The University of Winnipeg invites applications from outstanding scholars with a strong research profile for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Urban Indigenous Policy. The University of Winnipeg’s Strategic Directions, and Integrated Academic and Research Plan have established Indigenization as a critical element of our academic and institutional renewal. The University of Winnipeg is a downtown hub noted for academic excellence, Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity.
This Tier I Canada Research Chair will explore urban policy within a broad context that may include but are not limited to the following: Indigenous government structures and formal and informal Indigenous political organizations; treaty, human, non-human and other relations in cities; urban Indigenous organizations, services and political activity; Indigenous ways of knowing and decision making; Indigenous research methodologies, colonial policy, exclusion and racism and their impact on Indigenous government (including “recognition”) and urban experience; Indigenous sovereignty and cities; race, space and mapping/remapping cities; patriarchy and Indigenous feminism and governance; city governance, reconciliation and Indigenization; historical and contemporary issues in the fields of fostering, adoption and child welfare, housing, law, and Indigenous foods and food politics in urban areas; Indigenous ethics; Indigenous language education; cities and Indigenous “resurgence”; Indigenous education (ECE/daycares, elementary, secondary, post-secondary); Indigenous health; historic and contemporary urban Indigenous communities; legal governance frameworks; social and economic capacity-building and development within urban communities.
The Tier I Canada Research Chair in Urban Indigenous Policy is expected to engage regularly with Indigenous scholarship and to disseminate their work to Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will have a sense of their own Indigenous identity, a strong relationship to their Indigenous nation, and a demonstrated ability to incorporate these in their research and teaching at the University of Winnipeg. S/He will be expected to teach at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, supervise graduate students, and develop and contribute to collaborations with fellow researchers throughout Canadaand abroad.
Tier I nominees should:
- Hold a PhD or equivalent qualification
- Be a Full Professor or Associate Professor who is expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination
- Be an internationally recognized Indigenous scholar with a strong record of publications and/or a strong record of equivalent recognition including activity among Indigenous peer scholars and/or in Indigenous knowledge platforms.
- Have a solid history of attracting competitive research funding, and experience in developing interdisciplinary research partnerships and approaches
- Contribute regularly to Indigenous scholarly communities and networks
- Be an outstanding and innovative world-class researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their field
- Have a superior record of attracting and supervising students at all levels
- Be proposing original, innovative research programs and using methods of the highest quality
Previous involvement in collaborating with government departments and agencies, non-government organizations, and private sector partners is also desirable.
Nominations must include a curriculum vitae and a statement of research objectives. The statement should be a maximum of 3 pages (single spaced) using Times New Roman, size 12 font.
All external and internal candidates meeting the criteria for a Tier I Canada Research Chair with research interests in the described area are encouraged to apply. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines.
Consistent with our principles of employment equity and in keeping with the University of Winnipeg’s commitment to Indigenization, the University welcomes applications for all qualified Indigenous candidates for this position, which includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.
Nominations must be received by Friday, February 3, 2017. Please forward to:
Dr. Neil Besner, Provost and Vice-President, Academic
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9