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Established in 1863, Huron University College is the founding college of Western University and offers liberal arts and theological programs. Huron is distinguished by its small classes and teaching excellence in a personal, supportive community. Huron is committed to providing its students with an engaging and inspiring educational experience that gives them a distinct advantage throughout their entire lives, and challenges them to be leaders with heart.

The Centre for Global Studies at Huron University College, in London, Ontario, invites applications from qualified persons interested in teaching one or more of following 10 one–term courses (each valued at 0.5 course credits) over the period of September 2017 – April 2018.

Fall Term, September – December, 2017:

Centre for Global Studies 1023F — Introduction to Global Development

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of global development studies with the focus on investigating the notion of ‘poverty’. It will examine the roles of development organizations, states and civil society in addressing globally identified development issues through the negotiation of global development agendas.

Centre for Global Studies 3516F — Economies of Development

This course examines alternative tools for assessing development, such as development indicators and indices (GNP/GDP, Human Development/Poverty Indices, Physical Quality of Life Index, Gender Empowerment Measures), community-based indicators, and explanations of economic development in micro and macro contexts.

Centre for Global Studies 3518F — Non-State Peoples and State Formations

This course considers relations between sovereign states and self-determining non-state peoples. The course provides an interdisciplinary examination of the evasions, negotiations and resistances that characterize non-state peoples’ responses to attempts to consolidate state authority in colonial and postcolonial settings.

Centre for Global Studies 3519F — Global Inequalities Based on Sexual Differences

This course examines core ways in which persons and populations are situated in positions of inequality under globalization and development contexts on bases of sexual difference and differences in sexuality. Students will study the significance of these differences and will gain practice in research methods appropriate to such a focus.

Centre for Global Studies 3526F — Challenging Regimes of Global Citizenship and Internationalization

Examines how practices to promote global citizenship and internationalize learning respond to relations of power. Focus is given to pedagogical strategies initiated by universities, charities, and civil society organizations to situate their memberships within orders of difference. Emphasis is placed on learning critical practices of de-internationalization in global awareness.

Winter Term, January – April, 2018

Centre for Global Studies 1022G — Introduction to Globalization

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to dominant material and cultural trends under the conditions of economic globalization. Key topics are labour in the global economy, the globalization of the capitalist mode of production, transnational resource flows, responses to inequality and resistance.

Centre for Global Studies 2002G — Problems of Global Development

This course provides a comparative and theoretical examination of societies and cultures undergoing significant change and of the complex global relations between developing and industrialized areas. It offers an interdisciplinary perspective on such issues as economic development, development indicators, gender, foreign policy, development aid, participatory development and post–development.

Centre for Global Studies 3001G — Collaborative and Participatory Methodologies

This course examines the work of formulating and collaborating in community-based projects. Students learn to recognize and respond to ethical, socio-political, institutional and epistemological dimensions of collaboration, participation and research practice in contexts characterized by forms of inequality. Students prepare a research proposal, funding application and ethics review.

Centre for Global Studies 3517G — Decoloniality

This course explores decoloniality as a practical and analytical orientation to confrontations with the entrenched injustices identified with coloniality. The course considers decoloniality through characteristic projects, practices and globalized movements to decolonize knowledge, livelihoods, politics and community.

Centre for Global Studies 3520G — Overcoming Management Paradigms in Global Development

This course critically examines how practices of Global Development are typically reduced to problems of management and how such paradigms are problematic and incompetent with respect to the global inequalities that provoke development as a question. Students will explore alternative approaches, seeking greater practical address of responsibilities in development work.

It is expected that the instructors for these courses build their pedagogical approaches by drawing freely from scholarly materials, problems, and assignments familiar across the range of the social sciences and humanities. The instructors hired to teach these courses are welcome to draw on their own creative resources and specific areas of scholarly research and expertise in creating their own versions of each. However, as with the teaching of all courses in the Centre for Global Studies, the instructors of these courses should be prepared to develop their pedagogical approaches in building the courses from fundamentally critical and interdisciplinary starting points. Applicants to teach these courses are encouraged to consult past syllabi available at the Centre for Global Studies website to be able to see examples of recent approaches:

The academic backgrounds of applicants should be from the social sciences, humanities, or interdisciplinary programs. To be seriously considered for these positions, applicants should either have already earned a PhD in their respective fields of study or currently be enrolled in a PhD program.

Applications for teaching any of the courses listed above should include the following: a letter of application in which the applicant explains per qualifications for teaching one or more courses and the approaches that per would like to take in teaching them; the applicant’s current curriculum vitae; a list of at least three persons willing to offer academic references in support of the applicant’s application; and any available teaching evaluations from courses that the applicant has taught in the past.

The Centre for Global Studies will begin reviewing applications as of March 14, 2017 and will continue to do so until these teaching opportunities are filled. All application packages should be directed to:

Ms. Julie Bennett, Administrative Assistant

Centre for Global Studies

Huron University College

1349 Western Road

London, Ontario, Canada

N6G 1H3

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If applicants have questions about these opportunities, they may submit their questions via email to the Director of the Centre for Global Studies, Dr. Mark Franke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants may learn more about Huron University College and the Centre for Global Studies by exploring its general website at:

Huron University College values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We welcome applications from women and men, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given hiring priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office 519-438-7224.

The Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology invites applications for a full-time Indigenous scholar (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of educational leadership.

