09 Feb

Academic Specialist Jobs Vacancy in University College The North The Pas

Position
Academic Specialist
Company
University College The North
Location
The Pas MB
Opening
09 Feb, 2018 30+ days ago

University College The North The Pas urgently required following position for Academic Specialist. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Academic Specialist Jobs Vacancy in University College The North The Pas Jobs Details:

Reporting to the Dean of Research & Innovation, UCN requires an Academic Specialist to work
collaboratively with academic Faculties, UCN staff and external stakeholders, guiding faculty members and colleagues
to promote and support excellence and innovation in teaching and learning across UCN’s campuses and Regional
Centres. The Academic Specialist will promote and implement effective quality control initiatives such as Student
Course Evaluations, Program Advisory Committees and Program Reviews, and will provide academic support to
course, curriculum and/or instructional development activities that are consistent with Aboriginal and northern
philosophies, values, traditions, languages and teaching methodologies. Duties will include developing high quality
academic resource materials, research-informed teaching and learning tools, services and professional development
opportunities that create a vibrant learning environment across UCN. The Academic Specialist will also work
collaboratively with others to support the implementation and operations of the Centre for Learning, Education and
Research (CLEAR), as well as initiatives that further UCN’s research capacity.

Qualifications: 

A Master’s Degree in some combination of Teaching and Learning, Instructional Design, Curriculum
Development, Adult Education, Instructional Technology or other related educational degree(s); 

A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a post-secondary/adult education setting, preferably in a
Teaching and Learning Centre or role, that has focused on providing faculty consultations, program and
curriculum design, innovations in teaching and learning, and creating resource materials, reports,
handbooks and academic papers related to teaching, learning and research; 

Effective communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills; 

Strong organizational and analytical skills; 

Effective leadership skills, including the ability to champion and model best practices of
pedagogy/andragogy in a post-secondary environment, at both university and college levels, and to
facilitate change; 

Excellent computer skills; 

Ability to work with minimal supervision; 

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

Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal culture;
Assets: 

Rich and reflective teaching experience in post-secondary undergraduate classrooms; 

The ability to speak an Aboriginal language;

Conditions of Employment: 

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada

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

Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, C.V., three letters of reference, and copies of transcripts with
their application. Applicants are also invited to provide a writing sample that showcases their abilities.


Representative Workforce (formerly employment equity) is a factor in the selection process. Preference will be given
to Aboriginal candidates. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or résumé if they are from any of the
following groups: Aboriginal 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 Number: 17-075
Closing Date: November 21, 2017 or until position is filled
Salary Range: $37.68 to $47.57 hourly, plus remoteness allowance


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