University of Calgary, assistant professor,TT, Indigenous studies
Jan 22, 2021 → Feb 26, 2021
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary, in partnership with the International Indigenous Studies Program, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track appointment
at the rank of assistant professor for an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. This is an open disciplinary search, meaning any candidate from the social sciences, humanities,
or fine arts with a research program/creative practice and teaching expertise centering Indigenous peoples is encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will join one of the departments or schools in the Faculty of Arts and will divide their teaching and service activities between the International
Indigenous Studies Program and their home unit.
In general, the successful candidate will establish and maintain an active research program or creative practice that centers around, or is driven by, Indigenous peoples.
The successful candidate must conduct research informed by Indigenous methodologies, which may include community-driven research and/or research/creative practice in
dialogue with Indigenous knowledges and intellectual traditions. The successful candidate must demonstrate competency in Indigenous pedagogies and working with Indigenous learners.
They will teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and provide service to the International Indigenous Studies program, the home department, and potentially the wider community.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD, or terminal degree in their field. Candidates who can demonstrate they are near completion of their program will be considered;
however preference will be given to a candidate with a completed degree. The appointee's research agenda may be disciplinary or inter-disciplinary,
with a Canadian and/or international focus.
The successful candidate must provide evidence of a record of, or clear potential for, excellence in:
Research or research creation with a focus centering Indigenous peoples or Indigeneity Teaching and student mentorship Working with Indigenous learners and content Engagement with, or connections to, Indigenous community
Evidence should include publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals/venues or a record of completed and presented research creation, success with, or potential for, securing
competitive funding, and proof of teaching effectiveness. A record of engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions may include non-peer reviewed reports or briefs,
presentations, formal partnerships, research relationship documents or outputs from community-engaged/driven projects, or membership in the community.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link. Indigenous and equity seeking candidates are invited to self-identify.
Please be aware that the application allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may
require you to merge documents):
A letter of interest detailing how and why you meet the requirements of the position An up-to-date curriculum vitae For applicants in the social sciences or humanities, no more than two samples of scholarly writing For applicants in the fine arts, a sample portfolio including five works accompanied by descriptions of the work, titles, dates created, mediums, and sizes.
Please reach out to the Director of the International Indigenous Studies Program for file transfer specifications
A statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier (which must, at minimum, include two sample syllabi, summaries of the quantitative and qualitative
results of two sets of course evaluations, and evidence of teaching experience with Indigenous content or learners)
Clear evidence of the applicant’s engagement with, or connections to, an Indigenous community
The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. It is likely interviews will be virtual.