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Department Head, Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan (review of applications will begin by February 1, 2017 – see below)

For more information, see:

Tel: (306) 966-6209

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement as a strategic priority. In keeping with its ongoing commitment, the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan is actively seeking outstanding Indigenous applicants for the position of Department Head at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The successful candidate will have a permanent faculty appointment in the Department of Indigenous Studies, and will serve as Department Head for an initial term not exceeding five years. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts & Science. The Department Head is accountable for the leadership of the department and for contributing to the leadership of the College of Arts & Science. Accountabilities include the creation, alignment, and implementation of the department’s teaching and research plans and ensuring the academic quality of the department.

Applicants will have a PhD in Indigenous Studies or relevant discipline, and have demonstrated excellence in administration, research, teaching, publication, and Indigenous community engagement. Priority will be given to candidates who work with Indigenous knowledge, engage in innovative learning, teaching, research, and creative practices. The successful candidate will be a senior academic with administrative experience within a university who values collegiality and who can guide a dynamic faculty complement of ten scholars in their academic careers. As a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies, the successful applicant will be expected to teach core curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, liaise with Indigenous communities and organizations, actively participate in program development and administration, contribute to the ongoing development of curriculum, and maintain an active research program.

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary academic department that offers BA, BA Honours, MA, and special-case PhD programs. We are situated in the College of Arts and Science and currently have ten full-time faculty members with additional associate and adjunct members from other departments and institutions. Indigenous Studies is dedicated to the development of applied and theoretical investigations of Indigenous concerns and strategic community-based research. It is also dedicated to servicing the Indigenous Studies content needs of other academic programs in the university on and off-campus. We are currently undergoing a curriculum renewal process, which includes new course development and course revisions, to meet our renewed values, vision and mission. For more information on the Department, see

The College of Arts and Science is at work implementing the calls to action outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report. The University has committed to being the right and best place for our Indigenous staff and faculty. We are home to nearly half of all self-declared Indigenous students on campus and recognize the critical role we play in creating an environment where all students, faculty, and staff feel supported in pursuing their dreams and ambitions.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. There are over 10,000 students in the College and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland and is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of 23,000, including over 2,200 Aboriginal students. Collectively,
Aboriginal people make up 15.6% of the provincial population and almost 10% of the population of the city of Saskatoon.

Interested candidates will submit a letter of application, an up-to-date CV, copies of relevant publications, a teaching dossier, a list of Indigenous Studies courses they are qualified to teach, and three letters of reference. The application package must be addressed to:

Lawrence Martz, Vice-Dean Faculty Relations
Chair, Search Committee
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

Email the application package to Review of applications will begin by February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled, with the appointment commencing July 1, 2017.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017):
Associate Professor $112,109 – $130,925
Full Professor $130,925 – $152,877

Benefits: This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

For further information, please contact:
Tel: (306) 966-6209

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