Written by JENNIFER NOELANI GOODYEAR-KAOPUA
Published: 29 November -0001
CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR TIER 2
Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position for the nomination of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice, commencing 1 January 2018. The successful candidate will have a PhD and a strong record of research accomplishment (as evidenced by publications and research grants) in any relevant social sciences and humanities.
The Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice will focus on Indigenous issues in the international context and will be concerned with Indigenous cultural, economic and political demands, rights, and aspirations from the perspective of global social justice. Not only does this area of research seek to investigate the global connections of historical and contemporary challenges experienced by Indigenous peoples around the world, it also recognizes and engages Indigenous peoples as both active agents and claimants of international rights. The perspective of global social justice expands the scope of intellectual inquiry beyond state-bound social justice and international justice between states; it investigates the structures of power and domination that operate simultaneously from the local to the global levels. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated knowledge of North American Indigenous perspectives and issues. The candidate will be a leader in building interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects or partnerships that contribute to knowledge production and mobilization in the area of Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice.
The Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are established as part of a national strategy to foster research excellence. The nominee must meet the requirements for the position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx).
The University of Regina’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (peyak aski kikawinaw – Together We Are Stronger) emphasizes Indigenization as a strategic priority. The Faculty of Arts is committed to taking initiatives in meeting the objective of Indigenization in accordance with the University’s Strategic Plan. The Faculty of Arts is home to about 100 full-time faculty members in fourteen departments and seven interdisciplinary programs in social sciences and humanities. It has major research strengths in the fields of “interculturalism and identity” and “international and social justice”, which provide significant opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research relevant to the CRC’s mandate. The Community Research Unit, which is housed in the Faculty of Arts, provides support for community-engaged research. The Faculty of Arts also closely collaborates with the First Nations University of Canada. The candidate’s research program can benefit from and further contribute to this collaboration.
Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. In addition, the Chair will receive research funding and reduced teaching load for the duration of the CRC position.
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self identify on their application.