Assistant Professor

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Posting #:F 14/2014
Posted:Jul 22, 2014
Employment Status:Probationary Tenure-track
Faculty:Faculty of Education
Department:Aboriginal Studies and Aboriginal Education
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Job Summary

The Faculty of Education invites applications for a tenure-track probationary appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Aboriginal Studies and Aboriginal Education. The appointment, subject to final budgetary approval, will commence January 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education. S/he will be expected to take a leadership role in the undergraduate Aboriginal Studies program, as well as teach courses in programs affiliated with the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, and supervise graduate student research.


The preferred candidate will possess the following: An earned doctorate in Aboriginal studies, education or equivalent (ABD candidates will be considered); excellence in teaching; excellent command of English; extensive personal background and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and language issues; and knowledge of Aboriginal history and educational policy. Evidence of a strong commitment to scholarly research and publication i s also important; in this regard, the conduct of culturally sensitive research on issues of importance First Nations, Inuit and Metis is essential.


Deadline for this application is October 31, 2014. Applicants are asked to provide clear evidence of a) their competence in the area; b) excellent achievement or potential in teaching and professional supervision; and c) a well-articulated research plan. Applications must include full curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and phone/fax/email of three referees. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of complete application by email. Only short-listed applicants shall be contacted for an interview. Interested applicants should send the required documentation (as a PDF) to:

Chair of the Search Committee
Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue
St Catharines, ON Canada L2S 3Al Email:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application. More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website