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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Place-Based, Indigenous land-based and Climate Justice Education

University of Saskatchewan

The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in formal or community education settings and will employ experiential pedagogies. A social justice stance built on anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices and Indigenous relationships to the land is core to this position. The candidate will have completed a doctoral degree in an appropriate specialization and possess the ability to work across disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates who have education and research relating to the theory and practice of place based and climate justice education, as well as community engagement experience. All faculty will conduct research, scholarly, and/or artistic work and contribute to collegial processes in the College of Education and the University of Saskatchewan.

USask and the College of Education are committed to employment equity and diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority. Applications from Indigenous persons are especially encouraged for this position. Potential candidates will preferably have a proven track record of working effectively with Indigenous peoples and communities. The University of Saskatchewan relies on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to give preference of employment for this position to Indigenous candidates. In Canada, Indigenous persons refers to those who identify themselves as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.

The College of Education fosters innovation and collaboration through teaching, learning, discovery, and transformative pedagogy. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Communities, and connect faculty and students to local, national, and international contexts, while respecting the best traditions and meeting the highest standards of Canada's world-class research-intensive universities.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000. The College of Education offers B.Ed., M.Ed., MILBE, EdD, and Ph.D. programs

Further information about Department of Educational Foundations can be found at: https://education.usask.ca/departments/efdt.php
The Educational Foundations Department is committed to the University Plan 2025: https://plan.usask.ca

Salary bands for this position are as follows:

Assistant Professor: $99,945 to $120,099; Associate Professor: $120,099 to $140,253

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter, research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, detailed curriculum vitae, and any supporting documents to:

Dr. Geraldine Balzer
Department Head, Educational Foundations
College of Education
3104 – 28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1
Email: isabel.bacalao@usask.ca

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated. The University of Saskatchewan recognizes the Jay Treaty.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2024; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2025.

The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments by supporting UNDRIP, by responding to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and by working toward Indigenous language revitalization. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.