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Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies
Posting Number F504P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Arts - Dean's Office
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The Faculty of Arts and Social Science invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies commencing July 1, 2024.

We seek an Indigenous scholar, with a promising research profile and agenda, a record of teaching excellence or demonstrated potential, and a willingness to engage with a broad range of Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will teach core courses in Dalhousie’s Minor and Certificate in Indigenous Studies program which may include Historical Issues in Indigenous Studies; Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies; and Indigenous Methodology and Knowledge Practices. They will teach additional courses in Indigenous Studies in their more specific area of expertise. They will also hold an appointment in one of the Faculty’s academic departments. The expectation will be that the successful candidate will also serve as the Program Coordinator for the Minor and develop the Indigenous Studies program. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university with more than 18,500 students, including 3500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Kjipuktuk (Halifax), a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Nova Scotian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged in more than twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees.

Please apply through Dalhousie’s People Admin posting: Applications should include:

· a letter of application including identification of their preferred home department in FASS (;
· a research statement;
· a Curriculum Vitae;
· a writing sample (such as a published article) or other sample of scholarship (such as a portfolio or recording for those in the performing arts);
· a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and teaching interests;
· names and contact information of three academic referees;
· documentation to verify Indigenous identification, and a 500-word description detailing their Indigenous citizenship or relation to an Indigenous community (please upload under “EDIA Statement”).

Applicants may be asked to provide additional information throughout the search process.

The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award (DDFA) program. In keeping with the principles of employment equity, the DDFA program aims to correct historic underrepresentation. In accordance with the DDFA program and the nature of this position, the position is designated to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous persons. Preference will be given to Mi’kmaw candidates.

All such qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie recognizes that candidates may self-identify in more than one equity-deserving group, and in this spirit, encourages applications from candidates who, in addition to being Indigenous, also identity as persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians) and members of other racialized groups, persons with a disability, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. (See for definitions of the equity-deserving groups.)
Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 11/01/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Dossier
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of referees
  6. EDIA Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Publication(s)
  2. Portfolio
  3. Media File (e.g. video or audio)