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What we are looking for: Quest University Canada seeks applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in Indigenous Studies with a preference for candidates with expertise within British Columbia. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who have demonstrable teaching experience in Indigenous issues in a Canadian context and practical experience working with Indigenous communities. Quest is especially interested in candidates who have significant knowledge and experience in indigenous informed ways of approaching and engaging with local Indigenous communities.


Quest University Canada, which sits on the traditional, unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh peoples, offers an interdisciplinary liberal arts and science degree to undergraduates in seminar-style classes limited to 20 students. Run on a block schedule, courses are intensive and highly interactive. Our faculty frequently collaborate across disciplines in both curricular development and pedagogical innovation. Further details about Quest and the application procedure can be found at


A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Although research, especially that involving undergraduates, is strongly encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply. Hiring for this position is subject to budgetary approval.


(1) A cover letter of no more than two pages. Please address the following: (i) how you would reach an audience of non-specialist undergraduates for foundation courses; (ii) how you would teach one or more concentration classes; (iii) describe a new course you would create for our curriculum. (2) A curriculum vitae emphasizing your experience with teaching, research, mentoring, collaboration, and educational innovation. Please include the name and contact information for three references (letters not requested at this stage). (3) A single-page description of your current research in language appropriate to an educated but non-specialist audience. (4) A two-page statement of your teaching philosophy.

Quest University Canada is a diverse community with students representing over 40 different countries, a range of ethnic and religious identities, sexual orientations, and we seek candidates who will help us further the goal of making Quest an inclusive campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Quest University Canada is strongly committed to employment equity and wwelcomes applications from all qualified peoplen, including visible minorities; First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous persons; and persons with disabilities. Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY | Please send all materials as a single .pdf file to AH.Faculty at with “IS Faculty Position” in the subject line by December 01, 2017.
CLOSING DATE I December 1, 2017. Interviews for finalists will be conducted in January or February 2018.
START DATE | August 1st, 2018

1 Dec 2017
Quest University Canada
Sqamish  British Columbia