Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Indigenous Education, Faculty of Education, York University
The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of education in Canada with a particular focus on research with social impact. Through our research, scholarship and innovative programs we enact our mission of reinventing education for a diverse, complex world.
The Faculty of Education, York University is seeking to hire an emerging or established scholar and educator in Indigenous Education at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will deepen the Faculty’s teaching and advance research capacities in one or more of the following specific areas: contemporary Indigenous issues; Indigenous knowledges, tradition and pedagogy; language revitalization; Indigenous art and cultural expression and its technologies; and Indigenous teacher education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in our Indigenous teacher education program, Waaban, as well as in our established Urban Indigenous Education masters’ cohort, contribute to other programs in the Faculty and supervise graduate students. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
Recognizing the underrepresentation of Indigenous faculty, this opportunity is part of the University’s Affirmative Action program that has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. Selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Indigenous. To receive full consideration, candidates should complete and submit a self-identification form as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program (detailed below).
A PhD or a PhD by the start of the appointment in Education or a related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of and specialize in one or more of the following areas: contemporary Indigenous issues; Indigenous knowledge, traditions and pedagogy; language revitalization; Indigenous art and cultural expression and its technologies; and Indigenous teacher education. The successful candidate may have research interests that relate to intersections between Indigeneity and other curricular areas (e.g., arts, language learning).
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; and/or other appropriate scholarly productions; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.
Applicants at the Associate/Full Professor level will be expected to have a strong established track record and continue to engage in outstanding, innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level. These senior candidates must provide evidence of leadership and service experience, as well as research excellence of a recognized international caliber commensurate with a tenured position.
The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Candidates must show evidence of or promise of superior teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.
York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.
York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact the Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York University is committed to providing an inviting, rich and supportive work, study and research environment to its Indigenous students and Faculty members, not just through the allyship of its current faculty members, but also through structures such as the York University's Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) and the newly formed Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages, which are guided by the Indigenous Framework for York University, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, the York Indigenous Council, and Skennen'kó:wa Gamig, or the House of Great Peace, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and students. York is committed to cultivating understanding of, respect for, and connections with, Indigenous communities. The University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with Indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form. We warmly encourage applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities as these groups are historically under-represented within the Faculty. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 31, 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three professional references to be sent to: Dr. Robert Savage, Dean, by e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line “Indigenous Education”. Applications should contain all materials in one message in PDF format.