Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (FKRM) at the University of Manitoba invites applications from Indigenous (e.g. First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Scholars for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professorcommencing July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that they self-identify as an Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) Canadian.

Candidates will possess an earned doctorate (or be near completion) and specialized knowledge in the area of Indigenous land-based education. The candidates will have a record of, or strong potential for, research and teaching in the area of Indigenous land-based education and practices. The candidates will demonstrate the ability to communicate the vital importance of land-based practices for the wellness and livelihoods of Indigenous people.  

The successful candidates will teach students in the undergraduate and graduate programs, attract and supervise graduate students, develop and conduct an externally-funded research program and provide service to the community and to the University. These positions are intended to support the FKRM’s and University’s strategic commitment to collectively enhance Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our curriculum. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of new courses in areas including Outdoor and Land-Based Education, Indigenous Perspectives on Land-Based Education, and Indigenous Recreation and Well-Being as well as contribute to scholarship in a related field. 

Faculty Information
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.E.), Bachelor of Kinesiology (B.Kin and B.Kin (AT)), Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development (B.R.M.C.D.), Master of Science and Master of Arts in Kinesiology & Recreation. It also has a Ph.D. program in Applied Health Sciences offered collaboratively with other health science faculties. Approximately 500 undergraduate and 60 graduate students are enrolled in the Faculty. Faculty members have vibrant research programs funded by SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR, as well as other agencies. The Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute promotes interdisciplinary research within the Faculty and University. Bison Sports and Recreation Services provides a broad range of services to the University and Community, including intercollegiate sport, recreation services, children’s programs and athletic therapy. Together these academic, research and service programs have a mission to create, translate, and mobilize knowledge related to physical activity, human movement, sport, and leisure. The FKRM enjoys many state of the art facilities, including an award-winning 100,000 square foot active living centre and applied research laboratory that opened in 2015. 

Application Procedure
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, the names and addresses (including phone and e-mail addresses) of three referees, and Indigenous Canadian self-declaration verification should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications is March 6, 2017

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