Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies
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CUE’s Faculty of Arts invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, in the Department of Social Sciences. The area of specialization is open, but expertise in Indigenous Ways of Knowing is an asset.
Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. CUE is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of over 3,000, we are known for our small class sizes and excellence in teaching.
Concordia’s Social Sciences Department comprises the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, history, and Indigenous studies. The department’s particular research strengths include transnational social and political movements, Indigenous history in Canada, and sociology of health and religion.
The successful candidate will teach Indigenous Studies courses that are part of our Indigenous Studies Minor. There is also an opportunity to develop new courses or teach History and Sociology courses that have an Indigenous Studies focus.
CUE has allocated start-up research funds for this position. The start-up funds may be used for research activities, including the recruitment of research assistants; payment of participant fees or honorariums; and other research-related expenses.
This position is available to begin January 1, 2023, or thereafter.
- A PhD, or PhD ABD, in Indigenous Studies; or a PhD in a relevant discipline that employs Indigenous methodologies and/or conducts research within Indigenous communities;
- A demonstrated record of, or clear potential for strong research;
- A demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member; and
- A willingness to contribute to the development and implementation of Concordia’s Institutional Priorities for Indigenization.
The normal undergraduate teaching assignment is 6 hours a week in the first year and 9 hours a week for subsequent years. CUE provides opportunities for reductions in teaching to pursue research. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to growing professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community, promoting diversity and inclusion as broadly understood.
Closing Date: Please submit your application by August 12, 2022. Review of applicants will commence on August 15, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Faculty Association Collective Agreement.
Application packages should include:
- A cover letter (including a statement of citizenship/immigration status);
- Curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed publications;
- Transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
- A teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy;
- Recent student evaluations (if available);
- A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.
Please note the following:
- The shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference.
- The successful candidate must be able to provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
To apply, please visit: https://apply.workable.com/j/28E77FCF6C
Concordia University of Edmonton encourages applications from members of racialized groups, visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and others who may support a diversity of perspectives at CUE. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interested individuals may contact either Dr. Brett Buchanan, Dean of Arts (email@example.com) or Dr. Tolly Bradford, Chair of Social Sciences, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit your complete application package to Human Resources, at: https://apply.workable.com/j/28E77FCF6C.
|Primary Category:||Indigenous Studies