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Indigenous Research Facilitator (Designated Position)

Job ID2C-A7-B8-40-D0-A0
CompanyDalhousie University
ProvinceNova Scotia
Date Posted2023-05-24
Posted Until2023-06-12
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryMiscellaneous
About Dalhousie University
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 almost 21,000 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.

Job Summary
Dalhousie University, under the leadership of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, administers over $200M annually in research funding. As part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) and reporting to the Director, Strategic Initiatives and 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.

A cover letter is requested as part of the application materials. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their cover letter how they meet the selection criteria (including any experience in working with Indigenous communities and/or organizations) and/or any equivalent professional experience, education, and/or lived experience that may be applicable to the role.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Dalhousie's vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.

Job Competencies
The 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
Salary$64,824 - $86,841 Per Annum
Education RequirementsMaster's degree plus approximately five years' related experience in research administration or related environment (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
Knowledge and experience of Indigenous culture, traditions and values is essential, as well as knowledge of Indigenous research processes.
Excellent communication skills, judgement and strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
Tact, sensitivity and diplomacy, and well-developed interpersonal skills are essential.


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.
Strong understanding of historical and contemporary Indigenous contexts in Canada with a deep respect for Indigenous cultural diversity is required.
Understanding of human research ethics in the context of Indigenous research.
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Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.

Diversity Statement
In keeping with the principles of employment equity and the nature of this position, the position is designated to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous persons (especially Mi'kmaq). In order to be considered, applicants must self-identify in their application materials as Indigenous. Applicants should note that additional materials may be requested through the process.