The Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) of McGill’s Faculty of Education invites applications for a fulltime position as Faculty Lecturer in Indigenous Education. Located within the Department’s Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE), this unique opportunity places a McGill Faculty Lecturer in Kujjuuaq, Nunavik to support the long-standing relationship between DISE and Nunavik’s Kativik School Board (KSB). Along with teaching responsibilities in OFNIE’s community-based teacher education program, this position involves establishing a Faculty of Education campus in the North.
In partnership with the Kativik School Board, OFNIE delivers teacher education programs to over 300 Inuit students across 12 communities in Nunavik. With our new satellite campus, McGill’s Faculty of Education is re-investing in its commitment to work in partnership with Inuit educational organizations and related groups to meet the needs of teacher education in the North. Duties performed by the Faculty Lecturer include but are not limited to the following:
- Teach undergraduate courses in OFNIE’s Teacher Education Program;
- Provide support to KSB’s Department of Teacher Education and Research in terms of curriculum design and development, outreach initiatives, and administration, as required;
- Provide support to the Director of the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education in terms of, among other duties, proposal and grant-writing and representing the director, where required, at meetings in Kujjuaaq and other Nunavik communities;
- Oversee the day-to-day operation of the Kujjuuaq Satellite Campus;
- Actively participate in educational initiatives in Kujjuuaq and across Nunavik including those by organized and delivered by Inuit governmental, health and industry entities.
- Promote an active McGill presence in Nunavik and maintain and build partnerships with Inuit organizations across the region;
Minimum of a PhD degree in Indigenous Education or related field and/or possess equivalent professional experience working in the field of Indigenous education;
Must hold an elementary or secondary teacher certification (Quebec brevet or equivalent);
Minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience in the formal K12 school system or in post-secondary education with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, preferably in First Nations and Inuit communities.
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
Demonstrated experience with budgeting, financial statements, and program coordination and evaluation. Completely proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite with an ability to use EXCEL at an advanced level in performing complex data analysis and reporting. Strong written and oral communication skills in both English and French. A willingness to live in a fly-in community for the duration of the contract.
This is a full-time ranked academic, non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of one year. This position involves living in a fly-in region of Quebec with considerable travel throughout Nunavik.
How to Apply:
*Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.*
Please submit your application, clearly indicating the title, via email to: hr.education [at] mcgill.ca
Applications must be received not later than August 24th, 2017.
Applications must include:
- Cover letter summarizing relevant educational background and work experience;
- Curriculum vitae tailored to this position;
- The name and title of two (2) referees along with contact information.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.