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Director of Indigenous Education

Position Description

Director of Indigenous Education
Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for a 'tenure-track' or 'with tenure' appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level as Director of Indigenous Education.

The Werklund School's Director of Indigenous Education is an academic leadership role that entails overseeing the existing and ongoing development of the School's Indigenous Education strategic initiatives in research, teaching and community engagement.  The successful applicant will have:

  • A doctoral degree;
  • An outstanding record of research, teaching, and community engagement in the area of Indigenous Education;
  • An outstanding record of undergraduate and graduate teaching, including evidence of successful graduate student supervision;
  • Connections to and experiences with First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit communities;
  • Experience and expertise developing and sustaining research, teaching and other collaborations across disciplines, institutions, and communities; and
  • Experience leading and administering complex research, teaching and community engagement initiatives, including familiarity with strategic planning and implementation processes.

For information on the Werklund School of Education visit

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 publications, and the names and contact information 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.