FEATURED JOB: Canadian Indigenous, Assistant, Associate or Full level - History, Brock University

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Canadian Indigenous, Assistant, Associate or Full level

Brock University


he History Department at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment in Canadian History with a focus on Indigenous history. The rank of the position is open (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). Applicants with established records of community-engaged research and with demonstrated commitments to cultivating reciprocal relations with Indigenous communities are preferred.

Diverse methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome; engagements with Indigenous knowledge systems, languages, and methodologies will be considered an asset. Candidates must self-identify as Indigenous - that is, who are First Nations (status, non-status, treaty or non-treaty), Métis, Inuit, Alaskan Native, or Native American. The appointment begins July 1, 2022.

Applicants should have a completed Ph.D. (or near completion) or equivalent Indigenous knowledge and evidence of research and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels, including first-year undergraduate, a Canadian History survey, and MA courses.

The Context

The Department of History is a 20-person unit with research ranging from medieval to late-20th century, from social and economic history to histories of science and medicine, and across all continents except Australia. It is an active research unit that places equal weight on first-rate teaching. Its graduate and undergraduate programs were both ranked “1” [the highest of five categories] in Brock’s most recent university-wide program review - one of only two units to achieve this.

Brock University is in the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement. Many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people live and work in Niagara. And we are reminded the region’s great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

Brock’s commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. The University is undertaking institution-wide efforts, led by the office of the Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, to enhance existing Indigenous programs and courses, increase the number of Indigenous faculty, and develop new supports for Indigenous students. These efforts centre

Indigenous ways of knowing and doing and involve consultation with Indigenous communities both within Brock and beyond.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Olatunji Ojo, Chair in the Department of History at history@brocku.ca.

Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace.

Our Commitment

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, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

Please note that Brock University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: talent@brocku.ca to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca



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Applicants will submit a letter of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, research plan, and teaching philosophy via the online application system. In addition, candidates will arrange to have letters submitted from three academic references all in electronic format to history@brocku.ca. Candidates may be contacted at a later date for additional materials.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:

https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Assistant-- Associate-or-Full--Professor--Probationary-Tenure-Track--Canadian-Indigenous-History_JR-1010813

Hiring decisions will be made on the basis of excellence in research and teaching and meeting departmental needs. The final date for applications is 28 February 2022 at 12:01 am and the review process will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Olatunji Ojo, Chair in the Department of History at history@brocku.ca.

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