Assistant Professor - Indigenous Studies

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Indigenous Studies - 1701318

The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Law & Society or related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate's research agenda will fall within the field of Indigenous Studies, with a particular focus on the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The successful candidate's record of research, teaching and service should demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous knowledges, methodologies, epistemologies and pedagogies. The successful candidate will do research that draws on decolonizing and other indigenous perspectives and that is informed by a long-term engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and institutions.

The successful candidate will show an emerging record of excellence in research demonstrated by: 1) a record of creative and professional work that engages with collaborative/collective knowledge building with Indigenous communities, both within and beyond the university in various public fora, 2) impactful publications in venues important to the field of Indigenous Studies (including academic journals, edited volumes and monographs with academic and other presses, and relevant other outlets), 3) participation in professional and other associations and organizations critical to the production and dissemination of Indigenous knowledges, 4) a commitment to obtain fellowship and/or grant funding from competitive funding sources, and 5) strong endorsements by referees. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to develop an excellent teaching program informed by Indigenous pedagogies and be a strong mentor at the undergraduate and graduate level. We are particularly interested in candidates who want to participate in increasing Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies, and methodologies throughout the department and University. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier outlining a teaching philosophy and approaches to knowledge building submitted as part of the application. Finally, the successful candidate must have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity across different communities.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Mississauga and be part of a cross-departmental effort to seed an Indigenous Studies center at UTM. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto. The University of Toronto Graduate Program in Sociology is a tri-campus program, staffed by faculty from the University's three campuses, and housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. There are also a range of opportunities for affiliation and engagement with a range of institutions at the University of Toronto, including, but not limited to, Centre for Indigenous Studies, the Centre of Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies, and the Centre for Transnational and Diaspora Studies. The successful candidate will join a lively intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada's leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population in a context that actively encourages innovative scholarship. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community, and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted at the link below. Applicants should include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda and their impact on collaborative knowledge building, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) to mail by the closing date of October 3, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier.

If you have questions about this position, please contact . Additional information on the Department can be obtained at (for undergraduate studies), and (for graduate studies).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Sociology
Campus: Mississauga
Job Posting: Aug 2, 2017
Job Closing: October 3, 2017 11:59pm EST