Tenure-Track First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Indigenous Scholar Position
The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit (FNMI) Indigenous Scholar for tenure-track faculty position at either the assistant or the associate level commencing July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.
This position will be located at the Kitchener campus and have primary teaching responsibilities in the MSW and PhD programs (4-course teaching load). We are interested in a FNMI Indigenous scholar who will support our non-Indigenous MSW and PhD programs. This position is located outside of our Indigenous Field of Study; however, the scholar will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with the Indigenous Field of Study team and the Centre for Indigegogy.
The candidate for this position must have an active Indigenous research program, have practice experience with FNMI Indigenous peoples, and be able to supervise and/or mentor doctoral students. In addition to pursuing their research program, our colleague will be expected to teach our MSW Indigenous Knowledges course, with a diversity of other teaching opportunities available. We are particularly interested in scholars who are informed by their own Indigenous knowledge, have strong roots and are connected and engaged with their community, and bring this cultural knowledge with them.
Candidates for the assistant or associate positions in Kitchener must have a completed doctoral degree or, if applying at the assistant level, be near completion with a confirmed defense date. They must also hold at least one social work degree, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Candidates should have a record of publication and funding appropriate for the position of interest.
For this position, we are seeking to hire a colleague who appreciates and understands the concept of integrative practices and principles of empowerment and social justice. Integrative practices include the local/global and the intersections of micro/macro processes and practices. This includes an analysis of the ways that lived experience of Indigenous identity, race, class, culture, gender, (dis)ability, sexual identity, gender identity, and other social locations are produced and shaped by systemic, cultural, and interpersonal experiences and inequalities.
The Faculty of Social Work in Kitchener is located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The Faculty offers professional social work programs at the bachelor’s (Brantford) and master’s levels, and a research-focused doctoral program. We are devoted to excellence in research, creative and critical thinking, and reflexive practice. Our students learn through traditional and innovative teaching strategies. Our Indigenous Field of Study in the MSW program embraces Indigenous-based learning and there are opportunities to apply this pedagogy in the non-Indigenous MSW and PhD programs. During the 2018-19 academic year, we are implementing a pilot offering of the Indigenized PhD in Social Work program, designed for FNMI learners. We encourage students at all levels to become active citizens of an increasingly complex and interconnected world. We fulfill our mission by advancing multi-disciplinary and marginalized forms of knowledge. Our graduates are committed to constructively engaging and working toward transforming oppressive conditions and structures, and promoting well-being in individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Application: Applicants are to submit a letter of application; curriculum vita; a 1‐2 page statement of research and teaching interests (including courses one might teach in the non-Indigenous MSW and PhD programs); evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., evaluations, teaching dossier); 2 recent publications; and, the names and contact information (address, telephone, and email) for three referees.
Please send the application package via email to Tanya Diriye (email@example.com), Senior Administrative Assistant. If any materials cannot be sent electronically, they can be mailed to the Chair, FSW Appointment and Promotion Committee, c/o Tanya Diriye, Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2H 3W8. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2018.
Please Note :
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and any sexual and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship(s); however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, Dr. Dawn Buzza, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html
Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines.
To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Tanya Diriye,email@example.com.