Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Indigenous Peoples
Simon Fraser University
The Department of First Nations Studies and the School of Public Policy invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2018. The position will be a joint appointment (75% First Nations Studies/25% Public Policy) with an administrative home in First Nations Studies. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: political science, economics, sociology, and research methodologies, with analysis focused on topics of interest to diverse Indigenous communities.
Ideal candidates will show promise in research and educational leadership in the area of public policy and Indigenous peoples. They will have teaching and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context and extensive knowledge of historic and contemporary Indigenous issues. They will bring relevant teaching methods to teaching First Nations Studies lower and upper-level undergraduate courses, as well as graduate courses in the School for Public Policy. Our preference will be for candidates with strong Indigenous cultural knowledge, experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations.
Simon Fraser University is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. SFU is committed to supporting Indigenous scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success, and to implementing the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Applicants should have a PhD by the time of appointment; however, individuals holding a graduate degree and significant professional experience in public policy analysis, especially regarding Indigenous concerns, are encouraged to apply. Applications should include: a cover letter addressing qualifications as stated here, a curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover.
For more information about the Department of First Nations Studies or the School of Public Policy, please visit our respective websites: http://www.sfu.ca/fns.html and http://www.sfu.ca/mpp.html.
Applications in doc, docx, or pdf format can be sent to the attention of the Chair to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 16 until April 15th. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. This position is subject to availability of funding.
SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.