Assistant Professor


Indigenous Education - Faculty of Education

The Department of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Education at the rank of Assistant Professor.  In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human rights code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from this group must self-identify.

The University of Victoria is a top-ranked research university located on the territories of the Lekwungen and SENĆOŦEN-speaking peoples, and is known for its large and diverse group of Indigenous faculty and staff originating from local communities and around the world. The University has introduced its first Indigenous plan to reaffirm its commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for Indigenous students, faculty and staff and further advancing programs and initiatives with an Indigenous focus:

The successful applicant will join a collegial new department led by Indigenous faculty and supported by dedicated staff. Our team is committed to working with Indigenous communities and campus partners to develop high quality and responsive educational programs and research. We are seeking a colleague who can contribute to teaching and research excellence in Indigenous Education.


The Department is interested in candidates who have:

  • A doctoral degree in Education by the time of the appointment
  • An excellent record of scholarly achievement, relative to stage of career in the area of Indigenous Education. Preferred specializations include community-based research, Indigenous cultural resurgence, and Indigenizing teacher education  
  • Experience doing community-based cooperative research
  • Successful undergraduate and graduate level teaching and mentorship
  • Applied knowledge of Indigenous pedagogies and methodologies
  • Commitment to collegiality and collaborative, community-engaged scholarship and teaching
  • Contributions to decolonization and Indigenous community resurgence
  • Willingness to contribute to program development
  • Indigenous ancestry with lived experience in Indigenous communities, cultures and traditions

In addition, the following qualifications would be considered strong assets:

  • Ability to contribute to teaching and supervision in the area of Indigenous Language Revitalization, Reclamation and/or Maintenance
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or K-12 classroom teaching experience.
  • Commitment to learning, speaking and teaching an Indigenous language
  • Background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with W̱’SÁNEĆ, or Lekwungen peoples

 Please include the following in your application package:

  • A letter outlining your interest in and contributions to the position
  • A curriculum vitae
  • 2 samples of your scholarly work
  • A teaching dossier including sample course syllabi and copies of teaching evaluations
  • Names and e-mail addresses of 3 referees, one of which should be from an Indigenous community leader, Indigenous government or Indigenous organization representative

Additional information

Information about the Department of Indigenous Education and its programs can be found on the Department's website at

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Contact information

For questions regarding the position, please contact Jean-Paul Restoule, Chair of the Department of Indigenous Education via email ( or phone (250-721-7826).

Please send applications (electronic only, in pdf or Word) to:
Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule
Chair, Department of Indigenous Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2
(250) 721-7826

Application deadline

Open until filled. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2018.

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Pamela Richards, Director, Faculty Relations and Academic Administration at (250) 721-7010 or at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.