SK632D – Solidarity with Indigenous People (Spring 2021)

SK632D – Solidarity with Indigenous People (Spring 2021)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 19, 2021
Deadline February 02, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $8,320.19 - Annual
Location Kitchener, CA
Category Social Services
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Date: Jan 18, 2021
Location: Kitchener, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Position Title: SK632 (D): Solidarity with Indigenous People
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Social Work
Department: N/A
Term: Spring 2021 (May 10 – July 12)
Days/Times: June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30
Campus: Kitchener
Hours per week/Hours Total: 12 week/36 total
Anticipated Class Size: 20
Additional Course Requirements: N/A

Position Summary:

The purpose of this course is to facilitate students in Laurier’s MSW Program to develop relationships of mutual respect and solidarity with Indigenous people. This is part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call for moving way from settler superiority / entitlement, and moving towards new, mutually respectful settler-Indigenous relationships.

The course will clarify what it means to learn the truth before we can have reconciliation. The course will focus on challenges for the re-education of non-Indigenous people in order to undo the personal and political imposition of Anglo-French European prejudices, practices, policies, and narratives upon Indigenous people. The implications for social work will be considered.

Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree
Qualifications – Discipline: Social Work or related
Qualifications – Areas of Specialization: N/A
Qualifications – Professional Designation: PhD Degree an asset.
Eligibility for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is required to teach graduate courses.
Salary: $8,320.19
Application Deadline: February 2, 2021
Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching


  • Cover letter
  • Teaching Dossier – (highly recommended)
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

To Apply: Address Applications to:

DO NOT CLICK THE “APPLY NOW” BUTTON TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION. Please submit the application via the email below.

Dr. Cheryl-Anne Cait
Chair, Part-time Appointment Committee
c/o Tanya Diriye
[email protected]

This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.

Posted on: January 18, 2021
Posting ends: February 2, 2021

Please Note:

All applicants are assessed using Appendix H of the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement. Candidates should consult WLU “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates” and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at [email protected] Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at [email protected]

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

To obtain a copy of this job posting in accessible format, please contact [email protected]

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

During this time of remote learning environment, the PTACs do not have access to Official Files. If there are documents you submitted to your Official File you would like the PTAC to use in the review of your application, you will need to include those documents when applying for positions.

Courses posted with the letters “OC” following the course number, are designated Online Courses. If the posting is absent of “OC” it is a course normally taught on campus, but during COVID-19 this course may be taught remotely. Courses created specifically for online instruction have been collaboratively designed by a content expert (normally a faculty member) and an instructional designer and digital media and educational technology specialists. Online course development is guided by instructional design strategies and makes use of pedagogically led technology. Online courses are intentionally developed for instructors and students to be separated by space (location) and/or time (often both).

Remote instruction, as the term is used here, uses technology-enabled tools and software to facilitate course delivery when in-person instruction is not possible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Remote” instruction is not directly comparable to “online course” instruction. The difference is not in the quality of the content, but in the design of content delivery.

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