University of Alberta

Director, Indigenous Student Services

Augustana Student Services

Competition No.  -    A105642200
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is located at the Augustana Campus, in Camrose Alberta.

The Augustana Faculty is inviting applications for a full-time, two year appointment as Assistant Lecturer in the position of Director, Indigenous Student Services.  This position involves a 60% administrative load (coordinating Indigenous Student Services and other related program planning) and up to a 40% teaching load.  Reporting to the Executive Director, Student Life and the applicable academic Chair, the Director has the primary responsibility for the coordination of Indigenous Student Services (formerly the Aboriginal Students’ Office) and for the design, implementation, evaluation, delivery, and ongoing assessment of the Indigenous Program for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students.  In addition, the Director shall develop curriculum and provide teaching instruction (including grading) for up to four university credit courses (9-12 teaching credits) per academic year, targeted towards first year students.

Specific to these responsibilities, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate proven experience with program development and implementation, preferably in a post-secondary setting; a record of effective teaching at the undergraduate level as well as pedagogical and curricula development for university level instruction; familiarity and demonstrated experience working with Indigenous students and communities; comprehensive understanding of Indigenous cultures, values, and teachings to provide a cultural support system to Indigenous students; familiarity with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, its final report, and ongoing reconciliation efforts across Canada; experience in managing a budget; superior organization and planning skills; ability to work independently to meet deadlines and juggle competing priorities; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work well in a team environment.  The successful candidate(s) will be expected to hold a minimum of a Masters degree; PhD degree preferred, in an area related to Indigenous studies or Education.

Overall, the Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta enrols approximately 1050 undergraduate students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose in Treaty Six territory, 90 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. The Faculty is committed to building on its reputation for high-quality, innovative and interdisciplinary programs in the liberal arts and sciences, academic rigour, and extensive opportunities for students in the areas of undergraduate research, community service learning, and international study. Augustana provides a distinctive undergraduate experience characterized by close student-faculty relationships and numerous opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs, and campus organizations. Students benefit from the advantages of a small campus while earning a degree from one of Canada’s leading universities. The Faculty seeks to attract scholars who will share its enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates on a residential campus, participate actively in a collegial culture of inquiry and public engagement, and flourish in an interdisciplinary and small-town milieu.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (including teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellent teaching), and the names and contact information for three referees.  Inquiries concerning this position should be directed to Randal Nickel, Executive Director Student Life, via email at: rnickel@ualberta.ca.  Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This position is established in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) Agreement of the University of Alberta, and has an initial 24 month appointment from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022 and may be renewed.  Salary is commensurate with experience in accordance with the ATS Agreement which also stipulates benefits.

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.