Indigenous Social Service Work Professor

of Applied Arts and Technolgy
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Indigenous Social Service Work Professor

Post by centennialcollege » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:45 pm

School of Community and Health Studies

Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.

Classification: Full time Faculty – teaching Winter / Summer semesters
Salary Range: As per Academic Collective Agreement
Location: Ashtonbee Campus

Position Summary:

We are seeking a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit (FNMI) Indigenous Social Worker to join our Social Service Worker Program within the Community Services Department (School of Community and Health Studies). Guided by our Indigenous Strategic Framework and Centennial College’s commitment to embrace the Truth and Reconciliation Report and its Calls to Action, this Professor will both teach in the Social Service Worker Program, as well as support faculty within the Community Services Department with the process of decolonizing / indigenizing of curriculum and pedagogy.


In addition to teaching courses in the Social Service Worker Program, the successful candidate will be expected to:
• Support the decolonizing / indigenizing curriculum review process of the Social Service Worker program
• Contribute as a subject matter expert to support faculty, both in the Social Service Worker Program as well as other programs within the Community Services Department, in building their capacity to teach from an anti-colonial lens
• Use effective interpersonal communication skills with students, faculty, management, colleagues from other colleges and universities, community members and other professionals in internal and external educational and practice settings
• Provide and promote a respectful and supportive environment based on the principles of inclusion, equity and diversity
• Work effectively in a team-based work environment, including inter-professional teams
• Conduct scholarly applied research
• Write research and grant proposals
• Supervise the work of students and external industry partners in research projects
• Create and engage students to maintain a positive teaching and learning environment
• Use a variety of appropriate and evidence-based teaching/learning strategies
• Incorporate academic technology effectively to enhance and support student learning
• Evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes using a variety of academic assessment strategies and approaches and provide regular feedback
• Develop, revise and adapt appropriate learning resources for students
• Critically examine learning materials and classroom instructional practice for discriminatory bias or barriers
• Provide academic support to students as part of regularly scheduled office hours
• Contribute as a subject matter expert to support curriculum development and revision
• Contribute as a subject matter expert with current knowledge of issues and trends related to social service work and social work in a global environment, to support curriculum development and revision
• Remain current in technical knowledge and instructional delivery techniques
• Participate in reflective practice for continuing learning and development
• Attends meetings, maintains records of student grades/assessments, and participates in meetings and activities pertinent to faculty responsibilities

• Masters of Social Work is required
• Eligibility for membership to Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is required
• Minimum of 5 years clinical practice experience in social service/social work required
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching or training adults, with demonstrated teaching in SSW diploma programs and/or undergraduate social work programs
• Must be of Indigenous ancestry (i.e. First Nations - Status and Non Status, Metis and Inuit)
• Advanced grounding in Anti-Colonial Theory and Anti-Oppressive Practice, as well as strong understanding of historical and contemporary Indigenous ways of knowing
• Experience delivering Indigenous knowledge to groups as well as experience communicating across cultures
• Demonstrated experience in course or learning materials development
• Knowledge of adult education principles and the role of learning outcomes, instructional approaches and evaluation techniques to be used
• Evidence of scholarly work including publications, conference presentations, and research projects
• Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including inter-professional collaboration and education
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams
• Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion to meet the needs of our diverse students, staff and college community.

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"Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post-secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer."

When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by December 14, 2018 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #18-F-115. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

COMPETITION # 18-F-115 POSTING DATE: November 23, 2018 EXPIRY DATE: December 14, 2018

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