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Education - Assistant Professor (Indigenous Education in francophone programs)

University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2021-11-03
Advertised until: 2022-01-03

As part of a major expansion of its research programs in 2021, the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position.

The Faculty of Education is located on the unceded ancestral territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people in the heart of the nation's capital. With more than sixty professors, we offer an exceptional intellectual environment to students, educational researchers, and professors. This recruitment also reflects the Faculty of Education's 2025 strategic plan, which focuses on innovation; educational technologies; a vibrant Francophonie; Indigenous rights; antiracisms, equity and social justice.

Title of the position: Indigenous Education in francophone programs/ Éducation autochtone (teaching in the Francophone sector)

We are seeking an Indigenous researcher with expertise in Indigenous education, histories, ways of knowing, traditions and cultures, as well as experience of working in collaboration with Canadian Indigenous communities.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic faculty include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities in the form of research, artistic or literacy creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position (Assistant Professor)

Wage: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $88,735 (as of May 1, 2022)

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which include long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of work: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Raymond Leblanc, Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Education, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, send us an email at

Skills requirements:

  • Education : Ph.D. in Education or equivalent in a field related to the position.
  • Work Experience: A demonstrated excellent track record of research in Indigenous Education in collaboration with Indigenous communities in Canada. A demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in a context of interdisciplinary collaboration. Ability to teach hybrid and on-line courses. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. Active knowledge of both official languages is an asset.

Your application should include your curriculum vitae, a sample of your published work, a letter describing your research program and teaching interests, a transcript for each university degree received, the names and contact information for three referees, and a letter of support from a traditional knowledge keeper or community leader/member with whom you have worked attesting to your experience of teaching and researching Indigenous education in partnership with the community.

Application deadline: December 15, 2021. The consultation of applications will begin after December 15, 2021, however we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website at the following link:

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

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