Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Indigenous Communication

University of the Fraser Valley

Job Abstract:
The Faculty of Communication at UFV invitations purposes for a full-time, tenure-track place in Skilled Communication with a specialization in Indigenous Communication. Our division emphasizes skilled writing, talking, and different communication practices. Our programs vary from office communication to science communication to digital group communication and extra, specializing in real-world purposes and present office practices and applied sciences. The profitable candidate will educate core utilized communication programs, in addition to specialised programs in Indigenous communication.

Whereas our main focus for this place leans in the direction of a specialization in Indigenous Communication, we welcome purposes from candidates with a strong background in utilized communication. We acknowledge the precious contributions {that a} generalist in skilled communication can carry to our division. Such candidates, with a strong grounding in numerous communication practices, utilized communication, and an enthusiasm to have interaction with, study, and doubtlessly contribute to the Indigenous Communication curriculum sooner or later, are inspired to use.

As a primarily teaching-oriented establishment and division, we’re looking for a collegial and energetic particular person who has profitable educating expertise on the undergraduate stage and who communicates successfully with college students; is strongly dedicated to fairness, variety, and inclusion out and in of the classroom; is certified to instruct throughout a spread of the undergraduate programs provided by the division; and might develop revolutionary programs.  The candidate ought to anticipate to contribute to the division’s robust dedication to Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation by taking a guiding position in curriculum dialogue and design and collaborating in associated institutional and division service.  Expertise educating worldwide college students is an asset; we’re dedicated to supporting and fascinating worldwide college students and the varied classroom inhabitants at UFV.

Data and curiosity in growing experiential studying alternatives for college kids, together with working with area people companies, are extremely fascinating. Demonstrable expertise in technology-supported educating (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted studying) and the power to have interaction college students in technology-enhanced studying is required. The profitable candidate will present aptitude for working in group conditions, curiosity in collaborating in revolutionary inter-disciplinary educating, a collaborative strategy to participating in division enterprise, and an lively dedication to tutorial service.

Along with mentoring college students and fostering a vibrant surroundings inside our communication applications and our broader group, the profitable candidate will even be anticipated to take care of a program of scholarly exercise or analysis which entails college students, is said to skilled communication, and/or is community-linked.  The connection between the candidate’s lively or projected scholarly exercise (or skilled apply) and Indigenous communication and/or pedagogy have to be evident.  As a college member, the candidate shall be anticipated to take part in an on-going course of {of professional} growth and to guide others to take action of their educating and collegial service.

The best candidate is a extremely expert communication practitioner and/or tutorial with expertise masking Indigenous communication together with Indigenous storytelling and speaking with and about Indigenous communities.

A PhD in Communication or a closely-related discipline, from a acknowledged post-secondary establishment. Candidates with a Grasp’s diploma in Communication or a closely-related discipline together with in depth utilized work expertise could also be thought-about.
Intensive utilized work expertise that features constructing and sustaining relations with Indigenous communities.
A minimal of two years of postsecondary educating expertise in Communication or a closely-related discipline.
Candidates with skilled expertise or curiosity in Indigenous communication shall be most popular.
Intensive utilized work expertise that features constructing and sustaining relations with Indigenous communities is most popular.
Expertise educating skilled communication, which incorporates the basics of utilized writing, public talking, and group and group communication is most popular.
Candidates ought to submit the next by the net utility portal:

Cowl letter
CV (please point out eligibility to work legally in Canada)
Proof of {qualifications} the place acceptable
Assertion of educating philosophy
Latest pupil evaluations
Contact data for 3 referees
Shortlisted candidates shall be requested to offer three letters of reference at time of interview.

Functions will start to be reviewed January nineteenth, for an anticipated begin date of August 1, 2024.

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