The Department of English at Laurentian University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Cultural Expression to begin on July 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021.
About Laurentian University
Laurentian University serves over 9,000 students on its main campus in Sudbury, Ontario, and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Laurentian has been in a phase of steady growth, realizing more than $150M in capital investments over the past five years. These include the McEwen School of Architecture, the award-winning Vale Living with Lakes Centre, a new student residence, the modernization of classrooms and labs, and the completion of an Executive Learning Centre, an Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre, and a University Club. Committed to its bilingual, tri-cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.
Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands, and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country trails. Many faculty and students cycle, ski, snowshoe, or kayak to work, or enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Nepahwin at Laurentian’s private beach. The university is located in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North, and two post-secondary partners, Collège Boréal and Cambrian College.
About the Position
The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: literatures, film and media, rhetoric, and/or creative writing by Indigenous creators. In accordance with their area(s) of expertise, the successful candidate will teach selected courses from the Department’s existing offerings in Indigenous Literatures, Indigenous Poetics, Indigenous Film, Indigenous Oral Storytelling, Media Representations of Indigenous Peoples, and/or Creative Writing, and also will have the opportunity to offer special topic courses in Indigenous Cultural Expression. In addition to a normal course load (currently 5 semester courses per year), the position involves scholarly activity (which may include creative endeavours) as well as some administrative duties.
Applicants should have a completed Ph.D. or Masters degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience in their area(s) of expertise with demonstrated research/creative productivity and teaching experience. Preference will be given to Indigenous scholars with lived experiences and a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, and who have extensive experience in collaborating with Indigenous students, organizations and communities.
Applications, including curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for four academic references, should be sent as PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2020, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Questions concerning the position may be directed to Dr. Susan Glover, Chair, Department of English at email@example.com.
Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University’s bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. (https://laurentian.ca/bilingualism). The University has a policy of passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. Information can be found at www.laurentian.ca. LU faculty members are part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are advised to consult the Collective Agreement at www.lufapul.ca.
Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost for more information.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.