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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Gender Equality and Social Justice

Nipissing University

The Department of Gender Equality and Social Justice at Nipissing University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the area of Gender, Critical Race, and anti-Colonial/Settler Studies, commencing September 1, 2019 or when filled.

The position requires an individual with specialization in Gender, Critical Race, and Anti-Colonial/Settler Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Violence, Race, and Law; Prisons, Race, and Gender; Invasion and Resistance; Tourism, Pleasure, and Power.

Requirements for the position include: a completed PhD in Gender Studies or a relevant area. Such areas may include Women’s and Gender Studies; Sociology and Equity Studies; Feminist Legal Studies; however, applications from other Humanities or Social Science disciplines will be considered if relevance is demonstrated through research and teaching experience. The successful candidate must have an established record in publishing beyond the PhD, as well as a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Experience in interdisciplinary curriculum development and program planning will be a considerable advantage.

The Department of Gender Equality and Social Justice Studies is a small department with broad ties to other program areas and a strong interest in fostering interdisciplinary opportunities both for students as well as faculty. The department is committed to fostering experiential opportunities for students and works closely with a number of community partners.
Nipissing University is situated on land that is subject to Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850. This is the traditional territory of the Nipissing First Nation as well as the Anishnabek Nation. Located in the City of North Bay, Ontario (population 52,000), between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake and surrounded by pristine Canadian Shield forest, Nipissing University is a comfortable three and a half hour drive from Toronto and four hours from Ottawa. The city has a vibrant arts community, ample amenities, and countless opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of applications will begin on August 3, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit electronically a cover letter outlining their teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation (one addressing teaching) to:

Dr. Pavlina Radia, Dean of Arts and Science
Nipissing University
100 College Drive North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Fax: (705) 474-3072

When applying for the position, please use the following subject line: “Assistant Professor in Gender, Critical Race, and Anti-Colonial/Settler Studies.”

Candidates with questions about the GESJ program at Nipissing may contact, Dr. Sal Renshaw, GESJ Chair, at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Aboriginal persons, women, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

The Selection Committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest in Nipissing University; however, only those selected to by the committee will be contacted.

Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.