Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Resurgence and Engagement University of British Columbia

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Cluster Hire in Indigenous Education:

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Resurgence and Engagement
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous People’s Well-Being

As a global leader in Indigenous education, The Faculty of Education at the University of
British Columbia seeks to fill two Canada Research Chair (CRC) positions as part of a cluster
hire in Indigenous Education, in the following thematic areas:

1) Indigenous Resurgence and Engagement (Tier 1);
2) Indigenous People’s Well-Being (Tier 2).

The University of British Columbia is located on traditional unceded Musqueam territory in
beautiful Vancouver, Canada. The University is recognized internationally as a leading research
institution and, recently, was ranked as second in Canada and 34th in the world (Academic
Ranking of Universities). The Faculty of Education was ranked first in Canada and ninth
globally among faculties of education (QS World University Rankings).

The promotion of Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous engagement are signature strengths
of the Faculty of Education and critical components of our strategic plan. We recognize that
research, knowledge creativity and mobilization, and mentoring capacity in Indigenous
education extends beyond schools to consider Indigeneity at the intersections of social,
ecological, cultural/linguistic, and political justice at local, national, and international levels.

We offer graduate Indigenous specializations, an Indigenous Teacher Education Program
(NITEP), and is proposing new graduate and undergraduate programs and concentrations in
Indigenous Education. The Faculty is home to the Indigenous Education Institute, publishes an
annual theme issue of the Canadian Journal of Native Education, and has an Associate Dean,
Indigenous Education, in its senior leadership team. For further details about the Faculty, its
research, and specific units, please visit our website at www.educ.ubc.ca.
________________________
1) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Resurgence and Engagement

Applications are welcome from scholars at the level of Full or Associate Professor with
outstanding accomplishments acknowledged by their peers and recognized impacts in their
field. The successful candidate will be a strong, innovative, and culturally-grounded researcher
with demonstrated expertise in Indigenous education priorities that advance themes reflected in
Indigenous resurgence and engagement that include, but are not limited to, resistance,
reclamation, revitalization, and renewal with the goal of transforming practices, institutions,
communities, and/or relations.

The applicant will have a solid knowledge of research that involves post-colonial, decolonization, and Indigenous critical theories, pedagogies, and methodologies. We seek research, leadership, and mentorship that will stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations within the Faculty, University, and local, national, and
international communities. This includes demonstrated potential to attract excellent trainees,
students, and future researchers, as well as a solid history of attracting competitive research
funding. Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in Indigenous Education or a closely
related discipline.

This appointment will be housed in one of the following academic units within the Faculty of
Education: (a) Department of Education Curriculum and Pedagogy, (b) Department of
Educational Studies, or (c) Department of Language and Literacy Education.
The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Tier 1 CRC. In accordance
with the Canada Research Chairs Program guidelines, the Tier 1 Chair is tenable for seven
years and renewable once. Upon approval of the Chair by the CRC Secretariat, the successful
applicant will be offered a tenured appointment in the University at the rank of either Associate
Professor or Professor, subject to the University’s established appointment processes.
2) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous People’s Well-Being

The broad nature of this theme welcomes applications from exceptional emerging scholars
addressing holistic, multidisciplinary, and Indigenous-focused approaches to the well-being of
Indigenous peoples and communities. We recognize foundations of Indigenous well-being
attend to social, psychological, cultural, linguistic, ecological, and/or biomedical factors that
give rise to priorities, methodologies, and innovations that are distinct to the economic,
political, and geographical contexts of Indigenous peoples lives. The successful candidate will
be a strong, innovative, and culturally-grounded researcher with demonstrated expertise in

Indigenous health, healing, and/or wellness and commitments to advance health equity and
social justice through community-oriented perspectives. It is expected that applicants will build
capacity in this priority area through research, student and community mentoring, learning, and
collaborations within the Faculty, University, and local, national, and international
communities. Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in Indigenous Education or a
closely related discipline.

This appointment will be housed in one of the following academic units within the Faculty of
Education: (a) Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, (b) Department of Educational and
Counselling Psychology and Special Education, (c) Department of Educational Studies, (d)
Department of Language and Literacy Education, or (e) School of Kinesiology. This CRC
position is affiliated with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Tier 2 CRC. In accordance
with the Canada Research Chairs Program guidelines, Tier 2 Chairs are tenable for five years
and are renewable once. Upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, the successful applicant will be
appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with tenure)
in the Faculty of Education, subject to the University’s established appointment processes.
________________________

The Canada Research Chairs Program was established by the Canadian Federal Government
with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 1
Chairs are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their
fields and Tier 2 Chairs are for exceptional emerging researchers with less than 10 years of
active research experience in their field of nomination, and acknowledged by their peers as
having the potential to lead in their field. Applicants for the Tier 2 Chair who are more than 10
years from having earned their highest degree may have their eligibility for this Chair assessed
through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the UBC CRC Office at
ub.crc@ubc.ca for more information, or consult the Canada Research Chairs website
www.chairs.gc.ca for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Interested applicants of either the Tier 1 or Tier 2 CRC positions are invited to send (contact
details below) their curriculum vitae, a five-year research plan, a record of teaching excellence,
three papers that are the most significant and relevant to their research interests and three letters
of reference from arms’ length referees who are external to UBC and to the applicant’s current
institution. Letters of reference should be sent directly to UBC by the referees. Applicants’
proposed research programs should consider the goals and strategies contained in UBC’s

Strategic Plan, “Place and Promise” (www.strategicplan.ubc.ca), and the Faculty of Education’s
strategic priorities, particularly with respect to Aboriginal/Indigenous engagement and
Indigenous research. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and the
position carries a research supplement. The University’s benefit package is comprehensive.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community
fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage
applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated
under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age,
and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. The Canada Research Chair
is equally open to individuals of all nationalities but Canadians and permanent residents of

Canada will be given priority. Offers will be made in accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements associated with the Canada Research Chairs program. The University of British
Columbia is responsive to the needs of dual career couples as an integral part of its strategy for
excellence.

The position is subject to budgetary approval. Consideration of candidates will begin February
28th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please
submit application materials by the date noted. Applications should be provided in the format of
one bookmarked PDF file. The start date is subject to the announcement of the approval by the
CRC Secretariat and final arrangement with the appointee.

Applications and enquires should be directed to:

Dr. Jan Hare
Associate Dean, Indigenous Education
Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
via e-mail at jan.hare@ubc.ca


If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Educaloxy

All Jobs

surrey

birmingham

cambridge

geneve

iowa

Uni Anu

Uni Copenhagen

Uni Gothenburg

Uni Kuwait

Uni Laval

Uni Nus Singapore

Uni Seoul

Uni Simon Fraser

Uni Tcd

Uni Tokio

Uni Unsw