Job posting: Assist/Assoc. Prof., Sociology; Dean of Arts & Science
Veissière, Samuel, Dr.
sveissiere at ucn.ca
Mon Nov 10 11:03:35 EST 2008
See available positions below.
Please note that anthropologists with graduate experience in Sociology will be considered for the Soc. position.
Junior candidates with a research background who are looking for admin experience are encouraged to apply for the Dean's position.
Please apply and/or circulate.
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: SOCIOLOGY
Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Start Date: July 2, 2009
The Pas, Manitoba
Competition No. 2888
The Social Sciences Area at the University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track
faculty member in Sociology at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to join a small but vibrant team of
scholars in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
The new faculty member will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses in Sociology
on our main campuses and regional centres through a combination of travel and videoconferencing, and to develop
courses in his or her area of specialization to contribute to the development of majors in Sociology and Anthropology,
and to fast-growing degree programs in Arts and Education.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline at the time of
appointment, and demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching, curriculum development and
interdisciplinary dialogues. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with a focus in
one or several of the following areas: criminology, health, family, gender, ethnicity, international development,
globalization, postcolonial studies and Canadian studies. Given UCN's unique geographical and cultural location,
preference will also be given to candidates with demonstrated inter-cultural experience and knowledge and
appreciation of challenges faced by aboriginal students and communities in Canada and/or internationally.
Employment equity is a factor in the selection process. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or
resume if they are from any of the following groups: Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities,
women. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, two
publication or writing samples, and evidence of teaching ability to: University College of the North, Attention: Human
Resources, P.O. Box 3000, The Pas MB R9A 1M7; Fax: (204) 623-4414; Email: hrinfo at ucn.ca (preferred format).
Candidates should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to UCN Human Resources.
For inquiries, please contact Dr. Samuel Veissière, Chair, Social Sciences Area, UCN at 1-866-677-6450 or email
sveissière at ucn.ca.
The deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, 2009 and the position will be expected to commence July 2,
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information
and Protection of Privacy Legislation (Manitoba).
DEAN OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Five-Year Term Position (negotiable to maximum five-year term)
Start Date: July 6, 2009 (or earlier if possible)
Thompson or The Pas, Manitoba
Competition No. 2851
University College of the North (UCN), Manitoba's newest post secondary educational institution located in northern
Manitoba is committed to meeting the educational needs of all of our students. With two main campuses (The Pas and
Thompson) and twelve regional centres throughout northern Manitoba, UCN is poised to be a leader in the provision of
quality education in the north. We invite applications from individuals who wish to be part of a dynamic organization and a
leader with the team that is charting a course to improving education of Aboriginal and northern Manitobans.
The Position: UCN is seeking an outstanding and experienced leader to serve as Dean of Arts and Science. The Dean will
have a strong background and experience in teaching, research and academic leadership, including experience with
distributed learning and community-based education. The incumbent will have experience, knowledge and understanding
of Aboriginal and northern Manitoba cultures or be able to transfer relevant knowledge gained in another setting to UCN.
The successful candidate will provide leadership and management for all activities related to the Faculty of Arts and
Science. The Dean will be encouraged to continue their own academic research program to the extent possible, given the
demands of academic administration.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in the Arts or Sciences. Demonstrated experience in a postsecondary
educational environment is required, as is experience building strategic direction and partnerships with
governments, Aboriginal community leaders, educational institutions (including across other academic areas within UCN)
and other key individuals and groups. Demonstrated competence in research, teaching and a commitment to service are
essential. Leadership in program planning and implementation, as well as experience with managing students, staff and
budgets in a multi-site environment is required. Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, leadership, problem
solving and decision-making skills are required. The individual must have the ability to use current technology effectively.
Crucial to this position is a demonstrated ability to understand diversity, cultural influences and issues specific to adult
learners in northern communities. Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures is
essential. The ability to speak an Aboriginal language is an asset.
Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, C.V., three letters of reference, and copies of transcripts with their application.
Employment equity is a factor in the selection process. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or resume if
they are from any of the following groups: Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
CLOSING DATE: December 19, 2008; however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Apply in writing to: University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3000, The Pas MB R9A 1M7;
Fax: (204) 623-4414; Email: hrinfo at ucn.ca (preferred format).
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Legislation (Manitoba).
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Samuel P. L. Veissière, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Chair, Social Sciences Area
Faculty of Arts, University College of the North
504 Princeton drive, Thompson, MB, R8N 0A5
Tel: (204) 677 8083 / Fax: (204) 677 6589
Toll-free: 1866 677 6450
e-mail: sveissiere at ucn.ca/ web: www.ucn.ca
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