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Helpers needed – Elders & Knowledge Keepers program

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Indigenous Medicine

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS

Vancouver Coastal Health’s Aboriginal Health Department has a pilot project opportunity! A select few will be given the opportunity to work alongside Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Traditional teachings tell us our Elders & Knowledge Keepers must always have Helpers for safety and so that the knowledge can be passed onto the next generation. We are looking for Indigenous students who would like to be Helpers for our Elders & Knowledge Keepers program.

The Helpers group will start small and then grow as we assess and make adjustments. The pilot project’s initial roll out will contain four adults, eight youth and two Traditional Elders. The adults will commit to a minimum of sixteen hours a month while the youth will commit to a minimum of four hours per month [The hours do have some flexibility].

The work of the Elder & Knowledge Keepers (KK) is very diverse at Vancouver Coastal health as noted below:

  • Use traditional ways to support Indigenous patients with their families in health care settings;
  • Provide cultural support to Indigenous patients and their families in crisis or at times of passing;
  • Provide cultural teachings and guidance at health authority meetings (addictions, mental health, DTES, youth, seniors, maternity, health care education, etc.);
  • Lead and provide cultural support to small groups in health care settings, such as Indigenous youth at the HOpe, or Indigenous seniors in long-term hospital care;
  • Share Indigenous teachings at meetings, conferences and workshops;
  • Provide openings/closings/land acknowledgments for Vancouver Coastal Health conferences/gatherings/events.

Description: Indigenous Medicine – VCH – Student Opportunities

Please contact Shawna.duncan@vch.ca for more information.

 

 

Job – Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus, UBC Vancouver. Due: Aug 15, 2017

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The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor to teach CRWR 220:  Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus.   The successful candidate will teach creative writing across three genres.  CRWR 220 is a 3-hour course (meets once for 3 hours OR twice weekly at 1.5 hours) with a maximum enrolment of 50 students.  This 3-credit course will be scheduled in 2017 Winter session, term 2 (January to April 2018).

 

Requirements:  An MFA degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with a strong record of creative writing credits will be considered as well.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in at least three of the following genres:  fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, radio drama, podcasting, stage play, screen and television, graphics, and storytelling.  Teaching experience at the postsecondary level in the workshop format and strong pedagogical and organizational skills are essential.

 

Applicants are asked to apply through our online application site at http://creativewriting.ubc.ca/program-information/opportunities/adjunct-instructor-indigenous-focus/ with a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

 

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by email to: crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Deadline for applications and recommendation letters: Tuesday August 15, 2017.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job – Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – Faculty of Arts

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The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/ and http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/.

 

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

 

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

 

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit.

 

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

 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (Arts.Headships@ubc.ca) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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