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One-Year Term Faculty Appointment
Department of Humanities (Cree language) – Indigenous Education, Research and Engagement – Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.


The Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Science in partnership with kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre invite applications for a one-year term faculty member appointment in the area of Indigenous languages nêhiyaw (Cree) language, commencing July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.


MacEwan is seeking a candidate with lived Indigenous experiences and grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing. In addition to teaching nêhiyaw (Cree) language courses, the successful candidate will provide consultation and participate in the development of Indigenous focused curriculum to align with institutional priorities, and foster community engagement. The successful candidate will work closely with kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre and have good relationships with Indigenous communities. The position involves collaborating with the Director, Indigenous Initiatives and kihêw waciston to plan and organize faculty educational opportunities and develop culturally sensitive programming, evaluations, and events.

As MacEwan University’s Indigenous Centre, kihêw waciston offers personal, academic, financial and cultural support for students and is open to everyone in the MacEwan community.

The Department of Humanities is a multidisciplinary department housing programs in Classics, French, History, Philosophy, and Spanish. The Department values collaboration and integration, as evidenced by our Humanities courses based on great works and our emerging interest in digital humanities. Comfort in a multidisciplinary humanist environment and experience making connections between humanist disciplines are assets.

Candidates will hold a minimum of a Masters degree in a related discipline. The successful candidate will have the ability to speak and teach nêhiyaw (Cree) language. Demonstrated knowledge of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities, including their diverse backgrounds and culture, socio-economic issues and educational needs, is strongly preferred. All applicants will demonstrate ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly showing a highly developed knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures and contemporary issues with a proven ability to engage with Indigenous communities; a teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, academic transcripts, along with the names and contact information of three professional referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Department Chair to provide three (3) letters of reference sent directly from referees.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to contact three professional referees and arrange to have them each submit a letter of reference. Please ensure that you have done this in advance in the event you are shortlisted.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Michael Carroll, Chair, Department of Humanities at carrollm13@macewan.ca.

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category One-year term full-time appointment
Salary $66,788 per annum to $108,110 per annum
Closing Date A review of applications will begin May 28, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 21.04.030
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