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Call Out for Volunteers: NAISA 2017 Conference

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Organizers for the NAISA conference at UBC, June 22-24, are seeking volunteers for the following:

  • Prepare registration packages
  • Manage the registration desk
  • Monitor the conference rooms and help set up audio-visual equipment
  • Support social events (gala dinner, opening cocktail)
  • Act as “floaters” – walk around the conference venue and answer participants’ questions and guide them to their rooms

Volunteers who commit to more than 5 hours of work can attend the conference for free while not assisting as a volunteer. Typical registration costs are $140 for non-members of NAISA.

If interested, send your dates of availability before and during the conference to naisaconference2017@gmail.com.

For more information, please see: http://naisa2017.arts.ubc.ca/call-for-volunteers/

Senior Coordinator, Research, FNHA, due: May 12th, 2017

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Region Corporate Office
Location VC100 – Park Royal
City West Vancouver
Province British Columbia [BC]
Country Canada [CA]
Organization Summary The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry.

Title 1047 Senior Coordinator, Research
Employee Class Temporary
Job Duration 1 Year Term
Position Summary This position may be the next career step that you have been looking for! As a Senior Coordinator, Research you will coordinate research projects and teams, and collect, analyse and interpret data. Your extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research along with your experience working with First Nations will be an asset to this team!

As the Senior Coordinator, Research, you will be responsible for the implementation and management of a province wide research project aimed at screening First Nations individuals and communities at risk of chronic kidney disease. This project is part of a national research study, Can-SOLVE CKD Network, which will be run in several provinces over five years. This position will provide specialized expertise in managing the BC portion of a large scale, multi-year research project.

