PROFESSOR, Indigenous Studies

of Applied Arts and Technology
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Sarnia, Ontario
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PROFESSOR, Indigenous Studies

Post by LambtonHR » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:01 pm

About Lambton College
Lambton College is a national leader in education, training, and applied research. For more than 50 years, the College has worked to align programs with the needs of industry by expanding student capacity for experiential learning opportunities. With an expanding roster of more than 90 diploma, certificate and degree programs, Lambton College is able to offer students a diverse range of flexible learning options, including a broad selection of programs and courses that incorporate elements of classroom, mobile, hybrid and accelerated educational alternatives.

Much of the College’s continued success can be attributed to career-focused programming, exceptional faculty and world-class facilities such as the Fire School, and the recently renovated Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio Industrial Technologies. In addition to opening two new buildings: the NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre, and a new Athletics & Fitness Complex, Lambton’s work in applied research, technology, health, international programming, social projects, and new sectors such as esports, continues to exceed expectations. Currently, Lambton College ranks #3 in Canada for Applied Research.

Beyond helping the College prepare talented, job-ready graduates, these growing initiatives have also solidified Lambton College’s position as a national leader in providing an outstanding post-secondary education and a well-rounded student experience to more than 13,000 students from 20 countries around the world. Much work has also been done to ensure the College environment is welcoming and supportive to Indigenous learners, and this focus has resulted in a 40 per cent increase in Indigenous students on campus since 2012.

Lambton College is located on the beautiful homeland that is the traditional territory of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa First Nations. It has two main campuses in Sarnia, and boasts a global reputation for creating a professional, supportive, and innovative environment for all those who choose to study, train, collaborate, or work there.

About the Position
Become a valued member of our Faculty at Lambton College and discover a rewarding way to leverage your professional expertise. Part coach, part teacher, part mentor and 100% advocate for your students, you will provide a dynamic learning environment where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. You will utilize a variety of instructional techniques and delivery methods to bring our curriculum to life for your students. At Lambton College we are moving forward with focus. As a member of our faculty, you’re in a position to make it happen.

The incumbent reports to the Director, Teaching and Learning Commons. Salary range for this position is as per the Academic Collective Agreement - $65,250 to $113,115.

This position is part of Lambton College’s response to the Calls to Action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report, and as part of our commitment to Indigenous Education, preference will be given to qualified Indigenous Peoples including First Nations (status or non-status), Metis & Inuit, in accordance with the special programs provisions of the Human Rights Code.

Specific Accountabilities
The Indigenous Studies Professor works as a member of the Teaching and Learning Commons Team and:
• Collaborates with Lambton College’s Indigenous Student Centre and Indigenous Education Council to support development of programming that reflects indigenous knowledge, context and worldviews.
• Fosters sustainable practices for indigenization of programming including development of land-based and/or intergenerational and/or multimodal learning activities appropriate to a course or program.
• Assists in research and leads focus groups to advance indigenization of program delivery including, delivery of presentations and/or documents to inform learning and knowledge.
• Actively participates in developing and modifying curriculum and in various committees.
• Employs best practices from across the college system, and maintains currency in your field through consultation with business and industry.
• Collaborates with your teaching team to ensure quality program delivery and student experiences.

Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A Graduate degree or equivalent, in a related discipline (i.e. – Education, Indigenous Studies). Experience applying Indigenous pedagogy and epistemologies. Experience supporting the integration of Indigenous pedagogy and practices into curriculum. Working closely with stakeholders across the institution to assist in building capacity in indigenous ways of knowing. Applying curriculum processes while, adhering to standards that promote quality and innovation. Effective project management abilities.

Must demonstrate teaching and/or training experience with evidence of demonstrated application of adult learning principles and teaching/assessment methodologies, curriculum design, and development is preferred.

Must demonstrate experience working with Indigenous communities and/or strong ties to Indigenous communities in southwestern Ontario.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, capable of working independently, function well in a team environment, and have superior interpersonal communication, team building, leadership, and computer skills.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for teaching and a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student engagement, student success, scholarly activity, and campus citizenship. They must be able to relate effectively to a wide variety of learners. The successful candidate will be able to think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. The successful candidate will be a person who demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and has a high standard of professional integrity.

Application Information and Instructions

All candidates selected for an interview will be required to present on a topic related to the position during the interview process.

APPLY AT: under “About us…Employment at Lambton”

DATE OF POSTING: 2019 12 13 CLOSING DATE: open until filled

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required under Lambton College’s Employment Accommodation Policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

In support of a diverse and inclusive college community, Lambton College welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

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