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Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement)

University of Calgary

Location:  Calgary, Alberta

In line with the foundational goals of the institutional Eyes High strategy, the University of Calgary is in the process of developing its Indigenous Strategy. The university 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 to action.


In March 2016, the university’s Indigenous Strategy Task Force – a steering committee and working group combined – was established to produce a strategy for the University of Calgary that will help to guide and shape the institution’s future with respect to indigenization, and help to create a culturally competent and engaging teaching, research and learning environment for the whole campus community. This strategy will be formally approved in the fall of 2017.


Reporting to the Provost and Vice President (Academic) the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) will play a critical strategic role in advancing and leading the implementation of the university’s Indigenous Strategy. The successful candidate will engage with Vice Provosts, Faculty Deans, Associate Deans, Department Heads, academic staff, staff, and students to champion the design and creation of Indigenous initiatives.  


The Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) will provide inspirational, transformational, and visionary leadership for the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy. In partnership with the Provost and in collaboration with other members of the university’s senior leadership team, the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) effectively involves Faculty and staff to support the university’s Indigenous strategic directions and to ensure the successful implementation of the plan.


The Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) will have:

  • A master’s level education is required, with a preference for candidates with a doctorate. An outstanding record of scholarly achievement;


  • A proven track record of strategic leadership;


  • A track record of Indigenous leadership supporting and developing relevant initiatives and programs;


  • An understanding and appreciation of various research cultures, particularly Indigenous research methodologies and ways of knowing;


  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships within and alongside Indigenous communities;


  • A commitment to the development and advancement of Indigenous inclusion;


  • A commitment to community-engaged research, teaching and learning; and


  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language an asset.


The University of Calgary welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified peoples, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and indigenous persons.


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The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning.

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Postdoctoral Researcher In Indigenous Studies


The Indigenous Studies Program at McGill University is seeking applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher valued at $50,000 per year. The position also offers a $5,000 research stipend. The position is designed to contribute to McGill University’s commitment to increasing the presence of Indigenous faculty, staff, and students on campus in addition to expanding its Indigenous content and improving student mentoring.


The Postdoctoral Researcher will be supervised by Professor Allan Downey, be housed in the Indigenous Studies Program at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and will have the opportunity to engage with and be mentored by scholars from across the university. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to develop an independent program of research and teach three courses in Indigenous Studies (INDG 200: Introduction to Indigenous Studies (Fall 2017 and Fall 2018) and one upper level lecture or seminar), over a two-year period, contingent upon availability. The Postdoctoral Researcher is also expected to contribute towards the Indigenous Studies Program’s community outreach, initiatives, and events. We are particularly interested in scholars who work with Indigenous knowledge systems in the field of Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline, and have demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities. Scholars who received their PhD after June 2014 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by July 1, 2017 are eligible to apply. The starting date is August 1st, 2017.


This search is being conducted in accordance with McGill University’s commitment to diversity and equity in employment and particularly welcomes applications from Indigenous scholars. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.


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Application Procedure


Applications should include the following documents: 1) Letter of Application (cover letter); 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) an official copy of university graduate transcripts; 4) a copy of the doctoral diploma. In addition, applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees and a writing sample, not ex-ceeding 20 pages. Application materials may be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to:


The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

3463 Peel Street Montréal (QC),

Canada H3A 1W7

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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The review of applications will begin June 1, 2017, and will continue 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)


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Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters, including both general education and advanced courses in Native and Indigenous Literatures as well as additional courses determined by the candidate’s expertise and departmental need. The Department, the College, and the University value teaching and we expect you to be an exemplary teacher; to be current in your discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning; and to maintain rigorous standards for course content. We expect you to provide students with feedback on their course work and examinations, and to be available to students through regularly-scheduled office hours.
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in English, Native American or American Indian Studies, American Studies, or a related field by time of appointment (or soon after)
    • Candidates with an MFA who can demonstrate experience successfully teaching literature courses will also be considered
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Ability to teach courses in Native American Literatures and a secondary field, including both introductory and graduate courses
  • Demonstrated scholarly interest in the field of Native and Indigenous Literatures
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to teach courses in US Multiethnic Literatures that engage Native and Indigenous Literatures through a comparative lens
  • Familiarity with Native and Indigenous Literatures in Canada
  • Expertise in critical approaches to gender, race, and sexuality
  • Demonstrated scholarly and teaching interests in a broad range of Native and Indigenous cultural production, including the ability to teach film as well as visual, digital, and fine arts
Academic Emphasis: English
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE): please log in at:  and use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system. 

