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Tenure-Track Indigenous Faculty, Global College (Master’s in Development Practice) and Environmental Studies and Sciences

Competition Number: U37.23

Department: Global College/Environmental Studies and Sciences

Employee Group: UWFA-RAS

Location: Winnipeg, MB

Job Type: Tenure Track

Date Posted: 12/19/2023

The University of Winnipeg

Joint Indigenous Faculty Cluster Hire Posting

Global College (Master’s in Development Practice) - Environmental Studies & Sciences

Full Time Tenure-Track Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, & Professor (Open Rank)

Start Date – July 1, 2024

Located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, and on original Treaty One land, in the heart of the Red River Métis homeland, The University of Winnipeg offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Kinesiology and Applied Health, and Science. The University is home to approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 340 full-time faculty, 323 instructional staff, and 489 support staff. It has an established reputation for providing a supportive learning and working environment, combining a commitment to academic and research excellence, dedication to Indigenous engagement and success, and connections with diverse communities.

The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce the cluster hiring of 9 Indigenous open-rank, tenure-track academic appointments representing various disciplines and career stages who will contribute to Indigenous excellence across the University of Winnipeg Faculties and to the University of Winnipeg’s commitment to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion through increasing the representation of Indigenous academics.

The Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences (ESS) and the Master's in Development Practice: Indigenous Development (MDP) program seek Indigenous candidates whose scholarship advances learning and knowledge through teaching, research and service in areas including Indigenous science, boreal ecosystems, natural resource governance, and development practice. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate teaching in ESS and graduate teaching and supervision in both ESS and the MDP program.

Other areas of focus in the Indigenous cluster hire are:

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous Governance and Development Practice
  • Criminal Justice and Indigenous Law
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Indigenous Sciences
  • Indigenous Education
  • Land Pedagogy

Expertise in more than one area and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

UWinnipeg offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs across 6 Faculties and the Global College.

While candidates with a PhD are preferred, ABD candidates, candidates with professional degrees, and candidates with lived experience are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates who are interested in applying to several areas should identify the areas to which they are applying in their letter and submit separate applications.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to Indigenous focused teaching as well as academic research in a relevant field and service to the University as per our Collective Agreement. We are committed to serving Indigenous communities and welcome candidates who can help foster meaningful relationships between the University of Winnipeg and Indigenous communities.

Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter outlining relevant experience in teaching and research; a curriculum vitae; a research and teaching statement outlining their contributions, or other evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidate's Indigenous-specific teaching, research, and service.

Applicants are asked to clearly indicate in their cover letter the department(s) to which they are applying. Candidates with interdisciplinary research areas are encouraged to submit to each area of interest. 

This cluster hire search is designated for Indigenous candidates.

Applicants should therefore provide a statement indicating their relationships to and with Indigenous nations, governments, and communities as well as how they self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis).

In the later stages of the selection process, additional steps supporting the verification of Indigenous identity will occur for individuals who are invited to an interview with the selection committee.

Applicants must submit the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system at https://www.northstarats.com/University-of-Winnipeg. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024, and consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled.

We appreciate all applicants’ interest, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. For additional enquiries about the position, please contact Kirit Patel, Chair, Environmental Studies & Sciences, k.patel@uwinnipeg.ca, 204-786-9313.  

For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website, and under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, this is a designated search for Indigenous scholars.

All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to ensuring employment opportunities are accessible for all applicants. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact human_resources@uwinnipeg.ca.

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or human_resources@uwinnipeg.ca.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Human Rights, Global College

Competition Number: U11.24

Employee Group: UWFA-RAS

Location: Winnipeg, MB

Job Type: Tenure Track

Date Posted: February 1, 2024

Closing Date: 03/03/2024

Tenure Track Position 

Assistant Professor of Human Rights

Global College, The University of Winnipeg

The Human Rights Program at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and in accordance with the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Collective Agreement. The effective date of appointment is anticipated to be July 1, 2024.

Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in human rights or a related discipline, including but not limited to history, law, political science, and public policy. Human rights related scholarship and teaching that contributes to the interdisciplinary approach of the program and complements the expertise of existing faculty is of particular interest.  The successful candidate will have a strong research record and a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative undergraduate teaching with expertise to teach undergraduate human rights courses related to both Canadian and international contexts.

Located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, and on original Treaty One land, in the heart of the Red River Métis homeland, The University is home to approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 340 full-time faculty, 323 instructional staff, and 489 support staff. It has an established reputation for providing a supportive learning and working environment, combining a commitment to academic and research excellence, dedication to Indigenous engagement and success, and connections with diverse communities.

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights offers 3 and 4-year degrees in The University of Winnipeg’s Global College. The program places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as creating opportunities for students to gain experience outside the classroom through field courses, practicum placements, community engagement initiatives and research with faculty members.  In addition to the B.A. in Human Rights, Global College is home to the Indigenous Languages thematic major, Master's in Development Practice: Indigenous Development and the Joint Master's in Peace and Conflict Studies.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information on the University of Winnipeg is available at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/.

Applicants should submit a complete application package that includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact details of three referees
  • A statement of research and teaching interest
  • Samples of two publications under 50 pages each, and;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system.

Review of applications will begin on 4 March 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. We appreciate all applicants’ interest but please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For any queries, please contact:

Dr. Saad A. Khan, Program Director (Acting), Human Rights

sa.khan@uwinnipeg.ca

The University of Winnipeg is committed to ensuring employment opportunities are accessible for all applicants. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact human_resources@uwinnipeg.ca.

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or human_resources@uwinnipeg.ca.

Please visit the University of Winnipeg's Career Website for a complete list of current UWinnipeg job postings.