Concordia University

First Peoples Studies – Indigenous Studies

The School of Community and Public Affairs is currently seeking to develop its First Peoples Studies program further and invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous studies.

The School of Community and Public Affairs is particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with a broad range of policy issues concerning Indigenous peoples in Canada and Quebec and who have demonstrated expertise in one or a combination of the following areas: Aboriginal economic development, Indigenous peoples-settler relations, health policy, social policy, community development, decolonization and the politics of self-determination, Indigenous governance, urban Indigenous issues, traditional ecological knowledge/environmental justice, Indigenous women.

Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, have teaching experience at the university level and capacity for an active research program. The successful candidate works well

and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary intellectual environment and will be expected to take an active part in university life and in the broader community through engagement in outreach activities.

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted as a complete package, and must include:

  • A cover letter
  • An up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research interests (including potential contribution to the enhancement of the First Peoples Studies program and Indigenous presence on campus)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy/interests
  • Course evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • One single article-length sample of scholarly work

Candidates must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately.

Application packages and letters of reference can be forwarded either as hard copy or electronically via email, by November 15, 2018, to:

Dr. Chedly Belkhodja, Principal
School of Community and Public Affairs
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8
Email address:

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples.

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