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Tenure-Track appointment in Anishinaabe Studies

Algoma University

Algoma University ( has a special mission to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level. We have a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario, and a mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site. With its beautiful main campus in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, at the heart of the Great Lakes, and campuses in Brampton and Timmins, Algoma University offers students, faculty, administrators and staff the opportunity to live, learn, study and work together in a diverse environment.

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig ( is committed to the restoration of the original spirit and intent of Chief Shingwauk, who envisioned a teaching wigwam where his people could acquire the necessary educational tools for life in modern society without compromising the values of their culture and traditions. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is one of the nine Indigenous Institutes recognized by the Ontario Government in the Indigenous Institutes Act (2017) and is accredited by the World Indigenous Nations’ Higher Education Consortium.

In cooperation and partnership with Algoma University, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig offers the Anishinaabe Studies 3-year B.A. program and the 3-year BA in Anishinaabemowin. A summer immersion program in Anishinaabemowin runs annually. Algoma University, in partnership with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anishinaabe Studies, in the Department of Modern Languages at the Sault Ste. Marie campus, beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent) in a discipline directly relevant to Anishinaabe Studies (a discipline relevant to Anishinaabe knowledge, research, and the communities of our region). Applicants will demonstrate a record of, or clear potential for, excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, and publication. Applicants will demonstrate a history of success in culture-based education and ethical engagement from within, or in respectful collaboration with, Anishinaabe communities, organizations, and/or institutions. Familiarity with cultural protocols, experience in curriculum development for culture-based education, and fluency in an Indigenous language (particularly any variety of Anishinaabemowin) are also assets.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic degrees held.

Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a CV, a research plan (up to two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of student evaluations), and reprints of up to three significant publications to Dr. Donna M. Rogers, Academic Dean via Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Complete applications received by June 10, 2019 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) as a condition of employment.