Assistant Professor Position

New Academic Position - Assistant Professor Native Studies & Law.

Katherine Thompson - 08 November 2011

The Faculties of Native Studies and Law at the University of Alberta are seeking applications for one tenure-track joint appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to be shared between Native Studies and Law. The incumbent will be based in the Faculty of Native Studies but will also teach and have some administrative responsibilities in the Faculty of Law. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications for appointment at a higher rank may be considered, depending on qualifications.

The Faculty of Native Studies is devoted to understanding the historical and contemporary relationship among First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and Canada, with reference to the evolving societies and cultures of Indigenous peoples locally, nationally and internationally. The Faculty graduates both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students with Bachelor's degrees in Native Studies; in Native Studies and Education; and in Native Studies and Environmental Science. Our faculty is multidisciplinary, comprising both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars. The Faculty is twenty years old, with a new MA program and a longstanding Honours degree program.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta will be celebrating its Centenary during the 2012-2013 academic year. It is proud of its tradition of excellence in preparing students for the practice of law, the distinction of its contributions to research and public service, and the success of its graduates. The Faculty is one of Canada's foremost law schools and is dedicated to enhancing its international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship.

Successful applicants will have a graduate degree in a relevant discipline, including a degree in law, and an exceptional record of academic accomplishment in areas relating to Aboriginal peoples and Canadian law or will demonstrate achievement or promise in both teaching and research in this field. We welcome applications in the wide array of subject areas related to this field and encourage a wide array of theoretical perspectives. However, we have a specific interest in the areas of Canadian law and Indigenous governance, legal theory, environmental, natural resources, land claim or modern treaty issues. Applications should include Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Dossier, the names of three referees, sample publications and a research plan.

The review process of application will start January 5, 2012 and the position will remain opened until filled. Application must be sent, preferably in electronic form, to:

Dr. Nathalie Kermoal, Dean (interim)

Faculty of Native Studies

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.