Full Time Tenure Track – Assistant Professor

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Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
December 21, 2021
January 20, 2022

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Track – Assistant Professor


Discipline/Field: Ogwehonwe Language and Culture  


Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies


Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Humanities


Affiliation/Union: YUFA


Position Start Date: July 1, 2022 

Department of Humanities 

The Indigenous Studie Program in the Department of Humanities at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Studies: Ogwehonwe Language and Culture, with a preference for Mohawk language, at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 

Recognizing the underrepresentation of Indigenous faculty, this opportunity is part of the University’s Affirmative Action program that has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as an Aboriginal (Indigenous) person. Thus, to receive full consideration, candidates should complete and submit a self-identification form as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program which can be found at https://apply.laps.yorku.ca. The form can also be found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form. Community recognition is preferred.

The candidate should have strong Ogwehonwe language skills, preferably in the Mohawk language. We will also be considering the educational background of the candidate and we welcome those with a terminal MA/MFA and a substantial record of professional experience; those who are nearing completion of a PhD program; and those with a completed PhD in any field in the humanities, social sciences or linguistics relating to Ogwehonwe language, with a promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research or research creation, or experience in language reclamation, and specialize in one or more of the following areas: Ogwehonwe language (preferably Mohawk) and culture.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence for junior appointment. The committee also recognizes community-based projects or reports, pedagogical interventions, artistic/creative practices, and other forms of collaborative knowledge production and dissemination, as evidence of scholarly research activity.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities.  Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Bonita Lawrence, Chair of Search Committee] at bonital@yorku.ca (Subject: Indigenous Studies: Ogwehonwe Language and Culture Position).

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, the Indigenous Council, and Skennen'kó:wa Gamig, or the House of Great Peace, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and students. York is committed to fostering understanding of, respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with Indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.

Our university is committed to providing an inviting, rich and supportive work, study and research environment to its Indigenous students and Faculty members, not just through the allyship of its current faculty members, but also through structures such as the York University's Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) and the newly formed Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages, which are guided by The Indigenous Framework for York University: A Guide to Action. For more information on these guidelines, please see: https://indigenous.info.yorku.ca/framework/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmativeaction/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is now January 31, 2022.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations if the candidate has them, and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on October 22, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Elicia Clements, Chair of the Department of

Humanities, at humadmin@yorku.ca (Subject: Indigenous Studies: Ogwehonwe Language and Culture Position). 

Posting End Date: January 31, 2022