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Professor in INDIGENOUS (FNMI) Education in Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

University of Manitoba

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in INDIGENOUS (FNMI) Education in Curriculum, Teaching & Learning. Position # 29826

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA – The Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor in the area of Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) Education. The start date for this position is July 1, 2021 or as soon thereafter as possible. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (CTL) is committed to the preparation and professional learning of educators and is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to complement and support our shared vision. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and deliver Indigenous academic programming for our undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in the teaching, advising, research and service activities of the faculty. In addition, the successful candidate will be supported as they develop and sustain strong working relationships with educational, professional and community partners both internal and external to the University. They will also be expected to develop/maintain an independent program of research. At the time of the appointment, applicants must have, or be near the completion of, an earned doctoral degree in Curriculum, Teaching & Learning or a related discipline, as well as expertise in teaching development and research/scholarship in Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Education.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

• significant and sustained experience teaching in K-12 school settings;
• scholarly work that conveys a depth of understanding of the complexities of FNMI (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) education in Canada;
• familiarity with Indigenous languages, histories, and Indigenous ways of being and knowing;
• significant research contributions to one or more of the concentrations in Studies in CTL (cited below); and
• sustained service relationships with educational partners.

The Department of CTL in the Faculty of Education has 22 full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty members who collectively contribute to the following accredited programmes: Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.), Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE), Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The Department of CTL offers the following specializations: Language & Literacy; Second Language Education; and Studies in CTL. A specialization in Studies in Curriculum, Teaching & Learning includes concentrations in: Teacher Professional Learning and Development, First Nations/Metis/Inuit Education, Contemplative Studies in Education, Arts Education (Art, Drama and Music), Educational Technology, Language and Literacy Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Physical Education/Health, Science Education, Second Language Education, and Social Studies Education.

As the oldest university in western Canada, the University of Manitoba is the largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution serving a diverse body of students in Manitoba. The University of Manitoba campuses are located on traditional territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Winnipeg is a city of approximately 800,000 people that combines the amenities of urban life with access to the countryside and to northern lakes and forests (www.tourismwinnipeg.com) and is home to the largest urban Indigenous population in Canada. The city is known for its vibrant arts community, diverse cultural events and world-class entertainment.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Preference will be given to applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit).

Interested candidates should submit 1) concise cover letter referencing position #29826, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research, 5) one piece of academic writing, and 6) the names and contact information for three referees to Dr. Dawn Sutherland, Department Head. Please merge the materials into 1 PDF document and submit via email to: tamara.gillam@umanitoba.ca. The deadline to submit application materials is March 18, 2021. Letters of reference will only be requested of short-listed candidates.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.