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Call for applications: Post-doctoral fellowship at Netolnew (University of Victoria)- Due by April 30, 2018

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Call for applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship position with the NEȾOLṈEW̱ ‘one mind, one people’ Research Partnership. This Partnership works to understand and enhance Indigenous adults’ contributions to reviving Indigenous languages in Canada.
 
The attached REVISED posting outlines the position, eligibility criteria, and the application process. You can also visit www.netolnew.ca to view the posting and learn more about the project.
 
The closing date has been extended to April 30, 2018.
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Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Political Ecology School of Environmental Studies (University of Victoria): Due- May 1, 2018

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Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Political Ecology

School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

July 1, 2019 start date

The School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, located on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology. The interdisciplinary field of Political Ecology critically investigates the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental challenges to develop solutions that are effective because they are responsive to not only technical and ecological but social and political realities. Political Ecology has consistently (but not exclusively) focused on environmental challenges faced and overcome by Indigenous and local communities, emphasizing the vital intertwining of social and ecological considerations embedded in their resistance and the solutions that arise from it. We seek a political ecologist who is working in interdisciplinary contexts, preferably with Indigenous and/or local communities. The School of Environmental Studies, http://web.uvic.ca/enweb/  is supported by three overlapping streams of scholarship: political ecology, ethnoecology, and ecological restoration. We are a relatively small group and depend on close cooperation, mutual respect and camaraderie for our flourishing.

Candidates will be evaluated on the criteria that follow. The successful candidate will be an emerging world-class researcher in the field of political ecology who demonstrates particular research creativity; has a critical understanding of the complex environmental challenges involving the interaction of social and biophysical systems, and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality with the potential to achieve international recognition. The candidate will offer evidence of high-quality teaching and supervision, and of high-impact research that is responsive to and respectful of the needs of Indigenous and/or local communities.

Tier 2 CRC Chairs are one of Canada’s premier early career recognition and recruitment programs, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx

The successful applicant will be nominated by the University of Victoria for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and, upon approval of the Chair by the CRC Secretariat, will then be offered a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at the University (rank will be determined as per the Faculty of Social Sciences evaluation policy).  The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (http://www.uvicfa.ca)

Please submit your application by e-mail to: esapps@uvic.ca   Applications should include in a single PDF: (1) a cover letter providing an overview of the candidate’s qualifications and how they fulfill the criteria defined above, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a detailed description of the candidate’s proposed research program, including an assessment of impact of previous research and proposed research and a statement on how their research will complement and extend existing research capacity in the School, (4) samples of relevant published writing or other relevant materials (5) a teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) contact information for three referees.

The University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Application deadline:  May 1, 2018.

Contact for questions:
Dr. Karena Shaw
Director, School of Environmental Studies

ses@uvic.ca

Tenured/Tenure-Track Position in Foundations of Education and Adult/Post-Secondary Education (University of Manitoba): Closing date April 9, 2018

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The University of Manitoba has posted a tenure-track/tenured position in Adult Education and Foundations of Education. Please find more information about the position by clicking on the link below.

https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/DEFAULT.ASPX?REQ_ID=01547

 

Multi-Cultural Post-Doctoral Fellow @ University of Anchorage Alaska- Start Date: August 2018

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The UAA Alaska Native Studies Program invites applications for a Multi-Cultural Post-Doctoral Fellow to begin August, 2018. This is a 9 month appointment (August to May) with a 3 month contract extension during the summer. This appointment may be renewed for up to an additional two years.

