Assistant Professor of Indigenous Geographies
Simon Fraser University
The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Indigenous Geographies. Simon Fraser University is one of British Columbia's leading research universities with campuses located on the unceded traditional territories of the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples. The tentative start date for this position is July 15, 2023.
This position will enhance or expand the current research and teaching strengths of the Geography Department in feminist political ecology, climate science, environmental change, water sciences, anti-colonial and critical geographies of race, spatial science, health geographies and/or urban geographies. We seek candidates who have research expertise in Indigenous geographies and centre Indigenous knowledge, epistemologies and methods in their research and teaching. We are especially interested in candidates whose research:
• Explores the spatial dimensions of Indigenous ecological or environmental knowledge, resistance, resurgence, legal orders, and/or relations to land
• Addresses issues of climate crisis and/or climate justice, situating climate change in the context of longer-standing formations, including colonialism, racial capitalism, environmental racism, and colonial hetero-patriarchy, to shed light on the uneven distribution of climate change’s drivers and consequences
Candidates should have a PhD in Geography or a related discipline in hand at the time of the employment. PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD.. We seek candidates with outstanding potential for excellence in research, in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and in collegial service. Experience practicing land-based scholarship is an asset.
The Department of Geography values diversity, equity, and inclusion and we are committed to reconciliation and hiring faculty who will work to advance these objectives. We strongly encourage people who identify as Indigenous, are accepted by a present-day Indigenous community and who have historic ties to that Indigenous community to apply.