Interdisciplinary Programs - Assistant/Associate Professor

First Nations University of Canada

Location: Saskatchewan
Date posted: 2012-10-24


Under new and dynamic leadership, with a focused and forward-thinking mandate, First Nations University of Canada is inviting exceptional scholars to apply for a new and exciting tenure-track position for the Department of Interdisciplinary Programs at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. This role will appeal to those who enjoy teaching from an Indigenous perspective in intimate and interactive class settings with a strong commitment to research and community service within Aboriginal communities.

The Organization:
With approximately 1,200 students and over 45 full-time faculty at three campuses, First Nations University provides an opportunity for students of all nations to learn in an environment of First Nations cultures and values. With a 37 year history, the University continues to uphold its mission of enhancing the quality of life, and to preserve, protect and interpret the history, language, culture and artistic heritage of First Nations people. The University is a unique place of learning specializing in Indigenous knowledge and providing post-secondary education for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students alike within a culturally supportive environment. First Nations University is a federated college of the University of Regina, and its academic programs are accredited through that institution.

Duties and Qualifications:
The successful candidate will instruct, from an Indigenous perspective, a variety of introductory, senior undergraduate and graduate courses in Indigenous Studies. She/he will engage in active community-based research and community service within Aboriginal communities.

Ability to develop new curriculum and conduct research on areas of Indigenous knowledge related to Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Natural Resources development, traditional and modern Indigenous land use, management and stewardship, or economic development and sustainability would be ideal. Experience in Indigenous business, economics, law, environmental studies, or other relevant areas of Indigenous studies, are considered an asset.

You should have a PhD, though consideration may be given to those nearing completion of a PhD who can clearly demonstrate commitment to both teaching and research experience in relevant areas.

Experience working, teaching, or living in a First Nations environment and ability to speak a First Nations language are considered assets.

Application Procedure:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: preference will be given to First Nations, Aboriginal and other designated groups (SHRC #E93-13); therefore, please indicate your status on your covering letter.

Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, should be sent to:

Leaders & Co.
201 Portage Avenue, 18th Floor
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3K6

Fax: 1 (888) 821-2451

Contact Information:

Should you have questions or want to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Deanne Cockell at (204) 416-7452 or via email.


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