Assistant Professor, Indigenous Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

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The Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position specializing in Indigenous Social Sciences. This position aims to foster sociological, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach by building on Indigenous knowledges, cultures, traditions and experiences developed among, and in partnership with, First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Area of specialization is open. Preference will be given to those who have an established relationship with Indigenous people. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. The Department of Sociology is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We offer undergraduate, MA and PhD degrees in Sociology and an undergraduate degree in Law and Society. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration both within the academy and with community partners. For more information about the Department, please visit: The successful candidate will establish and maintain an active research program in sociology and/or Law and Society, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the department and potentially in the Faculty of Arts’ International Indigenous Studies Program, engage in graduate supervision, participate in the affairs of the department and faculty, and engage with the wider community. The position requires a PhD in Sociology or in a closely related discipline. All But Dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered if the candidate is close to completion. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to carry out research informed by Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, pedagogies, methodologies and knowledges. The successful candidate will show evidence of using these approaches in teaching and research. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence in Indigenous Studies through research directed by and for Indigenous people and/or through community-engaged research. The impact of research can be demonstrated through knowledge dissemination with Indigenous communities, peer-reviewed publications, or other forms of knowledge mobilization. The candidate should also demonstrate a capacity for successfully securing research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (see below). Applicants should also identify potential Sociology and/or Law and Society courses that they could teach. Preference may be given to candidates who have experience in advancing projects with Canadian Indigenous communities. All applications must be received by April 13, 2020. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments must be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents): Letter of interest detailing why you meet the requirements of the position An up-to-date curriculum vitae A teaching dossier including evidence of teaching experience with Indigenous content and learners, a summary of the candidate’s approach to student mentorship and graduate supervision, teaching evaluations if available, and two sample syllabi. A statement of research interests Two samples of scholarly work Names and contact information for three referees, along with the written permission of the applicant for the Chair of the Selection Committee to contact the referees for letters of reference which will be shared with the members of the hiring committee. Evidence of the applicant's connection to an Indigenous community These materials should be addressed to: Dr. Fiona Nelson, Department Head Department of Sociology Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary 2500 University Drive N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Anisha Karia-Venugopal by email (