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Teaching & Learning Consultant, Curriculum Indigenization/Decolonization

Bow Valley College is the largest and fastest growing Comprehensive Community College in Alberta. We have over 20 locations across southern Alberta helping 14,000 learners each year. Our mission is to contribute to the vitality of communities and strength of the economy through innovative adult education programs and services which equip students for successful living, lifelong learning, and employment in a global knowledge-based environment.

Why work at Bow Valley College?  We have recently been named one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers for 2017. Bow Valley College is made up of employees who are committed to our learners´ success, as well as each other´s. Our staff and faculty consistently say it is the people who keep them at the College, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and the incredible support they receive from their co-workers and supervisors. 

Our Academic Innovation & Applied Research department is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the Teaching & Learning Enhancement (TLE) unit. 

The Teaching & Learning (T&L) Consultant, Curriculum Indigenization/Decolonization is a member of the Teaching & Learning Enhancement (TLE) unit, and reports to the Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Enhancement. The primary role of the T&L Consultant, Curriculum Indigenization is to actively support identified stakeholders, primarily faculty, Deans and Program Coordinators, in achieving their curriculum development objectives. In this way, the TLE unit supports the achievement of access, quality and sustainability goals articulated in the Bow Valley College Institutional Plan.

The Teaching & Learning Consultant will contribute to the strategic direction of the Teaching & Learning Enhancement unit in two ways. First, in consultation with the Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Enhancement and other stakeholders, the Consultant will be responsible for a project-based workload associated with the college’s goal of decolonizing and Indigenizing aspects of existing curriculum in keeping with the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Second, the Consultant will be responsible for providing support and training to the Bow Valley College academic community in developing knowledge of and enhancing application of decolonization, Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, and Indigenous cultural competency. This position requires the incumbent to be flexible in relation to the scope and scheduling of various duties and services requested by the departments, and to keep current with trends and research in the field. Additional duties may include participation or consulting in various college activities such as research projects, professional development, etc.

Responsibilities and duties associated with the Teaching & Learning Consultant, Curriculum Indigenization role are:

Curriculum Indigenization and Decolonization – 70%

In consultation with the Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Enhancement and other appropriate stakeholders:

  • Work with social science and humanities faculty to assess and Indigenize/decolonize existing curriculum
  • Work with health and wellness faculty to assess and indigenize/decolonize existing nursing curriculum
  • Work with other Teaching & Learning Consultants to review relevant curriculum for decolonization and Indigenization cultural issues, making recommendations for changes as necessary

Faculty Training and Development Activities – 30%

In consultation and coordination with the Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Enhancement:

  • Develop and provide training for faculty and other members of the college community regarding issues in Indigenization/decolonization and cultural competency as it relates to Indigenous peoples.
  • Participate in developing a sustainment plan for college curriculum Indigenization/decolonization to assist in growing capacity to ensure future curriculum development follows best practices
  • Gather and curate resources for curriculum development based on Indigenous ways of knowing and learning
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the TLE Unit to plan and participate in teaching & learning development initiatives, workshops, and other events—especially those related to decolonization or other Indigenous issues
  • Keep current with trends and research in the field to ensure currency of consulting function

Requirements:

  • 4-6 years' relevant experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, distance education, educational psychology, educational technology or other related discipline
  • Emphasis on Indigenous culture and/or curriculum development preferred
  • Master's Degree preferred, but equivalent direct experience will be considered
  • Direct experience in implementing curriculum Indigenization/decolonization projects
  • Experience in a post-secondary institution is preferred
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in online and/or face-to-face learning environments
  • Previous consulting experience preferred
  • Use of learning technologies including a learning management system and web-conferencing

This a full-time, temporary position for one year. 

Preference will be given to individuals with a thorough understanding of indigenous cultures, and who have extensive experience working within indigenous communities and organizations.

Please note that all successful candidates will be required to provide government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check.

Please apply via the Bow Valley College website:

https://careersbowvalleycollege.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1110

 

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