Indigenous Studies/Metis Studies

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Indigenous Studies/Métis Studies The Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Métis Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2019. A PhD in any area of the Humanities or Social Sciences relating to Indigenous Studies is required. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career. Applicants should have an ongoing program of research in Métis Studies, which, in addition to a focus on Métis identities and communities can include a specialization in Métis history, literature, politics or in Black Métisness and the interconnections and distinctions between Afro-Métis and Black Native identities and historic communities in Canada. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position may involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University , the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, the York Aboriginal Council, and Skennen'kó:wa Gamig, or the House of Great Peace, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and students. York is committed to fostering understanding of, respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff. This selection will be limited to Aboriginal (Indigenous) peoples. York University values diversity and encourages candidates from Aboriginal (Indigenous) communities to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups: Aboriginal (Indigenous) Peoples, women, visible minorities (members of racialized groups) and persons with disabilities. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: . Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and Affirmative Action can be found. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Bonita Lawrence, Chair of Equity Studies, Suite 5021, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (Subject line: Métis Studies) The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.