Assistant Professor – Indigenous Studies

The property
The Department of Indigenous Studies seeks to hire an innovative and dynamic early-career scholar of Indigenous Studies for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of July 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval. We seek a qualified Indigenous scholar whose research focus will complement the Department’s strengths. The specific area of specialization is open. Expertise in international Indigenous politics and law and/or the intersection of Indigenous environmental science, food sovereignties, health, and social justice would be an asset. A PhD in Indigenous Studies or a related interdisciplinary field is preferred. Hiring salary will be in the range of $70,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, selection for the position will be limited to Indigenous/Aboriginal People. Candidates will be asked to self-identify as part of the application process.
Indigenous Studies at the University of Lethbridge is dedicated to community-engaged scholarship and research of the priorities and aspirations of Indigenous peoples in Canada and throughout the world. Within the department, Indigenous and non-Indigenous students have the opportunity to learn and think about Indigenous knowledges in creative, transformative, and critical ways. The department offers courses that engender a rigorous and respectful understanding of Indigenous peoples’ languages, knowledges, cultures, histories, politics, arts, intellectual traditions, and research methodologies.
The candidate should have a solid foundation in Indigenous pedagogies, methodologies, and curriculum. In addition to maintaining an active research program, the candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and be prepared to build and expand the department’s offerings. An ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated track record of Indigenous-centred research, experience teaching and mentoring Indigenous students, and/or a record of collaboration with Indigenous communities.
All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, a statement of research interest, 2-3 pieces of academic writing, and contact information for three references; at least two of these should be academics in the field, and one may be a non-academic reference confirming community collaboration. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than January 5, 2022. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at and choose this position under the Academic postings option.
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Inge Genee, Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies. Email:
The deadline for applications is January 4, 2022 or until a suitable applicant is found.
No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

The NAISA logo was designed by Jonathan Thunder, a Red Lake Ojibwe painter and digital artist from Minnesota. NAISA members inspired by canoe traditions among their own people sent examples to Thunder, who designed the logo with advice from the NAISA Council. The color scheme was chosen to signify those Indigenous peoples who are more land-based and do not have canoe traditions.