Lab Instructor, Conversational Mi’kmaq and Mi’kmaw Literacy

  • Location: CBU
  • Deadline: June 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm

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 invites applications for a full-time continuing position in Conversational Mi’kmaq and Mi’kmaw literacy at the rank of Lab Instructor. This position will commence July 1, 2021.

Department ukjit L’nu, Political aq Social Studies ukjit Kina’matnuey Arts aq Social Science (SASS) aq mawt Kji’keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (Mi’kmaq Language Lab) Unama’ki College, Cape Breton kwilua’tl na’twenl kisi kina’mueln ukjit conversational Mi’kmaq aq Mi’kmaw literacy ukjit Lab Instructor. Poqtamkiaq July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Department of L’nu, Political and Social Studies and will have their office in the Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom.

Tawin mekenut na amuj keknua’lsit Chair Department of L’nu, Political aq Social Sciences, ala’tow officem Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom.

The ideal candidate must be fluent in the Mi’kmaw language and be able to demonstrate evidence of their ability to read and write using the Smith/Francis Orthography. The search committee will rank highly applicants with previous teaching experience in the area of Mi’kmaw language acquisition.

Amuj wen nata l’nui’sit aq nata wi’kiket, aq nata kitk Smith/Francisowey. Ankaptitaq kis wenl kisi kina’muet Mi’kmaw Language.

As a minimum requirement, the successful candidate must possess an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Applicants with traditional and living Indigenous knowledge in combination with relevant work or community-based experience or other certificates or diplomas will be considered.

Tawin mekenut na amuj wesko’tk undergraduate degree ta’n kisi wi’tasikl. Kisi kukuntew elt maw living Indigenous knowledge aq elatik kisna wutank kowey kisa’tu’n ukjit wla telamuk kwilmi’tij certificatk aq diploma mawt ankaptasitaq.

The successful candidate will support and guide the development of Mi’kmaw language learning at CBU by; assisting in the day-to-day operations of the language lab; developing content for the conversational Mi’kmaw language and literacy course; and teaching language courses within the Mi’kmaw Studies program.

Tawin mekenut amuj apoqnmatk ta’n teli kina’masik Mi’kmaw language CBU; amuj apoqnmuet te’sikiskik language lab ta’n tela’sik; amuj wen eltoq ta’n nutaq kinamasin ta’n tel aknutmamk mi’kmawiktuk aq ta’n teli wi’kmumkj aq ta’n teli kina’muemk tli’sutimkewe’l mi’kmaw studies program.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by June 6, 2021.

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.


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