There will posting for additional deliveries of the course, possibly one in the Fall, 2018 to be delivered over weekends and online, and one in the winter 2019 semester. This module will provide an introduction to the language, history, traditions, cultures and contemporary issues of the Lakes (Sinixt) people. The course module instructor will be encouraged to apply a variety of indigenous ways of knowing, methods for teaching, theory and practice, and as provided in the curriculum. There is some funding for guests and elders to support the course under the guidance of the instructor.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Work collaboratively with three other instructors to review an introduction to the overall course and plan the celebratory last day. This can be accomplished virtually or in person.
- Teach and assess lesson plans related to language, history, traditions, cultures and contemporary issues of the Lakes (Sinixt) people, in both face-to-face and online formats, while meeting the course outcomes for Indigenous 100 and in the spirit of the Memoranda of Understanding between Selkirk College and regional First Nations governments.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of the language, history, traditions, cultures and contemporary issues of the Lakes (Sinixt) peoples.
- Demonstrated knowledge, background, and successful instruction utilizing indigenous ways of learning and knowing.
- Share Selkirk’s student and learner-centered values and mission “to inspire lifelong learning, transform lives through education and training, and serve our communities” http://www.selkirk.ca/strategic-plan.
Education and Experience
- The candidate must provide at least one reference from the Education and Employment Committee of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation who could speak to their experience with these topics.
- Recent field experience in indigenous language revitalization and culture education is an asset.
- Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
- Experience in teaching, preferably at the post-secondary level.
This is a casual, temporary employment contract for 25 hours at the Schedule A hourly rate. This position will commence May 15, 2018 and end June 30, 2018. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Selkirk College Faculty Association Collective Agreement. The salary range is $2,183.12-$3,508.04 bi-weekly (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications and experience.
Selkirk College is required to give priority consideration to applicants legally eligible to work in Canada. However, all applications with Lakes (Sinixt) ancestry who are living in the United States and who have qualifications stated above will also be considered.