Job – Assistant Professor, Indigenous History, Memorial University

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Assistant Professor, Indigenous History, Memorial University

Apply by 23 December 2023

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Department of History
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Position Number: F01411-2023-234

The Department of History at Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Indigenous History, commencing July 1, 2024 (subject to final budgetary approval). The areas of specialization are open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses, and to develop new survey and topical courses in Indigenous History; mentor and supervise honours and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels; and provide support for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will respectfully engage with Indigenous communities and support Memorial’s work towards Indigenization and reconciliation (see Memorial’s Strategic Framework for Indigenization and RIIG policy). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) Collective Agreement. For more information about MUNFA, see

Candidates will normally hold a PhD in History or relevant discipline from a recognized/accredited post-secondary institution at the time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered with reasonable assurance of their PhD in hand by July 1, 2024.

Applicants must submit:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter
  • A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s future contributions to Indigenization and reconciliation.
  • A statement of teaching interests/philosophy (max. 2 pages)
  • A statement of research on current scholarship and research program demonstrating excellence or potential for excellence (max. 2 pages)
  • A writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter or peer-reviewed article)
  • Contact information for three references (a fourth reference from a member of an Indigenous community the applicant has worked with is welcomed) – no letters required at this stage

The deadline for applications is December 23, 2023.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Jeff Webb, Head, Department of History, jawebb [at]

The campuses of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador are situated in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province. The Department of History has a long history of research and teaching excellence in a broad range of historical periods, geographic settings, and themes, including colonialism, cultural, environmental, and transnational. We are committed to engaging and incorporating students into active, experiential learning about the past. Members of our department also routinely collaborate with other academic units. We are part of the largest university in Atlantic Canada and draw more than 19,000 students from over 115 countries. We have a sizeable Indigenous student body. As the province’s only university, Memorial also has a special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of the province. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs, the St. John’s campus is located at the heart of the province’s capital and offers a vibrant urban environment, as well as access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Salary is commensurate with experience as determined by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) collective agreement. For more information about MUNFA, see

Memorial University is committed to employment equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including: women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous Peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. All applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process please contact equity [at] and we will work with you to make appropriate

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