Job – Assistant or Associate Prof, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Education

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CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN INDIGENOUS EDUCATION Assistant or Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

The University of Manitoba is accepting applications for a full time tenure-track position of an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education for nomination for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Education position. Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/).

The University is committed to: its Strategic Plan priorities, including creating pathways to Indigenous achievement (http://umanitoba.ca/admin/president/stategic_priorities.html); and its Strategic Research Plan, which identifies Indigenous research as a cross-cutting theme (http://umanitoba.ca/research/). In continuing to meet these commitments, the proposed Tier 2 CRC in Indigenous Education will serve to highlight the knowledges of Indigenous peoples, and foster innovation and change within and across contemporary educational settings.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the University of Manitoba’s research grants office for more information (http://umanitoba.ca/research/ors/). Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information and details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program- programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s2). More information on the justification process can be found at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program- programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng. aspx#s3.

The successful candidate will be an emerging leader in her/his field as evidenced by an exceptional record of research funding, publications, conference presentations and student training and mentoring. She/he is expected to develop and maintain a rigorous and independently funded research program that is also highly collaborative, involving local, national and international partners. Applicants, including those with applied research contributions in the area of Indigenous education at all levels, are expressly welcomed. The candidate selected for this position will be required to work with the Faculty of Education to prepare the formal nomination to the CRC Secretariat according to CRC program guidelines.

Contingent upon the successful CRC nomination, the appointment will commence July 1, 2017, as a full-time probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tier 2 CRC positions are for five-year terms, and renewable once. For the duration of the CRC, the successful candidate will be granted reduced teaching responsibilities.

The Faculty of Education is committed to strengthening and enhancing its efforts in Indigenous education in the preparation of new educators, the continuing professional development of educators, and in research and service activities. It is highly regarded for its teaching, research,

community engagement and innovative programming. The quality of the research is reflected in its high-ranking publication record. Further information concerning the Faculty and the University may be obtained from http://umanitoba.ca/education/.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should send the following information via e-mail to Tamara Gillam, Confidential Assistant to the Dean (Tamara.Gillam@umanitoba.ca):

  • a cover letter, with reference to position #20903.
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a proposed research agenda in Indigenous education appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program (maximum 1500 words),
  • a brief statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and
  • the names and contact information for three referees.Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference delivered to the above email address or by mail to: Dean of Education, c/o Tamara Gillam, 223 Education Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2.Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that the curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

    For more information on this opportunity, please contact Dr. Charlotte Enns, Committee Chair at charlotte.enns@umanitoba.ca.

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