Faculty of Arts and Science – Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC): Indigenous Studies
Posting Date: September 2020 Application Review Date: October 19, 2020 Pm8wzowinnoak Bishop’s kchi adalagakidimek aoak kzalziwi w8banakii aln8baïkik. Bishop’s University is located on the traditional territory of the Abenaki people. Bishop’s University is inviting applications for nomination to a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) position. The successful nominee will undertake independent research in an area of scholarship inclusive of Indigenous communities, organizations, and/or institutions. To meet the criteria for a Tier II CRC, nominees must be exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination) with an original, innovative and high-quality program of research and teaching specialization in Indigenous knowledges and theories, methodologies (including land-based learning), epistemologies, and/or pedagogies. The Tier II Chair will be awarded for a five-year period, renewable once upon approval from the CRC program. Please visit the Canada Research Chairs Program for full program details. The CRC program was created by the Government of Canada to cultivate world-class research and development. Indigenous studies and resources are an emerging area of growth at Bishop’s University. Several initiatives currently exist including: an Indigenous Studies minor, an Indigenous student support program, and the Indigenous Cultural Alliance student-based group, which is supported by the Turtle Island Internship. Other initiatives are also underway such as: the development of a micro graduate certificate program on Decolonizing Policy and Practice, an Indigenous Speakers Series fund, and the building of an Indigenous Student’s Gathering Space and Resource Centre. Also, through the Indigeneity and Race Research Axis, the successful applicant will join a community of scholars who are dedicated to this important and vital area of study. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or equivalent), show teaching potential, and should be able to demonstrate an ability to obtain external funding and a potential to emerge as an internationally recognized scholar. English and French will be considered as assets. Applicants who completed their highest degree more than 10 years ago (and where career interruptions exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier II CRC assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. The legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, sick leave) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Please contact Bishop’s Research Office for eligibility details and consult the CRC Program for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria. Bishop’s University is committed to growing and strengthening the on-campus presence of Indigenous students, faculty, and staff. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, and we encourage Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) applicants to self-identify in their application. Although all qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Our university is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring representation of qualified persons in underrepresented groups. All applicants are invited to complete UBishop's Employment Equity Survey Information obtained will be used in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, will only be accessible to authorized personnel in the Human Resources department, and will not be accessible to the search committee members. Only aggregate survey data is disclosed to the chair of the search committee at the closing of this search and the data will not reveal the identity of any applicant and will not attribute responses to any particular individual. Our university implements an equal access employment program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people, and (dis)abled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection process). Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca. Application packages must be sent as PDF files to Sarah Cruz at email@example.com. A complete application dossier must include: • A letter of intent • A detailed current curriculum vitae (if applicable, explain any career interruptions that might have affected career progress) • Statement of research achievements and future objectives • Evidence of teaching effectiveness • The name and contact information of three referees The first review of applications will begin on October 19th, 2020 and will continue until a nominee is chosen. Ideally, a full application package will be submitted to the CRC program in April 2021; start date is negotiable. Bishop’s University campus is located at the confluence of the St. Francis and Massawippi rivers, just southeast of Montreal, and nestled in the rolling hills of the region now known as the Eastern Townships. The University has a growing and vibrant research culture, cohesive community, small class sizes, collegial faculty and staff, and is rated first in the country on student satisfaction.