College of Arts & Science
Department of Native Studies
The Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for one of two tenure-stream positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants will have a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or related interdisciplinary program or discipline, and have a demonstrated ability for excellence in research, teaching, publication, and Indigenous community engagement.
We are seeking scholars with specializations in (1) Indigenous histories, societies, and cultures and (2) Indigenous rights, governance and practices. Priority will be given to those candidates who incorporate Indigenous knowledge (worldviews, translation, creation, experiential and other innovative learning and research practices) into their research and teaching, that have a demonstrated commitment to Aboriginal Engagement and community-based research, and who have a solid background of the Canadian Indigenous context. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, student mentoring, liaison with Indigenous communities and organizations, actively participate in program development and administration, develop curriculum, and maintain an active program of research. Ability to communicate effectively in an Indigenous language is an asset.
Native/Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary academic department that offers BA, BA Honours, Masters, and special-case Ph.D. programs. We are situated in the Social Science Division of the College of Arts and Science and currently have seven full-time faculty members with five additional associate or adjunct members from other departments and institutions. Native/Indigenous Studies is dedicated to the development of applied and theoretical investigations of Indigenous concerns and strategic community-based research. It is also dedicated to servicing the Indigenous Studies content needs of other academic programs in the university on and off-campus. We are currently undergoing a curriculum renewal process, which includes new course development and course revisions, to meet our renewed values, vision and mission. For more information on the Department of Native Studies see, http://artsandscience.usask.ca/nativestudies/
For more information on the Third Integrated Plan for the Division of Social Science see, https://claws.usask.ca/astab/docs/IP3/20111014_SocSci_Plan_Final.pdf
The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences. There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College, and 325 Faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.
The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000. The university is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities.
Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled, with the appointment commencing July 1, 2013. Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, CV, copies of relevant publications, a teaching dossier, and three letters of reference. The application package must be addressed to Dr. Winona Wheeler, Head, Department of Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan, and sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact Dr. Wheeler at:
Tel: (306) 966-6210