Assistant Professor, Anishinaabe Studies



Algoma University

Anishinaabe Studies, Department of Modern Languages, Sault Ste. Marie Campus (REPOST)

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig ( is committed to the restoration of the original spirit and intent of Chief Shingwauk, who envisioned a teaching wigwam where his people could acquire the necessary educational tools for life in modern society without compromising the values of their culture and traditions. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is one of the Indigenous Institutes recognized by the Ontario Government in the Indigenous Institutes Act (2017) and is accredited by the World Indigenous Nations’ Higher Education Consortium. In cooperation and partnership with Algoma University, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig offers the Anishinaabe Studies 3-year B.A. program and the 3-year BA in  Anishinaabemowin. 

Algoma University, in partnership with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anishinaabe Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Sault Ste. Marie campus, beginning July 1, 2020.  The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent) in a discipline directly relevant to Anishinaabe Studies (relevant to Anishinaabe knowledge, research, and the communities of our region). Applicants will demonstrate a record of, or clear potential for, excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, and publication. Applicants will demonstrate a history of success in culture-based education and ethical engagement from within, or in respectful collaboration with, Anishinaabe communities, organizations, and/or institutions. Familiarity with cultural protocols, experience in curriculum development for culture-based education, and fluency in an Indigenous language (particularly any variety of Anishinaabemowin) are also assets.

Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a CV, a research plan (up to two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer teaching review and/or student evaluations), and reprints of up to three significant publications to Dr. Donna M. Rogers, Provost and Academic Dean, via  Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Complete applications received will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.