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Faculty of Health Sciences Assistant Professor (Indigenous Health)

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Job Title Faculty of Health Sciences Assistant Professor (Indigenous Health)
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The University of Lethbridge, a comprehensive university with approximately 8,700 students from 37 countries, aims to foster the spirit of free inquiry and the critical discovery and interpretation of ideas.  The University is a vital part of Lethbridge, a community of over 100,000 people located near the Oldman River and close to the Rocky Mountains.  An excellent place to raise a family and enjoy the many recreational and cultural amenities of the area, you will discover a wonderful quality of life that is second to none.
If you are open to innovation and committed to the creation of an environment that excites and ignites learning, we welcome your application.  The Faculty of Health Sciences is an open, fair, honest, caring and collaborative community that strives to provide a rich education grounded in real world practice, drawing from the knowledge and expertise of multiple health disciplines.
The Faculty of Health Sciences has an opening for one probationary (tenure-track) position in the Indigenous Health major. The successful candidate will coordinate the program, teach undergraduate courses, work collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders to review program outcomes and develop, where necessary, new programming, and develop a community-focused program of research.  The position will commence on July 1, 2024.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or be in progress on a Ph.D. in a community health field or related discipline, with a strong focus on health for Indigenous communities. A practice background and applied advocacy and policy experience would be an asset. Knowledge of traditional Aboriginal health concepts and Indigenous ways of knowing are essential. Highly developed professional judgment and professional boundaries in working with students and agencies in practicum settings and experience in effectively managing complex issues across multiple contexts are necessary.  Effective interpersonal and communication skills are required. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level is necessary. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated and deep knowledge of and connection to Indigenous communities, ideally the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) community, as well as success in contributing to anti-racist and anti-colonial scholarship and in planning and delivering collaborative research with Indigenous communities. Familiarity with current and potential collaborations and communication networks between Siksikaitsitapi and University of Lethbridge is crucial.
Academic Setting
The Faculty of Health Sciences currently offers undergraduate and graduate education in Addictions Counselling, Nursing, Public Health, Therapeutic Recreation and Indigenous Health. The University of Lethbridge has a reputation for providing a high-quality education and has been rated #1 for research activities among institutions of our size in Canada. The university website contains more information about our institution. To view additional information about the Faculty of Health Sciences, please visit our website at
You will receive an excellent salary commensurate with your experience, as well as a benefit package, and relocation assistance. Your research will be facilitated by a start-up research allowance. Please visit The University of Lethbridge website to view the economic benefits package outlined in the Academic Staff Collective Agreement,
Employment Equity
In accordance with Canadian Immigration Regulation, first preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. All positions are subject to Board approval. 
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, contact information for three academic references who will be asked to provide reference letters, a detailed curriculum-vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Referees will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters; the application submission will automatically trigger this request to your references. The deadline for applications is June 18 2024.
For enquiries about this position, please contact Pam Smith, Administrative Manager, Faculty of Health Sciences, at
Position Category
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/10/2024
Close Date 06/18/2024
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 07/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Evaluations
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Teaching/Research Interests
  6. Recent Publications
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