Website First Nations University of Canada
TERM – March 31, 2023
Indigenous Mental Health and Wellness and COVID19
The First Nations University of Canada invites applications for a Term Curriculum Developer to work with the INHS faculty to develop and organize all activities related to the creation of a new Indigenous Health Studies program. This new program in Indigenous mental health and wellness will be provided through online or synchronized delivery to students across Canada. This a term position until March 31, 2023 with no plan to extend beyond that date.
The First Nations University of Canada’s mission is to enhance the quality of life, and to preserve, protect, and interpret the history, language, culture, and artistic heritage of First Nations. The University will acquire and expand its base of knowledge and understanding in the best interests of First Nations and for the benefit of society by providing opportunities of quality bilingual and bicultural education under the mandate and control of the First Nations of Saskatchewan. The First Nations University of Canada is a First Nations controlled university that provides educational opportunities to both First Nations and non-First Nations students selected from a provincial, national, and international base. First Nations University is a federated college of the University of Regina, and its academic programs are accredited through that institution.
Position Duties and Objectives:
In consultation and with direction from the FNUniv Indigenous Health Program Coordinator, the Program/Curriculum Developer will:
- Consult with health services to examine gaps in mental health services to Indigenous communities.
- Develop a responsive, Indigenous-led, gender specific, and community-driven Indigenous mental health and wellness post-secondary level program that offers a holistic approach to mental wellness.
- Develop 1st and 2nd year courses for online and face to face delivery. Develop all the 3rd and 4th year classes for primarily online.
- Develop the program with Indigenous communities to create an post-secondary education program that is land-based and driven by Indigenous pedagogies.
- Work with and consult with current Indigenous Health Program faculty, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (University of Regina) to develop and timetable courses
The candidate must demonstrate experience in these qualities or have the equivalent of these competencies:
- Ph.D. in relevant discipline
- Demonstrated experience in developing curriculum for distance and online delivery
- Ability to manage own workload, meet deadlines, and provide reports to a supervisor
- Effective research and design skills with attention to accuracy and detail
- Education experience, especially in an Indigenous context, considered an asset
- Experience in working with and fostering relationships with Knowledge Keepers, Elders and community representatives to prioritize and maintain the integrity of Indigenous-led mental health and wellness practices.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The First Nations University of Canada relies on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to give preference in employment for this position; therefore, please indicate your status on the cover letter.
To apply for this position please apply online at www.fnuniv.ca. FNUniv only accepts online applications.
Application Deadline: November 5, 2021
The First Nations University of Canada thanks you for your interest. Please note: only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Enquiries should be directed to Human Resources at (306) 790-5950 ext. 2505 or email at
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