Tenure Track Position Department of English - University of Victoria

Assistant Professor - Indigenous Literatures and Cultures (Tenure-Track) -  Application deadline October 31, 2017

Department of English - Faculty of Humanities

RTR 250-050

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures with a strong focus on Indigenous literary practices and literary studies and on Indigenous pedagogies and ways of knowing as well as with an interest in collaborative engagement with Indigenous communities. Given its location, the Department’s greatest need exists in the area of North American Indigenous literary practices and studies. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates in this group are asked to self-identify.

The University of Victoria, one of Canada’s leading comprehensive institutions with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, is located on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University is known for its diverse Indigenous faculty and staff from both local communities and around the world. In January 2017 the University adopted an Indigenous Plan in response to current Indigenous student enrolment and programming, the goals, aspirations and concerns of Indigenous students and faculty, and the wishes and needs of

Indigenous community members. The Department of English shares the University’s commitment to supporting Indigenous faculty, staff, and students, and to enhancing its Indigenous focus. The successful applicant will join an exciting, collegial department with an excellent record in teaching and research in both traditional and emerging areas. The Department is strongly committed to excellence and equity as well as to increasing the diversity of approaches and perspectives in research and teaching. Tenure-track and tenured faculty have a 2/2 teaching allocation. All tenure-track and tenured faculty are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, to maintain an active agenda of research, and to participate in university, professional, and community service.

The appointment will be effective 1 July 2018.


The Department is seeking a colleague who can contribute to teaching and research in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures with a strong focus on Indigenous literary practices and literary studies (in North America or elsewhere) and on Indigenous pedagogies and ways of knowing, as well as with an interest in collaborative engagement with Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will have

  •  a Ph.D. (by date of appointment) in an area of Indigenous Literatures and Cultures and Indigenous Literary Studies (in North America or elsewhere);

  • a demonstrated capacity for scholarship using Indigenous methodologies in the study and the teaching of Indigenous Literatures (in North America or elsewhere);  evidence of excellent teaching or excellent teaching potential with a commitment to Indigenous and non-Indigenous pedagogies in diverse contexts;

  • a demonstrated capacity to draw on experiential knowledge in research and teaching;

  • a capacity to supervise and mentor students;

  • a commitment to participating in program development and curricular innovations, as well as to advocating in these domains;

  • an interest in undertaking ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and/or institutions.

Related Links:

Department of English

Faculty of Humanities

Indigenous Plan

Indigenous Focus

Support for Indigenous Students and Communities

Interdisciplinary Minor in Indigenous Studies

Additional information:

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Contact information:

Qualified applicants may apply by sending a cover letter accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae (and, if relevant, all university transcripts); a writing sample (or a copy of a relevant publication) along with brief statement of current research interests; and a teaching dossier (with a statement on teaching philosophy and, if available, teaching evaluations). Qualified applicants should arrange to have confidential letters sent from three referees.

Please send applications (electronic only, in pdf or Word) to the Chair of English (Dr. Michael Nowlin) at

Application deadline

October 31, 2017

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection in this appointment will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates in this group are asked to self-identify.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Tenure Track Position - Department of English - Ryerson University

Faculty of Arts - Full-time Tenure Track (Specialization in Indigenous Studies) - posted November 15th, 2017

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Huron invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, Open Rank, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies.

All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Indigenous Studies will be considered, and we especially welcome applications from scholars with secondary specialization in one or more of the following areas: drama/performance studies; ecocriticism; new media and digital culture studies. Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, to developing curriculum that promotes Indigenous futurity, and will have a record of collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations.   

The English Department prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. Ryerson undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of English, the Faculty and the University. 

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in English or a related field (or will expect to do so by July 2018). Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at Click here for the Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services information video.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

  •     The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:  .

  •      The RFA’s website can be found at:

  •      A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

How to apply?  Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:

  •       A letter of application and curriculum vitae

  •       Two (2) recent research publications

  •       Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)

  •       The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for both 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to:

Dr. Andrew O’Malley, Chair,

Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

Applicants are encouraged to apply online through the Ryerson Human Resources Career portal:

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at 

The review of applications will begin November 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Tenure Track Positions (2) - Faculty (USFA)

University of Saskatchewan

Emerging and Established Indigenous Scholars

The Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan invites Indigenous scholars and writers in all areas of research and writing to respond to the attached advertisement ( described below. Among other areas of strength, our department has a focus on Indigenous literatures, oratures, and film, with opportunities for scholars to collaborate with others working in the area, including through community-engaged scholarship; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and to work with and supervise MA and PhD students. Our MFA in Writing program provides opportunities for Indigenous writers to teach graduate courses in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and playwriting, and to supervise creative theses, as well as to teach selected undergraduate creative writing courses and to work on their own creative projects. For more information about submitting an application, please contact department chair Wendy Roy at, telephone 306-966-2132.

