Teaching & Learning Consultant, Curriculum Indigenization/ Decolonization
Bow Valley College
Calgary, AB
The Teaching & Learning (T&L) Consultant, Curriculum Indigenization/Decolonization is an integral member of the Research and Innovation department, reporting to the Associate Dean. The primary role of this position is to actively support identified stakeholders, primarily faculty, Deans, and Associate Deans, in achieving their teaching, learning and curriculum development objectives thus supporting the strategic goals outlined in the BVC Academic and Research Plan with specific emphasis on efforts toward indigenization/decolonization goals.

The Teaching & Learning Consultant will contribute to the work of the department and strategic direction of the college in two ways. First, and in consultation with the Associate Dean and other stakeholders, the T&L Consultant will be responsible for a portfolio-based workload associated with the college’s goal of decolonizing and Indigenizing aspects of existing curriculum in keeping with the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Second, the Consultant will be responsible for providing support and training to the Bow Valley College academic community in developing knowledge of and enhancing application of decolonization, Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, and Indigenous cultural competency. This position requires the incumbent to be flexible in relation to the scope and scheduling of various duties and services requested by the departments, and to keep current with trends and research in the field. Additional duties may include participation or consulting in various college activities such as research projects, professional development, etc.

Curriculum Indigenization and Decolonization – 70%

In consultation with the Associate Dean and other appropriate stakeholders, works with program leadership and faculty to assess and Indigenize/decolonize existing curriculum and instructional practices.
Works with other Teaching & Learning Consultants to review relevant curriculum for decolonization and Indigenization cultural issues, making recommendations for changes as necessary.

Faculty Training and Development Activities – 30%

In consultation and coordination with the Associate Dean and other appropriate stakeholders:

Develops and provides training for faculty and other members of the college community regarding issues in Indigenization/decolonization and cultural competency as it relates to Indigenous peoples.
Participates in developing sustainable plans for college curriculum Indigenization/decolonization to assist in growing capacity to ensure future curriculum development follows best practices.
Gathers and curates resources for curriculum development based on Indigenous ways of knowing and learning.
Works collaboratively with other members of the department to plan and participate in teaching & learning development initiatives, workshops, and other events—especially those related to decolonization or other Indigenous issues.
Keeps current with trends and research in the field to ensure currency of consulting function.

Core Competencies:
Building/Nurturing/Fostering Relationships & Organization-wide Perspective

Builds rapport to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and stakeholders and gains their trust and respect.
Is open-minded when different perspectives are presented.

Models Agility

Is open to and adapts well to change and is not knocked off balance by the unexpected.
Communicates effectively with colleagues and others to support the implementation of change.

Organization Advocacy

Demonstrates commitment and support of the College in day-to-day interactions with stakeholders and clients.
Models a positive image to others both inside and outside the organization.

Critical Decision Making

Views situations from a broad perspective rather than just their own.
Anticipates multiple possible causes and consequences of events.
Open Communication/ Listening

Discusses with supervisor any potential upcoming challenges in their day to day work.
Maintains respectful, open communications with supervisors, co-workers and colleagues, in order to share both information.
Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Education, distance education, educational psychology, educational technology or other related discipline.
4-6 years' relevant experience
An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered

Preferred

Master’s Degree strongly preferred but equivalent direct experience may be considered.
Emphasis on and experience working with Indigenous culture and/or curriculum development strongly preferred.
Direct experience in implementing curriculum Indigenization/decolonization projects
Experience in a post-secondary institution is preferred
Demonstrated teaching excellence in online and/or face-to-face learning environments
Previous consulting experience preferred
Use of learning technologies including a learning management system and web-conferencing
This is a full-time faculty continuous position. Preference will be given to internal candidates.

Please note that all successful candidates will be required to provide government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check.

Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree
Location
BVC CALGARY - CA (Primary)
Job Family
Faculty
FTE Per Individual (%)
100%
Closing Date
5/28/2019
Employment Status
Continuous
Salary
Commensurate with experience