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Indigenous Scholarship and Teaching

Western University, Faculty of Education; Faculty of Social Science; Schulich Medicine

Job Title: Indigenous Scholarship and Teaching
Job Location: London , Ontario
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Education: at Schools/Colleges of Education
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Social & behavioral sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-06-03
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Indigenous Scholarship and Teaching
Western University

The appointments may be probationary (tenure-track) at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Candidates may also be considered for a Limited Term appointment, with rank to be determined by qualifications and experience. Pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous applicants of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit identity. Candidates must self-identify in their cover letter.

he successful candidates must have a doctoral degree (or equivalent) completed or in-progress in any of the areas listed above and will be appointed to the appropriate academic unit in the Faculty of Social Science, the Faculty of Education, or the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. We are seeking strong scholars with a demonstrated track record of Indigenous research, teaching and service activities that includes the application of Indigenous knowledge and/or ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions.

Job Requirements

Applicants considered for a probationary appointment must have a superior academic record and a demonstrated record of, or a strong potential for, excellence in scholarly research and teaching. In addition, they should have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of the Faculty community and to the University more generally. Candidates considered for appointments with tenure must have an outstanding academic record with a strong record of publications in academic outlets and significant experience in teaching. The successful candidates will join a transdisciplinary network of collaborative researchers in the Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Education and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to shape partnerships with our University and community stakeholders at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

Information and Application Process Instructions

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. Western University is fostering understanding and respect for, and connections with, Indigenous communities; and 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.

More information on the Faculty of Social Science may be found at

More information on the Faculty of Education may be found at

More information on the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry may be found at

Western University’s full Indigenous Strategic Plan may be found at

Applicants are asked to complete the form available at and submit the following:

  1. Cover Letter which includes:
    • self-identification as Indigenous person
    • description of insider social position/ality
    • Identification of areas of interest in research and teaching
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Names and email addresses of 3 referees, [one of which should be from an Indigenous community leader].

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Western University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on or or

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Heather Skilling as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Heather Skilling
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