                                                                                Job Posting - University of Saskatchewan - Posted November 20th, 2017

The College of Arts and Science invites applications from outstanding emerging or established Aboriginal scholars for full-time, tenure-track positions at any rank in any scholarly discipline represented in the College of Arts and Science ( 

Located on the banks of the kisiskāciwani-sīpiy (also known as the South Saskatchewan River), the University of Saskatchewan is part of a millennia-long tradition of people gathering on these banks to teach, to learn, and to build community.  The College of Arts and Science has committed to increase the proportion of Aboriginal faculty members to at least 15% over the next 10 years, thus reflecting the current demographics of Saskatchewan.  We also commit to supporting these Aboriginal scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success within our College.  This is part of our College’s transformative journey of Indigenization and reconciliation.  We invite interested Aboriginal scholars to be part of that journey.  This year, we will fill at least two positions with Aboriginal scholars.  

Interviews of qualified candidates and recommendations for appointment will be the responsibility of individual departments within the College.  Applicants, therefore, should indicate the department in which they seek appointment.  Hiring decisions will be based on the applicants’ academic qualifications, record and strengths, along with their potential and willingness to support the strategic priorities of the relevant department and the department’s ability to support the candidate.

The University of Saskatchewan, situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland, has committed to becoming an “outstanding institution of research, learning, knowledge-keeping, reconciliation, and inclusion with and by Indigenous peoples and communities.” It is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, scholarly and artistic work, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000. With over 25,000 Aboriginal residents, the city is also a centre of Aboriginal cultural, social, artistic, and intellectual activity.  Saskatchewan is the province with second-highest proportion of Aboriginal people in Canada and offers many opportunities for scholars to engage with a diversity of Aboriginal communities.

The College of Arts and Science is the University’s largest college and home to more than 60 academic programs. We have had a department of Indigenous Studies since 1982 and have strong Aboriginal programs and high-achieving Aboriginal scholars in many of our departments.  We are also home to more than 9,000 students, with over 1000 Aboriginal students.  


Applications will be accepted from those who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit) and have a terminal degree in their discipline (or are in the last year of a program leading to such a degree).  We are seeking Aboriginal candidates who have demonstrated an ability or potential to engage in research, scholarly or artistic work; to be effective classroom teachers and graduate student mentors; and can contribute to our mission of Indigenization and reconciliation directly through those activities or through role modeling, community engagement, and leadership. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary bands for this position 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 includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. 


Applications must include:

          •           a cover letter indicating the preferred department of appointment and summarizing the salient aspects of the application (including why the applicant is well-qualified and highly motivated to support the goals and objectives stated in this call for applications);

          •           a detailed curriculum vitae;

          •           a statement outlining a proposed program of research, scholarly and/or artistic work;

          •           a statement of teaching interests and philosophy;

          •           evaluations of courses taught and observations regarding those evaluations;

          •           contact information for three referees.

Applications should be submitted in digital form via email to:

Dr. Lawrence W. Martz,

Vice-Dean Faculty Relations, College of Arts & Science,

University of Saskatchewan,

9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5A5


Tel: +1 (306) 966-4275

Review of applications will begin 27 Nov 2017; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.  

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.

Tenure-Track position in Indigenous Canadian Literature and Culture

The Department of English at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Indigenous Canadian Literature and Culture. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor; appointments at a higher rank may however be considered.  A doctorate in hand or imminent is necessary. Scholarly publications and university teaching experience are desirable. 

In addition to developing our undergraduate and graduate courses in Indigenous Literature, the candidate will contribute their area expertise throughout our Canadian Literature curriculum, teaching period, genre, and specialized courses across the field.  The candidate will participate in the department’s robust research milieu through, for example, supervision of Masters and Doctoral dissertations, and will enjoy opportunities to collaborate in a variety of relevant interdisciplinary programs and research centres. 

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of reference. Please submit electronic applications only. All applications should be sent to: 

Dr. Andre Furlani, Chair
Department of English
Concordia University

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Furlani at Subject to budgetary approval, the position begins on August 1, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications should reach the Department no later than December 12, 2016.

Concordia University pledges itself to employment equity and fosters diversity; applicants are encouraged to describe how they may further our Department’s commitment to diversity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents enjoy priority.  

University of Lethbridge Canada Research Chair

1 Year Term Position at the University of Saskatchewan

Tenure-Track Position at Saint Mary's University

The Department of English at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous Literature. An ability to teach courses on Modern and Contemporary American Literature and Culture would also be an asset. In addition to holding a Ph.D and having a demonstrated record of research and teaching effectiveness, the successful candidate will have a strong background in Indigenous knowledge and methodologies, including the qualification of lived experience, and will demonstrate a commitment to working with Indigenous communities. It is expected that the successful candidate will establish a rigorous research program in the field and contribute an appropriate level of service to the department, faculty, university, and community. The appointment will begin on 1 July 2015.

Saint Mary’s University, which serves approximately 7000 undergraduate and graduate students, is uniquely committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities. The Faculty of Arts is particularly interested in scholars with creative approaches to undergraduate and graduate education whose teaching in the Department can also contribute to its interdisciplinary programs. Applicants are encouraged to consult faculty web pages to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community:

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Saint Mary’s University is committed to principles of employment equity.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, graduate school transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Mark Barr, Chair
Department of English
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3
Electronic applications will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is February 13, 2015