The Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Indigenous History of North America, with a starting date of July 1, 2020.
The period and research specialization for the position are open. Priority will be given to persons who are Indigenous -- that is, who are First Nations (status, non-status, treaty or non-treaty), Métis, Inuit, Alaskan Native, or Native American. Applicants with a research focus on the geographical area of the northern plains, on questions of gender and sexuality, and/or deploying transboundary approaches in their research are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with established records of community-engaged research and with demonstrated commitments to cultivating reciprocal relations with Indigenous communities are preferred. Diverse methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome; engagements with Indigenous knowledge systems, languages, and methodologies will be considered an asset.
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your Cover Letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below)
research statement that outlines the applicant’s main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”)
writing sample (submit under “List of Publications”)
teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")
Applicants are further expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter “Reference Letter – Indigenous History" in the subject line.
Questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Ryan Dunch, Chair of History and Classics, at email@example.com.
Review of applications will start on November 8, 2019. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Applicants must hold a PhD in History or Indigenous Studies, or be ABD with a strong expectation of completing the PhD before July 1, 2020.
Applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential for teaching and research. Responsibilities for the position will include maintaining an active research program, teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, and graduate student supervision. The ability to teach broadly in Canadian history is a requirement for the position.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/pay-tax-information/salary-scales. This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/MyEmployment/Agreements.aspx.
Internal Number: A110540231
About University of Alberta
Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of approximately one million. Edmonton is home to Canada's second-largest urban Indigenous population, with over 76,000 residents who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca). For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit http://www.ualberta.ca and http://www.infoedmonton.com.
...The Department of History and Classics (https://www.ualberta.ca/history-classics) has a long record of research and teaching excellence on the history of Indigenous peoples. The Department (of History) was the academic home for the pioneering Métis scholar Olive Dickason, whose seminal Canada’s First Nations (1992) was the first book-length treatment of the Indigenous history of Canada. More recently, landmark and award-winning books on Indigenous history have come from History and Classics, including Sarah Carter’s The Importance of Being Monogamous (2008) and From New Peoples to New Nations, by Gerhard Ens and Joe Sawchuk (2015). With this position, the Department of History and Classics seeks to renew and deepen its commitment to the study of Indigenous history from Indigenous perspectives.