Assistant Professor, Limited term position – Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies

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Laurentian University


The School of Liberal Arts in the Faculty of Arts at Laurentian University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a twelve-month limited term faculty position with a six course (or 18 credit teaching workload) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies. This innovative program is offered through a range of courses such as INDI-1001 Anishnaabemowin Immersion, INDI-2505/2515/2525/2535 Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion courses, INDI/ENGL-3826 Indigenous Film in Canada, INDI/HIST-3276 The History of Northern Ontario, and INDI-PHIL 3036 Indigenous and Western Philosophies (among others). The preferred start date is August 1, 2023.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• Indigenous (to Turtle Island) person with ties to their community
• Comprehensive understanding of Indigenous Worldviews and Frameworks
• Understanding of Indigenous (to Turtle Island) culture and traditions and its importance within an Indigenous Studies Disciplinary Framework
• A Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or a relevant discipline such as linguistics, philosophy, English, history, or political science focused on Indigenous perspectives and communities, OR equivalent qualifications and experience in their area(s) of expertise with demonstrated research/creative productivity and teaching experience.
• The ability to teach selected courses contributing to the Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies program within the School of Liberal Arts, in accordance with the candidate’s particular areas of expertise and experience.
• Evidence of the ability to effectively teach at the undergraduate level with a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence, promoting a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment, and advancing Laurentian University’s tricultural mandate.
• Evidence of strong scholarly activity which may include creative work.
• Commitment to promoting a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant academic and work environment.

In addition to active engagement and participation in teaching and research, the successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the School, Faculty, University, and broader community.

A dynamic tricultural, bilingual and emerging Anishinaabe community can be found at Laurentian University’s School of Liberal Arts. Our research and our teaching in matters of language, culture, thought, creativity, and the law contribute to transformative understandings that have an impact in the region, across the country, and around the world.

Laurentian University, located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory in Sudbury, Ontario, serves over 8000 students and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual and tricultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and hiking trails while situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North and multiple post-secondary institutions.

Application Requirements
A complete application includes the following:
● A cover letter (including one of the two statements about citizenship/resident status specified below)
● An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
● A statement of current and prospective teaching experience and interests
● A statement of current and prospective research interests
● The names and contact information for three academic references.

The application package, inclusive of all documents, should be submitted electronically as single PDF file to:
Office of Provost and Vice-President Academic at [email protected] with the following subject line: application for faculty position in Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 21, 2023, or until the position is filled.

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community committed to employment equity. Applications are encouraged from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University’s bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. ( The successful candidate will be part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are encouraged to consult the Collective Agreement at

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for more information ([email protected]).

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” in their cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

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