Candidates should upload a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a sample syllabus for an introductory course to Native and Indigenous Literatures; two sets of evaluations of your teaching from students in college or university literature courses; a one-page statement describing your teaching philosophy and pedagogy; and a list of the courses that you taught at the college or university level. 

Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required: letters can be emailed by recommenders or third-party dossier service to the VAP Search Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by May 15th 2017. Finalist interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Other Information: For information about this position, call 360-650-3214 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Job Posted: 4/25/2017
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins May 15, 2017; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 170196
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

`Lakehead University


Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives)


A unique opportunity for a senior academic administrator to shape the future of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives while advocating for the needs and increasing participation of First Nation, Métis, Inuit and international Indigenous students in university studies at Lakehead University.


Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centered, Lakehead University is a comprehensive university with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia and a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. Lakehead University has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. The University has one of the highest proportions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students among Ontario universities with close to 1,200 self-identified Indigenous students, representing 12% of enrolment. Known for its multidisciplinary teaching approach, emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking, the University offers a variety of degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, incorporating on-campus, on-line, community-based, and distance delivery instructional models.

Lakehead University is committed to educating students who are well prepared to make significant contributions to the national and global economies and to contribute to issues of social justice and environmental sustainability. Respect for Indigenous worldviews and knowledge, recognition of the historical and current problems facing Indigenous peoples, and a clear intention to tackle these issues proactively is central to this commitment. Through its Department of Aboriginal Education, Lakehead University offers many specific Aboriginal programs, including the Honours Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal), Native Language Instructors’ Program, and Native Teacher Education Program. In the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Department of Indigenous Learning is committed to providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike with a fundamental understanding of Indigenous history, culture, and values. In addition, the University offers Native Language programs in Cree and Ojibwe, has a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction, a Native Nurses Entry Program and a Native Access Program. Further information is available at Lakehead University.


As the new Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives), and head of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, you will be the senior administrative officer leading the Aboriginal Initiatives strategy and its student support services both on and off-campus, and will support external relations with indigenous communities and organizations. The mandate of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives is to provide guidance in Indigenous education and to advance, within the University community, an understanding of Indigenous cultures, heritage and languages, through activities that heighten the awareness of Indigenous issues and identity. You will report to the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) and collaborate with the Senior Management Team. You will work closely with the Ogimaawin-Aboriginal Governance Council, Elders’ Council, and serve as a member of the Lakehead University Senate to implement the University’s mission-specific commitment ‘to working with Aboriginal peoples in furthering their educational aspirations.' As Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives), you will work collaboratively in advancing Indigenous curricula and research to help ensure that Lakehead University offers relevant programs, and develops a strong support community to enhance the recruitment and retention of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.


Demonstrating extensive knowledge in Aboriginal cultures, traditions, protocol, and socio-economic issues, the successful candidate will be an excellent relationship-builder who will bring established networks and the ability to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities/organizations, government, private sector, and other strategic partners. You have an ease with public relations and an ability to stay on the pulse of funding opportunities available to support services for Indigenous students faculty, and staff. This critical role will also call upon your sound business acumen, proven strengths in financial management and exemplary people management abilities. Proficiency in an Aboriginal language will be considered an asset.


As the successful candidate for the role, you will have a track record of successful administrative leadership gained over a period of years. While a doctoral degree is preferred, strong applicants holding a master’s degree will also be considered. You are adept at working within a comprehensive post-secondary system where you will enable the advancement of Indigenization in academic program planning and curriculum development. An engaging leader, you inspire others through a shared vision, continuing to strengthen the University’s profile and commitment to Aboriginal initiatives – locally, regionally and beyond.


The Search Committee will begin its review of candidates immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications, including the qualifications and accomplishments on the basis of which the individual merits consideration, should be submitted in confidence to the address shown below. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants who meet the requirements for the position. Lakehead University is an equal opportunity employer.


To be considered for this senior administrative mandate, please forward your resume to Phelpsgroup, quoting PH178719, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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