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MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Sessional Instructor, pimâcihisowin Foundation Program
School of Continuing Education

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

The pimâcihisowin Foundation Program (PFP) is a study program designed to address the gap between a student’s current level of qualifications and knowledge and the level needed for admission into and success in post-secondary diploma or degree programs. Offering a blend of academic training and life skills, culturally appropriate programming, and individual/group mentorship, the PFP is designed to help students transition from secondary school to university. The goal of the program is to prepare students for admission and success in baccalaureate programs and for future study.

Applications are invited for a sessional position in the pimâcihisowin Foundation Program to teach the pimâcihisowin 100 course (FOUN 100).  The course is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning February 4, 2019 until May 29, 2019. We are currently seeking a candidate with recent experience and qualification to teach this Indigenous knowledge-based course. 

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore and apply Indigenous knowledge in the development of student identity, both within western academia and personally. Through the guidance of Elders/Indigenous Knowledge Holders students will be introduced to the philosophical foundations of Indigenous worldviews and healing practices.  Students will participate in a variety of experiential learning activities including community teachings, in-class collaborative projects, visits with guest speakers, and learning from and through the land.  Students will be invited to explore, assess and reflect upon their own stories to learn and unlearn.  The course will provide a foundation for the ongoing development of healthy coping mechanisms, communication and advocacy within western academia. This course provides students practical strategies and skills required to be successful in university.

Requirements to teach include a Masters in the areas of Education, Social Work and/or Indigenous Studies or relevant degree as well as experience teaching Indigenous learners.   Candidates should possess strong practical knowledge and skills in Indigenous epistemologies; and enthusiasm for teaching learners who are focused on academic preparation.  

How to Apply:   

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting their teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae/resume, the names of three professional references as well as student feedback.

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement. 

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Sessional
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Open until suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 18.11.256
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