Assistant Professor, Indigenous Peoples and Globalization (York University)

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Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Home Faculty: Environmental Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Environmental Studies

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2007

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Indigenous Peoples and Globalization to start July 1, 2007. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field by the time of appointment or have equivalent academic or professional experience.

We seek candidates with broad knowledge and experience relating to:

(1) the impacts of globalization (e.g., transnational corporate activities, land privatization, cultural imperialism, biopiracy, internet revolution) on Indigenous communities (i.e., their lands, rights, livelihoods, political and socio-cultural autonomy, gender issues, indigenous knowledge); and/or

(2) local, national and transnational Indigenous struggles (political, economic, environmental, socio-cultural) against or engagements with globalization.

Candidates who take a critical interdisciplinary view of Indigenous Studies, Globalization Studies, and/or International Political Economy, and who can draw upon applied/community experiences, are particularly welcome. Also welcome are applicants whose work focuses on the Global South (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America).

FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broaddefinition of “environmental studies” including natural, built, socialand organizational environments and that welcomes diverse perspectivesand approaches. The Faculty has both undergraduate and graduateprograms, and the candidate must be able to contribute to teaching,advising, and research in both programs. More information about theFaculty of Environmental Studies is available at

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval.

A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and three references (email address and telephone number) should be sent to the address below by December 4, 2006.

Indigenous Peoples and Globalization Search Committee
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Room 126 HNES
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3
Fax: (416) 736-5679

Posting End Date: December 4, 2006