Assistant Professor/Instructor, Indigenous Science, Faculty of Science

Location
Calgary (Region), Alberta
Posted
Apr 22, 2021
Closes
May 22, 2021
Ref
Job ID 22678
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

The Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Indigenous Science at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor for an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021 or mutually agreed upon date. This is an open disciplinary search, meaning any candidate with research, scholarship, and teaching expertise centering on Indigenous ways of knowing within the disciplines (biological sciences, computer science, chemistry, geoscience, mathematics and statistics, physics and astronomy) represented in the Faculty of Science is encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be appointed in one of the six departments in the Faculty of Science.

The successful candidate will establish and maintain programs and practices that center around, or are driven by, Indigenous peoples and ways of knowing.

This role supports the continued indigenization of the University of Calgary. Click here to see more job opportunities with an Indigenous scope.

For the Assistant Professor stream, the successful candidate must conduct research or scholarship informed by Indigenous methodologies, which may include community-driven research or scholarship and/or research or scholarship informed by Indigenous knowledges and intellectual traditions. Additionally, the successful candidate will supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For the Instructor stream, the successful candidate will be a dedicated educator, demonstrating competency in Indigenous pedagogies and working with Indigenous learners. For both streams, they will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and provide service to the Faculty of Science, the home department, and potentially the wider community.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in science. In the event that a qualified candidate with a PhD is not identified, we will also consider candidates that are near completion of their PhD program. The appointee's proposed research or scholarship program (Assistant Professor) or teaching practice (Instructor) may be disciplinary or transdisciplinary, with preference given to a Canadian focus. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges, approaches and histories, and a record of engagement and/or lived experience with Indigenous communities and organizations in Canada. Familiarity with Treaty 7 and Métis Nation Region III in Alberta will be considered an asset.

For the Assistant Professor stream, the successful candidate must provide evidence of a record of excellence in:

  • Teaching and student mentorship at the post-secondary level
  • Engagement with Indigenous learners and Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Engagement with, or connections to, Indigenous communities
  • Research or scholarship with a focus centering on Indigenous peoples or Indigenous ways of knowing and required credentials will include:
  • Publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals/venues
  • A record of completed and presented research creation
  • Success with, or demonstrated potential for, securing competitive funding
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A record of engagement with, or connections to, Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions may include non-peer reviewed reports or briefs, presentations, formal partnerships, research relationship documents or outputs from community-engaged/driven projects, or membership in the community

For the Instructor stream, the successful candidate must provide evidence of a record of excellence in:

  • Teaching and student mentorship at the post-secondary level, with a teaching practice centering on Indigenous peoples or Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Engagement with Indigenous learners and Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Engagement with, or connections to, Indigenous communities and required credentials will include:
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A record of engagement with, or connections to, Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions may include non-peer reviewed reports or briefs, presentations, formal partnerships, outputs from community-engaged/driven projects, or membership in the community

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers (https://careers.ucalgary.ca/). A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

  • Cover letter (max. 2 pages), in which candidates identify which stream (Assistant Professor or Instructor) they are applying for. Indigenous and equity-deserving candidates are invited to self-identify
  • Current curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of three references
  • Assistant Professor: Statement of research or scholarship interests, accomplishments, and vision (max. 3 pages)
  • Both streams: Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests (1-3 pages)
  • Evidence in support of a record of engagement with, or connections to, Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions

Applications will be accepted until May 26, 2021.

For more information and to apply for the position (Job ID# 22678), please visit: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/6630083-assistant-professor-slash-instructor-indigenous-science-faculty-of-science

About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science has been catalyzing change and inspiring discovery, creativity, and innovation for over 50 years. Our strategic direction integrates current and emerging strengths with areas targeted for future growth and investment. Our strategic priorities, goals, and values guide our mission to advance research, scholarship, and innovation, create authentic learning experiences, and inspire careers of the future. We drive transformational change, and build a strong community through teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and collaborative partnerships. We do this work to generate curiosity-driven discovery and contribute solutions to society’s grand challenges. For more information, visit science.ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate's research productivity.

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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