Assistant or Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies – (997432)

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We are actively seeking an Indigenous Studies scholar for a faculty appointment at the rank of either tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor, with strong preference being given to Indigenous applicants. Self-identifying Indigenous scholars are expected to share how their Indigenous heritage and community connections will inform their teaching and research activities. Applicants will have completed a Masters (M.A.), although a Ph.D. is preferred, in Indigenous Studies or a relevant discipline, and should demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and Indigenous community involvement. The job is open to all areas of Indigenous Studies, broadly defined, but preference will be given to a scholar whose teaching and research expertise align with Indigenous languages, Environmental or Health Sciences, Women’s and Gender Studies, or transdisciplinary work that combines those areas. The ability of the candidate to contribute to one or more of the other areas in the Department of Humanities will be an asset.   Ideally, the candidate should add breadth to the Department’s current course offerings, while also having vision for future offerings. Preference will be given to applicants whose work does not duplicate the research areas of current MRU Indigenous Studies faculty and whose work privileges Indigenous ways of knowing. The successful candidate will be expected to teach local and international Indigenous Studies at all undergraduate levels of the curriculum, mentor students, engage with Indigenous community partners, actively participate in program and curriculum development, and maintain an active research profile.   For information about the Indigenous Studies minor, please see our website (http://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/Arts/Departments/Humanities/IndigenousStudiesMinor/index.htm).   New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) 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 pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The successful candidate will be hired into the teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS). There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.   This position is cross-appointed between the Department of Humanities and the Department of General Education. The successful candidate will be required to teach one course annually in General Education, with the rest of their teaching load in Humanities. More information about General Education at Mount Royal can be found at http://www.mtroyal.ca/AboutMountRoyal/TeachingLearning/GeneralEducation/index.htm.   For further information, contact Dr. Mark Gardiner, Chair, Department of Humanities at (403) 440-6541 or mgardiner@mtroyal.ca   Closing Date: March 1, 2019