Tenure Track Associate Professor, Program Director- Indigenous Studies (University of Victoria): Due February 23, 2018

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Associate Professor

Program Director, Indigenous Studies


Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities seeks a Program Director to provide leadership for the newly formed undergraduate Major in Indigenous Studies. Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies; the successful applicant will serve as Director for a fixed period of 5 years.


The Faculty of Humanities is seeking an outstanding scholar to provide leadership for the new Major in Indigenous Studies and the existing Minor in Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will have:

  • a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or a related Humanities discipline with teaching and research expertise in Indigenous Studies;
  • demonstrable leadership experience or the potential to take on a leadership position that is committed to student success, community relationship building, and program growth;
  • a research record in Indigenous research methodologies premised on collaborative and principled engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities;
  • evidence of teaching excellence that is grounded in Indigenous pedagogies and practices;
  • a commitment to supervise and mentor students in order to support their success.


Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.uvic.ca/opportunities/faculty-librarian/current/HUMS%20250-066.php

Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Leddy!

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Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Leddy on the successful defense of her Ph.D. dissertation: “Starting from now, learning to see: Introducing pre-service teachers to the process of Indigenous education through a phenomenological art inquiry”.

Dr. Leddy is now an Instructor in Indigenous Education (tenure track) with the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia.


Assistant Professor, Full-time tenure track- Social Development Studies, (Renison University College): Review of applications begins January 22, 2018

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Renison University College at the University of Waterloo on the territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples invites applications for a tenure track position in the department of Social Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected appointment date is July 1, 2018. Applicants to this position must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and a PhD in an area related to at least one of the program’s five interdisciplinary specializations:

Cultural Diversity, Education, Individual Well-Being and Development, Social Policy and Social Action, Social Work

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates with a strong connection to Indigenous community or expertise in Indigenous studies. Further information about the Social Development Studies program is available at: waterloo.ca/socialdevelopment-studies/

Affiliated with the University of Waterloo since 1959, Renison University College is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Faculty members at Renison are direct employees of Renison University College and participate in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits plans. More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison. Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. All applications will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/47291.

Please include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, and a brief outline of current and proposed program of research. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded and directed to Dr. Hsiao d’Ailly, Chair of Social Development Studies. Review of applications will begin on Jan 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor, Community & Public Health Promotion (Rhode Island College): Open until filled

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Position Summary: The Health and Physical Education Department at Rhode Island College invites a creative and engaged scholar to join its dynamic team. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused on improving population health through development and implementation of evidence based community and public health promotion and disease prevention efforts. The candidate must possess a strong commitment to educating and mentoring students.

Utilizing an interdisciplinary and experiential learning approach, the fast growing Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Wellness program of study attracts a diverse array of students who are highly motivated and eager to engage with program faculty and other leaders in the field of community and public health. Major requirements include core courses in community health, program planning, health education and health promotion, epidemiology, biology, nutrition, social and global health perspectives, along with health and interdisciplinary concentration electives. Students complete a practicum and a full-semester internship experience in a community and public health setting. Graduate study includes a M.Ed. in Health Education, school nurse teacher certification pathway, and a new initiative for advanced study in population based community and public health promotion.

This position is specifically targeted to a candidate who can assist with advancing the department’s mission of improving health outcomes and quality of life through preparation of future practitioners and leaders in the community and public health promotion field. Other responsibilities include contributing to robust partnership initiatives between the B.S. in Community Health and Wellness program and community organizations, sustaining interdisciplinary relationships across the college, and advising graduate and undergraduate students.

We are seeking applicants with a commitment to teaching, mentoring and research. This candidate will add to the department’s strengths, bring leadership to the discipline and ensure programs are meeting the changing needs of the community and public health profession. Join a forward-thinking and collegial department where students, faculty and staff work and learn together.

Required Qualifications  

  • Education: Doctoral Degree in Community and/or Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education or a related field. ABD will be considered.
  • Experience: Three years of successful community and/or public health, health promotion, or related experience; demonstrated record of leadership.

Go to Job Posting at https://employment.ric.edu/postings/3375  for additional information regarding: Essential Duties, Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities, Preferred Qualifications, etc.


Assistant Professor- Child and Youth Care, Faculty of Human and Social Development (University of Victoria): Deadline May 4, 2018

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

The School of Child and Youth Care invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track), effective or January 1, 2019, or as negotiated.

Required qualifications include:

  • Doctoral degree in a related field (doctoral candidates will be considered)
  • Scholarly expertise in the area of child, youth, family and community studies
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues facing Indigenous children, youth, families and communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to Indigenous pedagogies and methodologies
  • Professional practice experience with Indigenous children; parents/caregivers; families; and communities
  • Strong record of research and scholarship evidenced by research grants received, publications, presentations and work in progress
  • Evidence of effective teaching (i.e. course evaluation data, testimonials, and other forms of documentation) and competence in using diverse modalities, including: distance and distributed learning, on-campus teaching, and experiential learning
  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing the impact of settler colonialism on Indigenous children, youth, families and communities and on human/social services in Canadian and/or global contexts

Closing date: May 4, 2018

For more information and to submit applications: https://www.uvic.ca/opportunities/faculty-librarian/current/CHIL%20240-083.php

Facilitators Needed for Indigenous Cultural Safety Trainings (Ongoing)

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Vancouver Coastal Health’s Aboriginal Health team has been providing Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) trainings for staff and physicians for the past year and a half. These are in person and interactive trainings that consistently receive very high feedback. We are looking to expand our team of contract facilitators to meet the growing demand. The commitment is 5 hours per training; you decide how many a month would work for your schedule. We also hold a monthly Facilitator’s Circle to support the work and growth process that would be required. It is agreed among the current facilitators that as Indigenous people facilitating these trainings is a very healing journey.
If you have facilitating experience, are Indigenous and are looking for rewarding, well paid work, send me a little write up about yourself, your experience, and what draws you to answer this call.
Please contact Jennifer-Lee Koble for more information:   jenniferlee.koble@vch.ca

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Starts January 30th 2018

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The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia will once again offer the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education starting January 30th, 2018. 
Please share with colleagues, educators, staff, community members, students or others, the information on the updated and revised MOOC offering.
This is a free 6 week course supporting professional and personal learning for advancing Indigenous perspectives and reconciliation in community, education, and work contexts. It runs asynchronous, which means you view materials and engage in the course at your own pace. There are many exemplars from Canada, Australia, the US, and New Zealand.