Indigenous Studies Assistant Professor
The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.
The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.
uLethbridge takes pride in enhancing community engagement and is committed to collaborating with Indigenous peoples and communities to ensure that their partnerships, and ensuing programs, meet the needs of these communities.
The Department of Indigenous Studies seeks to hire an innovative and dynamic early-career scholar of Indigenous Studies for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of either July 1, 2021 or January 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval. We seek a qualified scholar with a primary research focus on Indigenous legal systems, treaties, politics, Aboriginal law, and Indigenous Peoples in international law. A Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or related interdisciplinary field is strongly preferred. Candidates with a Ph.D. in another field will be considered if they demonstrate extensive interdisciplinary training in a field closely related to Indigenous Studies. Hiring salary will be in the range of $70,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, selection for the position will be limited to Indigenous/Aboriginal People. Candidates will be asked to self-identify as part of the application process.
Indigenous Studies at the University of Lethbridge is dedicated to community-engaged scholarship, and research of the priorities and aspirations of Indigenous peoples in Canada and throughout the world. Within the department, Indigenous and non-Indigenous students have the opportunity to learn and think about Indigenous knowledges in creative, transformative and critical ways. The department offers courses that engender a rigorous and respectful understanding of Indigenous peoples’ languages, knowledges, cultures, histories, politics, arts, intellectual traditions, and research methodologies.
The candidate should have a solid foundation in Indigenous pedagogies, methodologies, and curriculum. In addition to maintaining an active research program, the candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and be prepared to build and expand the department’s offerings. An ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated track record of Indigenous-centred research, experience teaching and mentoring Indigenous students, and/or a record of collaboration with Indigenous communities
All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, description of research program, a curriculum-vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references who are academics in the field. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than May 7, 2021. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca and choose this position under the Academic postings option.
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Inge Genee, Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is May 6, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is found.
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.
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