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Instructor, General Studies (Indigenous Studies)

Job Summary

Location: Across the NWT
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 25384
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jul 26, 2024

Department Information

Aurora College's mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

Job Information

Reporting to the Program Head, General Studies program, the Instructor General Studies (Indigenous Studies) (Instructor) will be required to instruct in a variety of programs, and must be devoted to developing and delivering quality courses and resources in addition to promoting positive career development of adult students within communities of the Northwest Territories. The incumbent conducts needs assessments and develops, delivers, and evaluates programming to meet those needs. The incumbent is seen as a representative of the College within the community and therefore plays a critical role in creating and promoting a positive image for the College.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of adult education theory, program design, development, management, delivery, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of adult instructional methods, program/project development and management, needs assessment, and curriculum development
  • Knowledge of and/or the ability to acquire and apply knowledge of educational issues in the NWT and challenges that adult students face in NWT communities
  • Knowledge of all applicable laws, acts, regulations, rules, policies, guidelines, requirements, and codes in specific subject matter of instruction
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as: word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and Internet programs
  • Knowledge of and/or the ability to acquire knowledge of northern culture, cross cultural processes, and politics
  • Knowledge of and/or the ability to acquire knowledge of the organization and structure of the College and the relationships between the College and various partners in the communities and across the Territories
  • Detailed theoretical and practical understanding of specific subject matter of instruction
  • Ability to research and update course materials and delivery methods to maintain current programs
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Human resource and team building skills
  • Organizational skills

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Master’s Degree in Indigenous Studies or related education; and three (3) years of instructional experience teaching Indigenous Studies at a post-secondary level.

Two (2) years of experience working in education of Indigenous students in northern communities will also be included in the three (3) years of experience indicated above.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements

A bona fide requirement of the job is the completion of six weeks of full time coursework in adult education within the first two (2) years of employment and completion of a certificate in Adult Education within five (5) years of hire.

The team is currently welcoming applications for either of the following communities: Inuvik, Fort Smith or Yellowknife.

Please indicate your community of interest on your cover letter/resume.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-8071 Ext 15644
Fax (867) 678-6620

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 25384

Closing Date: July 26, 2024 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.80 per hour (approximately $104,910. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance - Inuvik - $14,699, Fort Smith - $7,280 or Yellowknife - $3,700.