[Caglist] University of Saskatchewan – Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous Community-Engaged Scholarship

University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous
Community-Engaged Scholarshiphttp://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/cag/jobs.htm#L1145
The College of Arts and Science at the University
of Saskatchewan is actively seeking an Indigenous person for a
full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Indigenous
Studies for nomination as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC)
in Indigenous Community-Engaged Scholarship. The selected
candidate will be appointed to the Department of Indigenous
Studies at an academic rank commensurate with experience.

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands
at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the
world’s top countries in research and development. Tier 2 Chairs
are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates
must have less than 10 years of experience as an active
researcher in their field at the time of nomination). Applicants
who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest
degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity,
parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may
have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the
program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the
Canada Research Chairs website ( http://ift.tt/1SYHtOK
notre_sujet/index-eng.aspx for full program information,
including further details on eligibility criteria.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD, will be an
exceptional emerging scholar with the capacity to attract
competitively awarded research funding from a national granting
agency, and will have experience in developing interdisciplinary
research partnerships. The selected candidate will have an
outstanding track record of research that exemplifies Indigenous
community engagement, Indigenous research methodologies, and
community-based action research that supports community social,
political, environmental, economic, and/or cultural aspirations
and goals, and makes meaningful contributions towards
reconciliation between Indigenous and settler peoples. The
selected candidate will take a leadership role in fostering and
enhancing interdisciplinary and collaborative research
partnerships that take advantage of the excellent opportunities
for such interactions with scholars at the University of
Saskatchewan, nationally and internationally. Competency in an
Indigenous language is an asset.

The University of Saskatchewan and the College of
Arts and Science has expertise in distinct areas of Indigenous
scholarship; undergraduate and graduate programming; and
numerous emerging and established scholars pursuing Indigenous
research in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences. We
have proven capacity in community engagement through leadership
of and participation in a number of university-community
collaborations; we are home to the Engaged Scholar Journal; we
have an Office of Community Outreach and Engagement on campus
and an Office of First Nation and Metis Engagement situated on
our English River First Nation campus. The University of
Saskatchewan and the College of Arts and Science are committed
to enhancing Indigenous Community-Engaged research and
scholarship. Our emerging strengths in this area are embedded in
our Second and Third Integrated Plans, and “Aboriginal Peoples:
Engagement and Scholarship” is one of our six signature areas of
research achievement and aspiration.

The University of Saskatchewan is in Treaty Six
territory and the homeland of the Métis and has a greater
proportion of students of Aboriginal ancestry than any other
Canadian Medical-Doctoral university. Located in a province that
is home to six separate treaty territories and has the second
highest proportion of Aboriginal people in Canada, the
University of Saskatchewan has proudly and properly committed to
“play a leading role in Aboriginal education and scholarship.”
For more information about the College of Arts and Science and
the Department of Indigenous Studies visit http://ift.tt/1KvpdI4
and http://ift.tt/1SYHtOL
respectively.

Salary bands for this post are as follows:
Assistant Professor – $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor –
$112,109 to $130,925 and Professor – $130,925 to 152,877. 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.

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity,
and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority. The College
of Arts and Science is committed to the successful recruitment
and retention of Aboriginal students, staff and faculty.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by 1 January 2016,
however, applications will continue to be accepted until the
position is filled. Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter of
introduction, a research summary including a summary of your
five most significant contributions, a statement of teaching
interests, and contact information for three referees, in
confidence, to Brock Higgins (Leaders & Co., Ottawa), at the
following email address: brock@leadersinternational.com

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly
committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all
employees to reach their full potential. All members of the
university community share a responsibility for developing and
maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and
inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications
from those who will contribute to the diversity of our
community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given
priority.

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