What This Position is About:
As a key member of the Academic Division, reporting to the Associate Dean for the School of General Arts and Sciences, you will play a pivotal role by instilling academic excellence, creating an effective learning environment, and designing, updating and teaching curriculum.
Fleming College’s Indigenous Perspectives is an inclusive approach to providing a greater understanding of Aboriginal peoples, communities, and nations. Under this initiative, students, both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous, learn the mainstream requirements for their program of choice, but will additionally gain a more in-depth and specialized understanding of Indigenous populations. Course materials are geared toward program-specific learning outcomes with emphasis on Indigenous peoples, history, spirituality, and culture. As the Professor of Indigenous Perspectives, you will be expected to contribute to the discipline by developing relevant cross- School and program-aligned curricula, contribute to cross college discussions and play an effective role with the teaching teams, integrating innovation learning strategies and outcomes. You will contribute to our community integration initiatives and Fleming College’s Indigenous Perspectives playing an effective role in the delivery and design of current and future Indigenous programming Faculty are often required to teach in teams and deliver in a variety of ways and at various campus locations. This may be face-to-face (e.g. lectures and seminars), online and/or other forms of learning facilitation. . Student assignments involve real world tasks and goals that are relevant to learner needs.
For more details please see the Professor Definition and the Guidelines for Professional Practice – Faculty available at http://flemingcollege.ca/about-fleming/careers-at-fleming
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) university /college teaching experience and post-secondary education. Alternatively, demonstrable traditional knowledge will be considered as an alternative to formal education. The successful applicant will posses 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 faciliatate and maintain relationships, responsibility, reciprocity and strong ties to Indigenous communities and the people within.
You have the ability to enhance the student experience, proven by creation of a rich learning environment and creative teaching and evaluation methods. You have demonstrated teaching excellence through proven adaptability with diverse learners and have demonstrated your ability to create a learning environment that motivates and engages learners using a variety of teaching methodologies and types of delivery including online and or blended delivery. You foster student success through the use of effective, consistent and timely feedback underpinned with a competency and outcomes based approach to achievement. Your curriculum design and development experience incorporates your awareness of current practice, innovative trends and emerging issues in the field.
This role requires self-motivation, superior communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking and problem solving, a commitment to life-long learning, good organizational and time management skills, as well as proficiency in a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, internet search, and web applications. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to professionalism, fostering relationships and connections while providing accessible, superior service to students.
Please note that internal candidates will receive first consideration in accordance with our Academic Collective Agreement. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Sir Sandford Fleming College.
How to Apply
To apply to Fleming College career opportunities please visit http://www.FlemingCollege.ca/Careers
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.