Job Title: Curriculum Development Consultant, Indigenous Specialist

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:  Regular

Posting Type: Concurrent

Department/Program: Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre

Description of Position:      

Langara, also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located, is committed to supporting and fostering excellence in teaching and curriculum design. The Teaching & Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) encourages innovation and excellence in curriculum development and program design; supports faculty in maintaining and improving Langara's high standards of teaching and learning; and fosters intercultural awareness and understanding in a collegial environment with services, resources, and activities to meet the College’s educational goals.

The Curriculum Development Consultant, Indigenous Specialist, provides expertise and assistance in embedding an awareness of Indigenous ways of knowing into instruction and curriculum at Langara. Reporting to the Department Chair, Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC), the Indigenous Specialist is part of the TCDC faculty and resides within the Langara Gathering Space. Working closely with academic departments, the Indigenous Education & Services department, and other TCDC department members, the Indigenous Specialist supports the development of Indigenous pedagogy and practices within the Langara community. The Curriculum Development Consultant, Indigenous Specialist, supports the development of detailed curricula and curricular assessment plans for new and existing programs; supports the program review process with a view to indigenizing curriculum across the College; and works closely with colleagues across the institution to assist in building capacity in Indigenous ways of knowing and supports for Indigenous students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development and Renewal

  • participate in/contribute to  the research, development, design, implementation, and evaluation of Indigenous Education programs
  • support departments and faculty in using Indigenous pedagogical approaches and choosing the most effective instructional strategies, activities, and assessment techniques for desired outcomes
  • support faculty individually or in groups in developing learning outcomes at the course and program level
  • advise program review facilitators, curriculum consultants and EdTech advisors on incorporating Indigenous perspectives when designing, developing, renewing, and assessing curriculum at the course and program level
  • works with the Indigenous Upgrading Program to support the curriculum development team in ensuring that the program is Indigenous-focused, facilitate consultation with Indigenous partners, and assist in the recruitment and training of facilitators
  • assist in research, particularly leading student and employer focus groups and writing up findings to advance program and curriculum development
  • develop project plans in collaboration with academic departments to align with Education Council (EdCo) submission deadlines
  • work with faculty to develop and implement curricular assessment processes
  • facilitate curricular assessment processes during the initial implementation or pilot (2-3 years) of a new program or program renewal

Program Review Support

  • work with program review facilitators and departments to develop and/or revise program and course level learning outcomes
  • lead Indigenous curriculum mapping processes

Faculty Development

  • develop resources related to Indigenous curriculum development, renewal and assessment
  • share and promote effective strategies and approaches in teaching, learning and assessment throughout the College
  • collaborate with the Faculty Development Coordinator to offer professional development activities

College and Department Service

  • collaborate as required on updating policies and procedures related to Indigenizing curriculum in the context of the College's strategic direction
  • participate in strategic and budget planning as required
  • participate in a variety of College committees as appropriate
  • represent the College at relevant provincial and national committees

Required Qualifications:     

  • minimum of a master's degree in education or a related field; combination of education and experience may be considered
  • five or more years of working in an Indigenous-focused higher education setting


  • knowledge of current research into educational psychology/cognitive science as it relates to Indigenous curriculum design, teaching and learning
  • strong interpersonal skills acknowledging and showing respect for the opinions and expertise of others
  • excellent facilitation techniques including the ability to identify and respond appropriately to the cues of others
  • ability to work collaboratively with diverse academic and administrative staff
  • excellent intercultural communications skills
  • superior organizational and time management skills
  • effective planning skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while setting and maintaining priorities
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • proficiency in computer applications including word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software

Preferred Qualification and Skills

  • five or more years of demonstrated work in teaching, publishing and presenting research in Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • knowledge and/or experience working in contexts that are diverse in their Indigeneity
  • understanding of program and curriculum requirements of the Degree Quality Assessment Board, including the Post-secondary Institution Proposal System (PSIPS) and evolving quality assessment and program development expectations of the provincial Ministry of Advanced Education

Length of appointment: 3 years with the possibility of continuation pending review

Start Date: January 2, 2019

Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.

Employee Group: LFA

Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.

Competition No.: F095-18

Deadline: November 21, 2018

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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