Indigenous Linguist – Department of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg

The Department of Anthropology is seeking an Indigenous linguist who will help build an interdisciplinary Indigenous languages focus at The University of Winnipeg. We are seeking an individual with training in descriptive linguistics and/or language documentation and who has experience developing curriculum, programming, and research relevant to the revitalization of Indigenous languages in Manitoba and neighbouring regions. The successful applicant will be an effective teacher whose scholarship is grounded in community-engaged practices and methodologies and who has a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. The ability to speak an Indigenous language spoken in Manitoba or neighbouring regions is an asset.

We are expecting to fill this tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptional candidates may be considered at other ranks, in accordance with the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Collective Agreement, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Candidates are normally expected to have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Anthropology, or a related discipline. However, equivalencies as an Indigenous knowledge keeper and/or through teaching and scholarly experience in academic or other relevant (e.g. activist and community‐based activities) settings, combined with formal training in Linguistics, will be considered.

The successful candidate will teach core undergraduate courses in Interdisciplinary Linguistics, and will develop new courses relevant to Indigenous language learning, documentation, and revitalization. The successful candidate will develop an innovative program of research that has the potential for external research funding and dissemination through publication or research-creation. The successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the University, and the broader community. 

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on June 8, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by Friday, June 5, 2020.  Subject to budgetary approval, the expected start date is September 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include (all documents in PDF):

  • a cover letter – Indigenous candidates are invited to self-identify
  • a curriculum vitae
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a teaching statement, sample course outline, and teaching evaluations, if available
  • a statement describing past scholarly work and future research plans
  • a sample of scholarly work (publication or research-creation)
  • any other materials that the candidate considers relevant to their application

Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system (https://www.northstarats.com/University-of-Winnipeg).

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by the referees directly to:

Dr. Shelley Tulloch, Chair, Department of Anthropology, s.tulloch@uwinnipeg.ca

Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Shelley Tulloch, Chair, Department of Anthropology, s.tulloch@uwinnipeg.ca

Updated: April 13, 2020 — 4:52 pm