Norquest College


    Job Location CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/31/2018 4:00 PM)
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  • Job Description




    Reporting to the Manager of College Learning Teaching, and Development (CLTD), this full time, continuing faculty position will directly support the integration of Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing into curriculum and teaching practice. A significant component of this work will include supporting the recommendations of NorQuest’s Indigenization Strategy Wahkôhtowin and our response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

    By working collaboratively with faculty developers, instructional designers, Indigenous Relations & Supports staff, chairs and faculty, the Faculty Development Advisor will have three main areas of responsibility with regards to integrating Indigenous pedagogy and ways of knowing into teaching and learning. First, the advisor will be responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, presenting, and evaluating professional development activities for faculty, both for face to face and online delivery.  Second, they will support curriculum development for new programs, course development, course revisions, and program quality revitalization initiatives. Finally, the Faculty Development Advisor will support Indigenous initiatives and events at NorQuest College relating to teaching and learning, and provide their perspective and voice for moving forward on our Indigenization Strategy.

    Working in a collaborative and integrated team environment, the Faculty Development Advisor position will promote a scholarly approach to the advancement of excellence in learning, teaching, curriculum development and educational technology with Indigenous perspectives.




    Faculty Develoment

    • Provide coaching and training of Indigenous pedagogy, and teaching and learning methods by providing one on one support, classroom observation and feedback, workshops, seminars, community of practice and other related activities to faculty and instructional staff
    • Research, design, deliver, and evaluate online learning opportunities and resource development through modeling and informing on Indigenous ways of knowing, teaching and learning practice and related methodologies
    • Support the faculty development process with input, guidance and consultation in order to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing within the NorQuest Teaching Excellence Competencies
    • Be informed of innovative practices in Indigenous teaching and learning provincially and nationally, and share new teachings and approaches with the college community
    • Collaborate with the faculty development team on initiatives that help weave  Indigenous perspectives and approaches within technology enhanced learning, curriculum development, intercultural competencies and faculty development

    Curriculum Development

    • Guide the weaving of worldviews, Indigenous perspectives and pedagogy into curriculum and course development processes
    • Advise and support faculty with on Indigenous content that is accurate, meaningful and applicable to course content, course objectives and College Wide Learning Outcomes
    • Provide insights and guide the input from Indigenous stakeholders during the development of new programs at the college
    • Develop and support online content as related to Indigenous knowledge, practices and methodologies as identified
    • Apply knowledge of, and experience with, Indigenous pedagogy and decolonization to ensure Indigenous engagement and curriculum development work meets the college’s objectives, curriculum standards and accreditation requirements

    Indigenous Support

    • Cultivate and foster meaningful and productive relationships with NorQuest faculty and internal/external stakeholders on matters of faculty professional development and curriculum development
    • Support the engagement of Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Indigenous and non-Indigenous instructors, staff and students
    • Collaborate on projects and initiatives with the Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor and the Indigenous Student Center
    • Support the planning of College Wide Learning Day, Faculty Learning Days, Inclusion Fusion Week, National Indigenous Persons Day and other similar events


    • Maintain community networks and relationships, with traditional knowledge keepers, community leaders, Elders, community organizations and other post-secondary institutions
    • Maintain up to date professional knowledge through participation in courses, workshops, interaction with colleagues, relationships, independent study of current literature and through scholarly inquiry and research activities



    • A Master’s degree in Education, with a specialization in Indigenous education, curriculum development, instructional design, or teaching and learning preferred
    • A minimum of 3-5 years direct teaching experience in a postsecondary environment
    • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and experience with curriculum development, faculty development, consultation and facilitation
    • Strong connection and experience living with/and or working with Indigenous communities in Alberta or within the Treaty 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 territories
    • Well-versed in protocol matters related to Indigenous relationships essential
    • Deep knowledge and understanding of the TRC Calls to Action, with particular emphasis on those relating to education, Treaties, Indigenous Rights, intercultural competency and anti-racism
    • Ability to foster and maintain meaningful relationships, create safe spaces for learning and possess a high level of empathy
    • Experience working within a culture of diversity with strong intercultural competene
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Must love teaching and learning and have a passion to share this with others
    • Knowledge and experience with at least one Indigenous language an asset


    SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. This position also includes immediate participation in our comprehensive pension and benefits plan.


    Start date for the positon is October 15, 2018.





    CLOSING DATE:First round of application will be reviewed on August 31, 2018. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  


    TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply, please continue with this online process by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document


    NOTE: Notification of receipt will be sent only to online applicants.


    NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As the Edmonton region’s community college, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse, and student-centred learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies, and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural, and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program, and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.



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