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Job: Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), Indigenous Studies (UBC Okanagan; deadline: 14 June 2019)

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Indigenous Studies –Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) Job ID: 33776

The Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS), at the Okanagan Campus of the University of British Columbia, invites applications for a limited-term in Indigenous Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be a member of the the Indigenous Studies program in the Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies ( This is a 1-year appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

A doctoral degree in Indigenous Studies or a related field is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrable ability to maintain a strong research program and acquire research funding, and are committed to excellence in teaching. The area of research is open but the preferred candidate should be able to teach an upper-level course in either Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property, Indigenous Governance, or Indigenous Justice.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per term, including but not limited to INDG 100 Introduction to Decolonization: Indigenous Studies, INDG 303 Indigenous Studies Theory and Method, and INDG 401. They will contribute to the intellectual and administrative activities within a multi-disciplinary department that includes Anthropology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Human Geography. Evidence of sustained engagement within and with Indigenous communities in Canada and/or comparative contexts is required. This colleague is also expected to provide service, commensurate with rank, that includes contributions to the enhancement of Indigenous Studies across campus, mentoring undergraduate students, and involvement in departmental meetings and committees.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 8,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities.

The department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, housed in the vibrant Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, has an active graduate program, multiple speaker series, and strong ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes on campus. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff.

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How to Apply:
Applications are submitted online at (Job Opening ID#33776) and should include:

  1. a cover letter outlining qualification for the position and fit in the department and the IKBSAS;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. evidence of scholarly accomplishments;
  4. a brief teaching dossier and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/courseevaluations); and
  5. the names and contact information of three referees who may be contacted to submitletters of reference.

Inquires should be directed to Dr. Susan Frohlick (Head of Community, Culture and Global Studies) at: All email correspondence must indicate the competition title in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is June 14, 2019. All positions are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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