Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Teaching Commons
Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:30pm



Teaching Commons: Centre for Innovation

and Excellence in Learning

Permanent Full-Time – Thunder Bay Campus

Schedule II

Competition # SCHII-19-42


Under the general direction of the Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, the Indigenous Curriculum Specialist will support Indigenous curriculum, community service learning, and other related strategic initiatives. The person in this role will provide consultation and support services for faculty and staff related to resources, instructional design, strategies, assessment, technology, and the integration of learning technologies addressing the learner outcomes supporting Indigenous knowledge content. This individual will work with faculty and staff to help create learning environments in which Indigenous students feel safe and are able to provide input into ensuring curricula is in keeping with Indigenous worldviews.

The ideal candidate has a Masters or PhD degree in instructional design, instructional technology, Indigenous Studies, or a related field. The individual should also have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, along with a demonstrated ability to support faculty in teaching and learning experiences.  Experience working with Indigenous people and community groups is also required, along with direct experience and knowledge of Indigenous cultures, communities, customs, practices and communication styles. Indigenous ancestry or extensive experience working with Indigenous education is preferred, demonstrated knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.  The successful candidate will have an understanding of AODA customer service standards as well as the ability to apply learning theory and methods to the use of educational technologies. Additionally, excellent communication, presentation, customer service, interpersonal, and time-management skills are required. The position includes stipendiary teaching opportunities in various programs and/or disciplines at the University, particularly in the Indigenous Learning program.  A Job Questionnaire may be obtained by contacting Human Resources.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a single PDF document, quoting competition # SCHII-19-42, including a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three references by 4:30 p.m. on October 21, 2019 to: 

Office of Human Resources

University Centre

Room UC-0003

Fax: 807-346-7701


We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.