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As part of a major expansion of its research programs, the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position.

The Faculty of Education is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the Algonquin people in the heart of the nation's capital. With more than sixty professors, we offer an exceptional intellectual environment to students, educational researchers, and professors. This recruitment also reflects the Faculty of Education's 2025 strategic plan, which focuses on innovation; educational technologies; a vibrant Francophonie; Indigenous rights; antiracisms, equity and social justice.

Title of the position: Indigenous Education (Teaching in the anglophone programs)

Preferential Hiring of Indigenous Candidates

The hiring for this position will be done in accordance with the University’s Indigenous Action Plan, which seeks to remedy the under-representation of Indigenous faculty members. As a restricted hiring opportunity, and as provided in the provisions for a special program described by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, applicants must demonstrate in their application materials that they are eligible to be included in the category of Indigenous persons and will be asked to complete a confidential questionnaire at the time of submitting an application.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic faculty include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities in the form of research, artistic or literacy creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position (Assistant Professor)

Wage: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $89,622 (as of May 1, 2023)

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which include long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of work: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Jess Whitley, Vice-Dean, Research and Professional Development, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, send us an email at

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. in Education or equivalent in a field related to the position.
  • Work Experience:
    • A demonstrated excellent track record of research in Indigenous Education in collaboration with Indigenous communities in Canada.
    • A demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in a context of interdisciplinary collaboration.
    • Ability to teach hybrid and on-line courses.
    • Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. Proficiency in an Indigenous language is considered an asset for this position.
  • Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching praxes reflect an existing and ongoing relationship to legally recognized and inherent Indigenous nations, communities and/or organizations (non-profit, health and wellness, educational sectors, etc.), or artistic and heritage organizations (museums, galleries, theatre, etc.).

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in this position, their program of research and teaching interests,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a sample of published work,
  • a transcript for each academic degree received,
  • the names and contact information for three referees,
  • a letter of recommendation from a traditional knowledge keeper or community leader/member with whom the candidate has worked attesting the candidate’s  experience of teaching and researching Indigenous education in partnership with the community.

Modified application deadline: February 15, 2023. The consultation of applications will begin after February 15, 2023, however we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website 

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.  

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.                         

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.