Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Indigenous History

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The Department of History at the University of Winnipeg acknowledges that we live and work in the ancestral and traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Anishininew, Assiniboine, Cree, Dakota, Dene, and the heartland of the Métis nation.

Position Summary

We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Indigenous History at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2023, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Indigenous History or a directly related field, such as Indigenous Studies, with a specialization in Indigenous Peoples whose homelands are located in part or wholly within the modern boundaries of Canada and the continental USA. This can include those with a transborder specialization encompassing the present-day US-Mexico borderlands. This position is open to all with a preference given to Indigenous Persons and members of Racialized Communities.
The successful candidate will be capable of teaching Indigenous history courses that will help the History Department meet the consistent demand for its Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR) offerings while also developing new courses in their area of specialization in a way that is compatible with our department’s commitment to Indigenization.
The successful candidate will fully participate in academic life through contributions to research, teaching, and service. The candidate is expected to have a scholarly record and a developed research agenda with strong commitment to our student body. This includes teaching and mentorship of undergraduates as well as the opportunity to advise graduate students in our Joint Masters Program. The candidate will perform administrative duties and engage in committee work.

Indigenization at UWinnipeg

The University of Winnipeg is striving to lead the way in Indigenization and is an inclusive and diverse campus. It is also a member of the Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies. The Department of History offers courses and fosters research in a wide range of areas, themes, and eras: from Winnipeg itself to Canada and the Americas, and from Europe to Africa and Asia. With the addition of another Indigenous History specialist, we will continue to deliver a strong and vibrant curriculum focused on excellence, decolonization, accessibility, and innovation.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources Website and, under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option:
Candidates will need to submit PDFs of the following:
  • A cover letter, including brief descriptions of teaching and research interests (2-3 pages). In the cover letter the applicant is strongly encouraged to provide a description of their relationship to the study of Indigenous History which might include (but is not limited to) family lines and relationality, community relationships, connections to place, Indigenous Identity, or organizational affiliations.
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a sample publication or writing sample (maximum 30 pages),
  • the contact information for three reference letter writers.
  • Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023
Consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled. Please send any enquiries about the position to:
Dr. Meuwese, Chair, Department of History

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. *Preference for this position is given to Indigenous Persons and members of Racialized Communities. *Please confidentially self-identify at the time of application. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

More information

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