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Faculty Position/Akinamaagake – Indigenous Studies

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Faculty Position/Akinamaagake – Indigenous Studies

Tracking Code: req932

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Appointment Type: Tenured and Tenure-Track, Full-time Continuing

Number of Positions: 1

Salary Grade: Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement

Posting Date: November 20, 2023

Application Review Date: January 9, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, is proud to encourage an interactive, information-sharing culture for our individual staff, and teams which enhance organizational effectiveness.  Ontario Tech’s innovative programs, and technology-enriched learning environment create an atmosphere of academic excellence. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech’s globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.

Application Review Date: January 9, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found

Located in Oshawa, Ontario, Ontario Tech University promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and prides itself on teaching and research excellence across disciplines. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech University as we continue to enhance our reputation as a leader of technologically enhanced teaching and learning and globally recognized innovative research.

Ontario Tech University is situated on the Traditional Territory of the Michi Saagiig, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi and acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation as we work towards reconciliation and Indigenization. The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) is seeking an Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) scholar for a full-time tenure-track OR teaching-only appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.  To address the underrepresentation of Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) peoples in academia, the preferred candidate for this opportunity will be an individual who self-identifies as Indigenous.

Research specialization in any area of the social sciences and humanities will be considered. The Faculty currently has major programs in Criminology, Communication & Digital Media Studies, Legal Studies, Liberal Studies, Political Science, and General & Forensic Psychology, as well as specialized minor programs in Indigenous Studies and Sustainability. The Faculty encourages collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to the new interdisciplinary Master’s program in Social Practice and Innovation, or one of the other graduate programs in Criminology and Psychology.

While Ontario Tech University is at the early stages of the reconciliation and Indigenization process, the university is committed to supporting Indigenous scholars, staff, and students; developing understanding among the university community around Indigenous worldviews and knowledge systems; and building community with the surrounding Indigenous nations. More information can be found at the Indigenous Education and Cultural Services website.

The Faculty recently launched an Indigenous Studies minor, which offers courses such as: Introduction to Indigenous Studies: Colonial History and its Impacts on Indigenous Peoples; (Re)Membering Reciprocal Relations); History and Stories of the Michi Saagiig and Haudenosaunee in Southern Ontario; Indigenous Digital and Visual Media; and, Contemporary Indigenous Literature.

Candidates with a graduate degree in a relevant discipline is preferred. Candidates with other equivalent qualifications or community-based experience are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate capacity to contribute to the Indigenous Studies Minor.
The successful candidate must self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit). Ontario Tech University recognizes that there are a variety of terms used to encompass the people of Turtle Island, including those who identify as status and non-status First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people. Please include this in your cover letter.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a workload that contributes to a combination of Teaching and/or Research and/or Service each year. Candidates who have significant community-based roles or service in Indigenous communities and/or relevant academic research contributions are encouraged to apply. The balance of workload expectations will be determined via consultation with the successful candidate.

Applicants should submit in electronic format: (1) a covering letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page); (4) an outline of their present research program (1 page), if applicable; 5-year research plan (1 page), if applicable; and the names of three referees (the search committee will only contact referees for reference letters in the case of the candidate being shortlisted). Shortlisted applicants will submit a writing sample and teaching evaluations (if available).

The preferred candidate will be Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) and/or have lived experience as a member of an Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) community within Turtle Island. In the covering letter, applicants are invited to self-identify and share their relationship with and commitment to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) communities within Turtle Island; we understand that such relationships and communities can take many forms. Applicant self-identification information will be used for the purposes of screening and consideration. Please note that this information will be securely accessed only by members of the selection committee.

Candidates should submit their applications in digital format (as a single pdf file) to the Ontario Tech University Human Resources website. For questions or inquiries about the position, please contact Peter Stoett, Dean of Faculty of Social Science and Humanities,  peter.stoett@ontariotechu.ca.

Position start date: July 1, 2024

Job Location : Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (Remove work may be permitted)

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association.  The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the collective agreement.

Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format (as a single pdf file) a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; evidence of high quality teaching; an outline of their present research program; a brief future research plan; and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech website.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

Job Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Expected Start Date: 7/1/2024

Link to External Job adhttps://ontariotechu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/932?c=ontariotechu 

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