Month: April 2017

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Carleton University, due: May 15th, 2017

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Academic unit: Sociology and Anthropology
Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Field of specialization: Sociology
Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
Start date: July 1st, 2017
Applications will be reviewed starting: May 15th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled

About the position:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Sociology. We seek someone who is a specialist in Social Justice and has research expertise, using a social justice approach, in one or more areas, which could include: community-engaged sociology, public sociology, inequality, identity, or political economy.


Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment. Applicants should have an active research profile, leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, and oriented towards community-engaged research. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness.

The applicant will be expected to teach some core courses in our new Social Justice stream and help develop the stream, which emphasizes experiential and community-engaged learning. These courses include a second year Foundations in Social Justice class, third year courses in Social Justice in Action and in Collective Action and Social Movements, and a fourth year course, Community-Engaged Sociology, which involves research and advocacy in partnership with community groups. A background working with community organizations would be considered an asset. The applicant would also be expected to teach graduate courses in their specific field.

The position can begin July 1, 2017, although a later start date is potentially negotiable.

Application instructions:

Applications should include: 1) a letter of application 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio that contains evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) two writing samples. Applications should be addressed to the Chair, Aaron Doyle, and sent electronically to in one single PDF document by May 15, 2017. The candidate should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same e-mail address.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a nationally and internationally reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 28,000 students, 850 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

For more information, please see: Sociology-and-Anthropology-Sociology-Assistant-Professor

Michelle Pockey Leadership Award, due: July 30th, 2017

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About Michelle

The Michelle Pockey Leadership Award has been created to recognize Michelle Pockey, an exceptional female leader in our community. As a prominent lawyer and community activist, Michelle dedicated herself to making a positive difference in the world – from energy, mining, environmental, and Indigenous legal issues, to increasing the economic success and impact of women. With her vision, she co-founded the Professional Women’s Network in 1997, and the Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network in 2016. She worked tirelessly for 20 years advocating to advance women in business, law, Indigenous and non-traditional sectors. She was an inspiration for others every day of her life until her passing from cancer in June 2016.

About the Award

The Michelle Pockey Leadership Award will give first priority to an Indigenous woman, a single mother, or a woman facing economic hardship. Second priority will be given to a woman pursuing law, justice, Indigenous, or environmental studies. The award is intended to support her tuition, housing, or childcare in the pursuit of post-secondary education, which will advance her leadership and long-term career prospects.

To help support Michelle’s legacy and advance other women along their leadership journeys, donations to the Michelle Pockey Leadership Award can be made below.  Your generosity enables us to elevate the visibility, influence and contribution of women leaders across the province.

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Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award

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Value Up to $5,000
Application Deadline Minimum of two months before start of activity
How to Apply See below
Application Form Terms and Conditions of Applying Form (form-fillable)
For More Information See below

What is the purpose of the award?

The Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award (AANSEA) aims to engage Aboriginal students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering by visiting Canada’s Aboriginal communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities.

Are you eligible to hold an award?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • be an Aboriginal person;*
  • be registered full-time in a degree program in the natural sciences or engineering (NSE) at an eligible institution or be employed at an eligible institution as a postdoctoral fellow in the NSE;
  • have obtained, over the previous years of study (minimum of two academic terms), a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of “B” or “B-“, if applicable) as defined by your institution.

* For the purposes of this document, NSERC uses the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982 definition of Aboriginal peoples as including the Indian, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada.

How do you apply?

To be considered for this award, you must submit the following documents:

  • a one- to two-page proposal (see below for details);
  • a detailed budget which provides estimates for all costs of travel, accommodation and incidental expenses (for example equipment rental, photocopies, etc.);
  • a copy of your most recent transcripts (transcripts must show the name of the institution, the program in which you are enrolled, your complete course of study, your marks and the legend explaining acronyms);
  • a letter of reference from your supervisor, other faculty member or senior staff at your institution, which attests to your skills and aptitudes for becoming an Aboriginal Ambassador;
  • a letter from the Aboriginal community/school you plan to visit confirming the proposed arrangements;
  • a copy of documentation confirming your Aboriginal status;
  • a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form.

Your proposal must clearly:

  • identify your intended audience (high school, community group, etc.) and the projected number of participants;
  • discuss the method of engagement (speech, workshop, summer camp, etc.);
  • indicate the dates of the outreach activities;
  • outline the subject matter you will be presenting or your planned outreach activities, and your intended message;
  • include your contact information (telephone, email and personal mailing address).

