Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
September 9, 2000 - Issue 18


Positions Available Tenure-Track
Aboriginal Literature
University of Saskatchewan

More information

Note: The department expects to appoint an aboriginal scholar/writer/teacher beginning in July 2001. Applications are invited immediately from candidates who can fulfill the expectations outlined in the following advertisement. Queries concerning the appointment can be addressed to Professor Paul Bidwell.

Applications are invited from scholar-teachers of Aboriginal ancestry for a tenure-track position in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan to develop innovative undergraduate and perhaps graduate courses in Aboriginal literature and culture. Candidates should be prepared to offer the Ph.D. and/or demonstrated alternative qualifications in the study, research, and teaching of Aboriginal cultural production, including textual production, and/or be an artist with substantial published literary work. It is expected that the appointment will commence on 1 July 2001, the rank to be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and ask three referees to write directly to Professor Paul Bidwell, Head, Department of English, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A5 no later than 31 October 2000. Applicants are invited to consult and/or Professor Bidwell for additional information about this appointment, about the Department, and about the University, including its various programs for Aboriginal students.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and are invited to identify themselves as members of these designated groups on their applications. We also invite applicants to submit information regarding non-traditional forms of research. This position has been cleared for advertising at the tier-two level. Applications are invited from qualified individuals, regardless of their immigration status, though Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will
receive first consideration.

Subject: Protecting Knowledge: UBC FN Studies - Tenure-stream/tenured
position of Director
Native Studies/First Nations Studies

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the tenure-stream/tenured position of Director of the new First Nations Studies Program. We wish to appoint a scholar with a doctoral degree (or an MA and extensive publication and experience) and an established record of research, teaching and publication in First Nations Studies, who will provide leadership and undertake program development, teaching and research in the program. The Director will liaise with the First Nations House of Learning. Candidates should have proven experience with First Nations communities, organizations and issues, as well as knowledge and understanding of First Nations cultures.

The program offers a BA with a Major or a Minor in First Nations Studies. Students take the equivalent of three full courses specifically developed for the program, one in each of second, third and fourth year. The fourth year course includes a research practicum conducted in cooperation with a First Nations organization or community. The remaining course requirements are fulfilled by a wide range of courses offered in other disciplines and faculties.

The appointment will be effective 1 Jan. 2000 or as soon as possible thereafter and is subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for the competition is
30 September 2000 or until the position is filled. Salary, tenure status and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Departmental home will depend on the disciplinary specialization of the successful candidate. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names of three referees (with e-mail and regular addresses) and one article-length writing sample to:

Margery Fee, Associate Dean of Arts
1866 Main Mall, Buchanan Bldg. C 154
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1

American version: identical, with the following sentence replacement: In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Blue Corn Comics Launches Contests for Youth
"Create a Native Superhero" Joins Fun-Filled Lineup

With these challenging new contests, we hope to spur kids to use the Internet, develop their creative and storytelling skills, and become interested in Native culture and history. For details, visit If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message along.

(Posted on 02-Sep-2000)


Job Category: teaching
Industry: Education
Year(s) of Experience:
Date Posted: September 3, 2000
Listing Source:
Description: Nunavut Arctic College 2000/2001 ACADEMIC YEAR
Gjoa Haven, Nunavut

Term position from September 25, 2000 to June 6, 2001. Journeyman certified cook with five years northern/camp experience, two years teaching experience. Salary ranges from $51,928 to $58,932 depending on experience. Annual Northern Living allowance is $12,933.

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under Article 23 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

Deadline for application: on or before 5:00 p.m. September 11,2000

Send a detailed resume and cover letter to:


Carl Isnor, Campus Director
Kitikmeot Campus
Nunavut Arctic College
P.O. Box 54
Cambridge Bay, NU XOE 0C0
Tel.: (867) 983-7234
Fax: (867) 983-2404

**Only those applicants considered for interviews will be notified.**



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