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Educational Specialist in the Area of Health Careers - Instructor I or II

University of Manitoba


Extended Education invites applications for a full-time educational specialist in the area of health careers. The probationary position will be at the rank of Instructor I or II and will be assigned to the Access Program. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The probation period is normally two years in duration. The appointment will commence on August 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Division of Extended Education (EE) is an academic unit engaged in outreach to meet learners’ diverse learning needs through flexible educational opportunities that enhance academic and personal growth. EE provides a significant educational bridge between the University and its communities, and the Access Program functions to provide support to traditionally under-represented populations, including Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit), newcomer, low income and Northern resident populations. The Health Careers Access Program (HCAP) is designed specifically for Indigenous students who are seeking careers in the health care professions.

This position is designated specifically for Indigenous candidates. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in healthcare education, experience in post-secondary teaching, and demonstrated expertise in relationship-building and interpersonal communication.


• Teach HEAL 1600, along with other courses that are relevant to HCAP students, based on qualifications and background of the successful candidate. Examples include: NATV3240, NATV3100, CHEM 1300, MBIO 1010, or HNSC1200.
• Develop and deliver individual and group supports as required (in the form of workshops, seminars, and lectures, and test preparation, such as MCAT).
• Identify new learning and applied research opportunities by collaborating with Indigenous communities and with other units in the University, such as the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing; and
• Work with other instructors within Access to ensure high quality and culturally-sensitive programming.

The incumbent will also be required to contribute to service within Extended Education, the University, and the broader community.


• A minimum of a Master’s degree in health, health education, or related fields;
• A proven record of teaching, curriculum development, and/or program planning in a post-secondary environment;
• A sound knowledge of educational development goals and issues within the context of Indigenous worldviews; and
• A demonstrated record of connecting and contributing to the Indigenous community.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

• high degree of digital fluency, including experience with various delivery modes;
• successful post-secondary teaching experience;
• demonstrated leadership abilities.

This position is designated for Indigenous candidates. Applicants must self-declare on their cover letter as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit).

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Please refer to position number 30073 and submit applications via email to Dr. David Mandzuk, Acting Dean, Extended Education, at Submissions must include a curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of three references, a written statement demonstrating how the applicant’s academic and professional experience are appropriate to the requirements of the position, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. The deadline for receipt of applications is July 4, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found. 

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Curriculum vitae will be circulated to participating members of the search process.