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Western University 

Open Appointment in Indigenous Research 

Academic Vacancy 2017-2018 

Western University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) or tenured appointment effective August 1, 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) in the First Nations Studies Program, Faculty of Social Sciences at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank appropriate to their level of experience. The successful applicant will be appointed into an appropriate department within the Faculty of Social Science (Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.) with a joint appointment to First Nations Studies. 

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. 

The First Nations Studies (FNS) program was established in 2003 and offers Honours, Major and Minor degree programs. FNS delivers a diversity of courses covering topics such as Indigenous languages, history, art, music, environment, Women’s Studies, media, politics, contemporary issues, research methods, ethics and epistemology – within Indigenous framings of those topics. FNS has been built on relationships with Indigenous people and communities, with a special focus on local First Nations and urban communities. The program shares in the Universities’ commitment to providing a nurturing environment for Indigenous students. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape partnerships with our University and community stakeholders at the local, provincial, national and international levels. More information can be found on the FNS website: 

The successful applicant will be a social scientist who holds a PhD in an area related to Indigenous Studies. His or her research and teaching record will demonstrate proficiency in the application of Indigenous knowledge, frameworks and pedagogies, and a strong record in ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous peoples and communities. The actual substantive area of expertise is open but should align with disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields that complement the Social Sciences and Indigenous Studies. 

The successful candidate is expected to have an active program of research, demonstrated by publication in leading journals and/or presses in the field, a significant contribution to the literature, presentations at national/international conferences, and a strong record in Indigenous research methodologies. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated in the application including a teaching philosophy statement, teaching evaluations, and any other supporting materials. 

Applicants should send their application letter, a current CV, completed form [], teaching philosophy statement, and the names of at least three referees, which may include community references to: 

Dean Robert Andersen 

Faculty of Social Science 

Western University 

1151 Richmond Street 

London, ON K6A 3K7 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply electronically to the email address above – please email PDF documents only. Review of applications will commence on July 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – FACULTY OF ARTS

The University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: and

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit. 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor in the area of Indigenous health.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the province of Alberta, and must have either a master’s degree or a doctorate in nursing or other health-related discipline.  The successful appointee will preferably have an Indigenous background, and expertise in Indigenous health issues.  

The University of Calgary is committed to creating a rich, vibrant and culturally competent campus – one that welcomes and supports Indigenous learners, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in teaching and learning, encourages Indigenous community partnerships in research and academic programming, and is appropriate and thoughtful in its response to the Truth and Reconciliation calls for action.  

As part of the University of Calgary’s commitment to reconciliation, the successful candidate will serve in a three-year administrative appointment as Director of Nursing Education and Indigenous Health. The incumbent will support initiatives that enhance nursing education in Indigenous health.  This includes supporting the recruitment and academic success of Indigenous nursing students; providing leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate initiatives  to create teaching and learning environments that are culturally safe and respectful; building partnerships with First Nations/Indigenous communities to appropriately and positively impact the health of these communities; and using research to influence policy and health services to create meaningful health gains for Indigenous communities.

Applicants will be early to mid-career nurses who have teaching experience in the area of Indigenous health and demonstrable leadership to advance future curriculum and teaching and learning initiatives.  Applicants at the Instructor level will have previous teaching experience in undergraduate education and/or health care settings. Applicants at the Senior Instructor level will have demonstrated capability in nursing education in a university setting.

The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Interested applicants will provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining previous university teaching experience including contributions to the field of Indigenous health (ie. description of emerging and/or established partnerships with First Nations communities), and contributions to initiatives (current or planned) that positively impact the health of First Nations/Indigenous communities.  Applications are to include two (2) representative academic publications, and a statement of current working status in Canada.

Information about the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy can be found online.

Information about programs and research in the Faculty of Nursing can also be found online.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Dianne Tapp, Dean, Faculty of Nursing

University of Calgary

PF2268 Professional Faculties Bldg.,

2500 University Drive N.W.,
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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Incoming applications will be accepted until the position is competitively filled.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)



Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies - Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Job Description

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver is currently comprised of eight active and productive, nationally-recognized scholars in the Division of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (AHSS). The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region and enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a research university with high research activity. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies.

