Part-Time Positions in Native Studies

St. Thomas University invites applications for instructors to teach the following courses at Tobique First Nation:


March 11 – April 2, 2019

NATI 1113 Beginning Maliseet/Passamaquoddy I

This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language. The aims are listening comprehension and basic oral expression.


April 3 – April 25, 2019

NATI 1123 Beginning Maliseet/Passamaquoddy II

This course is intended to follow NATI-1113 Beginning Maliseet/Passamaquoddy I in an intensive language program. Taught primarily without the use of English or writing, it will build on grammatical patterns learned in Part I of this course through drill, practical applications and the introduction of new verbs and nouns. The goal of the course is to enhance listening comprehension and basic oral expression.


May 6 – May 28, 2019

NATI 2113 Intermediate Maliseet /Passamaquoddy I

This course is designed to facilitate communication in Maliseet at a functional level. It focuses on listening and speaking skills through basic conversation, and the study of grammar, phonics, structure, vocabulary, and word formation.


May 29 – June 20, 2019

NATI 2123 Intermediate Maliseet/Passamaquoddy II

This course is intended primarily for students in an intensive language learning program. Whereas Intermediate Maliseet I focuses on Dual subjects in Transitive and Intransitive forms, this class will provide practice with those dual forms and introduce I-you and You-me verbs plus Past Tense and Future Tense in Dual forms.


St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900.  Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.


A PhD, or imminent completion is preferred; a Master’s degree is required.  Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. André Loiselle, Dean of Humanities, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3.  Electronic applications may be sent to


Closing date: February 15th, 2019. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.


An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.