Associate Professor or Professor, International Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Author ahnationtalk
Date January 27, 2017
Type Full Time
Company University of Calgary
Location Calgary, AB
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
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Job ID: 12021

Updated: January 25, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a senior academic at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director for the International Indigenous Studies program housed administratively in the Department of Political Science. The successful candidate will hold a position ‘with tenure’ within the Faculty of Arts in a department relevant to their field of study and be appointed as the Director, International Indigenous Studies Program for a five-year period commencing July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal.

As the Director, you will have a clear vision to lead the program, building on its current strengths, reviewing its goals and purposes, working closely with Indigenous faculty in other programs and disciplines and positioning the program for future success in the context of the Faculty’s and University’s Indigenous Strategies.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Indigenous Studies or relevant discipline within the Faculty of Arts, will be an accomplished scholar and outstanding instructor with strong leadership and solid administrative skills and will bring suitable experience for appointment as a senior faculty member. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary strength.

Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and community engagement through top-tier peer-reviewed publications, proven success in obtaining competitive research funding, evidence of effectiveness, as well as successfully concluded projects with Indigenous peoples. A strong record of Indigenous research methodologies and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions is also expected. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership in community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples.

In addition to the expectations listed above, applicants at the Professor rank must demonstrate evidence of an established scholarly and professional reputation, preferably at both the national and international level. A well-established record of service contributions (including service to the discipline, and when relevant, profession) at a leadership level is also expected.

The International Indigenous Studies program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous people’s experience including arts, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, and community and political dynamics. Students in the program examine these topics with a Canadian and international lens, and are encouraged to adopt a comparative lens. For more information, please visit the International Indigenous Studies webpage.

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (along with their contact information – mailing address, telephone and email) to:

Anessa Krysko, HR Advisor (Academic)
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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