About Langara College: Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College started in 1965 as part of Vancouver Community College and in 1970, it opened its West 49th Avenue campus. On April 1, 1994, Langara College was established as an independent public college under the Provincial College and Institute Act. The College is also known as house of teachings, a name given to us by the Musqueam First Nation, on whose unceded traditional territory we are located.
Today, Langara is one of BC's leading undergraduate institutions providing University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 21,000 students annually.
The SSHRC funded, Indigenous Upgrading Program offers a course for students who are not currently eligible for post-secondary education, to complete their high school requirements and prepare for a successful transition to Langara College, while learning within an Indigenous-focused curriculum. Courses are based on-site at the Musqueam First Nation reserve and are developed and taught from an Indigenous cultural perspective.
Langara College is currently seeking two (2) instructors for the following courses:
High School Math
High School English
Department/Program: Indigenous Education and Services
Any combination of education and work experience as follows will be considered:
- Bachelor of Education Degree, or
- B.A. or Master’s Degree in a relevant field with a Provincial Instructor’s Diploma;
- Significant teaching experience in working with adults, preferably in the Adult Basic Education field;
- Knowledge of Aboriginal values, communities, and instructional methodology;
- Deep knowledge of Aboriginal culture and extensive experience working with Aboriginal organizations.
- A comprehensive understanding of the international, historical and contemporary policies affecting Aboriginal Peoples pre/post Canadian confederation including socio-economic determinants of health and the unique challenges facing Indigenous learners living on/off reserve.
- Working knowledge of the tri-council statement policy statement involving respectful research involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada.
- Experience designing and delivering lesson plans for diverse Indigenous classroom compositions.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment with instructional and non-instructional staff.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 35 hours
Length of appointment: April 15, 2019 - October 15, 2019
Salary Range: $30 per hour x 35 hours per week
Application Information: Please submit your resume, names of three references from related work experience, and a cover letter outlining your interest and detailing how you meet the above qualifications. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Address your application to:
Richard Ouellet, Director of Indigenous Education & Services
Closing Date: 4:30pm on April 8, 2019
Competition Number: O009-18