Website Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.
Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
Luther seeks an individual to teach TH664A Indigenous Wisdom and Methodologies in Fall, 2021 and Winter 2022 terms. This course is offered in response to the Calls for Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC #59, 60). This course introduces select Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing in relationship to the task of decolonizing and Indigenizing spiritual care, theology and related academic inquiry.
Associate Professional Faculty are appointed for a limited term. They are members of the faculty who have professional experience in their respective field. Such appointments normally involve part-time teaching, participation in research and retention of ongoing practice in their professional field. They are accorded the full rights and responsibilities of regular members of faculty and have recognized graduate faculty status. These positions are not normally tenure eligible positions.
Knowledge of Indigenous communities and cultures
Graduate level degree required; PhD preferred
Teaching experience at the post-secondary level preferred
Comfortable in a multifaith educational setting
A working knowledge of computer software and Online Learning Delivery Systems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Excellent administrative and organizational skills
The capacity to understand and apply University policies and procedures and the ability to apply them accurately
Ability to take initiative and to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to participate constructively as a faculty team member and actively contribute to the broader vision of Luther
Martin Luther University College is a federated college with Wilfrid Laurier University that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and continuing education opportunities. With over 175 students, Luther offers theological graduate programs including the Master of Divinity; Master of Arts in Theology with fields in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, and Christian Studies; a provincially approved PhD in Human Relationships, with fields in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy and Pastoral Leadership; and a small undergraduate program in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship.
Luther is committed:
To be a diverse, multifaith, and pluralistic community of learning, committed to teaching, research, reflection, and scholarship within the university
To cultivate and nurture community leaders whose spirituality, beliefs, and values lead to commitment and service to others and God’s creation
To encourage and challenge individuals in the discovery of their deepest passion and to acquire professional competence for their life’s work
To strengthen community and well-being in a holistic way
To engage in continuing efforts toward reconciliation
To promote a healthy civil society, which values a diversity of opinion and culture
Term of Appointment:
This is initially a limited-term appointment with an initial one-year contract with the possibility of renewal
Compensation: To be negotiated within parameters of the Luther pay scale
Closing Date: March 30, 2021
Applicants for the position are required to submit by email:
A cover letter indicating their interest and qualifications for the position (two pages maximum)
Names and contact information of three references
Applications may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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