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Assistant Professor (Indigenous Studies) - Indigenous and Canadian Studies

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Indigenous Studies
Academic Unit: Indigenous and Canadian Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: March 23, 2020

About the Position:
The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to understanding Indigenous ways of knowing and centering Indigenous worldviews in their teaching and research. The successful candidate will also have a strong and substantiated research profile (publications, conference presentations and non-traditional forms of research) relevant to the field of Indigenous Studies appropriate to their stage of career as well as evidence of collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations. The position will involve undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision, including in the successful candidate's own areas of expertise in Indigenous Studies. Candidates should provide evidence of their commitment to pedagogical innovation, including, for example, land-based and experiential learning.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. In accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from Indigenous communities are encouraged to self-identify. Indigenous candidates who are women; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

Carleton University acknowledges and respects the Algonquin people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Carleton University campus is situated.

About the Academic Unit:
Carleton University's Indigenous Studies program offers Indigenous Studies in a four-year undergraduate Combined Honours and as a minor, and at the graduate level in the Canadian Studies M.A. and Ph.D. programs. All degrees in the School for Indigenous and Canadian Studies expose students to courses in contemporary Indigenous culture and identity, Indigenous-settler encounters and settler colonialism, Indigenous ecological ways of knowing, Indigenous governance, rights, resistance and resurgence, and Indigenous representations. This program builds on Carleton's existing strengths in and commitment to Indigenous Studies and maximizes Carleton's advantageous location in the National Capital Region. More information about the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and the Indigenous Studies Program is available at https://carleton.ca/sics/; information on Carleton University's responses to the Truth and Reconciliation's Calls to Action is available at https://carleton.ca/indigenousinitiatives/.

Qualifications:
Qualifications include a graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Indigenous Studies or a related field that complements existing expertise in the School. Candidates must also demonstrate potential in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as a promising research profile in Indigenous Studies. Evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment will be considered an asset.

Application Instructions:
Applications must be sent electronically to Donna.Malone@carleton.ca in one single PDF file which includes the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and samples of your academic writing. Applicants should also arrange for three individuals to provide letters of recommendation, including from both academic and Indigenous community connections, electronically to Donna.Malone@carleton.ca. Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in curriculum development and in supporting students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are due March 23, 2020.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/about.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.