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Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Epistemology/Indigenous Philosophy, University of Alberta

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Epistemology/Indigenous Philosophy, University of Alberta

  • The Department currently has 10 full-time academic faculty members, including one Canada Research Chair, one continuing academic teaching staff member, some 80 undergraduate majors and honors, and 25 graduate students. Scholars interested in learning more about the Department of Philosophy and the research programs of our faculty members are invited to view our Home Page ( or contact the Department Chair, Dr. Marie-Eve Morin (

    Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, homeland of the Métis, and traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of approximately one million. Edmonton is home to Canada’s second-largest urban Indigenous population, with over 76,000 residents who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs ( The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada ( The University also has a large concentration of Indigenous scholars across all Faculties, as well as unique programs and units, including the Situated Knowledges: Indigenous Peoples & Place Research and Teaching Signature Area, a network of scholars which brings together 308 scholars from all 18 Faculties.

  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 04 Oct 2021
  • 03 Dec 2021
  • To have your application considered, please click the link below or visit and submit the following:

    • cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile (2 pages max);
      • Please note: Letters of reference will only be requested for selected candidates. Referees should be prepared to send their letters by early December.
    • curriculum vitae that includes the names of three referees (CV);
    • research statement that outlines main areas of current and future research (2 pages max) (submit as attachment under “Research Plan” option);
    • teaching dossier that includes evidence of or potential for teaching effectiveness. This can include a brief description of your approach to teaching or brief descriptions of a few courses you have taught or would be interested in teaching. Full syllabi are not required (submit as one attachment under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interest” option);
    • at least one sample of written work (submit as one attachment under “List of Publications” option).

    To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within the cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

    Review of applications will start on 8 November 2021.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.