Assistant Professor, Probationary Tenure Track, Indigenous Educational Studies / Indigenous Teacher Education

Brock University

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May 17, 2021

About Brock 

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples of whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization is one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. These priorities include fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.” 

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in the Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in six diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences. 

Our Geography 

Brock University’s main 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. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’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, clean and safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home. 

What We Offer 

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits, support for research, and sabbaticals. Research resources include: conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement. 

About the position 

The Faculty of Education invites applications for a Probationary Tenure Track position in the Department of Educational Studies in the areas of Indigenous Educational Studies and Indigenous Teacher Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment, subject to budgetary approval, will commence July 01, 2021. 


  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess a doctorate (or ABD). Those who demonstrate deep understanding of lived experiences with Indigenous knowledge systems, community-based practice, Indigenous language(s), and Indigenous education will be viewed as possessing equivalent qualifications of a doctorate; 
  • The successful candidate will teach a combination of undergraduate, professional (Teacher Education) and/or graduate courses, supervise graduate students, and contribute to the development of courses in Indigenous Educational Studies and Indigenous Teacher Education. Candidates are encouraged to submit a teaching dossier that provides evidence of excellence in teaching and research, broadly defined; 
  • The successful candidate will have an active research agenda (or provide evidence of the potential to develop and maintain a research agenda with a focus on Indigenous education, Indigenous research, and/or Indigenous Teacher Education); 
  • The successful candidate will have established Indigenous connections and have demonstrated leadership potential with Indigenous communities; 
  • Active knowledge of and competency in Indigenous language(s) is an asset; 
  • Experience teaching within a school context (PK-12 & alternative modes of teaching and learning) is an asset; 
  • Certification, membership and good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (or other provincial equivalency) is an asset; 
  • Proficiency with digital technology and/or online teaching and learning tools is an asset; 
  • The successful candidate must self-identify as First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, or Inuit and is expected to have lived experiences of Indigenous world views, cultures and values.


Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, recent reprints, and teaching dossier, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.) Applicants should provide contact information for at least three references. The references may be academic references and/or references from Indigenous Knowledge Carriers. Only references for short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

The initial deadline for applications is May 16, 2021 at 11:59pm. Review of applications will begin on May 17, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Inquiries should be directed to Ms. Sharon Spiece, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Education, [email protected] . Applications must be submitted in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per upload. Supplemental application information beyond the 5MB limit can be sent to [email protected]).

Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. 

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) 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 can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of 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 Employee 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.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

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

As a result of Brock University’s current remote operational model, interviews at this time will be conducted virtually.

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