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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Indigenous Land-Based Education

University of Winnipeg

Located in Treaty 1 Territory in the homeland of the Red River Métis, the university is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Ininíwak, Anishinini, Oceti Sakowin, and Denesuline peoples. The Faculty of Education offers a five-year integrated Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, a two-year after-degree BEd program, a BA in Developmental Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education for in-service teachers, a graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Access Education Programs. Our Access Education Programs are designed to provide academic opportunities for Indigenous and racialized persons, people with inner city experience, as well as single parents, mature students, and newcomers. Access programs include the Winnipeg Education Centre Program (WEC), the Community-based Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (CATEP), the Immigrant Teacher Education Program (ITEP), the Build from Within (BFW) Program, and the Indigenous Knowledge Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (IKPBDE) Program.

This tenure-track position will primarily support the Faculty of Education in delivering Indigenous Land-Based Education within the Access programs. In addition to the preparation of preservice teachers leading to provincial certification, the education programs at the University of Winnipeg provide additional foci on urban inner-city education, coalition building, and decolonial liberation work.

This faculty position specializes in Indigenous Land-Based Education. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree or be a doctoral degree candidate who has all but defended their thesis before the start date of the appointment. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Indigenous land-based education or any combination of Education, Arts, and/or Science that has a substantial Indigenous focus. Candidates should be qualified to design and teach courses related to Indigenous land-based education, a commitment to working and researching collaboratively with Indigenous Peoples and communities, and an interest in fostering and enhancing connections with Indigenous individuals and organizations. We welcome candidates who have direct land-based experiences, who bring knowledge of land-based pedagogy informed by traditional teaching, and who possess expertise in traditional, historical, and/or contemporary Indigenous Education, Indigenous languages, or other specializations that lead to the creation of effective learning environments supporting Indigenous cultures, identities, languages, and student success. A valid teacher’s certificate, experience teaching in regular or alternative classroom settings, experience teaching Indigenous learners, and/or a familiarity with Manitoba curriculum would be considered assets. This position is designated for self-identified Indigenous persons (First Nation, Métis, and/or Inuit) only.

The successful candidate should have strong potential for an active research program leading to external research funding. Candidates should have an understanding of the specific ethical and protocol considerations regarding research with and about Indigenous peoples, including OCAP and community-based relational obligations. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to program, Faculty, University, and community service. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to understanding systemic inequalities and work from a social justice framework.

Subject to budgetary approval, the appointment will take effect on July 1, 2023, or as soon afterward as possible. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include (all documents in PDF):

- a cover letter
- a curriculum vitae
- a research statement describing past research achievements and future research plans
- evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, which could include formal student evaluations of teaching, informal testimonials from students, and/or a teaching dossier
- name and contact details of three references
- statement articulating their relationships to and with Indigenous nations, governments, and communities as well as how they self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis).

Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system.

Enquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Laurie-Ann Hellsten, Dean of the Faculty of Education,

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, this position is designated for qualified candidates who self-identify as Indigenous persons. Please confidentially self-identify on your cover letter/resume as Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, and/or Inuit) at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to ensuring employment opportunities are accessible for all applicants. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact

Additional information on The University of Winnipeg website is available at

The closing date for applications is April 30, 2023

The University of Winnipeg has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all those coming to designated indoor campus spaces to provide proof they are fully vaccinated. The Policy was suspended effective May 2, 2022. However, prospective employees should know that the Policy may be reinstated in the future based on changing public health circumstances.

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or 204.786.9066.