Professor, Indigenous Perspectives

Job Information
Author flemingcollegehr
Date June 26, 2019
Deadline July 08, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Fleming College
Salary $63,971.00 to $110,897.00 - Per Hour
Location Peterborough, ON
Category Business / Management
Contact Information

Type of Position: Academic Full Time

Department: School of General Arts & Sciences

Campus: Sutherland

Location: Peterborough, Ontario

Date Posted: 2019-06-25

Date Closed: 2019-07-08

Job ID: 1845

FullPart Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Hours per Week: 44

Salary Range: $63,971.00 to $110,897.00 Annually

What Are We About?

Fleming is located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Region in Central Ontario…a beautiful place to live and work, surrounded by natural beauty and a mere 90 minutes north-east of Toronto. The College’s 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, including hundreds of international students from countries around the world, attend at campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg. Fleming offers more than 100 full-time programs in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, General Arts and Science, Technology, Skilled Trades, Community Development, Health, Business, and Justice as well as other Continuing Education courses.

We are also extremely proud of our more than 73,000 Fleming alumni who are contributing to their communities in the region, across the province and around the world.

What This Position is About:

As a key member of the Academic Division, reporting to the Chair Indigenous Perspectives, 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 Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations.  Under this initiative, students, both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous, learn the mainstream requirements for their program of choice from an Indigenous perspective. 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 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 assessments are designed to be authentic and reflect real world tasks and goals that are relevant to learner needs.

Fleming College has signed the Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) Indigenous Education Protocol (IEP) which symbolizes our commitment to fortifying relationships with Indigenous communities while embedding intellectual and cultural traditions, as understood by Indigenous peoples, into our curriculum, and activities. For more details please visit our Indigenous Fleming webpage.

For More Information

Please see the Professor Definition and the Guidelines for Professional Practice – Faculty.

Explore what Fleming College has to offer and the beautiful communities we are surrounded by. Check out Life@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 possess 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 facilitate and maintain relationships, responsibility, reciprocity and strong ties to Indigenous communities and the people within. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated and proven connections to Indigenous community.

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, blended delivery and use of both Indigenous and Western pedagogies. 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 and best 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

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

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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.  To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail

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