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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Prosperity and Economic Reconciliation

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Position Title Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Prosperity and Economic Reconciliation
Posting Number F618P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Faculty of Management - General
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Prosperity and Economic Reconciliation. The successful applicant will be appointed in a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in one of the eight departments in the Faculty based on disciplinary fit. The CRC will work in partnership with the Atlantic Indigenous Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AIEDIRP) at the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat Inc (APC).

The Chair will bring their expertise and passion to conduct research motivated by the challenges faced by Indigenous communities and will bring Indigenous-led knowledge and value to communities. They will hold expertise in a social science with focus on topics related to prosperity of Indigenous communities, where prosperity is understood in a broad sense to include the interrelated aspects of economic rights and advancement, strong social fabric, and relational well-being. The Chair may focus on issues related to economic reconciliation, including micro- (e.g. Indigenous entrepreneurship, Indigenous human resources), meso- (e.g. Indigenous organizations, Indigenous-no Indigenous partnerships), or macro-level issues (e.g. Indigenous economic system, Indigenous innovation strategies). The Chair will have an in-depth understanding of the academic and practical importance of core documents, such as the Truth and Reconciliation Reports and the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People.

The Faculty of Management is committed to the advancement of Indigenous-led research and has identified “Indigenous Paradigms for Management” as one of its six core research strengths. The Faculty is home to the Wit-lukutimk Wskitqamu (WW) Research Lab for Environmental Governance led by the current CRC in Indigenous Governance, with a research focus on land-water based laws and treaty relations. Research in the Faculty also includes work to advance culturally appropriate language and to eliminate harmful language in the management systems of libraries, archives, and other information platforms. More broadly, disciplines represented in Faculty of Management span from traditional business disciplines to information science and public policy studies.

Applicants must hold or be close to completion of a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant social science discipline. The position is designated for applicants Indigenous to Turtle Island. See below for further details.

Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 20,000 students, including 3,500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries. It is located in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), the major centre in the scenic Atlantic region and a city widely known for its high quality of life. Further information about the Faculty and the university can be obtained at www.dal.ca/Management.

The CRC program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. the candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than ten (10) years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than ten (10) years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, etc.) may have their eligibility for a CRC Tier 2 assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact Dalhousie’s Office of Research Services and see the CRC website (www.chairs.gc.ca) for more information on eligibility.

Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

The evaluation of applications will commence on August 15, 2024. It is anticipated that a nomination package will be submitted to the CRC program on April 1, 2025, and the position will begin on July 1, 2025.

Persons wishing to be considered for this position should apply at https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/16436.

Complete applications will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, two publications, and the names and contact information for three confidential referees.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. In keeping with the principles of employment equity and the CRC program’s equity targets, this position is designated to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous to Turtle Island (especially Mi’kmaq). All such qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Priority will be given to candidates who also self-identify in areas where Dalhousie is facing existing or future gaps in meeting targets for the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program as well as institutional equity gaps in keeping with Dalhousie’s Employment Equity Policy. Applicants may be asked to provide additional documentation during the search process to validate self-identification. For more information, including details related to our Employment Equity Policy and Plan and definitions of equity-deserving groups please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please contact viola.caume@dal.ca to let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.
Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 08/15/2024
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Teaching Dossier
  5. Research Statement
  6. Sample Publication(s)
  7. List of referees
Optional Documents