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McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada

Job ID            11431
Location        HSC- Central Campus
Open Date    01/12/2016
Job Type       Contractually Ltd. Appointment
Employee Group    Academic
Department      Nursing
Hours per Week    35

Job Description

Contractually Limited Faculty Position in the School of Nursing/Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences

The School of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences jointly seek outstanding candidates for a Contractually Limited Appointment to support the development of a comprehensive Indigenous Health Initiative within their units and more broadly within the Faculty of Health Sciences. This position will assist the School and Department, as well as the Faculty at large, to develop an academic reform agenda that is in keeping with emerging Canadian university trends and principles related to the advancement of Indigenous education and Indigenous populations' overall health and well-being.

The appointment is intended to be a full-time, three-year position at the Assistant Professor level with the possibility of renewal.

Doctorate prepared applicants with a research focus on the health and well-being of Indigenous populations at the time of appointment are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

• Demonstrate evidence of a teaching philosophy that is informed by diverse Indigenous pedagogies that will guide the teaching and mentorship of learners at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

• Provide leadership support to the School and Department as the Faculty continues to strive for enhancement of opportunities and success for Indigenous health science students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

• Participate in the ongoing development of curriculum that acknowledges the importance of the indigenization of curricula through responsive and culturally relevant academic programming that is informed by diverse Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, methodologies and knowledge.

Qualified candidates will have strong communication and relationship -building skills and are expected to have experience in fostering intercultural engagement among Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff. A demonstrated ability to engage with Indigenous communities, leadership and decision-makers in relevant fields of health, education and research will be considered a strong asset. Health-related clinical experience and senior -level administrative experience in the field of health science, Indigenous health policy/research and education at the leadership level will also be considered strong assets. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a dynamic research program in their areas of expertise.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications should include a CV, a teaching statement or portfolio that includes the candidate's teaching philosophy, interests, and experience as well as evidence of teaching excellence, and the names of at least three referees.

Applications review will begin mid December and the appointment will ideally commence as soon as possible thereafter in the New Year. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

Employment Equity Statement

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, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

The Department of Art within the University of Alaska Anchorage is accepting applications for a full time tenure track position in Art History. This is an entry level tripartite position with a rank of Assistant Professor. This position is comprised of teaching undergraduate Art History classes at all levels and having the opportunity to develop online courses and new curriculum.This is a 9 month, full time appointment with an expected start date in August 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Specific teaching load will depend upon departmental needs and the successful applicant's expertise.  The workload for this position is likely to be 60% teaching (three courses per semester), 20% research, and 20% service to the university, community, and discipline. A successful candidate should have the ability to teach a variety of subject matter including Intro to Western Art, World Art, Contemporary Art, and Special Topics courses. A candidate must be able to offer students a comprehensive understanding of Art History by teaching a strong work ethic, various methods of research and practice, critical discourse and innovative thinking. An ideal candidate will be committed to mentoring students, collegiality, and interdisciplinary teaching.

This position also entails the management and curation of our on campus exhibition space, the Kimura Gallery. During the last 20  years, the gallery has hosted over 100 exhibitions of national and international artists such as Dalton Ghetti, Sandow Birk, Jose Bedia, and Shirin Neshat. The Kimura Gallery, with an emphasis on international art and contemporary themes, is an educational facility that provides students and the public the opportunity to see and experience a wide range of art forms first hand created by innovative artists. The programming schedule of the gallery is directly integrated into the course work of Art History, Art Appreciation and  studio art classes. 

Research and Creative Activity will revolve around developing the Kimura Gallery programming.  This will also include the compilation and possible publication of catalogues or papers related to Kimura exhibitions

The Department of Art, a NASAD accredited institution, is comprised of eight full time faculty and fourteen adjunct faculty whose diverse artistic pursuits provide a wide range of educational opportunities for students. The Department has 224 art majors who are pursuing BA and BFA degrees in eight areas of study.  Our mission is to prepare and empower students to use their creative abilities to make a difference in our community. A comprehensive multi-studio approach encourages innovative thinking, strengthens creativity and technical ability and develops a broad knowledge of historic and contemporary art and design. Visit our website at

The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants of many nationalities (95 languages spoken) with a rich cultural life. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult:

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Evidence of a potential for successful teaching, service, and research activity.

Required Experience: Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant professor. Applicants must have university level teaching experience with a record of research and publication or demonstrated potential for research and publication. 

  • Ph.D. In Art History
  • Instructor of record for college level Art History courses (Minimum, 2 years experience)
  • Experience in the teaching and research of the History of Western Art, World Art, Contemporary Art, and Special Topics.
  • Curatorial experience (Minimum, 1 year experience)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Experience: 

  • Online teaching experience.
  • Creative teaching strategies.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Community and University Service.

Typical Education or Training: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Art History at the time of appointment. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Art History at the time of application.


  • Teach courses at the undergraduate level in Art History.
  • Coordinate the Art History Program.
  • Hold regular office hours appropriate for the courses being taught.
  • Work collaboratively with adjunct faculty who teach Art History and General Education Art Appreciation classes.
  • Coordinate the schedule and workload of the Art History Visual Resource Librarian/Kimura Gallery Assistant.
  • Develop online versions of courses and develop special topic courses in Art History
  • Curate and manage the yearly exhibition schedule for the Kimura Gallery.
    • Develop yearly exhibition schedule.
    • Install and take down exhibitions.
    • Organize the shipping of artwork to and from the gallery.
  • Mentor students within the Department of Art.
  • Engage with colleagues in collegial and supportive manner.
  • For this tripartite position, the specific workload is 60% teaching (three courses per semester) and 20% service (gallery curation and management) and 20% research and creative activity (related to gallery programming).

