Academic Vacancy - Indigenous Scholar, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba. Position Number 23316
The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba invites applications from Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, in one of the following broad disciplines: Agricultural Business/Economics; Food/Nutritional Sciences; or Agricultural Production/Ecology. Identification of a specific Department (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Biosystems Engineering, Entomology, Food Science, Human Nutritional Sciences, Plant Science, Soil Science) will be based on the area of specialty of the successful candidate.
The position will be weighted at approximately 45% teaching, 40% research and 15% service/outreach. Qualified applicants must possess: a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline; a record of independent research as demonstrated by scholarly publications; the potential for developing an active externally-funded research program including supervision of graduate students; demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching; and excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise with inclusion of Indigenous perspectives and approaches. We also envisage that the Scholar will work closely with other instructors to help include Indigenous knowledge and perspectives for all students. The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is one of the most research-intensive Faculties at the University of Manitoba, and the Indigenous Scholar will be responsible for developing an independent research program funded through a variety of mechanisms that includes training graduate students. Our expectation is that the research and outreach programs will focus on safe, healthy, just, sustainable food systems for Indigenous Canadians and the broader population. The Scholar will also be expected to contribute to larger interdisciplinary efforts.
The University is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment and a vibrant Indigenous community; and the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University also hosts the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that he/she self-identifies as an Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) Canadian.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, the names and addresses (including phone and e-mail addresses) of three referees, and Indigenous Canadian self-declaration verification should be sent (preferably by email) to:
Dr. Brian Amiro
Chair, Indigenous Scholar Search Committee
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 Canada.
Telephone: (204) 228-3374; FAX: (204) 474-7642, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Closing date for applications is March 6, 2017.
The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.
* Revised/reposted: Closing date has been extended to March 6, 2017