Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant Professor, Indigenous Sociology at Mount Royal University

Location: MRU Main Campus – Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Indigenous sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval. Sociology at Mount Royal focuses on power and social inequality, social justice, oppression and resistance, and intersectionality. We seek a candidate who can contribute from an Indigenous sociological perspective to one or more of those areas. In addition to teaching existing junior and senior level courses, the successful person will also develop new courses in the department, focusing on critical Indigenous content, theories, and/or methodologies. 

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The successful candidate will be hired into either the teaching/ service pattern (TS) or the teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS). There is an option to change work patterns after tenure. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach introductory courses as well as senior courses in sociology and be involved in course and program development in Indigenous sociology.  

Those hired into the research stream will have a record of demonstrated commitment or promise in research, and all candidates will be expected to teach Indigenous content from a sociological perspective, broadly defined.

The Department welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences who are interested in building connections with Indigenous students and communities. Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous candidates. Additional preference will be given to Indigenous scholars from Canada, but international Indigenous scholars are also encouraged to apply. 

Applicants will have a doctoral degree in sociology or cognate discipline. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is near and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and/or teaching will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We will also consider applicants with a Master’s degree in sociology or cognate discipline at the time of appointment who have significant experience working with Indigenous students and/or communities. Applicants interested in the teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern should have the ability and intent to pursue a research program. 

We are proud to announce that this position is part of a cluster hire of tenure-track and tenured positions as part of MRU’s commitment to Indigenous communities and in order to advance the University’s Indigenous Strategic Plan. Mount Royal University is committed to doing its part to address the legacy of broken promises and rebuild the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in Calgary and across the country. 

If you have questions regarding the position, contact Tom Buchanan, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology at (403) 440-8774 or 

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