Position Summary

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor with competencies in one or more of the following areas of specialization: Native American/Indigenous Religious Traditions; Religion, Gender and Sexuality; Religion and Popular Culture; Religion and Law, effective September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach eight courses during the 2017-2018 academic year, at the undergraduate level, i.e. 2000-level courses, which in RLGS fulfill distributional requirements in the University's common (general education, core) curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to develop courses for this position, including adapting courses taught elsewhere. Courses should generally be appropriate for interested undergraduate students without significant background in Religious Studies, and should be pitched to attract students from a wide variety of majors. Interest in and the ability to teach a service learning course would be particularly welcomed.

Essential Functions

  • Teach eight courses during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Teach five courses (multiple sections of the same offering) fitting the Analytical Inquiry -- Society and Culture component of the University's undergraduate common curriculum.
  • Teach three courses (multiple sections of the same offering) fitting the Advanced Seminar component of the University's undergraduate common curriculum.
  • Frame courses to meet University and Departmental learning outcomes and assessment practices.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Serve as a good citizen within the Department of Religious Studies and the University of Denver.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to offer courses that attract undergraduate students from a wide variety of majors.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of Ph.D. prior to appointment (no exceptions; a J.D. is not an acceptable substitute). Degree may be from any relevant department (e.g., religious studies, women's and gender studies, anthropology, comparative literature, history, languages and literatures).
  • Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training.
  • Strong indications of scholarly promise.
  • Strong commitment to successful teaching and scholarship that demonstrates knowledge and experience with culturally responsive pedagogies aimed at engaging broadly diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach Native American religious traditions, the worldviews and ceremonies of Great Plains tribes, and contemporary Native American experience.
  • Ability to interrogate, comparatively, religio-cultural traditions with respect to what they teach about gendered roles, responsibilities, and purposes in life, how specific religious traditions regulate sexual norms and ethics, how traditions, sacred texts and rituals serve to define gendered practices and behaviors.
  • Ability to address broadly the subject of religion and law (the US Constitution on non-establishment and free exercise, state enactments, as well as religious law - halakhic, canon, sharia/fiqh).
  • Ability to address the subject of religion and popular culture broadly (we are not seeking a specialist in religion and film).

Work Schedule

To be coordinated with department chair.

Application Deadline

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, June 16, 2017, but will consider applications until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. The University of Denver and the Department of Religious Studies are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter and supporting materials information about how they will advance this commitment in their teaching. For questions related to this position, please contact Alyssa Boltinghouse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of Application (including a statement of areas of competency and interest)
  2. C.V.
  3. Teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and any evidence of teacher training)
  4. Inclusive-excellence statement (should be a succinct description of how the candidates teaching and/or service contribute to inclusive excellence)

In addition to the online application, three letters of recommendation and official transcript of graduate studies should be emailed to Alyssa Boltinghouse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
AH- Religious Studies (131200)
Position Type

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, a 30+ year non-profit organization located in a beautiful Colorado rural community, is currently seeking a proven, energetic leader for its next President/CEO. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and support to a dedicated staff as the organization expands to meet its mission and vision of the future. 

This person will be responsible for planning, articulating, and implementing the vision, objectives and policies of the organization in accordance with directives from the Board of Trustees and with the Center’s mission. The ultimate responsibility of this position is the overall financial health and performance of the organization. One of the key roles this person will have is providing leadership in representing Crow Canyon to the outside world. He/she will also be responsible for the development of major donor and trustee prospects. 
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree and more than 10 years of related experience in senior management; in-depth knowledge of profit and/or not-for-profit operations and functions; and fund-raising principles, strategies, and methods is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) preferred. Professional background in anthropology, archaeology, science, or education is desirable.

Application Deadline June 30, 2017
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three references to Human Resources, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321, or FAX to (970) 564-4389, or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See our Web site for full job description and deadlines for applications