Job Posting -12-Month Part-Time (80%) Lecturer in Digital Pedagogies & Indigenous Teacher Education

UBC Faculty of Education
NITEP (Indigenous Teacher Education Program)

12-Month Part-Time (80%) Lecturer in Digital Pedagogies &Indigenous Teacher Education

NITEP – UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program – invites applications for a 12-Month Part-time (80%) Lecturer position (one-year term) to support program delivery and expand digital learning opportunities in NITEP, as well as to contribute to the re-design of teacher education coursework that supports online and blended learning practices and pedagogies, which attend to Indigenous knowledges in online learning environments. As a culturally grounded and innovative teacher-educator, the successful applicant will contribute to Indigenous education in areas that include: Indigenous teacher education, social justice, curriculum and pedagogy, and enhancing Indigenous students’ learning experience.

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in working in Indigenous communities and with Indigneous students and partners. The candidate should also demonstrate expertise in Indigenous knowledges in online environments, theory and practices in Indigenous education, strong knowledge and practices that bring together innovative classroom design and technology, and experience teaching online and in blended learning formats using instructional technology platforms and/or social media. It is expected that half of the appointment (40%) will consist of coordination duties for the Cariboo Field Center located in the Williams Lake area and the remaining appointment (40%) will include UBC-Vancouver on-campus responsibilities. The successful applicant will be expected to travel to the Cariboo area on a regular basis.

An 80% Lecturer position in the Faculty of Education carries an annual workload of 24 credits including teaching (and/or teaching related duties) and service. The successful candidate is expected to: (a) coordinate Cariboo Field Center activities related to teaching, supervising educational placements, academic and cultural supports, and liaise with community partners; (b) teach up to 6.0 credits of EDUC 440: Aboriginal Education in Canada in 11-month BE program; (c) design and develop BEd coursework for online/blended learning delivery (equivalent to 6.0 credits of workload); and (d) assist NITEP Director with the design and development of Digital Mentor activities.

We therefore seek candidates with documented prior experience in teacher education in Indigenous education and experience in teaching, curriculum development, and program coordination in both face-to-face and online learning environments. Candidates should be enthusiastic about team-based approaches to the proposed work and have excellent pedagogical and communicative skills relevant to the design of digital contexts for teaching and learning. A Master’s degree in a relevant field is required. Other qualificatons include familiarity with the BC school system and UBC’s teacher education program, and the ability to work in a self- directed and collaborative manner with other professionals in the community and post-secondary setting.

Applicants should send a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching-leadership interests or philosophy; evidence of teaching, mentoring, and/or curriculum development and program coordination experience; and the names of three referees.

This is a one-year term appointment. The start date for the position is August 01st, 2018. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please send applications in the format of one bookmarked PDF file and sent electronically to Associate Dean of Indigenous Education and Director of NITEP, Dr. Jan Hare, at indigenous.education@ubc.ca.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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