Tenure Track position in Indigenous Politics Deadline Sept 15, 2022

Department of Political Science – Faculty of Social Sciences

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Department of Political Science
The successful candidate will be joining an active Political Science department with vibrant MA and PhD programs, including an interdisciplinary focus on Indigenous Nationhood. Applicants are encouraged to consult the department website at http://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/politicalscience/ for information on the research interests of department faculty and programs it offers.

Job Summary
The Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in Indigenous Politics at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor. In addition to maintaining an active research program in Indigenous Politics, the candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and be prepared to build and expand the department’s offerings. This includes teaching and supervision in the Indigenous Nationhood graduate certificate, which serves to train students in the field of Indigenous politics, law and governance https://www.uvic.ca/interdisciplinary/indigenousnationhood/.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in Political Science or a related field.

Applicants should have an established publication record that indicates promise of research excellence appropriate to their stage of career, and a well-developed research program in Indigenous Politics.

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 scholars. Candidates from this group are asked to self-identify in their cover letter.

Additional Information
Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

The University of Victoria requires all students, staff and faculty coming to campus to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. Declaration is confidential and will be securely stored. New employees will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to beginning employment at the University of Victoria.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity and this particular search is limited to scholars who self-identify as Indigenous. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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 (www.uvicfa.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Application Deadline and Procedure

To apply, please send the following application materials to poliapps@uvic.ca:

1) cover letter (including statement of self-identification as an Indigenous person),
2) curriculum vitae
3) writing sample
4) statement of teaching philosophy and experience
5) confidential letters from three referees (sent by e-mail under separate cover).

Potential applicants who have questions about the position are encouraged to contact the Chair, Scott Watson, at chairpol@uvic.ca.

Deadline for application materials is September 15, 2022.