Assistant Professor/Nikanahtpat (Director) MI'KMAQ WOLASTOQEY CENTRE
University of New Brunswick
The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Nikanahtpat (Director of the Mi'kmaq-Wolastogey Centre) in the Faculty of Education. Nikanahtpat is a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with administrative duties (50%) related to administration of the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) . The Nikanahtpat is a five year renewable term.
The MWC is a centre within the Faculty of Education and works closely with the 15 First Nations communities in New Brunswick and those in the Atlantic region. MWC currently offers the Bridging Year Program; Bachelor of Education for First Nations students;and our newest program, the First Nations Governance and Leadership Certificate.
Candidates are required to be an individual of Indigenous First Nations,Metis and Inuit peoples heritage,with preference to those from the Wolastoqey or Mi'kmaq Territory who have a completed or in-progress PhD.The successfu l candidate will have proven interpersonal, leadership, financial and human resources skills to oversee all programs of the MWC and support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, UNB's TRC Strategic Action Plan and the Association of Canadian Deans of Education Accord on Indigenous Education.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter outlining how they can contribute to the success of the MWC,a curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of reference.Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.
Application packages are to be submitted to:
Dean Sharon Wahl
Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB,Canada E3B 5A3 Emailwjones@unb .ca
Closing date for applications: August 15, 2019
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity, fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.