The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Community-Engaged Scholarship.

The College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan is actively seeking an Indigenous person for a full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Indigenous Studies for nomination as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Community-Engaged Scholarship. The selected candidate will be appointed to the Department of Indigenous Studies at an academic rank commensurate with experience.

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/about_us-a_notre_sujet/index-eng.aspx for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD, will be an exceptional emerging scholar with the capacity to attract competitively awarded research funding from a national granting agency, and will have experience in developing interdisciplinary research partnerships. The selected candidate will have an outstanding track record of research that exemplifies Indigenous community engagement, Indigenous research methodologies, and community-based action research that supports community social, political, environmental, economic, and/or cultural aspirations and goals, and makes meaningful contributions towards reconciliation between Indigenous and settler peoples. The selected candidate will take a leadership role in fostering and enhancing interdisciplinary and collaborative research partnerships that take advantage of the excellent opportunities for such interactions with scholars at the University of Saskatchewan, nationally and internationally. Competency in an Indigenous language is an asset.

The University of Saskatchewan and the College of Arts and Science has expertise in distinct areas of Indigenous scholarship; undergraduate and graduate programming; and numerous emerging and established scholars pursuing Indigenous research in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences. We have proven capacity in community engagement through leadership of and participation in a number of university-community collaborations; we are home to the Engaged Scholar Journal; we have an Office of Community Outreach and Engagement on campus and an Office of First Nation and Metis Engagement situated on our English River First Nation campus. The University of Saskatchewan and the College of Arts and Science are committed to enhancing Indigenous Community-Engaged research and scholarship. Our emerging strengths in this area are embedded in our Second and Third Integrated Plans, and “Aboriginal Peoples: Engagement and Scholarship” is one of our six signature areas of research achievement and aspiration.

The University of Saskatchewan is in Treaty Six territory and the homeland of the Métis and has a greater proportion of students of Aboriginal ancestry than any other Canadian Medical-Doctoral university. Located in a province that is home to six separate treaty territories and has the second highest proportion of Aboriginal people in Canada, the University of Saskatchewan has proudly and properly committed to “play a leading role in Aboriginal education and scholarship.” For more information about the College of Arts and Science and the Department of Indigenous Studies visit http://artsandscience.usask.ca/ and http://artsandscience.usask.ca/indigenousstudies/ respectively.

Salary bands for this post are as follows:  Assistant Professor - $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor - $112,109 to $130,925 and Professor - $130,925 to 152,877.  This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority. The College of Arts and Science is committed to the successful recruitment and retention of Aboriginal students, staff and faculty. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by January 1, 2016, however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter of introduction, a research summary including a summary of your five most significant contributions, a statement of teaching interests, and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to Brock Higgins (Leaders & Co., Ottawa), at the following email address: brock@leadersinternational.com

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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