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Job opportunity: SSHRC – Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Indigenous Studies

The Faculty of Arts and Science at QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY invites applications for a CRC Tier 2. The Faculty is seeking an exceptional scholar and committed teacher who will enhance and complement an active interdisciplinary program in the field of Indigenous Studies at Queen’s. Candidates may apply from any disciplinary background and pursue any research focus within the field of Indigenous Studies. Given that the well‐being of on‐ and off‐reserve Indigenous communities is central to Indigenous Studies, the successful candidate will be expected to have established connections with social movements dealing with relevant issues, such as cultural resurgence, decolonization, gender/sexuality, land reclamation, and Settler‐Indigenous solidarity. Moreover, in keeping with the strong ties between identity, culture, and land that are assumed in this field, the successful candidate will be expected to build strong connections with local Indigenous nations and Indigenous students on campus. This is a tenured or tenure‐track position and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Canada Research Chair program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. The program’s Terms of Reference for qualifications are online at The Canada Research Chairs program expects Tier 2 nominees: to be within 10 years of receiving their PhD; to be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; to have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; to be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and, as a chair holder, to have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers. Appointment to this Canada Research Chair position is subject to review and final approval by the Canada Research Chair Secretariat.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are asked to submit: a letter of application describing their research and teaching interests; a teaching portfolio; curriculum vitae; three samples of the candidate’s published work; and letters from three referees.
Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MSWord files). They may be sent by email to Gordon E. Smith, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University, at
Applicants who are unable to submit their materials electronically may send hard copies by regular mail to: Dr. Gordon E. Smith, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, Mackintosh‐Corry Hall, F300, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6. Tel (613) 533‐2448; Fax: (613) 533‐2067.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association and the University which is posted at:


Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
Tel 613 533-2448
Fax 613 533-2067