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Open Rank Position Tenure-Track, Centre for Women's and Gender Studies

Brock University

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Brock University’s strategic plan prioritizes fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization and is undertaking institution-wide efforts, led by the office of the Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, to enhance existing Indigenous programs and courses, increase the number of Indigenous faculty, and develop new supports for Indigenous students. These efforts centre Indigenous ways of knowing and doing and involve consultation with Indigenous communities both within Brock and beyond. For more information about Brock’s strategic plan, please see

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

Brock University is located on the territory of the Anishnaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples and the traditional shared hunting and gathering grounds of many nations. This region is rich in Indigenous treaty making including the Albany (Nafan) Treaty which recognizes Haudenosaunee control over their hunting grounds; the Royal Proclamation, a treaty between multiple Indigenous Nations and the Crown which provides a positive guarantee of First Nations self-government; and the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement between the Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee around the Great Lakes that binds residents to share the territory equitably and protect the land.

What we Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include; conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Job Summary

The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) and the Department of Sociology (SOCI) at Brock University invites applications for a tenure-track cross-appointment (housed in WGST) effective July 1st, 2021. The rank of the position is open (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) and subject to budgetary approval. The ideal applicant will be working in the fields of critical socio-legal studies, Indigenous law, and transformative justice. A commitment to public scholarship in the areas of anti-racism and anti-Blackness is also preferred. Applicants should have experience in online and in-class instruction, experiential learning and community engagement. The programs are especially interested in attracting candidates with demonstrated experience working with Turtle Island Indigenous students and/or Turtle Island Indigenous communities.

The successful applicant will supervise MA students in Critical Sociology and can apply to supervise in graduate programs across the university including the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies.
The candidate will be expected to engage in a program of research, participate in the affairs of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies and fulfill service commitments to the programs and the University.


Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment (or be near completion) or possess the equivalent Indigenous knowledge. Applicants should provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement and where relevant, artistic output and/or diverse forms of Indigenous scholarship. The successful candidate must self-identify as First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, or Inuit and is expected to have lived experience of Indigenous world views, cultures and values.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of potential for successful and innovative teaching, a statement of research, and a sample of scholarly writing. All documents must be submitted in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the Workday online application system (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload) by the 12:01 am May 8, 2021 closing date.

Please arrange for three confidential signed and dated letters of reference on letterhead to be sent directly the to the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies,

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

More information on WGST can be found on the university website

Information regarding the Department of Sociology is available at

Also, information about the City of St. Catharines can be found on the city’s website

Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise: Talent Acquisition, to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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