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Jobs – Graduate Work Learn at The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication. Due:

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The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is hiring for the 2017-18 academic year. These Work Learn positions have been posted on CareersOnline and will close on August 13, 2017. 
 
Position Title: WL W17 Peer Writing Consultant
CareersOnline Job ID: 839394
Hourly Wage: $20.60
 
Consultants with the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) have the opportunity to serve the UBC student body in a number of ways. Writing Consultants primarily work with students, one-on-one or in small groups, to provide support specific to writing and academic communication. However, the role can also include developing and leading workshops, providing embedded support within a classroom, working with UBC Library and the Chapman Learning Commons team to develop online modules and resources, and promoting the service to students and faculty members alike. For successful graduate student applicants, the role may also include leading panels on thesis and dissertation writing and assisting at Thesis Boot Camp and other special events. 
 
The CWSC serves students from all disciplines and programs, and is a welcoming and inclusive space in which students can ask questions and share their work on their journeys to becoming stronger writers. A good writing consultant is flexible, curious, and comes into each interaction without preconceived notions about a student or their learning and writing process. They understand and value the role of writing as both a form of communication and a learning tool, and are open to the forms it takes across campus. They desire collaboration with peers and students and are actively looking for ways to grow.
 
For more information, please contact the Program Manager, Rebecca Shaw, at rebecca.shaw@ubc.ca.
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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.

Funding – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: 3 new fellowships. Due: March 1, 2017.

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The American Philosophical Society Library is pleased to announce three new fellowships under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that may be of interest to members of this community.

 

These opportunities are for scholars at various stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. Each fellowship provides a stipend and travel funds. The application deadline is March 1, 2017 and all materials must be submitted online. Full details can be found in the links bellow:

 

Long-Term Predoctoral Fellowship Due: March 1st, 2017

  • 12-month fellowship intended for an advanced PhD student. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

 

Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship Due March 1st, 2017

 

  • 12-month fellowship for post-doctoral scholars at any stage of their careers. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

 

Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) Fellowships Due March 1st, 2017

  • Short-term fellowships aimed to encourage Digital Knowledge Sharing among scholars of the history, culture, and languages of Indigenous people of North America. Open to individuals working on Native American and Indigenous topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects.

 

The deadline for all three of these fellowships is March 1st, 2017 and the person of contact for these fellowships is Abby Shelton, ashelton@amphilsoc.org.

Job – F/T Managing Director & P/T Special Events Coordinator with Kwi Awt Stelmexw. Due: Jan 11, 2017

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Hi all. I’m the founder and programming director for Kwi Awt Stelmexw — an arts & education organization based in Vancouver, BC. We’re a Coast Salish non-profit focused on advancing the cultural identity of the Squamish Peoples.

Kwi Awt Stelmexw is building a team of leaders who can make a difference in the Squamish Peoples’ lives — it’s a big job and we’re looking for super passionate, strategic, and dedicated people to make the dreams a reality.

The Squamish Peoples are rising. After decades of dispossession then neglect, the Squamish Peoples are charting their own path forward. Our fundraising campaigns, our language programs, our arts projects, and everything in between is for the betterment of the Squamish Peoples.

At Kwi Awt Stelmexw, you’ll work with a team of engaged, hard-working, and passionate colleagues showing the community and the world what is possible for advancing the cultural identity of the Squamish Peoples, in a flexible, collaborative, and dream-seeking environment. We are hiring for:
F/T Managing Director (6 month contract with potential to renew)
P/T Special Events Coordinator (6 month contract with potential to renew)
Learn more here: https://www.kwiawtstelmexw.com/about/hiring/
The Managing Director is really about finding an operations/manager person to work with me in building this emerging organization. There are very few Coast Salish-run and Coast Salish-focused non-profits in Vancouver and we’re looking to grow our team to support our work. If you could pass this along to help us spread the word, we’d be super grateful. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 5pm.

Please feel free to message me if you or anyone you know is interested in learning more.

Thanks!
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Khelsilem
Programming Director
Kwi Awt Stelmexw
PO Box 57145 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C., V5K 5G6
c: 604-809-6282 | m: 778-987-8809

Dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Due: Jan 6, 2017

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Education. As the chief academic and executive officer of the College, the candidate will possess (a) outstanding scholarly credentials, including recognition as an accomplished academic leader both nationally and internationally; (b) a demonstrated commitment to research, undergraduate and graduate education, outreach, and equal opportunity; (c) a demonstrated ability to attract, retain and advance a diverse and superior faculty, student body, and staff; (d) the capacity to be a visible leader in the State of Illinois on educational issues; (e) outstanding leadership and communication skills to effectively interact with all stakeholders and to be a strong advocate for the College and its mission; and (f) a thorough understanding of financial management and aptitude to generate resources for the College. Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree and have a distinguished record of scholarly research, teaching and service accomplishments commensurate with an appointment at the rank of full professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Dean of the College of Education reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is a senior administrative position with a seat on the Provost’s Council of Deans.

 

This full-time, 12-month appointment has a negotiable start date with salary commensurate with experience. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites letters of nomination or application (letter of interest, resume/CV, and five references). Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.

 

Application Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017.

Applications and Inquiries: Wynne Korr, Search Committee Chair at provostsearches@illinois.edu

Additional information about the University may be obtained from its website, www.illinois.edu.