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Job Posting: ISTLD "Decolonizing Teaching" Research Assistant

January 11, 2018

Are you interested in shaping the student learning experiences at SFU regarding Indigenous peoples, their histories and critical issues?

 SFU's Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) is looking for a research assistant to join them as a member of the Decolonizing Teaching Facilitation team.

The Decolonizing Teaching Seminar Series and Grant Program will begin its first offering in Spring 2018. The goal of the program is for SFU faculty to engage in critical and unsettling reading/dialogue about Canada’s colonial past and present, make changes to their current curricular and pedagogical design, and to investigate the impact on student learning.

As a member of the team your responsibilities would include attending and participating in all seminar session, as well as helping the facilitation team plan and organize sessions. The position also involves helping the team design a research plan and aiding with associated data analysis and writing. 

This position requires excellent knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditions, and knowledge of critical issues in Indigenous histories, politics, and education with a sensitivity to cross-cultural relations. The research assistant must be able to exercise cultural sensitivity and must have strong interpersonal skills. They must also be a currently enrolled student at SFU.

This positions involves 5-10 hours/week from February 19, 2018 (or earlier) to June 15, 2018, and pays $20.00 - $25.00/hour (includes 4% vacation and statutory holiday pay), depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please submit a 1-page cover letter and a resumé as one PDF attachment, addressed to Sheri Fabian, Director, ISTLD, to The deadline to apply for this positions is January 22, 2018.

For more information about the position, please see the job posting attached below, or visist the ISTLD webpage.

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