Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream- Indigenous Teaching and Learning

Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream- Indigenous Teaching and Learning - 1701524

The University of Toronto (St. George campus) invites applications for a continuing full-time teaching stream appointment in the area of Indigenous Teaching and Learning. The successful candidate will be cross-appointed in the Centre for Indigenous Studies (49%) and in the Faculty of Arts and Science (51%). The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2018.

Responsibilities include teaching large and small undergraduate courses in Indigenous Studies and working with units across the Faculty of Arts & Science in developing curriculum based on Indigenous methods of teaching and learning, including decolonizing and anti-colonial perspectives.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an emerging record of leadership in enhancing undergraduate education in Indigenous Studies and Indigenous education.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Indigenous Studies or a related field at the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with extensive research and teaching experience demonstrating a deep understanding of Indigenous knowledges, methodologies, and epistemologies, as well as a long-term ethical engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships. The successful applicant must have experience as a course instructor, a record of excellence in teaching in both small and large enrollment class settings, teaching-related activities such as curriculum development and student mentoring, and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical practice and teaching-related scholarly activity. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogy will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference reflecting on both excellent teaching and evidence of committment to pedagogical enquiry, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier (including a teaching statement and course syllabi) submitted as part of the application. Engagement with Indigenous communities will be demonstrated through strong reference letters and other supporting documentation.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, copies of teaching evaluations, and the names of the referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV; (2) Teaching dossier.

Applicants should arrange to have four letters of reference, including one that speaks directly to Indigenous community engagement, sent directly to the Director, Centre for Indigenous Studies via email to with the subject line "Indigenous Teaching and Learning - (your full name)' by the job deadline date of November 15, 2017.

Inquiries should be directed to

For more information about the Centre for Indigenous Studies, see The Centre for Indigenous Studies houses an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Arts & Science and a research centre serving the University of Toronto and the broader community. The undergraduate program is dedicated to the scholarly study and research of the priorities and aspirations of Indigenous peoples in Canada and throughout the world. An important goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to learn and think about Indigenous knowledges in creative, transformative, and critical ways. The undergraduate program offers courses that engender a rigorous and respectful understanding of Indigenous peoples' languages, knowledges, cultures, histories, politics, arts, intellectual traditions, teaching traditions, and research methodologies. A key feature of the program is its respect and promotion of Indigenous knowledges, as evidenced by the commitment to Indigenous language instruction and courses devoted to the topic of Indigenous knowledges. The Centre also houses research programs. The Centre has a strong relationship with First Nations House, a student support service that is part of Student Life.

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.

Job Field: Teaching Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Centre for Indigenous Studies
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 20, 2017
Job Closing: Nov 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST