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Job: Women’s Studies – Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Indigenous Feminist Studies) – Mount Saint Vincent University (deadline: Mar 17, 2017)

Women’s Studies – Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Indigenous Feminist Studies)
Mount Saint Vincent University

Location: Nova Scotia

Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship and teaching of the highest quality. Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and teachers. Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, Mount Saint Vincent University is located on Canada’s East Coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please visit

The Department of Women’s Studies is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor or Lecturer level in the area of indigenous feminist studies, commencing July 1, 2017. This position is part of Mount Saint Vincent University’s Diversity Hiring Program. In keeping with the principles of Employment Equity, this program aims to correct historic underrepresentation and is restricted to candidates who are indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Metis).

The Description

As the first Department of Women’s Studies in Canada, we have a unique historical connection to the education and advancement of women through the Mission of Mount Saint Vincent University, and are further enriched by the contributions and resources of the endowed Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to expand departmental course offerings on indigenous issues and to work with the on-campus Indigenous Student Centre. The successful candidate will also have the ability to be an active member of our interdisciplinary MA in Women and Gender Studies through supervising theses and teaching at the graduate level.

The ideal applicant will be a culturally-grounded feminist scholar in the humanities or social sciences with demonstrated lived experience working with indigenous groups and/or communities. Applicants should have good knowledge of indigenous feminist pedagogies and methodologies, as well as of literature and research that addresses post-coloniality/decolonization and/or revitalization/renewal themes. Applicants must possess a PhD in a relevant field, or be close to completion. Evidence of research competence is required. Teaching experience at the university level is an asset.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, select publications and contact information for three references. Given the requirements of this position, applicants are asked to self-identify as indigenous in their application materials. The department will begin considering applications on March 17, 2017. All positions remain open until filled.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Send applications by mail or email to: Dr. Mary Delaney
Chair, Department of Women’s Studies
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Candidates who identify as being from one of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are eligible to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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