Contract Faculty, Indigenous Studies

Job Information
Author flemingcollege
Date March 7, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Fleming College
Salary As per the part-time, partial load or sessional salary grid - Per Hour
Location Peterborough, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Contact Information

Type of Position: Contract Faculty

Department:School of General Arts & Science

Campus: Sutherland

Location: Peterborough, Ontario

Date Posted: 2019-03-05

Dated Closed: Open Until Filled

Job ID: 1751

Full/Part Time: Contract Faculty

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

What This Position is About:

Experience success at Fleming, where we provide a unique and innovative learning environment for our students. We take pride in offering students real world learning, available only through the recent, related work experiences that faculty bring.   As a Contract Faculty member you will play a key role by promoting academic excellence, developing an effective learning environment, and designing, teaching, revising and updating curriculum.  Your previous working experiences will provide a broad range of practical knowledge to enhance the student learning experience. Contract Faculty may teach in teams or independently and develop/deliver curriculum in a variety of ways including face-to-face (lectures, seminars, labs) and online.


We are currently recruiting contract faculty to teach Indigenous Studies in our School of General Arts & Science.

Our programs provide opportunities for students to succeed – no matter what their educational background, we help them build the skills they need to achieve their goals.  Earning college credits while they explore programs leading to careers in health sciences, environmental and natural resource sciences, business or law and justice. Or, obtain the university-level admission courses needed for entry to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science, Nursing program. With our unique University Transfer program, students can explore whether university is right for them, while earning university course credits. Whether our students have already discovered their career goal, or just want to explore their options, our School provides them with a pathway to their dreams.


To find out more about the School of General Arts &Sciences, please visit:


Fleming College’s Indigenous Perspectives is an inclusive approach to providing a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations.  Under this initiative, students, both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous, learn the mainstream requirements for their program of choice from an Indigenous perspective. Course materials are geared toward program-specific learning outcomes with emphasis on Indigenous peoples, history, spirituality, and culture.


Fleming College has signed the Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) Indigenous Education Protocol (IEP) which symbolizes our commitment to fortifying relationships with Indigenous communities while embedding intellectual and cultural traditions, as understood by Indigenous peoples, into our curriculum, and activities. For more details please visit our Indigenous Fleming webpage.


For more information, please see the Professor Definition and the Guidelines for Professional Practice – Faculty.


What We Are Looking For:

As a bona fide occupational requirement, and under Section 24(1) (a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the College will be giving preference to applicants who identify as being of Indigenous heritage (including First Nations, Metis or Inuit).   The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of Indigenous history, cultures, traditions and spirituality including an understanding of the historical and current relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada.  You understand and appreciate the importance of culturally appropriate protocols for Indigenous peoples.


You possess a relevant combination of current (within the last 5 years) post secondary teaching experience and post secondary education.  Alternatively, demonstrable traditional knowledge will be considered as an alternative to formal education.  The successful applicant will possess a strong and relevant connection to his/her indigenous community and will be able to demonstrate his/her recent involvement and participation.  The applicant must also be able to facilitate and maintain relationships, responsibility, reciprocity and strong ties to Indigenous communities and the people within.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated and proven connections to Indigenous community.


Your previous teaching experience will include applying theories of adult learning in teaching or training at the post-secondary level including curriculum development and using a variety of techniques. This role also requires self-motivation, flexibility and a passion for learning and student success.   You will work in a team environment and develop/deliver curriculum using a variety of teaching methodologies which may include lectures, seminars, labs, field trips, work placements, computer simulation, online learning or other innovative delivery methods.  Experience in an e-learning environment with comfort teaching both face-to-face or web-based delivery is a definite asset.

This role requires superior interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deliver and receive feedback, as well as well-developed critical thinking/problem solving and organizational / time management skills are required.   The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning as a dual professional, fostering relationships and connections while providing accessible, superior service to students.

The applicant must be proficient working with a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, internet search, learning management systems and online learning applications.

Salary Range

As per the part-time, partial load or sessional salary grid


How to Apply

Apply to a Fleming College position by going here: My Self Service > Recruiting > Careers or My Campus > Career Opportunities



Sir Sandford Fleming College is committed to building an inclusive and accessible learning and working environment.  We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations.  To meet this commitment, Fleming College will make appropriate accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation.

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