Primary Responsibilities • Responsible for the overall management and implementation of a province wide research project aimed at screening First Nations individuals and communities at risk of chronic kidney disease, in collaboration with the national project team
• Provides specialized expertise in managing the BC portion of a large scale, multi-year research project.
• Responsible for preparing and submitting ethics applications to Research Ethics Boards, as well as other institutions as required, as well as any necessary updates or amendments
• Participates in the recruitment of First Nations communities to participate in the screening initiative
• Assist in community outreach and engagement in accordance with ethical research guidelines and appropriate clinical research practices, travel to rural and remote First Nations communities may be required: travel to First Nations communities in BC will be required.
• Performs literature reviews, performs analysis and makes recommendations to the national project team and Manager on subjects pertaining to the research project
• Acts as resource person to facilitate meetings, communicates with stakeholders, interprets and independently responds to queries regarding the study
• Performs secretariat duties, including planning meetings and agendas, prepare briefings and coordinating travel, accommodations and training for screening teams.
• Supports external engagement with First Nations communities related to knowledge governance and exchange, including preparation and shipping of supporting materials, presenting information, supporting travel, conducting analysis, and reporting information resulting from engagements internally and externally.
• Assisting the screening team with data collection procedures when required, and collating and aggregating study data on a regular basis.
• Responsible for management of data storage in an ethical and secure manner and updating the Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
• Assist with summarizing data and providing reports to both the local and national study teams and will assist with coordinating future data linkages with local administrative datasets.
• Manages assigned projects, proactively anticipates and resolves complex issues or delays and exercises judgment in escalating sensitive or challenging issues to management.
• Participates in regional advisory and national project team meetings as required; providing presentations and ensuring the team is kept up to date on project progress and issues, some travel regionally and nationally is required.
• Ensures project activities are conducted within budget and according to the established project timelines
• Maintain effective working relationships with project stakeholders and participating First Nations communities
• Provide coordinating support to Can-SOLVE Network up to two days a week. Up to one day a week these duties will be performed at the Can-SOLVE office in downtown Vancouver.
Qualifications Education
• A Bachelor’s degree in health services research with a focus on Indigenous Peoples health and wellbeing or in a health related specialty area such as in the social sciences, nursing, population/public health, epidemiology, or related disciplines.
• A Master’s degree would be an asset
• A background in nursing and/or experience in clinical research is desirable
• Recent and relevant experience (4-6 years or more) working in a health services research environment or appropriate combination of education and experience.
• Completed TCPS-CORE training in the ethical conduct of human researchExperience
• Demonstrable project management skills in leading and/or supporting research projects
• Extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research
• Experience working with First Nations
• Experience with research involving Indigenous communities in a cultural safe manner
• Experience in promoting best practices in Indigenous health research and assist researchers with engaging and collaborating with communities in respectful and meaningful ways
• Experience in knowledge translation and presentation to communities, clinicians, researchers, and decision-makers is highly desirable
• Experience working in a fast paced and evolving environment with a concentration in health
• Experience in the use of software such as Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel
• Experience with research involving chronic kidney disease considered a strong asset
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Knowledge of First Nations health issues and the healthcare system in British Columbia
• Knowledge of research tools, program design and evaluation techniques.
• Knowledge of Indigenous research methods, ethics and cultural safety
• Knowledge of OCAP® principles
• Knowledge of population health and First Nations perspective on health and wellness
• Knowledge of population-based preventive and treatment interventions is highly desirable
• Knowledge of the First Nations Health Authority and the First Nations Information Governance Centre an asset
Competencies • Awareness – Thorough knowledge of the current First Nations health governance landscape in BC.
• Leadership –Influencing, motivating, and inspiring others through direct and indirect means to accomplish organizational objectives including people and partnership development in a manner consistent with the 7 Directives, Shared Values, and Wellness Operating Principles. Able to champion change, in partnership with others, by living the First Nations perspective of health and wellness.
• Decision making – Uses sound judgment to make good decisions based on information gathered and analyzed. Considers all pertinent facts and alternatives before deciding on the most appropriate action. Commits to decision.
• Problem solving – Analyzes problem by gathering and organizing all relevant information. Identifies cause and effect relationships. Comes up with appropriate solutions with minimal supervision.
• Teamwork/collaboration – Strong interpersonal skills. Interacts with people effectively. Able and willing to share and receive information. Collaborates within the group and across groups. Supports group decisions. Puts group goals ahead of own goals.
• Adaptability – Adapts to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs. Able to effectively deal with change and diverse people.
• Planning/Organizing – Proactively plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives. Sets priorities and schedules activities. Allocates and uses resources properly.
• Work standards – Sets and maintains high professional and performance standards. Pays close attention to detail, accuracy, quality and ensures follow through.
• Motivation – Displays energy and enthusiasm in approaching the job. Commits to putting in additional effort. Maintains high level of productivity. Self-directed.
• Initiative – Takes action to influence events. Generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, suggests innovations, does more than required.
• Integrity – Shares complete and accurate information. Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures. Meets own commitments.
• Reliability – Takes personal responsibility for job performance. Completes work in a timely and consistent manner. Sticks to commitments and reports back on status of assigned tasks.
• Communication – Strong written and oral communication skills. Expresses ideas succinctly and effectively. Organizes and delivers information appropriately. Listens actively.
• Stress tolerance – Displays emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis. Deals with difficult situations while maintaining performance and professionalism. Seeks support from others when necessary. Uses appropriate coping techniques
Deadline May 12, 2017 at 4:00pm
Organization First Nations Health Authority
Website FNHA Careers Page
Department 8000-Community Health &Wellnss Svcs
Hours per week 37.5
Union Code NonUnion
Reg/Temp Temp (Temporary)
Region Corporate Office

For more information, please see: http://www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us

2017-18 Term Adjunct Position in Gender Studies at Queen’s University, due: May 18th, 2017

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2017-18 Term Adjunct positions – deadline May 18, 2017

Please note that all adjunct advertisements now contain the following citizen of Canada statement and declaration:

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Fall Term

GNDS 120/3.0: Women, Gender, Difference – blended learning class with 1 hour lecture per week – position details

GNDS 360/3.0: Masculinities: Cross-Cultural Perspectives – position details

GNDS 421/6.0: Gender and Poverty – position details

Winter Term

Online version of GNDS 120/3.0: Women, Gender, Difference – position details

The Faculty Recruitment and Support Office provides prospective faculty members with information on life at Queen’s and in the Kingston Community and assists new faculty members and their families with the relocation process. Services are confidential.

