University of Alberta

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Politics

Department of Political Science

Competition No.  -    A111137150
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Indigenous Politics. The Department seeks candidates with an excellent record of scholarship and publishing in Indigenous Politics, especially those whose area of expertise concerns policy studies, broadly conceived.  

Areas of policy include, but are not limited to: Indigenous economic development, ecology, urban policy, health policy, child policy, criminal justice and mass incarceration, human rights, Northern and circumpolar politics, politics and community engagement, land and treaty policies, Indigenous governance and knowledges, migration and borders, gambling, dispossession, militarization and/or war.

All qualified candidates must hold a PhD from the social sciences or the humanities (i.e. the candidate need not have a PhD in Political Science). Evidence of relevant teaching experience is required and community collaboration and of feminist and de-colonial pedagogies is particularly welcomed.

The Department of Political Science is one of the most diverse, critical and well-regarded departments of Political Science in Canada, and has a strong international record of research and teaching. We currently have 25 full time faculty, 3.5 full time administrative staff, over 400 undergraduate students majoring in Political Science and 62 graduate students. Faculty members work in in Indigenous Politics, Canadian Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and Gender and Politics: Indigenous Politics is an emerging field and strength. Scholars interested in knowing more about our department are invited to view our Home Page ( or to contact our Chair, Catherine Kellogg (

The University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research universities. Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit and

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales:

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below for more information)
  • curriculum vitae (CV)
  • research statement that outlines main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”)
  • teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")
  • up to three sample publications (submit as one attachment under "List of Publications" option)

Applicants are also expected to contact three referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in Political Science, Sharina Prasad, by the application deadline. Please enter “A111137150 REFERENCE” in the subject line.

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Catherine Kellogg, Chair, Department of Political Science.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your Cover Letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Review of applications will start on 30 November 2018. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.