Job – Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies, UNBC. Tenure-track. Due Feb 27, 2015

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First Nations Studies Department

College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

Assistant Professor 

(Tenure-track Position)


The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as one of Canada’s best small research universities with a core campus in Prince George and regional campuses throughout northern BC. UNBC has long established partnerships with many First Nations Bands and Tribal Councils. There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre, an innovative Peer Support Network, the Northern Advancement Program and other academic and cultural bridging programs.   Currently there are over 3500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate UNBC degree programs throughout northern BC. For more information on the First Nations Studies Department, please visit

Located in north-central BC, Prince George is a city of approximately 73,000 people with a range of cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. Prince George is a friendly community offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work. The city is also home to a symphony orchestra, professional theatre, a WHL hockey team, and a community college. For more information about living and working in Prince George please consult, for more information on working at UNBC please consult

The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the First Nations Studies Department, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. The First Nations Studies Department offers an interdisciplinary program that includes contemporary issues, health, gender, governance, traditional ecological knowledge, languages and culture, spirituality, art and material culture, and community research. The Department seeks applicants with demonstrated research and teaching success within First Nations Studies. The successful candidate will possess the knowledge and experience necessary to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as well as supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to the First Nations Studies Department mandate to foster understanding of the diversity and strengths of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and abroad. Experience working or living in an Aboriginal community and the ability to speak an Aboriginal language are considered assets. The ability to work collaboratively across one or more disciplines is also considered an asset.


Applicants must have a PhD in a relative discipline, or have completed all the components of a PhD, prior to the start date of July 1, 2015.

Applicants should include a letter indicating potential contributions to the department, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition

# FAFN24-14 to: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Ross Hoffman, Chair of the First Nations Studies Department, at Telephone (250) 960-5242, Email <>. This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Applications received on or before February 27, 2015, will receive full consideration; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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