Sheridan College

Professor, Community Studies Indigenous Knowledge and Practice

Job Description


Faculty/Department: Applied Health and Community Studies

Employee Group: Academic

Campus: Davis (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)

Reference Number: 17/F/23.1

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: August 2018

Salary Range: $62,717 - $108,723 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

Application Details:  Posting updated with a slight change in qualificaions


Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team. The succesful candidate will teach a range of courses within the School of Community Studies including Social Service Worker, Social Service Worker Gerontology, and Community Outreach Worker Programs. We seek a candidate with a strong connection to Indigenous people and or communities and who apply an Indigenous framework to research and relevant social and community development practice. An anti-oppressive approach to social work and community development which places strong emphasis on social transformation and change to promote equity and social justice is required.


Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centred environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to College, Faculty and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research and alternative delivery strategies.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process
  • Using a holistic approach, collaborate with the Centre of Indigenous Learning and Support
  • Ensuring that curriculum speaks to implementing Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action




  • Master's degree in Social Science or a related field of study, PhD in Social Science or related field of study preferred
  • A minimum of five years professional experience in the community services field is required
  • Experience teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience
  • Advanced knowledge in historical and contemporary Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Experience working in and with Indigenous communities in the areas of community development, social work or related fields required
  • Ability to work respectfully and collaboratively with First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and organizations as well as knowledge of the languages, cultures, and contemporary issues are required
  • Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment
  • The successful candidate must be of Indigenous ancestry (i.e. First Nations - Status and Non Status, Metis and Inuit)
  • The candidate must have experience delivering Indigenous knowledge to groups as well as experience communicating across cultures and modeling and Indigenous worldview.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials is requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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