Applications must be submitted electronically using the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs. The application must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) as a single document. Keep a copy of the confirmation of receipt.

Post-activity deliverables

You must provide NSERC with the following documents within one month of the completion of the activities supported by the award:

  • copies of receipts for NSERC-supported expenditures;
  • a list of NSERC-supported expenditures with explanatory details;
  • a statement signed by you that the costs supported by the award were not covered by another source;
  • a letter(s) from the community you visited with feedback on your activity and its impact on the target audience (optional);
  • a one-page report on your experience that includes:
    • how you promoted interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering;
    • a description of the community you visited and the audience/participants engaged in the science and engineering promotion activity;
    • the total number of participants;
    • general comments on the success of your activities in your opinion (What worked? What would you do differently next time?);
    • suggestions of what NSERC could do to encourage more Aboriginal youth to participate actively and consider careers in the natural sciences and engineering.

The post-activity deliverables must also be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) as a single document using the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs.

What expenses does this award cover?

The award will cover costs associated with the proposed science and engineering promotion activity and Aboriginal community visit. These include costs incurred for your:

  • travel (air, rail, car rental, taxi, etc.);
  • accommodation (hotel, etc.);
  • meals;
  • material and supplies needed for demonstrations or experiments;
  • incidental expenses (photocopying, faxes, etc.).

Value of award

The value of the award will be based on the budget proposed in your application, up to a maximum of $5,000. You may hold only one award per fiscal year.

Review procedures

NSERC will review applications using the following criteria:

  • impact and reach of the proposal;
  • anticipated value to Aboriginal youth and the Aboriginal community;
  • feasibility of the proposal.

Application deadlines

There are no fixed deadlines for this award. Applications must be made at least two months before the start of a proposed outreach activity. The awards available in a given year will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Notification of decision

NSERC will notify you of the decision on your application within one month of receiving it.


Before you, as an applicant, can submit your application to NSERC, you must read and agree to the terms and conditions listed on the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form. It is your responsibility to retain a copy of the agreed terms and conditions for your records.

For more information, please see:

Tenure Stream Position in Indigenous Mental Health, due: May 1st, 2017

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Tenure Stream Position in Indigenous Mental Health

The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) invites applications for a tenure stream position with a specialization in Indigenous Mental Health at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2017.

We seek applicants who have a strong research focus as well as practical expertise in the area of Indigenous Mental Health. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of, or experience in, community-based research, indigenous methodologies and working with indigenous communities. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in clinical or counselling psychology or a related field such as psychology or school psychology by the date of the appointment. Preference will be given to a licensed clinical psychologist or school psychologist. Candidates must have an established record of excellence in research which includes exemplary publications in top disciplinary journals, presentations at conferences and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate must have an ongoing, independent and innovative program of research of sufficient quality to merit nomination for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate a record of excellent teaching as evidenced through teaching accomplishments, evaluations and endorsements submitted as part of the application.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of both core and interdisciplinary curricula within and across programs offered in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. They will also contribute to the development an innovative program of research in mental health and education that combines areas of expertise within the department and fosters collaboration in programs and research activities locally and internationally. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three recent research publications, a teaching dossier (including the results of teaching evaluations or equivalent evidence of teaching excellence), and three confidential letters of reference. Letters of reference should be signed, on official letterhead, and sent directly from the referees to the department via email at by May 1, 2017. All other application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system at: Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: To receive full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by the closing date, May 1, 2017.

For more information, please see: 2017-position-indigenous-mental-health

Job for Part-Time Instructor at Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, due: 4:30pm PST, April 19th, 2017

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The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and UBC Continuing Studies invite applications for a part-time instructor position for the award-winning certificate program “Aboriginal Health and Community Administration” (AHCAP) beginning in September 2017.

The course requiring an instructor is “Indigenous Health and Wellness” currently scheduled for September 7-9, 2017 for the face-face instruction at UBC Vancouver, followed by an online component in October and November 2017. The online component entails providing feedback and marking students’ assignments.

In this course, students will learn about the relationship between Aboriginal history and the health status of Aboriginal people and their communities. Students will identify strategies for effective administration of appropriate health care in Indigenous communities. Students will also reflect on their own individual self-care and wellness.

