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CRC of Indigenous Education, Leadership and Policy

Position Description

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Indigenous Education: Leadership and Policy
Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) 'tenure-track' or 'with tenure' appointment in Indigenous Education: Leadership and Policy.

The Werklund School's Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Education will advance research that addresses the current and future educational needs, challenges, and aspirations of Indigenous peoples of Canada.  The successful applicant will have:

  • A doctoral degree;
  • An established record of research in Indigenous Education, with a focus on leadership and/or policy as applied to any disciplinary or interdisciplinary area of educational research;
  • Experience creating and leading research projects and teams;
  • An outstanding record of undergraduate and graduate teaching, including evidence of successful graduate student supervision;
  • Significant experience applying Indigenous knowledge, pedagogies and methodologies to educational research and practice; and
  • Connections to and experiences with First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit communities.

For information on the Werklund School of Education visit

For more information on the Canada Research Chair program and eligibility requirements for Chairs, visit All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.
Questions about this position may be directed to the Dean of the Werklund School of Education, Dr. Dennis Sumara at

Applicants should submit electronically a letter of application, CV, copies of two published scholarly articles, a description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair, and names and contact details for three references.

Review of applications will begin on April 1st, 2014 and will continue until an appointment for this position has been made.

Applications should be sent to:

Dennis Sumara, PhD
Dean, Werklund School of Education


Additional Information

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.


To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.


About Calgary
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.