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INDIGENOUS SCHOLAR, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture (Winnipeg, MB) - Expires December 22, 2017

Indigenous Scholar 
Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture 
Position number: 23365 
Tenure-track position 
University of Manitoba 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

Position start date: July 1, 2018 
Salary range: Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications 
Closing date for applications: February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled 

The Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba invite applications from Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, or a probationary appointment as Instructor, commencing July 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. Applications are invited from all the disciplines within the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Architecture. The successful applicant will be appointed in one of the academic units in the Faculty of Architecture or the Faculty of Engineering aligned with their expertise. 

The Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Engineering offer academic programs from the Bachelor to the Doctoral level, including professionally accredited programs in Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Engineering (Biosystems, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical). More than 110 faculty members are engaged in extensive programs of research, scholarly and creative works, supported by well-equipped laboratories, studios and facilities. All academic programs have competitive entry processes with enrolment of nearly 2,300 undergraduate and 700 graduate/post-graduate students. Information about the Faculties is available at:

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/ 
http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/ 

Both the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture have multiple existing initiatives involving Indigenous students and communities that address issues of importance to Indigenous communities. 

The Indigenous Scholar will contribute to enhancing the integration of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into the curriculum and connections with Indigenous communities. At the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, the Indigenous Scholar will be expected to develop a disciplinary specific program of research, scholarly or creative work, preferably connected to issues of importance to Indigenous communities. The Indigenous Scholar should be a member, or eligible to become a member, of one of the professional associations relevant to the disciplines within the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Architecture. 

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis Nation. Creating Pathways to Indigenous Achievement is a key priority for the University, as identified in its 2015-2020 strategic plan, Taking Our Place. Home to a vibrant Indigenous community, including 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, the U of M has one of the largest Indigenous student populations in the country. Honoured to be chosen as host of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the U of M is dedicated to advancing Indigenous research and scholarship, and to becoming a centre of excellence for this work.

Manitoba’s Indigenous population is young and rapidly growing. Statistics Canada census data suggest that Indigenous peoples will comprise nearly 19 per cent of Manitoba’s population by 2026. The University of Manitoba’s role in reconciliation; its connections with Indigenous students, partners and communities; and its commitment to Indigenous achievement are central to the kind of future the University seeks to create. 

The University is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment and the region provides exciting opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation in all seasons. 

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Consideration will be given to qualified candidates who are Indigenous in their respective countries/territories. Applicants must, at application, declare that he/she/they self-identify as an Indigenous person. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, the names and addresses (including phone and e-mail addresses) of three referees, and Indigenous Canadian self-declaration verification should be sent (preferably by email) to: 

Indigenous Scholar Search Committee 
c/o Philippa Alexiuk
 Faculty of Architecture 
201 John A. Russell Building 
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada 
Email: Philippa.Alexiuk@umanitoba.ca 

Review of applications will begin February 1 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
 

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