Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement
Associate Vice-President, Indigenous EngagementReporting to the President, this newly formed Executive position provides strategic leadership supporting Indigenous engagement at the University of Regina, located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 lands, and in Saskatchewan communities. The Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement (AVP (IE)), will undertake significant action on the University of Regina’s Statement of Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Report, including the Calls to Action relevant to post-secondary education. Concurrently, the incumbent will foster and support the integration of Indigenous ways of knowing within the University, including teaching and research. The AVP Indigenous Engagement will provide leadership to develop an Indigenous centralized strategy for Indigenous initiatives informed by the University of Regina’s Strategic Plan, All Our Relations: kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak.
Guided by, working with, and supported by Elders and Knowledge Keepers, the AVP collaborates with the President, Provost, Deans, and AVPs and actively engage with the Indigenous Advisory Circle (IAC), ta-tawâw Student Centre, and the Reconciliation Action Committee. Through such consultations, the AVP(IE) will create the supports for all those wanting to learn to appropriately and meaningfully indigenize and decolonize pedagogies, curricula, policies, procedures, and processes. The AVP (IE) will work with the VP (Research) to establish and strengthen the University’s relationships with urban, rural, and remote Indigenous communities with the aim of accountable and reciprocal research, and will enhance Indigenous engagement in the research enterprise.
Critical to this position is the need to improve supports for Indigenous students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate, in partnership with senior leaders, will also work towards increasing the number of Indigenous faculty, representative leadership, and the workforce. The AVP (IE) will commit to ensuring that Elders and Knowledge Keepers continue their integral contributions to the University’s operation through their guiding presence.
Review of applications will commence December 3rd 2020. In electronic format, please send the following materials:
- Letter of application
- Current curriculum vitaeTo access the complete position description and to apply for the position, please visit:https://urcareers.uregina.ca/postings/search . Note: Applicants are required to populate the references questions with the names of references and contact information. Letters of Reference are not required at this time.
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