Duties:
• Teaching: Teach one undergraduate course per semester. • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work: Nationally recognized publications, possibly supplemented with creative work, will be one of the primary focuses of the post-doctoral residency. • Service: Serve on AKNS or UAA committees, departmental duties as assigned. AKNS faculty will provide mentoring in the areas of teaching, research and opportunities to engage with the UAA and greater Anchorage and Alaska community/ies.
We seek a scholar with an emerging [or] established specialty in Indigenous/Alaska Native studies – which is a very interdisciplinary field. Specific areas of specialization will complement or deepen the research and scholarly in the areas of education/pedagogy, languages, the arts, history, politics, anthropology, and psychology. The successful candidate will teach one undergraduate course per semester and will maintain an active research and creative agenda. Additionally, this individual will integrate and expand the mission of Alaska Native Studies Program at UAA.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States at the time of application.
Evidence of a potential for successful teaching, service, and research activity.
Required Experience:
• Ph.D. or terminal degree (already received or having completed all requirements and waiting graduation) in American Indian/Native American, Indigenous Studies or closely related concentration area. The desired area of scholarly expertise within Indigenous or Alaska Native Studies is open.
• Ability to engage and collaborate effectively with Alaska Native and diverse communities in the Anchorage/southcentral Alaska area.
• An interest and aptitude for event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals).
Preferred Qualifications
• One-year experience of teaching at the college/university level or demonstrate via syllabus design the potential for strong teaching.
• Experience with successful event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals) and community building.
• Candidates with a strong background in both research and teaching are especially encouraged to apply.
For more information contact Beth Leonard, brleonard@alaska.edu

Indigenous Business Scholar (University of Manitoba): Review of applications begins April 9, 2018

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Applications are invited from Indigenous scholars (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) for the Indigenous Business Scholar tenure-track position in the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. The appointment will be at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The appointment start date is July 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. The budget for this position has been approved. This position is designated for Indigenous candidates; preference will be given to scholars who are of Canadian Indigenous (i.e., First Nation, Métis or Inuit) background, and specialize in topics relevant to Indigenous experience in the business disciplines. We will also consider scholars who are of American Indigenous background (i.e., Turtle Island).

A review of applications will begin on April 09 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit application package by email to Tracy Foster at tracy.foster@umanitoba.ca

Please address your application materials to: Dr. Wenlong Yuan, Search Committee Chair I.H. Please address your application materials to: Dr. Wenlong Yuan, Search Committee Chair I.H. Asper School of Business Room 426 Drake Centre University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V4

University of Manitoba Indigenous Business Scholar 25167 January 2018

 

 

Tenure Track Associate Professor, Program Director- Indigenous Studies (University of Victoria): Due February 23, 2018

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Associate Professor

Program Director, Indigenous Studies

Tenure-track

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities seeks a Program Director to provide leadership for the newly formed undergraduate Major in Indigenous Studies. Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies; the successful applicant will serve as Director for a fixed period of 5 years.

Requirements

The Faculty of Humanities is seeking an outstanding scholar to provide leadership for the new Major in Indigenous Studies and the existing Minor in Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will have:

  • a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or a related Humanities discipline with teaching and research expertise in Indigenous Studies;
  • demonstrable leadership experience or the potential to take on a leadership position that is committed to student success, community relationship building, and program growth;
  • a research record in Indigenous research methodologies premised on collaborative and principled engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities;
  • evidence of teaching excellence that is grounded in Indigenous pedagogies and practices;
  • a commitment to supervise and mentor students in order to support their success.

 

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.uvic.ca/opportunities/faculty-librarian/current/HUMS%20250-066.php

Assistant Professor, Full-time tenure track- Social Development Studies, (Renison University College): Review of applications begins January 22, 2018

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Renison University College at the University of Waterloo on the territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples invites applications for a tenure track position in the department of Social Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected appointment date is July 1, 2018. Applicants to this position must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and a PhD in an area related to at least one of the program’s five interdisciplinary specializations:

Cultural Diversity, Education, Individual Well-Being and Development, Social Policy and Social Action, Social Work

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates with a strong connection to Indigenous community or expertise in Indigenous studies. Further information about the Social Development Studies program is available at: waterloo.ca/socialdevelopment-studies/

Affiliated with the University of Waterloo since 1959, Renison University College is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Faculty members at Renison are direct employees of Renison University College and participate in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits plans. More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison. Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. All applications will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/47291.

Please include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, and a brief outline of current and proposed program of research. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded and directed to Dr. Hsiao d’Ailly, Chair of Social Development Studies. Review of applications will begin on Jan 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.