The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba invites applications from Indigenous (e.g., First Nations (status or non-status), Métis or Inuit) Scholars in any field of science for two full- time tenured or tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate or Full Professor, commencing July 1, 2021, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Rank and salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Candidates who are either of Canadian Indigenous background or are Indigenous in their respective countries/territories and whose work complements and supports the education, research, and Indigenous initiatives within the Faculty of Science and at the University of Manitoba are invited to apply.
We seek an emerging or established scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and community outreach. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in any field of science and have demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, leadership and mentorship related to Indigenous student achievement and engagement. Relevant research, industry, or community experience or other distinguishing attributes are considered an asset. Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching, and student research supervision; research, including the establishment of an externally funded research program; and service and community activities. Appointment can be in any department in the Faculty of Science or joint across multiple departments.
The Faculty of Science has launched a major new initiative, the Wawatay Program, to develop closer ties to Indigenous communities, dramatically grow the number of Indigenous science graduates, infuse Indigenous science approaches and perspectives into science education and strengthen mutual research. In summer of 2021, we will be hosting a major new international conference, “The 2021 North America Indigenous Science Conference”.