Assistant Professor, Indigenous Educational Studies (ILTA)

Brock University

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One of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities and a Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara, and named one of Canada’s Best Employers compiled by Forbes and Statista, Brock University is an inclusive, welcoming campus community that offers a wide range of unique career opportunities for those with passion, energy and expertise. We’re looking for team members who want to help us continue to deliver an exceptional student experience, perform impact-driven research and generate life-changing breakthroughs for our world. Ignite new possibilities for your career. Break through at Brock.

Post End Date:

Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on the date listed .

March 15, 2024

About Brock

With a student population of more than 19,000, Brock is renowned for its exceptional campus experience and high level of student satisfaction. Brock offers 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees in six academic faculties and is home to world-class instructors and researchers making breakthroughs of all kinds each and every day. Founded in 1964 by the Niagara community, Brock remains a proud partner committed to improving the vitality of the region even as it extends its global reach. 

Our Geography

Brock University’s Teacher Education Program is located on two campuses. Brock University’s St. Catharines campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. Our Burlington campus is nestled among surrounding cities and the QEW.

Brock University’s St. Catharines campus is situated on land which is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live in work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement. The Niagara Region is dotted with landmarks that recognize Canada’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, the region offers clean and safe communities, and is an exceptional location to call home.

About the Position

The Faculty of Education invites applications for an Instructional Limited Term Appointment in the Department of Educational Studies in the area of Indigenous Educational Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor/Lecturer. The Department offers a wide range of education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The two (2) year appointment, subject to budgetary approval, will commence July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD or a Masters degree with equivalent Indigenous knowledge. The graduate degree must be in Education or Indigenous Studies with a focus on education or any relevant discipline that focuses on education and Indigeneity.

Ideal candidates will have an extensive personal background with and knowledge of Turtle Island Indigenous culture, history, and issues (i.e., Turtle Island Indigenous history and educational or governmental policy affecting Turtle Island Indigenous students, families, and communities). An understanding of or experience with education in Ontario, and experience in teaching adult education and/or pre-K to 12 would be an asset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to decolonization, reconciliation, anti-racism, and social and ecological justice issues.

The ideal candidate will be of the Indigenous ancestry and will have clear connection to the Indigenous community.

What we Offer 

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Brock University Faculty Association Collective Agreement. 

For additional information please email [email protected].

To Apply

Applicants should submit a single PDF file comprised of:

1) a letter of interest that includes their connection to the Indigenous community,

2) curriculum vitae,

3) statement of teaching philosophy, and

4) contact information for three referees of high standing (they will only be contacted for short-listed candidates). Please note that one of the three referees must be a leader from your home community or an Indigenous organization.

Please submit the PDF file via the Workday online application system (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload). This posting will remain active until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Information on the Department of Educational Studies can be found at:

The closing date for applications is March 15, 2024 at 12:01am. The final business day to apply is March 14, 2024.

Our Commitment

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) peoples, Black people, people with disabilities, members of visible minorities/racialized groups, and Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and additional sexually and gender diverse (2SLGBTQI+) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employment Accommodation Policy Please advise: [email protected] to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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