Brock University – Indigenous Faculty Cluster Hires

Brock University – Indigenous Faculty Cluster Hires{

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Brock University acknowledges the land on which it gathers is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds Brock that its great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

In all that it does, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples on whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Brock’s commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. The University is undertaking institution-wide efforts, led by the office of the Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, to enhance existing Indigenous programs and courses, increase the number of Indigenous faculty, and develop new supports for Indigenous students. These efforts centre Indigenous ways of knowing and doing and involve consultation with Indigenous communities both within Brock and beyond.

With over 18,000 students, 5,000 faculty and staff, an operating budget of around $360 million, and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences. Brock is a comprehensive university known for its excellence in teaching and learning and the student experience as well as strong university-community engagement and is home to a community of highly regarded researchers who are improving society by undertaking impactful and significant research along with a growing national prominence in research, scholarly and creative activities. 

As Brock University continues to work towards its goal of fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization, the University invites applications and nominations for three Indigenous faculty members as part of an Indigenous Scholars cluster hiring initiative. Candidates must self-identify as First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, or Inuit and are expected to have lived experience of Indigenous world views, cultures and values.

The positions are:

  • Associate Professor, Probationary Tenure Track or Tenured, Indigenous Educational Studies

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  • Open Rank, Probationary Tenure Track, Indigenous History in Canada

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  • Open Rank, Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of Sociology, Indigenous Law

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To apply or explore these key opportunities at Brock University further, please contact Jane Griffith ( and Sam Walton (

The final date for applications is July 31, 2021 and the review process will continue until the position is filled. 

Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Candidates must self-identify as First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, or Inuit and are expected to have lived experience of Indigenous world views, cultures and values. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification Questionnaire following application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Brock University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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