Two Tenure-track Positions in Indigenous Education
University of Ottawa

The Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions.

The Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa is situated on the ancestral territories of the Algonquin people, in the heart of the national capital. With more than fifty regular professors, the Faculty provides an exceptional intellectual environment for its students, researchers and professors. Open to the world, the Faculty is committed to providing a rich and stimulating experience for its students and to continuing excellence in its research.

The current positions reflect the Faculty of Education’s strategic plan, with its emphasis on innovation; educational technologies; Francophone Ontario, Canada and the world; Indigenous rights; and social justice.

  • Indigenous Education/ Éducation autochtone
    We are seeking Indigenous researchers with expertise in Indigenous education, histories, ways of knowing, traditions and cultures, as well as experience of working in collaboration with Canadian Indigenous communities. (Two positions – one for anglophone programmes, one for francophone programmes)

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic faculty include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities in the form of research, artistic or literacy creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position (assistant professor)

Wage: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $85,280

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which include long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Minimum requirements:

  • Education : Ph.D. in Education or equivalent in a field related to the position.
  • Work Experience: A demonstrated excellent track record of research in Indigenous Education in collaboration with Indigenous communities in Canada. A demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in a context of interdisciplinary collaboration. Ability to teach hybrid and on-line courses. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. Active knowledge of both official languages is an asset.

The projected starting date is July 1, 2019

Your application should include your curriculum vitae, a sample of your published work, a letter indicating which position you wish to be considered for and describing your research program and teaching interests, the names and contact information for three referees, and a letter of support from a traditional knowledge keeper or community leader/member with whom you have worked attesting to your experience of teaching and researching Indigenous education in partnership with the community.

Please send your application package by email to:

Richard Barwell, Ph.D., Dean
Faculty of Education
University of Ottawa

Telephone: 613-562-5800, poste 4062

The selection process will begin in on 1 March and will continue until the positions are filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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