Assistant Professors, Mi’kmaq Studies

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F077P
  • Deadline: May 16, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of L’nu, Political and Social Studies in the School of Arts & Community Studies at CBU invites applications for tenure-track positions in Mi’kmaq Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor. These positions will commence July 2022.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The primary area of teaching responsibility will be in Mi’kmaw Studies with a potential cross-appointment to another department depending on the candidates’ areas of expertise. The search committee will rank highly candidates with previous teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Areas of specialization should be in Mi’kmaw law/governance, Mi’kmaw history/culture, or Linguistics/Linguistic Anthropology specializing in Mi’kmaw language.

The successful candidates must possess a graduate degree at the rank of a Master’s degree or above. Exceptional candidates who may not possess this minimum academic credential, but do hold traditional and living Indigenous knowledge will also be considered

In addition to teaching experience, each successful candidate must also possess a well-defined research agenda. For these positions, research may be academic or community-based in nature, or a combination of both approaches

Successful candidates will be required to participate fully in the collegial life of the university by accepting administrative duties within the department and School of Arts and Social Sciences, engaging with external community groups, and participating on university-wide committees and governance bodies. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and deliver courses on campus, in-community, and online.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by May 16, 2022.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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