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Indigenous Studies, Lecturer/Assistant Professor, limited-term (Dalhousie; deadline 30 Nov. 2015)

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for a fulltime, limited term appointment at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, effective 1 July 2016 and continuing until 30 June 2019. The candidate will be expected to teach six half year courses in support of the new Minor in Indigenous Studies, as appropriate to the individual’s disciplinary background, which should be in one of the arts, humanities, or social science subjects represented within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a half-year course on Indigenous Research Methodology & Knowledge Practices and one of the two half-year core courses in the Minor in Indigenous Studies: Historical Issues in Indigenous Studies or Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies. The other 4 half-year courses to be taught will depend on the candidate’s area of expertise and will be arranged in consultation with the candidate’s home department and the coordinator of the Minor.

Candidates will have a PhD (preferably in hand by 1 July 2016, although ABD candidates will be considered) and should have teaching experience.

Applications should include a complete curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophies and interests and (ideally) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation (in hard copy, forwarded separately by the referees.) A record of publication will be an asset.

Applications should be sent by hard copy to the Canadian Studies Program Office, Rm. 1114, Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2, marked to the attention of the hiring committee chair, Dr. Jérôme Blais. Questions about the position can be addressed to

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2015.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

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