Bishop’s University is proud to be located on the traditional territory of the Abenaki people.
The campus is located southeast of Montreal, nestled in the rolling hills of the region now known as the Eastern Townships. The University has a growing and vibrant research culture, cohesive community, small class sizes, collegial faculty and staff, and is rated first in the country on student satisfaction.
Bishop’s is inviting applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Studies. We seek a leading and emerging Indigenous scholar with an original, innovative and high-quality program of research and teaching specialization in Indigenous knowledges and theories, methodologies (including land-based learning), epistemologies, and/or pedagogies. Applicants for the position should possess a PhD (or equivalent) and should be able to show teaching potential and demonstrate the capacity to undertake independent research in an area of scholarship that involves ongoing, active involvement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding and the potential to emerge as internationally recognized scholars. Indigenous Studies are an emerging area of research strength at Bishop’s University, and several researchers in History, Sociology, Education, Politics and International Studies and English are actively engaged in research programs that explore Indigenous Studies from a variety of angles. The successful applicant would join a community of scholars who are dedicated to this complex and multi-faceted field of study.
The CRC program was created by the Government of Canada to cultivate world-class research and development. The Tier II Chair will be awarded for a five-year period, renewable once upon approval from the CRC program. Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who completed their highest degree more than 10 years ago (and where career interruptions exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier II CRC assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. The legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, sick leave) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Please contact Bishop’s Research Office for eligibility details and consult the CRC Program for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx).
The university is committed to growing and strengthening the on-campus presence of Indigenous students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate for this Tier II Canada Research Chair will be expected to contribute to the further development of research and programs in the area of Indigenous studies. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, and we encourage Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) applicants to self-identify in their application. Although, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, all qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Bishop’s University implements an equal access employment / program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minority, Aboriginal and disabled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection process). Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca.
Application packages, including a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of research achievements and future objectives, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact of at least three referees, must be sent as PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until a nominee is chosen. Ideally, a full application package will be submitted to the CRC program in April 2020. The start date is negotiable.