Assistant Professor – Indigenous Studies, University of Sudbury

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Assistant Professor – Indigenous Studies, University of Sudbury

Job Information
Author alnationtalk
Date January 26, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company University of Sudbury
Location Sudbury, ON
Category Education/Administrative
Client University of Sudbury
Contact Information
[email protected]

The University of Sudbury, a bilingual and tri-cultural institution and founding member of the
Laurentian Federation, invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies, to be effective July 1, 2021.

The University of Sudbury is in the traditional territories of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and the Wahnapitae First Nation, situated in the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 territory. The Department of Indigenous Studies’ vision is founded on respectful relationships with the Indigenous peoples of what is now central, eastern, and northern Ontario. Our faculty members have a strong record of ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, institutions and organizations, to support Indigenous languages and knowledge systems. In addition to its B.A. programs, the Department offers several minors in the areas of environmental studies, healing and wellness, Indigenous peoples and mining, and Nishnaabemwin.

The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for undergraduate teaching and mentoring of Indigenous students. Da-gshkitoon maaba wii-kinoomaaget ezhi-Nishnaabemang miinwaa da-n’gadzi maanda nikeyiing zhi-Nishnaabebii’get.  As well, the ability to teach in areas such as Indigenous education, history, health, and Environmental Studies will be considered an asset. Further responsibilities will include participation in governance at the University of Sudbury and enhancement of the Department’s community links.


Ph.D. or ABD in Indigenous studies or an allied field of studies.

Applications must include a cover letter, a teaching portfolio, a research statement (600 words maximum) and an updated cv. Applicants must arrange to have four letters of reference, including one that speaks to community engagement, sent directly by email (on letterhead, signed and scanned). All application materials must be sent to Dr. John Meehan, President and Vice-Chancellor, at [email protected] or University of Sudbury, 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6 by March 25, 2021. Later applications will be considered if the position remains unfilled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

This announcement is directed primarily but not exclusively to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of Sudbury encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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