Professor - Indigenous Language

Professor - Indigenous Language - AC-F-17-08

Requisition # AC-F-17-08
Job Title Professor - Indigenous Language
Employee Group Academic
Job Type Full-time

Organizational Unit Confederation College -> School of Health/Negahneewin/Community Services

Location Thunder Bay Campus - Thunder Bay, ON CA (Primary)

Position Reports to Dean School of Health & Community Services

In accordance with Confederation College’s core values of respect, caring and openness we are committed to providing our current and future employees with a workplace that is safe, healthy and fair. As such we are fragrance free, fully accessible and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact Human Resources Services at (807) 475-6148 to make appropriate arrangements.

Job Description

• Provide leadership, community relationship building, and teaching expertise in the delivery of Anishinaabemowin, along with a commitment to Indigenous Studies programming;
• Design, develop and deliver courses, labs and/or workshops, in Anishinabemowin across Indigenous Studies programs, and in standalone courses/programs for classroom and through technology enabled learning;
• Engage and motivate students in the classroom, distance learning and workshops, ensuring learner awareness of Anishinaabemowing curriculum, their academic progression and evaluation of learning;
• Actively contribute to the self determination of Indigenous learners and the revitalization of Indigenous languages, specifically, Anishinaabemowin;
• Proactively engage learners about their own progress and success;
• Utilize alternate delivery methods such as video conferencing, online learning and other distributed learning formats to reach learners where they are;
• Provide a learning environment that makes effective use of available resources based on the cooperative learning theory while incorporating a variety of teaching and learning strategies to meet the various learning styles and needs of students, particularly adult learners;
• Evaluate student progress and achievement using a variety of evaluative tools;
• Participate in learning resources selection;
• Participate in and contribute to special events, consultative committees and program and course curriculum design and revision;
• Champion the development of customized training and educational programs in collaboration with public and private sector partners;
• Actively participate as a team member in departmental functions, initiatives and committee work;
• Complete required documentation and record keeping as per Ministry standards;
• Contribute to the ongoing development of Anishinaabemowin and Indigenous Studies programming;
• Coordinating and/or strategic planning responsibilities with Anishinaabemowin programming; and
• Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

A detailed description of responsibilities per the classification definition of Professor is available in the Academic Collective Agreement ( This position involves up to 36 weeks of assigned contact per academic year, and may be in any of three semesters at the College’s discretion, and may include weekend work.

Job Requirements

Candidates must possess the following:

• A Master’s degree in a related professional field, or in Education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
• A minimum of five years of recent work experience in teaching, developing and leading Anishinaabemowin programming in a postsecondary learning environment;
• Significant demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Indigenous people and communities in collaborative and shared models of engagement;
• Demonstrated ability to engage with learners in practical and applied learning models, including land-based, cultural practices that contribute to transformation and social change;
• Knowledge of Indigenous peoples, thorough understanding of Indigenous contexts, and Indigenous movements that influence global change;
• Demonstrated understanding of structures of power that influence Indigenous and Canadian Relations;
• A commitment to education equity to teach diverse student populations and work with colleagues or clients from various backgrounds;
• The ability to maintain and develop community, industry and government contacts; and
• Proven ability to excel in a team environment and a demonstrated commitment to life-long learning.
Ideally the preferred candidate will have:
• Recognized expertise in teaching, developing, facilitating and engaging learners in Indigenous language(s)
• Teaching or training experience at the college, university or corporate level.

The preferred candidate will also have:

• Curriculum and program development experience is desirable, including innovative classroom presentation techniques; and
• Experience with alternate delivery strategies, student success strategies, academic advising, adult learning theories, and educational applications of computer technologies.

The successful applicant will be required to submit a criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening prior to commencement of employment.

In keeping with our strategic plan commitment to fostering Access and Success, Community Prosperity and Institutional Excellence, we encourage applications from persons of Indigenous ancestry.

Salary Range Full-Time Professors/Counsellors - $61,638 to $106,853

Shift Type 8:30am - 4:30pm

Other Shift Type (if applicable)

Hours of Work As per collective agreement

Contract Duration (if applicable)

Category Faculty

Application Deadline 9/3/2017

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Confederation College
Job Location: 
POINT (-89.2476823 48.3808951)
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 16:00
Employment Type: 
Full Time