Employment Opportunities

Founded by the United Church of Canada in 1962, United College is now a secular institution affiliated with the University of Waterloo. All our students are University of Waterloo students. United contributes to the University of Waterloo by offering academic programming reflective of our mission and values; by providing an enriched living environment for both graduate and undergraduate students; and by hosting unique co-curricular programming for University of Waterloo students such as GreenHouse, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, and the Student Refugee Program.

Our mission is to inspire a life-long love of learning and a profound commitment to social responsibility.

Thank you to all who apply for our positions. However, only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies - Click here for more information 

United College at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies. The position will commence on July 1, 2023. 

United College is the home of the University of Waterloo’s Indigenous student centre (WISC) and is the host of the University’s interdisciplinary programming in Indigenous Studies.  United College is also developing genuinely Indigenized academic programming in the field of Indigenous entrepreneurship and delivering that programming across Canada. 

Applications, preferably in pdf format, may be sent via email directly to Charlene Hone (chone@uwaterloo.ca). Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Abraham. The closing date is Tuesday, December 6, 2022. 

Sessional Instructor - Indigenous Studies - Click here for more information

This course introduces students to the integral role and place of spiritual practices and ceremonies in the everyday experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Course materials will be supplemented by visits with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Storytellers, as well as integration of ceremonial and land-based practices

 All individuals interested in this must submit the following documentation to Dr. Peter Frick  or Dr. Rowland Robinson

Sessional Instructor - Human Rights Program - Click here for more information

A comparative examination of the rights challenges faced by diverse Indigenous peoples around the globe. Special attention will be given to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and work being done to protect and advance the rights it enshrines.

All individuals interested in this must submit the following documentation to Dr. Anna Purkey


United College offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its employment recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document, please contact √utdcareers@uwaterloo.ca.