Multi-Disciplinary Tenure Track Positions - Indigenous Education - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Date of Posting: 
May 4, 2017
Faculty of Education
Multi-Disciplinary Tenure Track Position - Indigenous Education

The University of Prince Edward Island’s history features many intersections with members of First Nations communities. The University has relied on its connections with Aboriginal peoples to advance its educational mission in the province, region, country, and around the world. Within UPEI, the UPEI Faculty of Education has a long tradition of dedicating energy and resources to create programming to support Indigenous students and conducting research with Indigenous peoples. These appointments are subject to final budgetary approval.

The University is seeking up to three Indigenous scholars to join The Sisters’ Teaching and Knowledge Garden.  These scholars will have knowledge in the areas of education and the philosophy of education, nursing and primary health care, community health, environmental humanities, climate change and adaptation, human populations and demographics, sustainability, or other areas of focus within the Faculties of Education, Arts, Science and the School of Nursing. Cross appointments will be negotiated based on background. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in both Education and the cross-appointed faculty, and to contribute in the areas of research and service.

Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is committed to developing caring, compassionate and innovative teachers. We offer 12-month Bachelor of Education programs in English and in French Education. With specializations in Indigenous Education, International Education, and Adult Education, our programs have a strong focus on issues pertaining to diversity, equity and social justice in local and global communities. At the graduate level, the Master of Education degree is offered in both course-based and thesis-based streams. We also offer a PhD in Educational Studies.

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts offers students the opportunity to pursue their education from a diverse and innovative group of Programs. The Faculty of Arts is home to more than 20 Programs and Departments. Its Programs and Departments offer Honours Programs, Majors, and Minors. The Faculty of Arts is also the home the Master in Island Studies program. Arts is home to many nationally and internationally recognized teachers and scholars.

Faculty of Nursing

The School of Nursing fosters an interactive academic environment that prepares nursing students to become critically reflective practitioners, advocates, educators, and professional leaders grounded in the principles of primary health care. Our mission is to generate, advance, and disseminate knowledge for excellence in nursing; to create an academic environment which encourages creative and critical inquiry; to provide leadership to a changing system of health care, and to extend our reach locally, nationally and internationally. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), and an Accelerated BScN program for students with a previous degree. Our Master of Nursing Program has two streams, a thesis and a nurse practitioner stream, which graduate advanced practice nurses expected to engage in leadership to influence clinical practice, academic and scholarly activities, policies, and the nursing profession. 

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers a diverse blend of programs combining innovative learning approaches with practical, hands-on experience on the job, in a laboratory, and in the field. We offer almost 200 courses in 17 different undergraduate and graduate programs. This is science at its best—a cycle of learning and analysis leading to answers that in turn encourage more relevant and timely questions.


Preferred candidates for this position will hold a doctoral degree in a related field, or be near completion. Consideration of candidates who hold a Masters degree and who are also willing to engage in PhD studies at UPEI will be considered. A Bachelor of Education degree and a successful record of school teaching in the K-12 context, as well as in a university context, will be considered an asset. Candidates will have expert knowledge and understanding of Indigenous history and culture. Preferred applicants will have a record of advancing Indigenous education and have a demonstrated ability to bring transformational change through collaboration. To diversify our faculty complement, preference will be given to applicants with Canadian indigenous heritage.

For the cross-appointed position in Nursing, candidates are required to hold a Masters degree in Nursing, have current registration or be eligible for registration with the Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island, and be willing to engage in PhD studies. A background as an educator will be considered an asset.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Karen-Anne O’Halloran, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Education at

Or mailed or faxed to:
Faculty of Education
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 566-0349
Fax: (902) 566-0416

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the above, prior to the closing date. Only complete files will be considered.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that they self-identifies as an Indigenous (First Nations-status or non-status, Metis or Inuit) Canadian.

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2017; however the competition will remain open until the positions are filled


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