For more information about AHCAP and to download the latest copy of the AHCAP Handbook, please visit

Required Qualifications

Expertise in Indigenous Health and Wellness

  • Qualified through training and life experience to speak knowledgably about the subject matter
  • In depth knowledge and expertise working with Aboriginal communities
  • Current professional engagement in the field
  • A university degree preferred or similarExperience in adult education
  • Qualified through training and/or life experience to conduct training for adults
  • Competent in creating safe and respectful learning groups
  • Training in Indigenous pedagogy strategies and protocols according to situation, nation and place
  • For face-to-face instruction/facilitation:

o Comfortable leading participants through experiential learning cycle, including set up of the learning activity, encouraging reflection on the learning, generalizing the learning to issues outside the classroom, and applying or practising the learning

o Limits use of presentations or lectures; frames them within the experiential learning cycle (above)

For online instruction/facilitation:
o Dedication to being present to participants’ questions and problems (checking in at LEAST every other day)

o Competent in providing a balance of support and challenge in response to every assignment posting

Computer skills
• Competent in negotiating an online learning management system (e.g., Blackboard Connect)

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to provide clear instructions to adult learners
  • Ability to respond quickly to participants’ questions (or refer them to the administrative staff)
  • How to Apply: Please send an electronic application package including a covering letter that addresses the qualifications along with a current resume to:

For more information, please see: Course 5 Job posting

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems, due: April 30th, 2017

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The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will commence no later than July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be nominated for a Canada Research Chair at the Tier 2 level (

The appointee to this Chair would be expected to work with colleagues and community partners to develop an innovative research program devoted to investigating effective approaches to improving the health and health care of residents of the Canadian North, especially its Aboriginal population, and other circumpolar regions. This appointment will contribute to the achievement of the School’s vision to be the leading school of public health in Canada, and the University of Alberta’s Institutional Strategic Plan For the Public Good.

The applicant will (a) have a PhD in public health or a cognate discipline; (b) have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in his/her field in the next five years; (c) have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, master’s and doctoral students and future researchers; and (d) be proposing an innovative research program. The applicant must have previous direct experience working with northern and Aboriginal communities, organizations and/or governments. As such, the individual will be expected to spend a significant proportion of his or her time (at least 30%) located in a regional centre in the northern territories.

This successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in establishing a northern presence of the School of Public Health, providing coordination and liaison with northern and Aboriginal organizations and agencies, and promoting a research intensive environment in the North.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Nominees must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination (October 2017). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information regarding eligibility please consult the Canada Research Chairs website:

In addition to pursuing a rigorous program of research, the Chair will also contribute to the teaching and community engagement missions of the School, including graduate teaching and supervision, mentoring of colleagues and trainees, and in the development of initiatives that improve public health in collaboration with communities, organizations, and government agencies.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, a comprehensive benefits package, and relocation assistance. The Chair is appointed for a period of 5 years, renewable for another 5 years.

The University of Alberta School of Public Health is the first in Canada to earn full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. The School has 35 faculty members, over 100 affiliated members in other faculties of the university and external agencies, and over 300 graduate students in MPH, MSc and PhD programs. Our mission is to engage with partners to create knowledge, educate public health professionals and to advance the public’s health. For more information about the School please visit our web site at

Interested applicants are invited to apply online. Please enclose a curriculum vitae, copies of the five most significant publications, the names of three referees, and a letter of interest outlining their accomplishments in research, teaching and community engagement, and plans for the position if appointed to:

Dr. Kim Raine, Associate Dean (Research)
School of Public Health
University of Alberta
3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 1C9

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

For more information and the online portal to apply, please see:

Full-Time Temporary Instructor – Native American and Indigenous Studies Department, due: 9:00am April 17th, 2017

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The Native American and Indigenous Studies Department at Fort Lewis College invites applications for a full-time, temporary instructor (9-month contract), to teach in the Native American and Indigenous Studies program which emphasizes Indigenous epistemologies and worldviews. Position duties and expectations begin August 14, 2017.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to teach following courses: Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies; Native American History; and Contemporary Native Nations.
  • Ability to teach upper-division course in field of specialization.
  • Ph.D in Native American Studies or a Ph.D. in a closely related discipline, such as political science and history with a specialization in Native American societies and cultures. ABD will be considered.
  • College teaching experience.Teaching Duties:

• Teaching load is 12 credit hours per term (four courses).

