Sessional Instructor, Opaskwayak (OCN) Site, Faculty of Education

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Master’s programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

The Faculty of Education is seeking qualified sessional instructors to teach the following Spring/Summer 2020 three credit hour courses in the integrated B.Ed./B.A. program at our Opaskwayak (OEA) site in The Pas, Manitoba:


03.354 Science Methods
This course deals with the philosophy, content and teaching methods of the Manitoba Middle Years Science curriculum. Innovative ways of having Middle Years students interact with science concepts are an integral part of the course.

15.162 Cells, Genetics and Evolution
A basic course in biological principles including cell biology, cell division, genetics and evolution. This course is intended for majors and minors and is normally considered a prerequisite for all further courses in Biology.

15.153 Medicinal Plants
Plants with medicinal properties will be described and details given for identification, distribution, cultivation, active constituents, and preparation. Plants will be organized by body systems affected. A selection of representative plants globally will be combined with an emphasis on species found in our region. Plants that are poisonous if ingested or that cause irritation on contact will be outlined, as well as stimulants and narcotics.

68.264 Introduction to Indigenous Philosophy
This course is an introduction to indigenous knowledge and value systems. We examine some of the fundamental features many of them have in common, how they differ from Western knowledge and value systems, and the role that power has played in shaping their interaction with the latter. Our readings will span diverse geopolitical contexts, and will draw on material from a diverse range of indigenous scholars, activists and elders.

68.274 Native Literature
An examination of contemporary Aboriginal North American literature including novels, short stories, poetry and drama, with some attention to structure and style as well as social and political context. Although the specific items selected for study each year will vary, the course will consider the work of a number of contemporary North American Aboriginal writers.


Qualifications:                         Masters degree required; PhD preferred.
Start Date:                                 Class times to be mutually arranged
Salary:                                           $6,205 per 3 credit hour course
Application Deadline:         March 20, 2020 or until position is filled


Interested educators are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to:

Faculty of Education
Brandon University

We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.

To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, please advise of any accessibility needs by contacting the Human Resources office at (204)727-9782 or posting is available in an alternate format.