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Cree Cultural Studies Instructor

Job Information
DateMarch 22, 2017
TypeFull Time
CompanyUniversity College of the North
Salary$31.40 to $46.64 - Per Hour
LocationThe Pas, MB
CategoryEducation / Teaching - K-12 and other training
ClientUniversity College of the North
Contact Information


Cree Cultural Studies Instructor

Faculty of Arts, Business and Science
Classification: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor
Full Time Regular Position
The Pas, Manitoba

University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve. Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Aboriginal learners and mature students.

The Position: University College of the North (UCN), Manitoba’s newest post-secondary institution invites applications for a full time tenure track position in its Aboriginal and Northern Studies Program Area (ANS) at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor within the Faculty of Arts, Business and Science. Responsibilities for this position include teaching, research, and community service. Experience in program development and delivery of courses in Aboriginal cultures will be essential to this position. The primary duties of this position are to assist with the development of the Cree cultural programming and curriculum. The successful candidate will teach the existing Cree culture courses and will lead the development of the Cree culture curriculum, and provide expertise and collegial contributions to the Faculty of Arts, Science and Business, students, and faculty in area of Aboriginal language and culture.


  • M.A. in Aboriginal studies or related area, PhD preferred.
  • The ability to speak the Cree language is a desirable attribute
  • Experience in development and delivery of Aboriginal cultural programming
  • Experience in both oratory and linguistic approaches to Cree language instruction would be beneficial Demonstrated traditional knowledge in the area of specialization will be given consideration
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills Strong organizational skills
  • Strong self-management skills Effective interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and deal with issues specific to Aboriginal learners and mature students in northern Manitoba
  • Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal culture

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Applicants must provide a cover letter, résumé, references and transcripts with their application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate on their résumé how they meet the qualifications.

Representative Workforce (formerly employment equity) is a factor in the selection process. Preference will be given to Aboriginal candidates. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or résumé if they are from any of the following groups: Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, or women and men in non-traditional roles. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Competition Number: 17-019
Closing Date: April 14, 2017

Salary Range:  $31.40 to $46.64 hourly, plus remoteness allowance

Apply to:  University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 3000
The Pas MB R9A 1M7
Fax: (204) 623-4414
Email: (preferred format)

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation (Manitoba).

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