Conversational Mi’kmaw Language Instructors – Open Call


CBU invites applications for part-time Conversational Mi’kmaw Language Instructors. The positions are within the Department of L’nu, Political and Social Studies of the School of Arts and Social Science (SASS) in conjunction with the Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (Mi’kmaq Language Lab) of the Unama’ki College of Cape Breton University.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, Indigenous knowledge, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

Candidates must be fluent in the Mi’kmaw language. All interviews will be held in Mi’kmaq with the expectation that no English will be used. Previous Mi’kmaw language teaching experience is considered an asset. The successful candidates will have various options with respect to teaching delivery: on-line, video delivery, face to face in Mi’kmaw communities and face to face on-campus at CBU either during the day or in the evening. Candidates from all parts of Mi’kma’ki are encouraged to apply, but please note CBU only teaches using the Francis/Smith Mi’kmaw Orthography.

Application Details

Qualified candidates should:

  • send a letter of application quoting the reference number (MLI1904);
  • a curriculum vitae, and;
  • three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department.

Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2