Assistant Professor, General Education and Indigenous Studies (Cross-Appointment) – (997433)

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We are actively seeking an Indigenous Studies scholar for a tenurable faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with strong preference being given to Indigenous applicants. The appointment will commence July 1, 2019 subject to final budgetary approval.   Self-identifying Indigenous scholars are expected to share how their Indigenous heritage and community connections will inform their teaching and research activities in both General Education and Indigenous Studies. 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 and research, as well as Indigenous community involvement. The job is open to all areas of Indigenous Studies, broadly defined.   Ideally, the candidate should add breadth to both areas of their academic appointment, while also having vision for future offerings. Preference will be given to applicants whose work does not duplicate the research areas of current MRU General Education or Indigenous Studies faculty and whose work privileges Indigenous Knowledge. The successful candidate will be expected to teach students in General Education, as well as local and international Indigenous Studies at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate will mentor students, engage with Indigenous community partners, actively participate in program and curriculum development in both departments, and maintain an active research profile.   For information about the Indigenous Studies minor, please see our website (   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 Department of General Education will serve as the home department. The successful candidate will be required to teach three courses in General Education and three courses in Indigenous Studies annually. More information about General Education at Mount Royal can be found at:   For further information, please contact Dr. Karim Dharamsi, Chair, Department of General Education, at (403) 440-8658 or, or, Dr. Mark Gardiner, Chair, Department of Humanities at (403) 440-6541 or   Closing Date: The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on March 18, 2019.   A complete dossier should be submitted including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, a two-page statement of research interests that includes current and future research projects, a writing sample (published preferred), and a list of Indigenous Studies courses you are qualified to teach. Please also arrange for three confidential academic letters of reference. A letter from or contact information for an elder that can speak to community engagement and application of Indigenous knowledges is encouraged. Salary Grade: We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.