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Job: Tenure-track position, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, Mount Royal University (advertised until: Dec. 16 2016)

Indigenous Studies – Assistant Professor


Mount Royal University


Location: Alberta
Date posted: 2016-11-16
Advertised until: 2016-12-16

Competition Number: 9085SG

The Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Indigenous Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1 2017 (subject to final budgetary approval).

Currently, Mount Royal offers a minor in Indigenous Studies with plans to develop an interdisciplinary major that will also service the needs of other academic programs in the university.

Recognizing that Mount Royal University is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina nations, MRU is committed to meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous peoples and their allies. By fostering an inclusive learning environment that values and respects Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, Mount Royal University is dedicated to providing an exceptional undergraduate experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Situated in Treaty 7 territory, Mount Royal University is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta, a vibrant city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. Since opening in 1910, MRU has established itself as a leader in undergraduate education, specializing in personalized, experiential learning opportunities and innovative teaching methods enhanced by smaller class sizes. Mount Royal University is home to more than 12,000 students, including a significant community of Indigenous learners supported by the Iniskim Centre.

Mount Royal University seeks candidates who focus on teaching and learning excellence, as well as an active research program. Tenure-track faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/scholarship/service (TSS) pattern has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/service (TS) pattern has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

The position is open to applicants who specialize in any area of Indigenous Studies. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach undergraduate courses in North American and global contexts. A completed Master’s degree is required; a completed Ph.D. is preferred. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach junior and senior courses, be willing to participate in course and program development, and foster community partnerships. A strong preference will be given to those applying under the TSS work pattern.

When applying, please quote the competition number in the subject line of your e-mail. A complete dossier including curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a statement of current and future research interests as well as the names and contact information of three (3) references should be submitted in .pdf format. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [First Initial] [(Title of Contents)].pdf (ex. Smith, J (Curriculum Vitae).pdf). Failure to submit your application as directed will prevent your application from being processed. Submit your application to:

Mount Royal University
Department of Human Resources

For further information, go to or, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jennifer Pettit, at

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