Assistant Professor

University of Manitoba Posted: July 23rd, 2019
Expires: September 15th, 2019


Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Faculty of Arts, Department of Native Studies

The University of Manitoba

Position number:

Position start date:
  Dec. 1, 2020

Closing date for applications: Sept  15, 2019

Salary Range:
  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications from Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing Dec 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University also hosts the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. U of M is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba, and home to nearly 100,000 Indigenous people. The city has a rich cultural environment and a vibrant Indigenous community; and the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Manitoba is home to 63 First Nations, the Manitoba Metis Federation, and is over-all 18% Indigenous.  According to statistics Canada, 1 in seven Indigenous Canadians nationally lives in Manitoba.

For more than 40 years, the Department of Native Studies at University of Manitoba has been an international leader in the field, committed to providing an excellent and diverse education to its students, to expanding Indigenous knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity, and to serving Native, Canadian and other communities through outreach and academic service. Currently the Department offers undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees (a 3-year General degree with dedicated streams in Anishinaabemwin and Cree language, a 4-year Advanced Major degree, and a unique Aboriginal Governance stream) and degrees at the Masters and PhD levels. We offer courses in Indigenous cultural and intellectual traditions, histories, politics, economic development, arts, literatures, racism, colonization and decolonization, representation, education, health, Indigenous languages, contemporary issues and many other topics surrounding Indigenous cultures and communities. More information can be obtained on our website:

The ideal candidate will have or will be close to completion of a Ph.D. in any area of Indigenous/Native Studies and Indigenous scholars from across the disciplinary and interdisciplinary spectrum are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a commitment to working and researching collaboratively with Indigenous Peoples and communities, a record of developing research excellence, an interest in fostering and enhancing connections with Indigenous individuals and organizations, and some experience in teaching, course development and delivery. The successful candidate must also have excellent interpersonal skills, personal and academic integrity, and be a creative and energetic individual with a demonstrated interest in advancing Indigenous knowledge, critical theories, and research methods and methodologies.

The successful applicant will undertake undergraduate and graduate teaching duties, pursue an independently funded research program and engage in campus and community service activities including participation in the University of Manitoba’s Indigenous Achievement initiatives. These can be viewed at:

As funding for this position was received from the University of Manitoba Indigenous Scholars Fund, only Indigenous peoples may apply. Applicants must, at application, declare that they self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) Canadians.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that they self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) Canadians.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, three reference letters, and Indigenous Canadian self-declaration verification should be sent (preferably by email) to:

Native Studies Assistant Professor Search Committee

204 Isbister Building

Department of Native Studies
University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2


Questions regarding the position can be sent to Dr. Cary Miller Chair of the Hiring Committee, at

Consideration of applications will begin September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that each curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.