Lecturer, Conversational Mi’kmaq and Mi’kmaw Literacy
Cape Breton University
CBU invites applications for a full-time limited term teaching position in Conversational Mi’kmaq and Mi’kmaw Literacy at the rank of Lecturer to commence July 2019 and end April 2020.
One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.
CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU's position in post-secondary education.
The position is within the Department of L’nu, Political and Social Studies of the School of Arts and Social Science (SASS) in conjunction with the Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (Mi’kmaq Language Lab) of the Unama’ki College of Cape Breton University. The successful candidate will have their office in the Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom.
Candidates must be fluent in the Mi’kmaw language. All interviews will be held in Mi’kmaq with the expectation that no English will be used. As well, candidates should be able to demonstrate evidence of their ability to read and write using the Smith/Francis Orthography. Candidates must have previous Mi’kmaw language and literacy teaching experience. The successful candidate will be required to teach conversational Mi’kmaq and literacy on-campus during the day, Monday through Friday, of the fall and winter terms 2019/2020 and to keep weekly office hours. The successful candidate will also be required to attend faculty and departmental meetings.
CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.
The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number MIK1903, a curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. April 8, 2019. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.
Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Cape Breton University
Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2