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Tenure-Track Position in Applied Human Sciences – Anti-oppressive and Decolonizing Service Practices for Urban Communities and Families

Last updated: October 2, 2020, 3:20 p.m.

Job title: Anti-oppressive and Decolonizing Service Practices for Urban Communities and Families
Position code: 20_T_AHSC_M
Date posted: October 2, 2020
Application deadline: November 15, 2020
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Applied Human Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. The ideal candidate will have an active research and practice experience or present evidence of the potential to develop such research and practice working in communities, families, and organizations to attract top talent and create healthy environments; have the potential to meet the needs of diverse markets and communities; an ability to promote innovation; and to improve employee satisfaction and performance in organizations and quality of life in urban communities and families.

This position will contribute to the department’s ongoing efforts to augment the representation of perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPoC) within its curriculum focusing on individual, small group, family, organization, and community development. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s current research foci on human systems practices and will join in our continuing work to incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) concepts in the department, considered essential in ensuring students are well equipped to approach human systems work from a critical social justice lens.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.

Qualifications and assets

  • Relevant PhD degree (ABD considered)
  • Active networks with local and/or national BIPoC communities aimed at advancing social justice
  • Potential to develop a research program concerning social justice and marginalized groups
  • An ongoing commitment to decolonizing, anti-oppressive pedagogies
  • Experience in experiential teaching
  • Demonstrated experience integrating lived experience and systemic analysis

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Peter Morden, Chair ( and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (20_T_AHSC_M), a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements including reference to anti oppressive and decolonizing practices in service provision, and the names and contact information of three referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by November 15, 2020 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence August 1, 2021.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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