Academic Appointment for Indigenous/Native American Scholars

Mount Saint Vincent University
Posting Date

Mount Saint Vincent University is conducting a general Indigenous hire in a probationary tenure-track position, and the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at the Mount welcomes applicants to apply to our department for this hire. The Department of Family Studies and Gerontology offers undergraduate and Masters programs, and is guided by a critical-ecological model  ( ) This is a targeted search and is open to candidates who self-identify as an Indigenous Person (L’nu or other First Nations, Métis, Inuit). Preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. For non-residents of Canada, applications will be accepted from candidates who self-identify as Native American.

The anticipated start date for this position is 01 July 2023.


The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment in a relevant academic department or the Faculty of Education at MSVU. Applicants should hold a doctorate or be close to the completion of this degree, however, MSVU also recognizes alternative credentials in an effort to respect Indigenous ways of knowing and researching.

Workload for the faculty position includes teaching and academic advising, scholarly and/or professional activity, and internal and external collegial service.

Organization Summary

Located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. MSVU embraces the diversity of its community and is committed to efforts that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across all facets of the university, within its local community, and in society at large.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate and in accordance with the MSVU-MSVUFA Collective Agreement. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

166 Bedford Highway
Halifax NS B3M 2J6

How to Apply

Applications should include the following:
• A letter of application describing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position- Applications should include statement of teaching and research interests;
• An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
• The names and contact information of three referees;
• Copies of, or links to, up to three recent research and/or professional contributions;
• A statement of current and future research, professional, and teaching interests;
• A statement of the candidate's connection with the L’nu or other First Nations, Inuit, or Métis communities.

Indigenous Identity fraud has become a significant issue. Working on the advice of the MSVU L’nu Advisory Circle, we will take steps to confirm Indigenous Identity as part of the recruitment and selection process.

Applications must be sent via email (in a single PDF) with the subject line “Indigenous Cluster Hire” to: Dr. Brook Taylor, Interim Vice-President Academic and Provost at [email protected].

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.…

Application Deadline
January 14, 2023