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Professor of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Practice

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 19, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Sheridan College
Salary $63,971 - $110,897 - Annual
Location Oakville, ON
Category Medical / Health
Client Sheridan College
Contact Information
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Consideration will be given to qualified internal full time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.

Professor of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Practice

Faculty/Department: Applied Health and Community Studies
Employee Group: Faculty
Campus:  Trafalgar Campus (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Application Deadline: Open until filled  (Please note internal applicants will be screened as of October 24, 2018)
Start Date: January 2019
Reference Number:  18/F/61
Salary Range: $63,971 – $110,897 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team.  The successful candidate will teach a range of courses within the School of Community Studies including Social Service Worker and Social Service Worker Gerontology. We seek a candidate with a strong connection to Indigenous people and or communities and who applies an Indigenous framework to research and relevant social and community development practice.  An anti-oppressive approach to social work and community development which places strong emphasis on social transformation and change to promote equity and social justice is required.

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centred environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to College, Faculty and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research and alternative delivery strategies.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process
  • Using a holistic approach, collaborate with the Centre of Indigenous Learning and Support
  • Ensuring that curriculum speaks to implementing Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action


  • Master of Social Work or a related field is required, PhD degree in related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years professional experience in the community services field is required.
  • The successful candidate must be of Indigenous ancestry (i.e. First Nations – Status and Non Status, Metis and Inuit).
  • Experience teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced knowledge in historical and contemporary Indigenous ways of knowing.
  • Experience working in and with Indigenous communities in the areas of community development, social work or related fields required.
  • Ability to work respectfully and collaboratively with First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and organizations as well as knowledge of the languages, cultures, and contemporary issues are required.
  • Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students.
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.
  • The candidate must have experience delivering Indigenous knowledge to groups as well as experience communicating across cultures and modeling and Indigenous worldview.

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