Application Process:

Applicants should email as PDF files the following materials:

  • Letter of Application, addressing how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, as well as detailing your teaching experiences.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts.Emails should be directed to:

    Laurel Baldwin
    Administrative Assistant
    Native American and Indigenous Studies Department Fort Lewis College

    Applications received by 9 A.M., April 17, 2017 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

    The successful candidate will be required to submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three reference letters, and pass a background check per state law.

    For more information, please see: NAIS one year

Eighth American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference, June 15-17th, 2017

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Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA June 15-17th, 2017

Northern Arizona University’s College of Education will host its Eighth American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference on June 16-17, 2017, with a reception on the evening of June 15. This conference for preschool, K-12, college, and university educators and concerned community members is designed through panels, workshops, and papers to share ideas for improving the lives and education of Indigenous children. Northern Arizona University’s College of Education has worked with Indian Nations to improve the education of American Indian students for decades. It has hosted a variety of American Indian teacher and administrative preparation programs, including the well received Learn In Beauty program, and published a number of monographs, including Honoring Our Children: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students and Honoring Our Elders: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students. Drs. Joseph Martin and W. Sakiestewa Gilbert, who have been long involved in working to improve Indian education, are co-chairing the conference. To get updated information on next year’s conference when it becomes available join the Indigenous-L list serve at Continuing education credit is available for conference attendees.

For more information, please see:



Field Data Collection and Analysis Intern, due: April 17th, 2017

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Student Internship with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at The University of British Columbia.

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
Position Title: Field Data Collection and Analysis Intern


Located on unceded Musqueam territory, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm
is a unique research center that aims to understand and fundamentally transform local and global food systems towards a more sustainable, food secure future. The CSFS at UBC Farm is a living laboratory committed to finding solutions to both local and global challenges facing food systems sustainability and translating solutions to improve personal, community, and environmental health.

The Career Development Internship aims to engage UBC students with their local food system and create opportunities to experience the working environment of a food sustainability focused organization. Interns work alongside food systems practitioners and faculty to increase their understanding and knowledge of food systems work, from organic agriculture to food production methods, food-focused community engagement, and business management.

The Field Data Collection & Analysis Intern will assist a team of CSFS researchers and UBC Farm staff in monitoring and collecting data that will support the development of a software which aim is to help farmers better ascertain efficiency and total costs of food production. The intern will engage with staff and volunteers to document harvest yields, track the number of hours spent on production, harvest and post-harvest activities, and import the information into a database. The Field Data Collection & Analysis Intern will have the opportunity to acquire skills in local food production and sales, social entrepreneurship, farm operations, sustainable food literacy, program design, data collection and analysis, and community engagement.

Interns are expected to enroll in the Career Development Internship course (LFS 496 – 3 credits) twice: once in the Summer semester and once in Winter 1 semester. At the end of the 26-week program, students will be eligible to receive course credit towards their UBC degree.


The Field Data Collection & Analysis Intern will work alongside the CSFS/UBC Farm team to:

    • Plan activities for the growing season
    • Develop a template for collecting data in the field
    • Document harvest yields in specific areas of the farm
    • Track hours staff and volunteers spend working in specific areas of food production at the farm
    • Reflect on information gathered from the season and provide recommendations

Preferred Qualifications:

    • UBC student eligible for LFS 496
    • Basic understanding of qualitative research methods
    • Comfortable speaking with members of the public
    • Passionate and interested in local and sustainable food systems
    • Capable of using excel to collect and organize data
    • Comfortable using social media for project updates
    • Willingness to learn and desire to gain research experience
    • Ability to work both in a team and individually settingPosition Details:

      • May to December 2017
      • 6-9 hours/week
      • Days of work: Tuesday and Friday from June to October
      • Flexible schedule in May, November, and December
      • This is an unpaid, for-credit, internship

      How to apply:

      Along with your resume please write a brief letter (max. 500 words) outlining the following:
      • Which internship position you are applying for
      • What you hope to gain from such an experience or how you feel this experience would contributeto your overall learning and education at UBC
      • Specific interests or areas that you would like to learn more about

      Email: Tim Carter

      • Acceptable formats include text (within the body of the email), Microsoft Word 2007 or earlier, or Adobe PDF
      • All applications should clearly refer to “UBC Farm Internship”
      • Applications must be received no later than April 17th 2017
      • Please no phone calls

      For more information, please see: 2017-LFS-496-Field-Data-Intern-FINAL-M21