ATS Career Lecturer
Competition 728

Department Faculty of Native Studies
Posted date April 2, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

The Faculty of Native Studies is seeking to fill a full time continuing Career Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) position in a disciplinary area relevant to Indigenous studies. 

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).  We anticipate a start date of July 1, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.   

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.  Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Academic Unit summary

The Faculty of Native Studies (FNS) is devoted to understanding the historical and contemporary relationships between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal societies in Canada, with reference to the evolving Indigenous societies and cultures locally, nationally and internationally.

Our purpose at the Faculty of Native Studies is to realize broad-based societal-level change through Indigenous community collaboration, academic scholarship, and transformational learning experiences. This goal, while ambitious and long-term in its scope, informs all of what we do. It drives our research projects, inspires our learning environment, and permeates our service to Indigenous communities. We embrace this vision through an expanding range of public education initiatives, a rapidly growing research profile, and as a leader in academic-community partnerships. The Faculty of Native Studies has long embraced principles of Indigenization, reconciliation, and decolonization, centring these ideals in all that we do. The Faculty and our people provide leadership on Indigenous initiatives on campus and across the country.

The Faculty graduates both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with Bachelor’s degrees in Native Studies, Native Studies and Education, Native Studies and Environmental Science and offers a Master of Arts in Native Studies and a PhD in Indigenous Studies.  The Faculty also offers three Certificate Programs: Indigenous Governance and Partnership (embedded with Degree), Indigenous Governance and Partnership (non embedded), and Aboriginal Sport and Recreation (embedded with degree).

Position Summary

Native Studies invites applications for a Career Lecturer, teaching contract starting July 2024. Teaching and Service will be part of the contract. The lecturer will teach eight (8) 3-credit courses, Fall/Winter/Spring-Summer (3/3/2) including introductory courses and other courses subject to individual interests and Faculty needs. Introductory courses include shared materials and support from teaching assistants.


Interested candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s degree or PhD (preferred) in Native Studies, Indigenous Studies, or equivalent, and professional work experience in the area of instruction to be considered qualified. Related teaching experience is strongly preferred;

Those who served as part-time temporary teaching staff in the past with evaluation, if any, will receive full consideration.  Where possible, applicants holding doctoral level qualifications or the equivalent professional qualifications shall receive preferential consideration in making appointments. The Faculty considers previous teaching experience, research and work experience in Indigenous communities/agencies relevant qualifications. Applicants who can demonstrate a lived Indigenous experience and/or Indigenous worldview in their contemporary lives will be given priority. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) Agreement. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online by submitting:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief statement of teaching experience and interests
  • Summaries of previous teaching evaluations if available
  • Please note: Letters of reference will only be requested from selected candidates.

Questions about this position or the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta should be directed to Dr. Chris Andersen, Dean of the Faculty of Native Studies and Chair of the Hiring Committee, at   Review of applications will begin in April and will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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, M├ętis 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.