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Instructor and Teaching Chair in Indigenous Perspectives in Engineering Education, Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education

Job ID: 20896

Updated: July 16, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education (CEERE) in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Teaching Chair in Indigenous Education and Engineering with the preferred start date of January 1, 2021. CEERE is focused on the development and growth of multidisciplinary education programs in Environmental Engineering and Energy and Environment with a mandate to bring together learners, educators, researchers and industry participants to benefit from a team-based approach for tackling current and future environmental challenges in Alberta, Canada and worldwide. 

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Instructor (tenure-track) jointly in CEERE and one of our five engineering departments (Civil; Geomatics; Chemical and Petroleum; Electrical and Computer; and Mechanical and Manufacturing). Applicants at the instructor level should present potential for successful teaching and interest in developing scholarship of teaching and learning.

Applicants will have earned an undergraduate degree in engineering and have completed a graduate degree in engineering. A suitable combination of experience and education may be considered. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in undergraduate education, teaching and learning pedagogy, and increasing access to engineering education.  

Applicants should have a demonstrated record of scholarly and/or professional achievement, relative to their stage of career, in Indigenous education, and/or community-engaged scholarship and teaching. A commitment to collegiality and collaborative Indigenous-centered curriculum development and teaching and applied knowledge of Indigenous methodologies and pedagogies are considered assets. Applicants should have an understanding of, and commitment to Indigenous communities, cultures, protocols and traditions. The ideal candidate will be committed to building and fostering relationships within Indigenous communities in Alberta and beyond. 

It is expected that the successful candidate will provide course instruction and also establish course and learning activities in the area of sustainability engineering and integrating Indigenous perspectives within the engineering curriculum. Offering learning opportunities that integrate Indigenous knowledge into engineering aligns with the goals of the Schulich School of Engineering. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of academic programming to increase the access of Indigenous communities to engineering degree programs.

In addition to a tenure track academic staff position, the Teaching Chair will be appointed for a five-year term with possibility for renewal for an additional five years contingent upon favorable performance. 

The appointees should be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).  

The University of Calgary is engaged in a consultative process with knowledge keepers, Elders, and leaders of the Treaty #7 peoples, the Métis Nation, and academics and university administrators. This ongoing process has resulted in the development of an Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p – Together in a Good Way – intended to guide the University’s relationship with the Indigenous peoples in whose territory the university resides, bringing Indigenous perspectives into all aspects of teaching, learning, and research.

The Schulich School of Engineering vision identifies three priority areas: enhancing global research impact, expanding access to engineering and enriching student experience. Applicants are encouraged to describe their experience and vision through the lens of Eyes High, the university’s Indigenous Strategy, and the Schulich School of Engineering’s Strategic Plan in the requested application documentation. 

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):

  • Curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of at least three referees
  • Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (not to exceed two pages)
  • Statement on student learning and success (not to exceed two pages)

Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2020

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events 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. 


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