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Indigenous Research Facilitator

Job ID18-DE-24-69-70-64
CompanyDalhousie University
ProvinceNova Scotia
Date Posted2021-02-17
Posted Until2021-03-03
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) administers more than $180M annually in research funding from external funding sources. Reporting to the Manager, Institutional & International Programs, the Indigenous Research Facilitator advises on and assists the Dalhousie Indigenous research community (Indigenous researchers and students, and researchers focusing on Indigenous research) with funding applications to internal funding opportunities and external Canadian funding agencies and various other granting bodies within and outside Canada, and provides support in the development of research ethics submissions.

Key Responsibilities:

- Work closely with the Indigenous research community to provide expert advice and assistance in the preparation of competitive grant applications.
- Respond to research funding inquiries from the Indigenous research community, as well as from researchers, Department Heads, Associate Deans Research, Deans, etc.
- Provide guidance to the Indigenous research community on research funding programs and opportunities.
- Assist in the development of research ethics submissions concerning Indigenous research.
- Design and deliver outreach sessions that help improve research application preparation and writing, and coordinate guest speakers, mentoring and peer review to improve draft applications.
- Ensure that research applications comply with University and funding agency policies and procedures, and liaise with financial administrators to confirm that financial requirements are met.

In keeping with the Principles of Dalhousie’s Employment Equity Policy and the nature of this position, recruitment of this position is restricted to candidates that self-identify as Indigenous/Aboriginal.

There is an expectation of occasional travel for research outreach and advisory sessions.
Salary$59,231 - $80,134 Per Annum
Education RequirementsMasters Degree
ExperienceApproximately 5 years' related experience in research administration or related environment (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Knowledge and experience of Indigenous culture, traditions and values is essential. Knowledge of Indigenous research processes would be a definite asset. Knowledge of the university research funding environment (with a strong awareness of Indigenous research funding programs), research funding agencies and practices, and functions related to research administration would be a definite asset. An understanding of human research ethics in the context of Indigenous research would be an asset. Excellent communication skills, judgement and strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills are essential. Tact, sensitivity and diplomacy, and well-developed interpersonal skills are essential for dealing with researchers and various stakeholders.
Additional SkillsThe successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie's core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

- Respect & Inclusion
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Communication
- Service
- Thinking and Acting Strategically
OtherApplications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
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