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The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) is a large, diverse, and comprehensive unit, comprised of six Schools (Nursing, Kinesiology, Health Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders), a large Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and four Research Centres. The Faculty has more than 3,200 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students (200 PhD students).
The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing educates nurses who are reflective practitioners and provide recognized leadership in nursing theory, research, practice, inter-professional health teaching and learning, and policy advancements.
Please note there are two positions available.
The Curriculum Review Assistant for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (Graduate Student Assistant) will support the review of curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses offered within the School of Nursing, with the aim of highlighting opportunities for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID) principles within the curriculum.
This role supports curriculum review from EDID perspectives and critical theoretical standpoints in nursing practice. The reviewer will focus on facilitating exploration of themes of equity, diversity, and inclusivity, including, equity-oriented health care, cultural safety, trauma- and violence-informed approaches, harm reduction, social justice, decolonization, global solidarity, anti-racism, and transformative learning. The Assistant will liaise with The co-chairs of the Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression/Decolonization committee and FHS EDID Coordinator to provide recommendations for course review and content updates. Before beginning the review process, specific guidance, and curriculum review EDID training will be provided. This role will facilitate discussion and curriculum review within the School of Nursing and will encourage full faculty involvement in the review of courses.
Key goals for the role include:
Lead the review of specific course content in the School of Nursing, which includes:
Identifying aspects of the curriculum that can be refocused or further developed to apply principles of EDID;
Providing a basis for renewing or reforming components of a curriculum to better align with current EDID scholarship and praxis; and,
Providing opportunities for professional development and growth regarding EDID through collaboration with faculty.
Develop worksheets which outline and aid the review process, to include prompting guidelines for self-assessment and review in the future to be adopted by School of Nursing to support course improvement.
Explore methods to engage and include students' perspectives, particularly among groups that have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented in nursing scholarship and practice.
Current Graduate Student at Western University.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements
We encourage applications from candidates with EDID expertise, and/or lived experience as members of equity-deserving groups, including, but not limited to: individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, a Person of Colour, a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, and/or persons with disabilities.
Familiarity with educational technologies, strategies, and tools,
Demonstrated commitment to, passion for, and knowledge of EDID
Working knowledge of key EDID related legislation, concepts, issues, and trends
Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated strong scholarly writing
Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office
Capable of quickly learning new software with the ability and willingness to learn
Self-driven, independent thinker who is highly motivated and possesses an intrinsic passion for quality
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage multiple and diverse tasks, and maintain an organized and effective personal work environment
Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve goals
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-661-2194.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.