As the oldest university in Western Canada, the University 
of Manitoba is the largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution serving a diverse body of students in Manitoba, or Manito-ahbee, translated as “where the creator sits.” The University of Manitoba is situated in the Red River Valley on Treaty One territory, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe Peoples and

homeland of the Red River Métis. Winnipeg has long been a meeting place for Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene and Dakota Nations. Winnipeg is a city of approximately 700,000 people that combines the amenities of urban life with access to the countryside and to northern lakes and forests ( The city offers a vibrant arts community, diverse cultural events, and worldclass entertainment.

The Department of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology in the Faculty of Education has 14.5 full-time equivalent faculty members who perform

research, service, and teaching responsibilities in the Bachelor of Education (BEd), Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE), Master of Education (MEd), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes. The Department currently offers courses in the following graduate specializations: Adult and Post-Secondary Education, Counselling Psychology, Educational Administration, Inclusive Education, and Cross-Cultural, Sociological and Philosophical

Foundations of Education. 

At the time of the appointment, applicants must have, or be near the completion of, an earned doctoral degree??????????????????????????????????????????????????? in teaching and research/scholarship in Canadian Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Education as it relates to the K-12 (public or First Nations Community) school systems or Adult Education settings. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in teaching, research and service within the faculty. In addition, s/he will be expected to develop and sustain strong working relationships with educational organizations and other professional and community partners across campus and within the field.

The teaching, research and service efforts of the new Indigenous scholar in educational leadership will help to: (a) impact social attitudes; (b) inform educational practice; (c) foster curricular change; (d) develop the capacity of

educators at all levels to work with Indigenous students; (e) build learning capacity across the lifespan; and (f) promote the development of research methodologies that are consistent with Indigenous ways of knowing.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for this position is July 1, 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible. Applicants must, at application, delcare that he/she self-identifies as an Indigenous 

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communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Asll qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter referencing 
position #23391, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three referees to:

Dr. David Mandzuk

Dean of Education, Faculty of Education

Room 225, Faculty of Education

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

Telephone (204) 474-9170

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A review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Application materials, including referee information will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba).


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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

Full job description available here:

Company Description:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Department of History and American Studies at Roger Williams University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2017, with an area of specialization in race and race relations in the United States. Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory and research courses in American Studies, as well as electives related to the candidate's area of specialization in race and race relations in the United States. In general, all tenure-track faculty at Roger Williams University must demonstrate effectiveness in the following three categories: 1) teaching; 2) scholarship; and 3) institutional and/or community service.


A Ph.D. in American Studies or related cultural studies field such as African American Studies, Black Studies, Native American Studies, Asian American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Transnational Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, etc. is required by time of hire. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching experience and an on-going program of scholarly activity.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit:

For additional information regarding this position, please contact: Dr. Laura D'Amore, American Studies Search Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants please attach: 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; 3) a CV; 4) a sample syllabus; and 5) names and contact information of at least three references.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017



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McMaster University invites applications for the Director of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI). The institute was officially launched on 1 July 2016, details are available here. The Director will have an internationally distinguished program of research and teaching record in any area of Indigenous Research.  S/he will be appointed (tenure track or tenured) at the Associate Professor or Professor level to one or more of the six faculties at McMaster University (DeGroote School of Business, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences). The appointment as Director will be for a five year, renewable term.

The Director is expected to raise awareness, attract substantial research support, educate and advance Indigenous research methodologies. S/he will emphasize and support community capacity building and research priorities, promote and foster innovation, collaboration and partnership, enhance existing research infrastructure at McMaster and build sustainable Indigenous research infrastructure. S/he will also be very active in the recruitment, mentorship and training of undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and work to build greater research capacity and strength in Indigenous research across all faculties at McMaster University.  Details are available at Terms of Reference.

McMaster has a geographic proximity to Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest First Nation in Canada, along with a quarter century of collaborative work developing Indigenous educational and research programs. President Patrick Deanes principles and priorities articulated in his Forward with Integrityopen letter (FWI Open Letter) to the University community include:  cultivating human potential; adopting a multi-disciplinary perspective; and engaging our local, national, and international communities.  Furthermore, he has given our researchers the mandate to build on the work that has already begun to strengthen and support Indigenous learners and Indigenous scholarship.

Additionally, McMaster University is ranked in the top 100 of both the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  A medium-sized university, it nonetheless has the sixth-largest research income in Canada.  It has a large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, and is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton and the activities that a major city has to offer.  Hamilton has been ranked among the top cities in Canada to do business and to invest.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body.  The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community.  Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.  Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions.  One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy a number of both personal and professional benefits.  University employees are offered an excellent benefits package which includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and retirement plan.  Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty men and women who become parents or are needed to care for family members.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests and plans, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness.  Applicants should also arrange for four letters of reference to be submitted directly to Dr. Robert Baker, Vice-President, Research, McMaster University, including two letters that speak to academic and research performance, one that speaks to community engagement and one (in either written or oral form) from an Indigenous elder, community leader or Indigenous organization that you are affiliated with.  Mail reference letters to Dr. Robert Baker, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall-208, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1; or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Complete applications must be made online at Postings, Job #12404) to the attention of Dr. Robert Baker, Vice-President, Research, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall-208, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1.

Complete applications that are received by 31 March 2017 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable but 1 July 2017 is preferred. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. 

McMaster recognizes the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and In keeping with the spirit of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we welcome applications from Indigenous candidates from across Turtle Island.

 If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact theHuman Resources Service Centreat 1-905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247)