Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2018 and is subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous studies, with a focus on Turtle Island/North America reflected in a program of research that demonstrates a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, a record of collaboration with Indigenous nations, communities and organizations, and active engagement with anti-colonial struggles in North America The successful candidate will be able to apply Indigenous perspectives to teaching in one of the following areas: introductory sociology, popular culture, or gender and sexuality, in order to teach in the Sociology Program and Liberal Studies courses at the undergraduate level.

The Sociology Department, consisting of 22 full-time faculty members, has a solid and growing reputation for high-quality teaching and excellent, innovative, and socially-relevant research. The Department is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, social activism, and community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Our undergraduate degree program offers a curriculum that highlights the study and practical application of research methods, classical and contemporary social theory, and themes of diversity, inequality and social justice, popular culture, media, and contemporary urban experience.

Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Sociology, the Faculty and the University.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (or expect to do so by July 2018). The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).
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How to apply?
Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:
● A letter of application and curriculum vitae
● Three (3) recent research publications
● Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
● The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Alan Sears at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The review of applications will begin December 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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