CTE is seeking an Indigenous Educational Developer

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Position Available in CTE: Indigenous Educational Developer

Come join our team of Indigenous Educational Developers at the University of Waterloo. Housed in the Centre for Teaching Excellence, we are seeking another Indigenous member to fill an 18-month parental leave. We are an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary, and multinational group seeking someone interested in joining the learning journey of incorporating Indigenous Knowledges within the curriculum of a variety of disciplines (experience in Math and Computer Science and/or in Arts disciplines would be an asset). We value relationship-building as our core relational practice with non-Indigenous staff and faculty and internal mentorship within our team dynamics. 

This is a definite term, full-time role  reporting  to Leslie Wexler, Senior Educational Developer Indigenous Knowledges and Anti-Racist Pedagogies. We work hybrid at CTE, typically 3 days a week onsite and up to 2 days from home (on-site means our main campus, one of our satellite campuses, or in the community when warranted). 

The role involves consultation on individual and program-level pedagogy and course design, relations with community, and scholarly contributions. The University of Waterloo is a special place for this work in that it has executive endorsement for Indigenization and decolonization embedded in every Faculty Stategic Plan; our work is guided by Elders and an Indigenous Advisory Group. 

We are adverstising internally and externally at the same time. If qualified internal candidates apply, we will not see external applicants. See this and all the CTE job descriptions (expand the Centre for Teaching Excellence menu) at the HR website. 

The job is graded at USG level 11 at 35 hrs/week. The successful candidate will be First Nations, Inuit or Metis with familiarity of the diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada and a keen understanding of Indigenous history, current affairs and a strong knowledge of Indigenous educational issues and the Truth and Reconciliation Final Report.”