Tenure Track Position In Indigenous Environmental Knowledges

Job ID2F-1C-68-BF-74-CB
CompanyRyerson University
Date Posted2019-12-06
Posted Until2020-06-03
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications from Indigenous Scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The specific field of research is open, but should be related to Indigenous Environmental Knowledges. The successful candidate will develop capacity in our Department on Indigenous knowledges to support the study of sustainable, equitable futures through innovative methodological and pedagogical approaches. This may include theories or community-based practices of decolonization within a qualitative, arts-based and/or mixed method approach, with a focus on sustainable management of social or natural environments and resources, social justice and city-building, and/or community health and well-being.
Education RequirementsQualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies or Sciences, Geography, or a closely-related field such as Land-based Education, or Community Health. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are very close to completion of their PhD in the required areas may also be considered. In addition, candidates must present evidence of:
• a strong research and/or knowledge mobilization and translation profile with evidence of an emerging scholarly record and the potential to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program
• capacity for effective teaching and student training;
• capacity for developing and maintaining partnerships with academic and local communities;
• commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
• an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through collegial service.
The successful candidate must be Indigenous, preferably with a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, and experience in collaborating with Indigenous students, organizations and communities.

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, and will contribute to problem-solving and collaboration with existing and new research partners on campus and in the community. The successful candidate will help the Department centre Indigenous perspectives throughout any part or all of our existing curriculum focused on various subject matters related to human, environmental, health, and social geography, with opportunity to develop new courses. The Department will facilitate graduate membership and opportunities for graduate supervision in the Master of Spatial Analysis and/or appropriate interdisciplinary programs.

With support, the successful candidate will be expected to connect with Indigenous knowledge keepers and research groups on campus, including the Chair in Indigenous Governance, the Yellowhead Institute, the Aboriginal Education Council, Aboriginal Student Services, the Indigenous Scholarship Librarian in the University Library and the Indigenous Advisor in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Other connections may include Ryerson research centres and innovation zones
How To ApplyApplicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) The application must contain the following:
• a letter of interest outlining your potential place within the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies;
• a curriculum vitae of research, knowledge translation and mobilization, service and other accomplishments;
• two (2) recent research publications, community-based reports or equivalent (e.g. creative/arts-based works, participatory action scholarship or workshop materials); and
• contact information for three (3) individuals who may be contacted for references; one reference may be a community-member addressing engagement with Indigenous knowledges and peoples. Letters are not required at this stage.
Selected candidates will later be asked to provide:
• a statement outlining the current and future scope of your research and plans for sharing your research findings and knowledges (max. 2 pages); and
• a statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 pages) and selected examples of recent teaching materials (e.g. course syllabi, workshops, community education events, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness).
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