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Canada Research Chair - Indigenous Scholarship

Royal Roads University

Job Description:

The Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Scholarship from Indigenous women scholars with diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise and research interests.

As the Tier 2 CRC in Indigenous Scholarship, you will complement the applied and professional programming of one or more Schools within the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences (FSAS): School of Communication and Culture ( , School of Environment and Sustainability (, School of Education and Technology (, School of Humanitarian Studies ( and/or School of Leadership Studies ( FSAS programs are grounded in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and social transformation. The CRC will work to address challenges faced by Indigenous people and communities and the many people, agencies and organizations with which they intersect and to advance the university’s Indigenous strategy and programming and you will be expected to have and maintain an active engagement with Indigenous communities. While based in one of the Schools listed above, the CRC will establish an active research program that cuts across traditional disciplines and focuses on advancing Indigenous scholarship. Additionally, the Chair will play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Job Requirements:

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair nominees should:

• be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity;
• have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years;
• be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and,
• have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers.


• PhD degree or other doctorate in a relevant/aligned discipline;
• Demonstrated excellence in developing, resourcing and conducting research projects in relevant fields;
• Broad understanding of the fields of Indigenous justice, health care, education, social and cultural safety, economic and environmental sustainability, etc.;
• A strong interest and demonstrated success in dissemination, including conventional academic publications, as well as mobilizing knowledge within Indigenous communities, policy work, work with band Councils, community organizations, and government;
• Demonstrated interest in building networks of both internal and external interests and stakeholders, including Indigenous organizations and communities, and public sector, non-governmental and private sector organizations;
• Demonstrated teaching excellence (using the principles of adult learning and applied learning) in both face-to-face and distance learning environments;
• A passion for experiential learning, interactive methodologies, and high student engagement online and in the classroom;
• Teaching and supervisory experience at the graduate level;
• Ability to liaise effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internally and externally, and maintain a professional approach to working relationships and conflict resolution;
• Excellent decision-making skills and problem-solving abilities;
• Exceptional communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills;
• Comfortable working in a team-based, collaborative environment;
• Experience in developing and managing research and administrative budgets.

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