Instructor I/II

University of Manitoba



Extended Education invites applications for a full-time educational specialist in the areas of math, science and technology. The position will be at the rank of Instructor I or II, and will be assigned to Access Programs. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The probation period is normally two years in duration. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Division of Extended Education (EE) at the University of Manitoba is an academic unit engaged in outreach to meet learners’ diverse learning needs through flexible educational opportunities that enhance academic and personal growth. EE provides a significant educational bridge between the University and its communities, and the Access Programs function to provide support to traditionally under-represented populations, including Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Metis, Inuit), immigrant and refugee populations.

This position will lead the development and delivery of responsive academic programming with emphasis on math, science and technology aimed at enhancing the success (i.e., progression, retention, and graduation rates) of students seeking degrees in science or science-related areas. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in science, background and/or experience with science education and inclusive pedagogy, and experience in post-secondary teaching.  The candidate will also be expected to carry out applied research projects that inform practice by identifying responsive discipline-specific programming to enhance student academic outcomes. In addition, the ideal candidate for this position will have a thorough understanding and awareness of diversity and culturally relevant issues, and demonstrated strength in communication, interpersonal relationships and teamwork. 

Responsibilities of the position will include: 

1.       Providing enhanced educational supports through:

·         initiating, guiding and coordinating the planning, delivery and review of programs to provide foundational science skills to Access Programs students, including the development and review of curriculum of preparatory science courses

·         providing enhanced individual and group student supports as required (in the form of science workshops, seminars, and lectures)

2.       Development of new programming and applied research through:

·         collaborative efforts with Indigenous stakeholders, science-based faculties and other units in the University and community

·         working with instructors, advisory committees, external partners and focus groups to ensure high quality and culturally-relevant programming

·         working as a content expert to evaluate and revise program design, curriculum, learning outcomes and assessment practices

The incumbent will be required to contribute to service within EE, the University, and community.  The position will include assigned teaching in EE programs.

Required qualifications include:

·         minimum of a master’s degree in science, science education or related fields;

·         a proven record of curriculum development, program planning and management in a post-secondary  environment

Preference will be given to the following:

·         thorough understanding of diverse learners (e.g., Indigenous and newcomers) in a post-secondary context;

·         sound knowledge of Indigenous worldviews and educational development goals and issues;

·         functionality in educational technologies;

·         successful post-secondary teaching experience in the sciences;

·         experience in various delivery modes, including online and blended delivery;

·         demonstrated leadership abilities with strong communication and culturally-sensitive interpersonal skills;

·         experience building sustainable relationships between the Indigenous community and post-secondary institutions

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment and the region provides exciting opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation in all seasons.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please refer to position number 23457 and submit applications via email to Dr. Rod Lastra, Associate Dean, Extended Education, at  Submission must include a curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of three referees, a written statement demonstrating how the applicant’s academic and professional experience are appropriate to the requirements of the position, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. Inquiries may be made by email to The deadline for receipt of applications is April 7, 2017 or until suitable candidates are found. 

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).  Curriculum vitas will be circulated to participating members of the search process.


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