Academic Opportunities

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Current position

Faculty Lecturer in Indigenous Studies

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University is seeking applications for a one-year Faculty Lecturer Position with the possibility of annual reappointment for two years. The successful candidate will teach four lecture/seminar courses in Indigenous Studies a year, mentor Indigenous students, and contribute towards the Indigenous Studies Program’s community outreach, initiatives, and events. We are particularly interested in scholars that work with Indigenous knowledge systems in the field of Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline, and have demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities.

The successful candidate will develop and offer an Indigenous land-based or language-based course as part of their teaching load. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Indigenous languages of local Indigenous communities.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Exceptional candidates not holding a PhD but with community standing (e.g. Elders/ Indigenous Knowledge Holders) and an expertise in teaching Indigenous community engaged methods, land-based education, language instruction, Indigenous governance (e.g. Longhouse), cultural practice, or other areas of Indigenous knowledge systems will be considered. Applications should include a description of the proposed land-based or language-based field course.

This search is being conducted in accordance with McGill University’s commitment to diversity and equity in employment and particularly welcomes applications from Indigenous scholars. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Please apply via this link: For more information, visit or contact us at petros.psarudis [at]

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McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Job Type:
Contract Academic Staff

Faculty Lecturer

Length of Appointment:
Seeking applications for a one-year Faculty-Lecturer Position with the possibility of annual reappointment for two years.

$60,000 a year
Posting Period:
Review of Applications will begin April 4, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Required Documents: Applications should include the following documents:1) Letter of Application (cover letter); 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Teaching dossier. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately.

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [at]

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Teaching Assistant for INDG 200-FALL 2021

The Indigenous Studies Program is looking for two TAs for INDG 200. The TAship is for 180 hours, with a payment of $32.38 per hour.

Candidates should have a strong academic record and be involved with research with an Indigenous focus. Applicants with previous TA experience in courses with an Indigenous focus, a familiarity with Indigenous Studies/ post-colonial scholarship, and community engagement are encouraged to apply

To apply, send your resume and the application form below to Christa.scholtz [at] or go to or to Workday. 

Deadline to apply: May 30, 2021

Application Form: File INDG200 TA App 2020

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