For more information, please see: http://queensu.ca/gnds/about-us/employment-opportunities

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Carleton University, due: May 15th, 2017

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Academic unit: Sociology and Anthropology
Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Field of specialization: Sociology
Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
Start date: July 1st, 2017
Applications will be reviewed starting: May 15th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled

About the position:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Sociology. We seek someone who is a specialist in Social Justice and has research expertise, using a social justice approach, in one or more areas, which could include: community-engaged sociology, public sociology, inequality, identity, or political economy.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment. Applicants should have an active research profile, leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, and oriented towards community-engaged research. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness.

The applicant will be expected to teach some core courses in our new Social Justice stream and help develop the stream, which emphasizes experiential and community-engaged learning. These courses include a second year Foundations in Social Justice class, third year courses in Social Justice in Action and in Collective Action and Social Movements, and a fourth year course, Community-Engaged Sociology, which involves research and advocacy in partnership with community groups. A background working with community organizations would be considered an asset. The applicant would also be expected to teach graduate courses in their specific field.

The position can begin July 1, 2017, although a later start date is potentially negotiable.

Application instructions:

Applications should include: 1) a letter of application 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio that contains evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) two writing samples. Applications should be addressed to the Chair, Aaron Doyle, and sent electronically to aaron.doyle@carleton.ca in one single PDF document by May 15, 2017. The candidate should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same e-mail address.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a nationally and internationally reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 28,000 students, 850 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit http://www.carleton.ca/provost.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

For more information, please see: Sociology-and-Anthropology-Sociology-Assistant-Professor

Tenure Stream Position in Indigenous Mental Health, due: May 1st, 2017

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Tenure Stream Position in Indigenous Mental Health

The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) invites applications for a tenure stream position with a specialization in Indigenous Mental Health at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2017.

We seek applicants who have a strong research focus as well as practical expertise in the area of Indigenous Mental Health. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of, or experience in, community-based research, indigenous methodologies and working with indigenous communities. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in clinical or counselling psychology or a related field such as psychology or school psychology by the date of the appointment. Preference will be given to a licensed clinical psychologist or school psychologist. Candidates must have an established record of excellence in research which includes exemplary publications in top disciplinary journals, presentations at conferences and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate must have an ongoing, independent and innovative program of research of sufficient quality to merit nomination for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate a record of excellent teaching as evidenced through teaching accomplishments, evaluations and endorsements submitted as part of the application.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of both core and interdisciplinary curricula within and across programs offered in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. They will also contribute to the development an innovative program of research in mental health and education that combines areas of expertise within the department and fosters collaboration in programs and research activities locally and internationally. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three recent research publications, a teaching dossier (including the results of teaching evaluations or equivalent evidence of teaching excellence), and three confidential letters of reference. Letters of reference should be signed, on official letterhead, and sent directly from the referees to the department via email at aphdchair.oise@utoronto.ca by May 1, 2017. All other application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system at: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700419. Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. To receive full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by the closing date, May 1, 2017.

For more information, please see: 2017-position-indigenous-mental-health

Job for Part-Time Instructor at Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, due: 4:30pm PST, April 19th, 2017

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The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and UBC Continuing Studies invite applications for a part-time instructor position for the award-winning certificate program “Aboriginal Health and Community Administration” (AHCAP) beginning in September 2017.

The course requiring an instructor is “Indigenous Health and Wellness” currently scheduled for September 7-9, 2017 for the face-face instruction at UBC Vancouver, followed by an online component in October and November 2017. The online component entails providing feedback and marking students’ assignments.

