Job Description

Candidates should maintain community, research, and/or teaching relationships in Northern regions. Candidates will have a strong record as an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary scholar with experience in Indigenous, decolonizing, and/or community-based methods and methodologies, focused on key challenges and opportunities in the North, from social sciences perspectives, including but not limited to:

  • community and individual wellness and healing;
  • culture and language preservation, promotion, and reclamation;
  • food systems, food sovereignty, and food security, including Northern agriculture;
  • Indigenous, land-based, and/or placed-based education and pedagogies;
  • human-nature connections and relationships;
  • cultural, natural, marine, and terrestrial resources and communities;
  • human, cultural, and wellbeing dimensions of climate and environmental change;
  • archaeology, heritage, history, and culture;
  • Indigenous law, governance, and self-determination; and/or
  • Indigenous and Northern methods and methodologies.

Candidates should normally have a PhD in a cognate area, but applications will be accepted from candidates at the PhD Candidate level (ABD) and who are expected to complete their PhD studies within two years.

The deadline to receive applications is November 12, 2023.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position and related interests and experiences;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • A positionality statement, outlining relations with, responsibilities to, and/or connections with Northern and/or Indigenous lands, waters, and Peoples (1 page maximum);
  • A statement of research interests (2 pages maximum);
  • A statement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages maximum);
  • The names and addresses of three referees (no letters required at this stage); and
  • Copies of or links of up to three recent and influential research publications and/or project outputs;
  • Send applications by November 12, 2023 via email to:

Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, Vice-Provost, Labrador Campus Dean, School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies Labrador Campus of Memorial University via Doreen Best, Senior Administrative Officer Email: with the subject heading: Assistant Professor Applicant_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME

Read more information in the attached document.