Part-time Teaching in Mi’kmaw Communities


Cape Breton University invites expressions of interest from people qualified to teach courses in the humanities, business, social sciences, sciences, and engineering on an individual course assignment basis as part of the University’s commitment to providing degree programs in Mi’kmaw communities across Nova Scotia.

Applicants should have a post-graduate degree in one of the areas of study listed above. While a PhD is preferred, exceptional candidates with other post-secondary degrees, professional experience, and/or experience working/teaching in First Nations communities will be considered as well.

Applicants will be assessed by relevant academic departments at CBU.

Courses will be taught in Mi’kmaw communities from September to April and in a compressed, intensive format.

CBU is especially interested in individuals capable of teaching in the area of Mi’kmaq studies, broadly defined, and in math and science.

Qualified candidates should send the following documents:

  • a letter of application specifying the discipline and possible courses that the candidate is qualified to teach;
  • a full curriculum vitae, including a teaching portfolio, if possible; and
  • complete contact information of three references

to the attention of:

Leanne Simmons, Aboriginal Program Director

Unamaki College, Cape Breton University

P.O. Box 5300

Sydney, NS. B1P 6L2

Email: / Phone: (902) 563-1240

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed as they are received. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2