The University of Calgary, 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: http://soci.ucalgary.ca/.
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 UCalgary Careers (https://careers.ucalgary.ca/). 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):
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 (email@example.com).
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
The University of Calgary is engaged in a consultative process with knowledge keepers, Elders, and leaders of the Treaty #7 peoples, the Métis Nation, academics and university administrators. This ongoing process has resulted in the development of an Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p – Together in a Good Way, intended to guide the university’s relationship with the Indigenous peoples in whose territory the university resides.
The University of Calgary is situated on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
About Calgary, Alberta
Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.