In this course, students will learn about the relationship between Aboriginal history and the health status of Aboriginal people and their communities. Students will identify strategies for effective administration of appropriate health care in Indigenous communities. Students will also reflect on their own individual self-care and wellness.

For more information about AHCAP and to download the latest copy of the AHCAP Handbook, please visit http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/ahcap

Required Qualifications

Expertise in Indigenous Health and Wellness

  • Qualified through training and life experience to speak knowledgably about the subject matter
  • In depth knowledge and expertise working with Aboriginal communities
  • Current professional engagement in the field
  • A university degree preferred or similarExperience in adult education
  • Qualified through training and/or life experience to conduct training for adults
  • Competent in creating safe and respectful learning groups
  • Training in Indigenous pedagogy strategies and protocols according to situation, nation and place
  • For face-to-face instruction/facilitation:

o Comfortable leading participants through experiential learning cycle, including set up of the learning activity, encouraging reflection on the learning, generalizing the learning to issues outside the classroom, and applying or practising the learning

o Limits use of presentations or lectures; frames them within the experiential learning cycle (above)

For online instruction/facilitation:
o Dedication to being present to participants’ questions and problems (checking in at LEAST every other day)

o Competent in providing a balance of support and challenge in response to every assignment posting

Computer skills
• Competent in negotiating an online learning management system (e.g., Blackboard Connect)

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to provide clear instructions to adult learners
  • Ability to respond quickly to participants’ questions (or refer them to the administrative staff)
  • How to Apply: Please send an electronic application package including a covering letter that addresses the qualifications along with a current resume to: ahcap.cstudies@ubc.ca

For more information, please see: Course 5 Job posting

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems, due: April 30th, 2017

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The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will commence no later than July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be nominated for a Canada Research Chair at the Tier 2 level (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca).

The appointee to this Chair would be expected to work with colleagues and community partners to develop an innovative research program devoted to investigating effective approaches to improving the health and health care of residents of the Canadian North, especially its Aboriginal population, and other circumpolar regions. This appointment will contribute to the achievement of the School’s vision to be the leading school of public health in Canada, and the University of Alberta’s Institutional Strategic Plan For the Public Good.

The applicant will (a) have a PhD in public health or a cognate discipline; (b) have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in his/her field in the next five years; (c) have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, master’s and doctoral students and future researchers; and (d) be proposing an innovative research program. The applicant must have previous direct experience working with northern and Aboriginal communities, organizations and/or governments. As such, the individual will be expected to spend a significant proportion of his or her time (at least 30%) located in a regional centre in the northern territories.

This successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in establishing a northern presence of the School of Public Health, providing coordination and liaison with northern and Aboriginal organizations and agencies, and promoting a research intensive environment in the North.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Nominees must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination (October 2017). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information regarding eligibility please consult the Canada Research Chairs website: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3.

In addition to pursuing a rigorous program of research, the Chair will also contribute to the teaching and community engagement missions of the School, including graduate teaching and supervision, mentoring of colleagues and trainees, and in the development of initiatives that improve public health in collaboration with communities, organizations, and government agencies.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, a comprehensive benefits package, and relocation assistance. The Chair is appointed for a period of 5 years, renewable for another 5 years.

The University of Alberta School of Public Health is the first in Canada to earn full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. The School has 35 faculty members, over 100 affiliated members in other faculties of the university and external agencies, and over 300 graduate students in MPH, MSc and PhD programs. Our mission is to engage with partners to create knowledge, educate public health professionals and to advance the public’s health. For more information about the School please visit our web site at http://uofa.ualberta.ca/public-health.

Interested applicants are invited to apply online. Please enclose a curriculum vitae, copies of the five most significant publications, the names of three referees, and a letter of interest outlining their accomplishments in research, teaching and community engagement, and plans for the position if appointed to:

Dr. Kim Raine, Associate Dean (Research)
School of Public Health
University of Alberta
3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 1C9

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

For more information and the online portal to apply, please see: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A109132223/