Art History Department, UBC. Due: Oct 2, 2016

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Assistant or Associate Professor in the History of First Nations and Indigenous Art and Cultural Practices
Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver Campus

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the field of historical and contemporary First Nations and Indigenous Art and Cultural Practices. Scholars with any research specialization in First Nations / Indigenous North American studies are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be an active scholar in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field.

Applicants must have a PhD (or have successfully defended their dissertation) in art history or a related discipline by the position start date. They are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and to demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be required to teach the history of Indigenous arts from the Pacific Northwest and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision and service.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program offers a diploma, BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and partners with departmental programs in Visual Art and in Critical and Curatorial Studies (www.ahva.ubc.ca). This position presents the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program, the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, the Museum of Anthropology, the Peter A. Allard School of Law, and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. In addition there is an active community of Indigenous artists working in Vancouver.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/) and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper; evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness; and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email to: ahva.head@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 400-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada.

The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2017.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by September 30, 2016. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job – Field Education Coordinator, at UBC School of Social Work. Due: Aug 9, 2016

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University of British Columbia 96 reviewsVancouver, BC

The incumbent works with the Chair of Field Education to plan, organize, develop and administer the process for field placement practica for BSW and MSW students. Key responsibilities include arranging field education placement; meeting placement selection deadlines; communicating and consulting with agencies, students and faculty liaisons/faculty related to field education, developing field education policies and procedures and manuals.

Organizational Status

The incumbent reports to the Director of the School of Social Work and the Chair of Field Education. All support staff report to the Administrator. The incumbent interacts and communicates with faculty members, students, staff, external professional social work agencies, and departmental offices of the Faculty of Arts, and other academic and administrative units on campus as required.

Work Performed

The incumbent:
– ensures, in conjunction with the Chair, that deadlines are met both for finding a sufficient number of appropriate placements for students and ensuring that students have secured placements in a timely manner.
– processes, reviews, and assesses applications by agencies and organizations and makes recommendations for affiliation as a field placement.
– plans and organizes appropriate events for field instructors, field liaisons, and students, such as orientation sessions and recognition events.
– researches, identifies, develops and recommends opportunities for placements
– conducts placement site visits to ensure placement adherence to field education standards.
– develops curricula and materials, e.g., manual, learning contract, evaluations, which appropriately reflect the objectives and standards of field education as well as the learning experiences needed to prepare students for social work practice.
– develops, in conjunction with the Chair, appropriate policy and practice standards and the corresponding manuals which clearly outline procedures in field education.
– develops educational opportunities between the faculty, agencies, and field instructors.
– communicates with stakeholders and disseminates information.
– provides ongoing consultation to the three stakeholder groups: agencies, students, and faculty liaisons/faculty.
– provides individual consultation to students, as required.
– supports and consults with field liaisons in an ongoing manner throughout the academic year.
– ensures evaluations of all components of the field education process are completed and on file.
– oversees the keeping of records on student placements, agency affiliations as well as managing and tracking information and processes related to field education.
– sits on the Practice Education committee of the College of Health Disciplines
– performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

The incumbent works under general direction and in consultation with the Chair of Field Education.

Supervision Given

May oversee and direct work of employees in lower classification.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

This position interacts directly with students, the academic community and the professional social work community within the Lower Mainland on issues of practica and directly affects the reputation of the School. Incorrect or inappropriate decisions may adversely affect student progress and the credibility of the School of Social Work.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Bachelor of Social Work required and Masters of Social Work preferred. Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of relevant social work practice experience required. The incumbent must have a good understanding of the professional social work community within the Lower Mainland and be aware of current social work practice and policy trends. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate in a clear, attentive, polite, culturally sensitive, diplomatic, ad tactful manner. Ability to deal with people in a courteous, calm manner. Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of people. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with faculty, staff, students, community partners, and general public. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Good policy interpretation and implementation skills. Ability to effectively use MS Office at an intermediate level(e.g., Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel). Ability to use database software.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.