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Educational Developer (Indigenous Curriculum and Ways of Knowing)

Queen's University - 314263
Kingston, Ontario (CA)
84,000 - 110,000
Closing date
Jun 5, 2022

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The Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship at Queen’s University has an opportunity for an education professional with lived experience within an Indigenous community to join our team as the Educational Developer (Indigenous Curriculum and Ways of Knowing). The Educational Developer will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services that support the professional teaching development of faculty members and educational support professionals in their efforts to decolonize curriculum and integrate Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing into courses and programs. To be successful in this role, you must have excellent communication and facilitation skills that enable you to relate and connect with a diverse group of people and develop effective networks across the university campus.

This will be an exciting opportunity for someone interested in influencing institutional and structural change within one of Canada’s top educational institutions. The position will be embedded within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s and will, therefore, have an immediate impact on the education of health care providers, which may lead to long-term health care improvements for communities across the country. Additionally, as a member of a collaborative education team, the successful candidate will be supported by other educational professionals working to change education and healthcare.

If you are looking for a career that allows you to bring your ‘whole self’ to the work you do and you have lived experience within an Indigenous community, we welcome your application.

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  • Develop workshops, and conduct individual and group consultations on decolonizing curriculum, integrating Indigenous knowledge, ways of knowing and Indigenous pedagogies into curriculum across disciplines.
  • Review, and evaluate curriculum innovations to recommend instructional and assessment strategies that reflect Indigenous knowledges, cultures, and pedagogies.
  • Recommend and implement strategies for the development and continuous improvement of comprehensive and responsive systems of course and program review and evaluation.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate programs and services to support the training and educational development of the FHS community with respect to decolonizing curriculum and teaching resources and integrating Indigenous pedagogies.
  • Participate in setting the direction and decision-making for curriculum and educational matters in online, blended, and face-to-face settings, as a member of the priority decision-making education-focused committees in the FHS.
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of Faculty-wide policies and procedures as they relate to teaching and learning.
  • Work as part of a team of educational development leaders to promote research-informed and evidence-based teaching and learning in the FHS.
  • Respects diversity and promotes inclusion in the workplace.
  • Manage, develop, and implement communications initiatives for the various programs and opportunities offered.
  • Maintain teaching experience through workshops, guest speaking and other discipline-based teaching opportunities.
  • Mentor and provide direction to graduate students and work placement students.
  • Act as FHS representative at external events such as conferences and professional meetings.
  • Maintain a dotted reporting relationship to the Associate Dean, Equity and Social Accountability and develop a close working relationship with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre and other Indigenous support professionals on campus.
  • Liaise with Indigenous knowledge keepers, Elders and wisdom holders on campus to provide support and guidance for their engagement with students and educators.
  • Identify and apply for potential funding opportunities; contribute to applied research and scholarship in the field of educational development.
  • Support and inform faculty members’ own educational research.
  • Contribute to applied research and scholarship in the field of educational development.
  • Plan, prioritize, and oversee the work of work-placement students, and Educational Development associates on special projects.
  • Reviews assignments and provides feedback on work to employees. Provides input on work performance to management staff.
  • Participate in the hiring process of new OPDES and Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion staff and faculty.


  • Traditional Indigenous knowledge relevant to the key responsibilities.
  • University degree at the PhD level considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated success in Indigenous educational programming, curriculum development and/or Indigenous pedagogical methodologies; familiarity with online and blended formats and educational technologies is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities and/or strong ties to Indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with educators to develop inclusive, broad-perspective higher education curriculum informed by Indigenous pedagogies.
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level is a highly desirable asset.
  • Familiarity with issues pertaining to copyright regulations in curriculum is an asset.


  • Strong understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems, languages and or issues around language revitalization, pedagogies, nations and communities.
  • Recognizes diversity of abilities and adapts content, tone, medium and style to audience to be inclusive.
  • Respect for the shared traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples and equitable treatment of these communities.
  • Highly skilled in consultation and facilitation techniques.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to propose new initiatives and participate in strategic planning.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to foster and support the creation of a team environment and integrated networks of practice.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and accommodate shifting priorities
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee cultures and traditions is an asset.


  • Promotes a culture where a diverse range of ideas and perspectives are incorporated into the decision-making process.
  • Expected to work independently, be self-directed and able to prioritize work with minimal supervision; utilize judgement on when to involve the Associate Deans on issues that require decisions while providing advice and/or recommendations or making decisions and taking action independently.
  • Determine recommendations and implementation strategies for the development and continuous improvement of programs or creation of new programs to meet the FHS’s strategic goals around Indigenizing the curriculum and anti-colonization training.
  • Make decisions and offer direction on educational committees at a Faculty level.
  • Determine requirements for the accreditation review of programs, quality assurance process and needs of AODA educators.
  • Determine needs for teaching and learning development and decide how to implement programs and services to address these needs.
  • Evaluate performance of educational development associates and work-placement students and make recommendations for appropriate training or coaching to address their professional development needs.


Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience. Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting. We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more.

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

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613-533-6000 Ext 78345
78 Fifth Field Company Ln
Ontario, CA
K7L 3N6
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