Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) UT-2021-231513-001

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) 

The Royal Military College of Canada invites highly qualified candidates to apply for an indeterminate faculty position (indeterminate corresponds to a tenure-track position at other universities) at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) located in Kingston, Ontario. This faculty position would be at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full professor commensurate with qualifications and experience. It reports to the Vice-Principal Academic. The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences from a recognized post-secondary institution at the time of hiring. Alternately, an acceptable combination of education and experience, such as a Master’s degree with significant experience as a university professor is also acceptable. The preferred start date is 1 January 2022.

RMC is bilingual organization (French and English). RMC is therefore seeking a bilingual candidate. The successful candidate must meet the Canadian Public Service second language standard of at least BBB in their second official language.  

The successful candidate will be required to teach courses at the undergraduate level in RMC’s Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) program. Applicants must provide evidence of a strong teaching portfolio and a commitment to excellence in pedagogy. Recent experience teaching at the university level in a field related to Indigenous issues or equivalent experience is required. 

The successful candidate will be required to make contributions through service to the University, and/or the broader community. Specifically, the faculty member will be expected to be a key member of Indigenous initiatives at RMC. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a university environment, use sound judgement, show initiative and communicate effectively both orally and in writing are therefore essential. Similarly, experience working with Indigenous communities or organizations is also required.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program. A high level of scholarly productivity as demonstrated by the publication of work in academic journals or other media in the area of Indigenous issues would be considered to be an asset.

The selection will be limited to Indigenous applicants (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit).

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in PDF format in a single email to RMC-CMR-Prof@rmc.ca by 1 August 2021:

  • cover letter,
  • recent curriculum-vitae,
  • teaching portfolio,
  • list of three references.

Please reference the RMC file number UT-2021-231513-001 in the email correspondence. Applicants are entitled to participate in this appointment process in the official language of their choice. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Dr. Philip Bates, Vice-Principal Academic (bates-p@rmc.ca). Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Kingston is situated on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat nations on the beautiful eastern end of Lake Ontario. This city of 125,000 people is the regional hub of culture, shopping and recreation. 

The Royal Military College of Canada is Canada’s largest federal university. Its primary mission is to prepare future leaders for the Canadian Armed Forces. It employs over 170 full-time faculty members and offers degrees in Arts, Science and Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. RMC also runs other programs such as ALOY. ALOY is a unique one-year certificate-program offered at RMC. It allows First Nation, Métis or Inuit Canadians to explore a university education while learning about leadership and physical fitness.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to a designated group when you apply. Should you require a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application.

In accordance with the Public Service Employment Act, preference will be given to veterans and Canadian citizens. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information.

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