EU437 A: Indigeneity and Decolonization in Education - Fall 2024 (.25 credit course)

Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Education 

Department: N/A 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 8471 



Position Title: EU437 A: Indigeneity and Decolonization in Education - Fall 2024 (.25 credit course)

Term: Fall 2024 (September 9, 2024 – October 18, 2024)

Mode of Delivery: Virtual (synchronous online)

Days/Times: Monday, 7:00-9:50pm

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3/18

Anticipated Class Size: 50

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: July 2, 2024

Posting ends: July 17, 2024


Position Summary: With a focus on teacher preparation, this course centres the experiences and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada from a historical and intersectional lens with regards to racism and historical and on-going systemic barriers. Topics such as residential schools, settler colonialism, allyship, solidarity, and decolonization are examined. Classroom and pedagogical strategies from strength-based approaches are discussed to resist and reform unjust educational practices and advance equitable outcomes for Indigenous learners and communities.


Successful candidate will work with the course lead in order to provide consistency across sections.


Assets for a successful candidate: Doctoral degree in education or related discipline; Bachelor of Education and/or K – 12 Teaching Certification; post-secondary teaching experience in teacher education; Teaching in Ontario schools; Leadership experience in FMNI and anti-racism in schools


Qualifications – Required: Master’s degree in education or related discipline or Indigenous knowledge keeper;  Teaching experience with K-12 students in FMNI topics;  Evidence of leadership and/or scholarship in the area of FMNI in schools

Qualifications – Discipline: Education or related content area

Qualifications - Areas of Specialization: FMNI

Qualifications - Professional Designation:


Salary: $4603.20

Application Deadline: July 17, 2024


Submit with Application:


Required for All Applicants

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching
  • Verification of highest degree


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

Applications may be addressed to:  
Dr. Tara-Lynn Scheffel 

Chair, Part-time Appointment Committee  

Faculty of Education  

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.  Applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 


Please Note:

Candidate Application form (CAF) is used to apply to an individual posting and must be submitted with each application. The completed form is to be uploaded with all other application materials by the deadline listed in the course posting. Refer to Appendix I of the Contract Teaching Faculty Collective Agreement for further guidance about completing the CAF and Appendix H for details on how this form will be scored.

CTF Members (those who have taught a Laurier in the last 36 months) may wish to submit a single application to multiple course postings via the Posted Course Application Form (PCAF) Appendix G, which includes the CAF.  The link to the Faculty specific PCAF is included in the email notification of posted courses you would have received from the hiring department/program/area at Laurier. The PCAF is a separate form due within 5 days of the email notification of posted courses and is submitted via Qualtrics. Refer to this notification for the link to the PCAF. Members who do not submit a PCAF may apply for posted course through a separate application for each course. Refer to the collective agreement for additional information on the PCAF.

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.

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