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Indigenous Scholarship and Teaching
Western University

Date Posted May 22, 2019
Title Indigenous Scholarship and Teaching
University Western University
London, ON, Canada
Department Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social Science, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date as negiotated
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dentistry - General
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Western University in London Ontario is situated on the traditional lands of the Attawandaron, Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, and Lūnaapéewak peoples, lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796, and the Dish with One Spoon Convenant Wampum. In 2016, Western approved its first Indigenous Strategic Plan including eight broad strategic directions. Now in its implementation phase, Western seeks to increase Indigenous faculty, staff, and student representation alongside the creation of organizational structures and mechanisms that will assist the ongoing engagement of Indigenous peoples. To support these institutional priorities, Western is developing a new Office of Indigenous Initiatives that will include a senior role to the Provost. As Western’s top strategic priority toward advancing Indigenous education and scholarship, the University is seeking to fill up to 4 new full-time Indigenous faculty member hires across any of the following areas: Indigenous studies, Indigenous education, or Indigenous health.

The appointments may be probationary (tenure-track) at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Candidates may also be considered for a Limited Term appointment, with rank to be determined by qualifications and experience. Pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous applicants of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit identity. Candidates must self-identify in their cover letter.

The successful candidates must have a doctoral degree (or equivalent) completed or in-progress in any of the areas listed above and will be appointed to the appropriate academic unit in the Faculty of Social Science, the Faculty of Education, or the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. We are seeking strong scholars with a demonstrated track record of Indigenous research, teaching and service activities that includes the application of Indigenous knowledge and/or ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions.

Applicants considered for a probationary appointment must have a superior academic record and a demonstrated record of, or a strong potential for, excellence in scholarly research and teaching. In addition, they should have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of the Faculty community and to the University more generally. Candidates considered for appointments with tenure must have an outstanding academic record with a strong record of publications in academic outlets and significant experience in teaching. The successful candidates will join a transdisciplinary network of collaborative researchers in the Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Education and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to shape partnerships with our University and community stakeholders at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. Western University is fostering understanding and respect for, and connections with, Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with Indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.

More information on the Faculty of Social Science may be found at

More information on the Faculty of Education may be found at

More information on the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry may be found at

Western University’s full Indigenous Strategic Plan may be found at

Applicants are asked to complete the form available at and submit the following:
1.     Cover Letter which includes:
o     self-identification as Indigenous person
o     description of insider social position/ality
o     Identification of areas of interest in research and teaching
2.     Detailed curriculum vitae
3.     Names and email addresses of 3 referees, .

Electronic applications are preferred and should be submitted in one PDF file to:
Heather Skilling at
Administrative Assistant to the Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty)

Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2019 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the application and recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact

Posted on Faculty Relations website May 17, 2019

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Contact Information

  • Heather Skilling
    Office of the Vice Provost (Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty)
    Western University
    Stevenson Hall Suite 3107
    1151 Richmond Street North
    London, ON N6A 5B8
  • 5196612900


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