SK422 BR1 - Indigenous Wholistic Healing (Fall 2022)*REPOSTED

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Brantford, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Social Work 

Department: BSW Program 

Campus: Brantford 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 4773 



Position Title: SK422 BR1 – Indigenous Wholistic Healing (Fall 2022) *REPOSTED

Term: Fall 2022 (Sept.1 – Dec.31)

Days/Times: M, 11:30 AM - 2:20 PM

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 28-32

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: August 3, 2022

Posting ends: August 10, 2022


Position Summary:


Instructors may elect to utilize a virtual classroom for course delivery. Instructors using a virtual Zoom classroom are encouraged to connect with the helpful experts in Teaching and Learning by emailing Teaching and Learning provides a broad range of supports for educators at Laurier, including assistance with the pedagogical and technical use of this eLearning technology.


Students will engage in a learning and reflective process which invites them to use the worldview of Indigenous populations with an emphasis on the Wholistic restorative and healing notions in a circle process. Students will explore concepts of healing that flow from a Wholistic Indigenous worldview. Healing is understood to be the facilitation of a healing journey for the individual, their family, their extended family, their community, their nation, and for spiritual relationships. The focus of this healing journey is on enhancing the nature of Creation for future generations. Students will gain an understanding of wholistic healing practices. The use of the circle process will be a key element of this course.


Qualifications – Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Qualifications – Discipline: Social Work

Qualifications – Other: This course requires an Indigenous instructor with knowledge of Indigenous healing methodologies and Indigenous worldviews; as such, preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Indigenous candidates are asked to self-identify in their cover letter.


Salary: Undergraduate Stipend: $8,414.99

Application Deadline: August 10, 2022

Submit with Application:


Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching


  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)


Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.


Applications may be addressed to:

Dr. Jenn Root

c/o Melissa Weaver

Bachelor of Social Work

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario


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This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 


Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

Laurier's mandatory vaccination policy remains in effect at this time and will remain in effect until May 1. Should public health recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be brought back on short notice. While proof of vaccination requirements will be paused May 1, Laurier community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in response to public health conditions. Responding to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our local communities, Wilfrid Laurier University will keep its mandatory face-covering policy in effect until May 31. 

In-person teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy.  Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM ( Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources

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