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Instructor, NTEP Inuktut Language and Culture

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Type of Employment 2: 
Two-year term. This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Arviat only.
$95,882 - $108,810
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00am

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Arviat only.

This position is considered highly sensitive and a Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Reporting to the Manager, Teacher Education Program, the incumbent is responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of Inuktut Language and culture courses developed for learners registered in the College’s teacher education program. Program delivery may be at either the Nunatta Campus or at various field locations throughout Nunavut. The incumbent may be required to teach additional courses outside the Inuit Language and culture field of study, such as Inuit History and Identity courses, teaching methods courses and any other chosen courses.

The Nunavut Teacher Education Program is offered in partnership with the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The position contributes towards the Nunavut Teacher Education Program’s objective to graduate culturally competent and bilingual teachers. The incumbent in the position will directly transmit advanced knowledge and skills of Inuit Language and culture to the learners enrolled in the Nunavut Teacher Education Program. The incumbent will also make recommendations around ways to infuse Inuktut and Inuit culture into all courses delivered in the program.

The incumbent will develop and deliver instruction as required to meet learner needs and the standards established by the College/Memorial University of Newfoundland by working and assisting program staff and colleagues in sharing Inuktut language and cultural expertise to NTEP faculty; preparing course syllabi; delivering lessons using a variety of instructional strategies  that emphasize the use of Inuktut language and Inuit societal values; recommending curriculum revisions; researching, reviewing and recommending resource materials to implement or enhance the program or courses; maintaining a record of all course outlines and material used in course/program delivery; developing and administering materials for learner evaluation; assessing learners’ performance of skills; and travelling to other communities for course delivery when required. The incumbent will also assist in on-going growth and development of the Program by making recommendations to the Chair.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or appropriate to program offerings, instructional experience at the elementary level, experience in the instruction and supervision of adult learners in a post-secondary setting, and experience in educational/personal counselling. Fluency in both oral and written Inuktut is required.

A combination of education, and work experience equivalencies may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

An eligibility list of successful candidates may be used to fill future vacancies.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries.
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
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  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
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