The Women's Studies Department at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in gender studies* (disciplinary or interdisciplinary background is open) at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2016. We are especially interested in a specialization at the intersection of gender and Indigenous cultural production and/or analysis with a strong focus on Indigenous knowledge production, ways of knowing, and direct engagement with Indigenous communities. Research on gender and Indigenous issues in Canada or an ability to situate Indigenous gender issues in Canada in a comparative and relational framework is also of particular interest.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent by date of appointment, a strong record of scholarship and/or creative work, a demonstrated commitment to teaching in an interdisciplinary undergraduate Women's Studies program at all levels, and the ability to draw on experiential knowledge in research and teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision and mentorship. Further, as a member of a small department, the candidate will be expected to share in administrative duties both at the departmental and university level and to show a willingness to help in the possible development of an M.A. program.
*The Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria plans to change its name to Gender Studies. The department offers students a range of cutting edgecourses that address ‘gender’ as a social construction that intersects with other categories of difference within networks of power. Course topics include examinations of the relationships between gender and race, nation, class, sexuality, sex, ability and age in the contexts of colonization, capitalism, globalization, and transnationalism.Interdisciplinary faculty research frames the department’s curriculum and its areas of focus: Indigenous resurgence, anti-racism, nationalisms, human rights and development, medicalization, girlhoods, cultural production and post-structuralism. Women’s Studies (with plans to become Gender Studies) continues to highlight historical and contemporary feminist scholarship, but also broadens this established approach with courses inclusive of queer and trans perspectives, as well as the production of masculinities. Underlying all Women’s Studies courses is the active pursuit of social justice enabled by critical analyses that expose inequities and interrogate their systemic foundations.
The department is strongly committed to both excellence and equity and to increasing the diversity of approaches and perspectives in teaching and research.
Department website: www.uvic.ca/humanities/women/
The University of Victoria is situated on the territory of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples and sits on the site of a former Lekwungen village. It has developed into one of Canada’s leading comprehensive institutions with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching.
Applications must include: a complete curriculum vitae; the name and address (including email and telephone numbers) of at least three referees whom the department may contact; copies of selected relevant publications and/or creative works; and summaries of teaching evaluations.
Please send applications (electronic only, in pdf or Word format) to: Dr. Annalee Lepp
Chair, Department of Women's Studies
Phone: 250-721-7378Closing date for application is midnight PST on September 15, 2015.Equity Statement
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment ranked at Assistant Professor in Endangered Language Sustainability (ELS), with a secondary appointment (5-year term, renewable) as Director, Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI). CILLDI is administered through the Department of Linguistics, and sponsored by the Faculties of Arts, Education and Native Studies (www.cilldi.ualberta.ca).
Applicants must hold a PhD, have published peer-reviewed scholarly research and demonstrate teaching relevant to endangered language documentation and ELS, especially of indigenous North American languages. The successful candidate must have extensive professional and community connections leading to research and education efforts involving ELS at national and international levels. The research could include, but is not limited to, documentation; new technologies for endangered language sustainability; production of dictionaries, grammars and corpora of endangered languages; and curriculum development/assessment tools for second language teaching in endangered language contexts. Candidates must demonstrate capacity to secure external funding for research relating to ELS. The successful candidate is expected to offer linguistics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, especially in the teaching of Aboriginal languages as second languages and applied linguistics relating to ELS. Experiencing teaching morphosyntax would be an advantage. The successful candidate is also expected to supervise graduate students in the department and contribute to university service.
For the Directorship component, the successful candidate must have experience consulting with Aboriginal communities preferably within Western Canada; developing and implementing strategic plans for ELS educational and other activities; liaising with senior academic, governmental and corporate administrators, as well as University personnel at multiple academic institutions for operations concerning delivery of ELS educational content to language educators. The successful candidate must demonstrate capacity to secure external public and private funding, as well as experience managing the operation of ELS education efforts. The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in the CIILDI Summer School.
The successful candidate will be expected to expand upon documentation/research and community education/engagement efforts by leading the Department’s plan to establish a new CILS (Centre for Indigenous Language Sustainability), which is envisioned as an internationally recognized program to document and sustain endangered languages through funding, research, publication, other dissemination and community service as well as education efforts. The successful candidate is expected to develop new certificate programs and work toward establishing new ELS degree programs in the Department of Linguistics.
This full-time tenure track appointment takes effect July 1, 2015. Applications will start to be reviewed May 15, 2015.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement: http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/en/MyEmployment/~/media/hrs/MyEmployment/Agreements/Academic/Faculty.pdf
Apply online by submitting:
Department of Linguistics
2-40 Assiniboia Hall, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E7
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track position, beginning September 2015. The position will be a one-year appointment with a strong possibility of renewal. The teaching load is 2/3, a total of five courses per year. PhD in Anthropology in hand at time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will bring expertise in the indigenous archaeology of eastern North America, and the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Possible courses include: topics in the candidate’s area of specialization; introduction to archaeology and “world prehistory”; archaeological lab and field techniques; Indigenous archaeology; and North American archaeology. Our program has a focus on social justice and engaged anthropology within a four-field approach. We seek a candidate who can engage students with high quality teaching, help with advising on research projects, and contribute to the broader department orientation. Evidence of engagement with Indigenous communities and demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity are desired.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the 5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 20,000 undergraduate students and 4,200 graduate students, and over 1200 tenure system faculty. The Department of Anthropology has 20 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program and 82 graduate students working on MA and/or PhD programs. The University is part of a Five College Consortium that includes Amherst, Hampshire, Smith and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and strong collaboration exists among the five campuses.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected categories.
The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professorate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.