Tenure-track Position in Indigenous Studies

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies

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. 

Candidates for this position must hold (or be completing) a doctorate in a relevant discipline with a demonstrated record of scholarship focused on Indigenous Studies. Candidates with the lived experience of being an Indigenous person in Canada and living with close links to Indigenous communities will be strongly preferred. Preference will also be given to candidates who can contribute to other programs at the College, notably Human Rights, Indigenous Entrepreneurship or Religious Studies.   

Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, research statement and a list of three referees with contact information. The application must also include a two-page syllabus that shows how the candidate would structure a one-semester course titled, ‘Introduction to Indigenous Studies in Canada’. Applications, preferably in pdf format, may be sent via email directly to Charlene Hone. 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.  

United College is proud to have a diverse employee group, including a high percentage of Indigenous colleagues.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.