Kenanow Faculty of Education Assistant/Associate Professor or University Instructor

University College of the North

Posted Feb 22, 2021 at 05:00 pm Closes Mar 8, 2021 at 05:00 pm

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The Pas Manitoba
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Classification:  Assistant/Associate Professor or University Instructor

Full-Time Regular Position

The Pas, Manitoba 

University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve.  Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Indigenous learners and mature students.

The Position:  Reporting to the Dean, and working with other university faculty in Kenanow, the incumbent will research, develop and deliver courses in the Bachelor of Education program, on-campus and, if necessary, by distance technology.  The successful candidate will be also responsible for mentoring students; liaising with Indigenous communities and organizations; and participating in other program functions. 


  • A Doctorate in Education (curriculum, administration, social foundations) to be considered for the Assistant or Associate professor classification

  • A Master’s degree in Education (curriculum, special education, social foundations) may be considered for an Instructor classification

  • A permanent Manitoba Teaching Certificate or equivalent from another comparable jurisdiction

  • A minimum of seven years teaching experience in a public school setting

  • A minimum of five years teaching experience teaching Indigenous students/communities

  • Understanding of land or place-based learning objectives

  • Experience mentoring, supervising and evaluating student teachers

  • Proficiency with relevant educational and office technology/software

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Effective management and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to understand cultural influences and issues specific to adult learners in northern communities

  • Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures


  • The ability to speak an Indigenous language, conduct cultural ceremonies or teachings

  • Experience teaching the current Manitoba middle years curricula (Grades 4-8) in language arts, social studies, math and or science

  • Experience as an administrator or resource teacher in the public school system

  • Familiarity with the Kenanow program model

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • Extensive travel to remote and northern communities is required

    Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, references and copies of their transcripts with their application.

    Applicants must demonstrate on their resume how they meet the qualifications. 

    Representative Workforce (formerly employment equity) is a factor in the selection process.  Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or resume if they are from any of the following groups: Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, or women and men in non-traditional roles.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


    Competition Numbers:        21-014      

    Closing Date:                       May 3, 2021; however, will remain open until filled

    Salary Range:                      Commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience as per the collective agreement

                                                  Faculty Salary Scales can be viewed at


    Apply to:                              University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources

                                                  P.O. Box 3000

                                                 The Pas MB R9A 1M7

                                                 Fax: (204) 623-4414

                                                 Email: (preferred format)


    We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Application materials, including

    letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation (Manitoba). 

    Human Resources will work with applicants who require accommodation during the application or the interview process.

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