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Laurentian University

The School of Liberal Arts in the Faculty of Arts at Laurentian University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies. The preferred start date is August 1, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled.

This innovative program includes foundational courses on the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, a suite of Land-Based Anishnaabemowin Immersion courses, and various others in Indigenous rights, governance, histories, cultures, literatures, and creative expression. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

● Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) to Turtle Island with ties to their community.
● Comprehensive understanding of Indigenous worldviews and frameworks.
● Understanding of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) to Turtle Island culture and traditions including their importance within an Indigenous Studies framework.
● A Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or another Liberal Arts field focused on Indigenous perspectives and communities OR equivalent qualifications and experience in their area(s) of expertise with demonstrated research/creative productivity and teaching experience.
● The ability to teach and develop courses contributing to Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies programs within the School of Liberal Arts, in accordance with the candidate’s particular areas of expertise and experience.
● Evidence of the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level with a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence, promoting a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment, and advancing Laurentian University’s tricultural mandate.
● Evidence of strong scholarly activity which may include creative work.
● Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, promoting a vibrant academic and work environment.

Actively engaging in teaching and research, the successful candidate will establish a strong presence on campus, contributing to the School, Faculty, University, and broader community. The candidate will teach in-person as well as advance student learning in curriculum design and program oversight, all within a collegial environment.

Laurentian University’s School of Liberal Arts provides a dynamic tricultural and bilingual community. Our research and our teaching in matters of language, culture, thought, creativity, and the law contribute to transformative understandings within the region, across the country, and around the world. Liberal Arts faculty are integral to the Faculty’s graduate programs in Relational Studies (M.A.) as well as Human Studies and Interdisciplinarity (Ph.D.) along with undergraduate degree programs in French as a Second Language; English Literature, Media, and Writing; History, Interdisciplinary Studies; and Law & Justice.

Laurentian University, located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory in Sudbury, Ontario, serves over 8000 students and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tri-cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands, and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and hiking trails while situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North and multiple post-secondary institutions.

Application Requirements
A complete application includes the following:
● A cover letter (including one of the two statements about citizenship/resident status specified below)
● An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
● A statement of current and prospective teaching experience and interests
● A statement of current and prospective research interests
● Self-identification as First Nations, Métis or Inuit*
● The names and contact information for three academic references.

The application package, inclusive of all documents, should be submitted electronically as single PDF file to:

Office of Provost and Vice-President Academic at with the following subject line: application for faculty position in Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 24, 2024, or until the position is filled.

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community committed to employment equity. Applications are encouraged from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University’s bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit. ( The successful candidate will be part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are encouraged to consult the Collective Agreement at

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for more information (

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” in their cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

* First Nations, Métis and Inuit Verification will be required for applicants who advance to the interview process (certificate of Indian Status, federally recognized Métis organization in Canada, and/or verification from an Inuit organization/community); or letter of explanation if one cannot be provided.