Assistant Professor, University of Sudbury (Sudbury, ON)

The University of Sudbury, a bilingual and tri-cultural institution and founding member of the Laurentian Federation, invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies, to be effective July 1, 2019.

The University of Sudbury is in the traditional territories of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and the Wahnapitae First Nation, situated in the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 territory. The Department of Indigenous Studies’ vision is founded on respectful relationships with the Indigenous peoples of what is now central, eastern, and northern Ontario. Our faculty members have a strong record of ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, institutions and organizations, to support Indigenous languages and knowledge systems. In addition to its B.A. programs, the department offers several minors in the areas of environmental studies, healing and wellness, Indigenous peoples and mining, and Nishnaabemwin.

The successful candidate will have lived experience as an Indigenous person and demonstrate potential for undergraduate teaching and mentoring of Indigenous students. They will have established expertise in such areas as Indigenous arts, education, genders, health, land-based learning, Mushkego and/or Anishinaabe history and culture, philosophy, research methods, social and equity issues, and spirituality. Responsibilities will include participation in governance at the University of Sudbury and enhancement of the department’s community links.  

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or ABD in Indigenous studies or an allied field of studies;  Proficiency in Mushkego Cree, Nishnaabemwin or French will be a highly valuable asset.

Applications must include a cover letter, a teaching portfolio, a research statement (600 words maximum) and an updated cv. Applicants must arrange to have four letters of reference, including one that speaks to community engagement, sent directly by email (on letterhead, signed and scanned). All application materials must be sent to Dr. Sophie Bouffard, President and Vice-Chancellor, at presidentrectrice@usudbury.ca or University of Sudbury, 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6 by March 25, 2019. Later applications will be considered if the position remains unfilled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

This announcement is directed primarily but not exclusively to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of Sudbury encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities.