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Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Indigenous Governance

Dalhousie University

The Faculty of Management and the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invite applications for a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Governance (probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured), Tier 2, at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

We welcome candidates, both national and international, with scholarly expertise in the broad field of Indigenous Governance. Scholars working in this field may be pursuing research in any number of areas, such as: Indigenous self-determination and intergovernmental relations (at the local, national and/or international level); natural resource management, economic development, and Indigenous environmental justice; innovation, entrepreneurship, and Indigenous governance; energy policy, dispute resolution, and Indigenous legal orders; Indigenous feminism, rights and regulatory frameworks; or social, economic, and cultural security and resurgence.

The CRC program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. the candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, etc.) may have their eligibility for a CRC Tier 2 assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the research grants office and see the CRC website ( for more information on eligibility.

Candidates should propose an original, innovative research program of high quality, that aligns with Dalhousie’s Research and Innovation Strategic Research Direction Information on Dalhousie’s strategic research plan is available at

Dalhousie University is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people, Mi’kma’ki. We are committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We envision a Canada where Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments and governing institutions and organizations work together on social, political and economic structures that advance the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and more effectively support a prosperous and pluralistic Canadian population. We envision Dalhousie as a leader in Indigenous scholarship that is relevant and responsive to Indigenous communities including those in Atlantic Canada (the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Innu and Inuit, and the diverse urban Indigenous communities in Halifax and other large centres), as well as the broader Canadian population, and that advances Dalhousie’s and Canada’s reconciliation commitments and obligations.

The Schulich School of Law and the Faculty of Management are committed to deepening our identities as diverse and inclusive faculties, building upon such efforts as the Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq Initiative and the Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity and the CRC program’s equity targets, as well as the nature of this position, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous or Aboriginal persons. (See for a definition of this group.) Dalhousie recognizes that candidates may self-identify in more than one equity-seeking group, and in this spirit, encourages applicants who also identify as persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, or persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities.

The Faculties of Management and Law will jointly provide the hub and the support for the CRC program of research in Indigenous Governance and for increased interdisciplinary research collaborations between the Schulich School of Law and the Faculty of Management and with other researchers.

Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, a record of scholarly engagement, and demonstrated (or potential) teaching excellence. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate will have a graduate degree in Law (completed or in progress), or a doctoral degree in Management or a related discipline. Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. To guarantee consideration of your application, please apply by July 1.

About the Schulich School of Law and the Faculty of Management

The Schulich School of Law plays an extraordinary role in the fabric of Canadian legal education. We are a national law school, with our students coming from and returning to every region. We graduate leaders. Our alumni hold every form of government office, teach in Canadian law schools, innovate in the provision of private and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive branch of government, render decisions on courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations. We have always been known for and proud of our commitment to unselfish public service, in the Weldon tradition. We embrace the interdisciplinary opportunity of working in a university, we value the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to students and to teaching and learning excellence. We are conscious of the difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world. We value the contributions of the founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world.

The Faculty of Management offers both undergraduate (B.Comm. and B.Mgmt.) degree programs, professional masters programs, and graduate research degrees, and is home to three research centres. We have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and learning and to the pillars of experiential learning, global citizenship, and community partnerships outlined in our current Strategic Plan. We are guided by core values of integrity, inclusion, collaboration, experiential learning, and sustainability. The Faculty includes four schools: the Rowe School of Business, the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, the School of Information Management, and the School of Public Administration. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with like-minded colleagues in all four Schools as well as with colleagues from other faculties on campus.

For more information, see the Schulich School of Law Strategic Plan at and the Faculty of Management strategic plan at

How to Apply

Applications should include a CV, university transcripts, a maximum 7-page teaching and research statement, the names of three referees, at least one of whom must be an academic referee, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at If a candidate’s graduate degree in Law is in progress, then in their cover letter they should indicate their stage of completion. Applications should be forwarded to:

Chair, Appointments Committee
Office of the Dean
Schulich School of Law
6061 University Ave
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 4R2
Fax: 902-494-2102

Dalhousie University recognizes its obligation to accommodate candidates in order to ensure full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: To request accommodation at any stage in the hiring process, please contact Elizabeth Sanford at or 902-494-2114. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.