Institution (Location)
Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC)
Start Date
November 23, 2016
Position Description

There are four Departments and one School within the Faculty of Education. These include (a)
The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, (b) The Department of Educational and
Counselling Psychology and Special Education, (c) The Department of Educational Studies, (d)
The Department of Language and Literacy Education, (e) the School of Kinesiology. As a global
leader in Indigenous Education, the Faculty of Education offers graduate Indigenous
specializations, an Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), and is proposing new
graduate programs and concentrations in Indigenous Education. The Faculty is home to the
Indigenous Education Institute of Canada, publishes an annual theme issue of the Canadian
Journal of Native Education, and has an Associate Dean, Indigenous Education, in its senior
leadership team.

The University of British Columbia is located on traditional unceded Musqueam territory in
beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to
live. The University is recognized internationally as a leading research institution and, recently,
was ranked as second in Canada and 34
th in the world (Academic Ranking of World
Universities). The Faculty of Education was ranked first in Canada and ninth globally among
faculties of education (QS World University Rankings). For further details about the Faculty and
its research, please visit our website at educ.ubc.ca

The Canada Research Chairs Program (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca) was established by the
Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the
Canadian university system. This CRC position is affiliated with the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council, which is Canada’s leading research investment agency supporting 
world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the
world.

The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Tier 1 CRC. Upon approval
of the Chair by the CRC Secretariat, the successful applicant will be offered a tenured
appointment in the University at the rank of either Associate Professor or Professor, subject to
the University’s established appointment processes. Salary is commensurate with qualifications
and experience and carries a research supplement. The University’s benefit package is
comprehensive.
 

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications from
qualified candidates for a
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) appointment in Indigenous
Resurgence and Reconciliation in Education
. Applications are welcome from scholars at the
level of Full or Associate Professor with outstanding accomplishments acknowledged by their
peers and recognized impacts in their field. The successful candidate will be a strong, innovative,
and culturally-grounded researcher with demonstrated expertise in Indigenous education
priorities that advance themes of resistance, revitalization, renewal, and social justice with the
goal of transforming Indigenous-settler relations. The applicant will have good knowledge of the
literature and research that involves post-colonial, decolonial, and Indigenous critical pedagogies
and methodologies. While the appointment will be housed in one or more of the four
Departments and School within the Faculty of Education, we encourage research and mentorship
that will stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations within the Faculty, University, and local,
national, and international communities. As reflected in the diverse cognate areas within the
faculty, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will embrace social, ecological, cultural,
and community-oriented perspectives in approaches in Indigenous knowledges and
methodologies. Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in Indigenous Education or a
closely related discipline. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send us (contact details below) their curriculum vitae, a five-
year research plan, a record of teaching excellence, three papers that are the most significant and
relevant to their research interests and three letters of reference from arms’ length referees who
are external to UBC and to the applicant’s current institution. Letters of reference should be sent
directly to UBC by the referees. Applicants’ proposed research programs should consider the
goals and strategies contained in UBC’s Strategic Plan, “Place and Promise”
(strategicplan.ubc.ca), and the Faculty of Education’s strategic priorities, particularly with
respect to Aboriginal/Indigenous engagement and Indigenous research.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment
equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from
members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities,
persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and
knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Preference will be given to
Aboriginal candidates as permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code and candidates
are encouraged to self-identify if they qualify for this preference. Canada Research Chairs are
open to persons of any nationality but Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be
given priority. Offers will be made in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements
associated with the Canada Research Chairs program. The University of British Columbia is
responsive to the needs of dual career couples as an integral part of its strategy for excellence.

The position is subject to budgetary approval. Consideration of candidates will begin January 3,
2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit
application materials by the date noted. The start date is subject to the announcement of the
approval by the CRC Secretariat and final arrangement with the appointee.

Applications and enquires should be directed to:
Dr. Mark Beauchamp, Associate Dean Research
Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z4

 

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