Please be prepared to upload the following items:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • A syllabus for college level upper division Art History class
  • An assignment for college level upper division Art History class
  • Names of three references with contact information including phone and email address
  • Official transcripts verifying PhD in Art History
  • Two examples of curatorial experience (example: Images, catalogs, link to associated website, etc)
  • One example of research and scholarly activity (example: residencies, grants, publications etc. )
  • One Example of Exhibition Installation Experience

Some documents may need to be combined to accommodate the number of upload spots.

A personal website will not be considered appropriate substitute for the application materials listed above and will not be reviewed.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 21st. 

Please direct questions regarding the position to Professor Steve Godfrey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 907-786-6920.


The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position at the rank of Instructor, with starting date of 1 July 2017.

Area of Specialization: Indigenous new media

 The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have teaching experience and scholarly expertise in the area of Indigenous new media. The Institute seeks candidates with unique interdisciplinary qualities and experience in new media practices and pedagogy, with an emphasis on the crafts, theories, and technologies as utilized by and relevant to Indigenous peoples. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of teaching (or potential for excellent teaching of) media studies within the context of critical Indigenous studies. Expertise in innovative and progressive areas of relevant teaching and practice (e.g., podcasting; digital storytelling; radio production), that exemplify the cutting-edge intersections among new media, critical Indigenous studies, and digital storytelling are distinct assets. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated analytic and practical skills working with various new media applications, including but not limited to: HTML, CSS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Photoshop, WordPress, sound editing software (e.g., Audacity, Audition) and storytelling software (e.g., Twine, Inform, ChoiceScript).

Aside from maintaining an excellent record of teaching, supervision, educational leadership, and service, it is expected that the successful candidate will continue to grow and develop the Institute’s strong relationships with local community and campus media outlets, liaising with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) Program Chair and Institute Director(s) to develop and sustain productive and reciprocal spaces for the knowledge-sharing of Indigenous new media practices and training grounds for students to develop research and technical skills in the field. The normal teaching load for an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range across the curriculum from first-year introductory undergraduate courses and upper-level seminars to graduate seminars and supervision (upon approval by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies). The successful candidate will work closely with FNIS and Institute faculty, staff, and students, and may be assigned service duties for coordinating digital initiatives. 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. For more information about FNIS, visit

This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation, and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations).  Applicants are asked to arrange to have three confidential signed letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees. Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline. Please forward materials in care of Daniel Heath Justice, Chair, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Completed applications (and reference letters) must be received by 3 January 2017.

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

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, members of visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

The Department of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is advertising for the following Assistant Professor position:

Assistant Professor of Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education and Leadership

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach in the Master of Education in Curriculum Studies program
  2. Advise and mentor graduate student research
  3. Develop and coordinate graduate programs and teach courses relating to Native Hawaiian and Indigenous education and leadership
  4. Collaborate with other units/schools/colleges and Native Hawaiian and Indigenous community organizations on program development
  5. Maintain an active program of research and publication
  6. Teach face-to-face, online, and blended learning courses
  7. Actively participate in accreditation and program review activities and ongoing improvement of programs
  8. Provide service to the Department, College, University and broader communities. Opportunities to teach in college doctoral programs and collaborate with other departments are available.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. An earned doctorate prior to start date in education or related field from an accredited institution
  2. Minimum of two years PK-12 or post-secondary teaching experience
  3. Experience or expertise in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous education and leadership
  4. Research agenda in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous education and leadership
  5. Experience working with diverse/multicultural populations
  6. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

Review of applications will begin on Dec. 2, 2016.

Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Andrea Bartlett; 808-956-4403; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mount Royal University

Location: Alberta, Canada

Competition Number: 9085SG

The Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Indigenous Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1 2017 (subject to final budgetary approval). 

Currently, Mount Royal offers a minor in Indigenous Studies with plans to develop an interdisciplinary major that will also service the needs of other academic programs in the university. 

Recognizing that Mount Royal University is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut'ina nations, MRU is committed to meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous peoples and their allies. By fostering an inclusive learning environment that values and respects Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, Mount Royal University is dedicated to providing an exceptional undergraduate experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Situated in Treaty 7 territory, Mount Royal University is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta, a vibrant city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. Since opening in 1910, MRU has established itself as a leader in undergraduate education, specializing in personalized, experiential learning opportunities and innovative teaching methods enhanced by smaller class sizes. Mount Royal University is home to more than 12,000 students, including a significant community of Indigenous learners supported by the Iniskim Centre. 

Mount Royal University seeks candidates who focus on teaching and learning excellence, as well as an active research program. Tenure-track faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/scholarship/service (TSS) pattern has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/service (TS) pattern has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure. 

The position is open to applicants who specialize in any area of Indigenous Studies. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach undergraduate courses in North American and global contexts. A completed Master's degree is required; a completed Ph.D. is preferred. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach junior and senior courses, be willing to participate in course and program development, and foster community partnerships. A strong preference will be given to those applying under the TSS work pattern.

When applying, please quote the competition number in the subject line of your e-mail. A complete dossier including curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a statement of current and future research interests as well as the names and contact information of three (3) references should be submitted in .pdf format. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [First Initial] [(Title of Contents)].pdf (ex. Smith, J (Curriculum Vitae).pdf). Failure to submit your application as directed will prevent your application from being processed. Submit your application to:

Mount Royal University
Department of Human Resources
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For further information, go to or, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jennifer Pettit, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..