Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies

VP Academic
Home Office
Permanent Full Time
Division VP Academic Wage Min 68729.0000
Location Name Home Office Wage Max 96311.0000
Location , Alberta Position Type Permanent Full Time
Posted 03/01/2017 FTE 1.0
Closing Date 04/30/2017 Job ID 1129


The Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research houses both Indigenous Studies courses, and programming and Indigenous Education (Indigenous Student Support Services) at Athabasca University (AU). Additional information about this innovative Centre can be found on our website at:

We are searching for an Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Indigenous Studies or a related field plus a minimum of five years directly relevant academic and/or professional experience in Indigenous Studies and in Indigenous nations and communities. A combination of relevant teaching, industry, and management experience is an asset. Experience with distance education is preferred; experience teaching in an online environment is a definite asset. A keen interest in, and commitment to learning and teaching in, online and distance environments is essential.

The Assistant Professor will teach, coordinate, and revise introductory and senior Indigenous Studies courses. S/he will also contribute to the ongoing development of the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research at Athabasca University in all areas covered. Direct experience should be described in a detailed application. Knowledge of an Indigenous language is desirable. 

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary program, based upon traditional Indigenous teachings, and academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and professional fields. Candidates with experience in the area of Indigenous governance, leadership and/or education, and who have experience working with Indigenous nations and communities will be especially competitive in this process. 

This is a full time (1.0 FTE) tenure-track appointment located within the province of Alberta. 

The academic job description can be viewed at:

Further information about this position may be obtained from Dr. Cindy Ives, Vice President, Academic (Interim),, 1-780-675-6447.

Applications must include sample publication. 

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.