Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre
Job posting No 21084
Open to internal and external candidates | Tenure-track Position
Posting from August 24, 2021 until October 15, 2021
As part of the creation of a Joint Research Unit (Unité Mixte de recherche) (UMR) at the Val-d’Or campus of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), the Centre Urbanisation Culture Société of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is seeking applications to fill one (1) position of professor specialized in social science in the field of Indigenous studies.
INRS is a research university offering graduate studies programs. The top-ranking Canadian university in terms of research intensity (grants per professor), INRS has 150 professors and almost 800 students and postdoctoral fellows. Active in research essential to the advancement of knowledge in Quebec and on the international scene, the research teams at INRS play a key role in the development of concrete solutions to our society’s problems.
The UMR INRS-UQAT aims to consolidate a national and international leadership in Indigenous studies. Located at the Val-d’Or campus of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the UMR has the mandate of carrying out multidisciplinary research and delivering graduate training.
INRS is committed to an equal employment opportunity program. Indigenous persons are particularly invited to apply, and to identify themselves as such in their application so that the selection committee may take that information into consideration.
INRS also asks selection committees to take into account career interruptions and special circumstances (As defined by the SSHRC ) which might have impeded achievements in research. Thus, selection committees are better able to fairly evaluate the candidates’ productivity. Candidates are therefore invited to explain interruptions or special circumstances in their cover letter.
While INRS encourages all qualified candidates to apply, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Within the framework of the UMR INRS-UQAT multidisciplinary program, develop innovative research activities in themes related to social sciences, such as:
This list of themes is not exhaustive.
French is the working language of the Institute. Knowledge of English, as well as a third language, would be an asset.
Candidates whose native language is not French are strongly encouraged to apply. The Centre will provide them with all the resources necessary to facilitate their learning of the French language.
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.
Interested candidates should send their application from INRS Web Site including a complete curriculum vitae, a copy of their three most significant publications, a description of their current and proposed research, an overview of their teaching interests and the names and contact information of three references, before October 15, 2021.
Any additional documents that cannot be transmitted electronically but are necessary to complete your application should be sent by mail to the following address:
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre
385, Sherbrooke Street E.
Montreal, Quebec H2X 1E3
Or at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
INRS is committed to promote equity, diversity and inclusion and invites all qualified candidate to apply, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, in relation to the Equal access to employment programs. However, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
Selection tools can be adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you anticipate requiring adaptive measures, or for any questions concerning equity, diversity and inclusion at INRS, please contact email@example.com.
INRS also asks its selection committees to take account of career interruptions and special circumstances when reviewing applications. Applicants are therefore invited to indicate the nature of these interruptions or special circumstances in their cover letter.
The Unité mixte de recherche INRS-UQAT en études autochtones [INRS-UQAT Joint Research Unit in Indigenous Studies] is situated at the crossroads of scientific and Indigenous knowledge. Its innovative action intends to transform the ways of interacting and the relational dynamics between the academic and Indigenous worlds in order to highlight the contribution of Indigenous peoples to the future of societies and to humanity’s cultural heritage.
In the wake of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and in response to calls to action by the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), and the Quebec Commission d’enquête sur les relations entre les Autochtones et certains services publics : écoute, réconciliation, progrès (CERP) [Commission of Inquiry into Relations between Indigenous People and Certain Public Services: Listening, Reconciliation and Progress], as well as those of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the UMR INRS-UQAT fully recognizes that Indigenous people have rights, including that of self-determination, and is firmly engaged on the path to social justice and recognition.
In creating this space for intellectual, interinstitutional and multi-disciplinary reconciliation within which Indigenous voices and knowledge can be expressed and heard, the INRS-UQAT Joint Research Unit in Indigenous Studies relies on the Indigenous contribution to training, research and science, with an emphasis on ethical and socially relevant interactive research practices, with Indigenous peoples and organizations working in various regions of Quebec. Through supporting their initiatives of decolonization, social reconstruction, as well as cultural, identity and political affirmation, the UMR INRS-UQAT builds bridges between advanced training and scientific production, and social challenges, environmental risks and territorial issues, with regard to Indigenous realities and concerns.
The INRS-UQAT Joint Research Unit in Indigenous Studies brings together university researchers, intellectuals, Indigenous practitioners, as well as students at all levels, who are all pursuing a process of updating and renewing research practices, collective learning, participatory methodologies, decolonial theories and Indigenous and scientific knowledge. Committed to the democratization of knowledge and science, the UMR is characterized by its broad vision of the driving force of reciprocity and sharing in the advancement of knowledge, its mode of functioning based on opening up to multiple forms of knowledge, its mobilizing and inclusive mission, and the quality of its collaborations in teaching about social and community innovation.
To transform science through the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems, and to create social ecosystems of collaborative learning suitable for training graduate Indigenous students in various fields of social sciences and humanities.
The mission of the INRS-UQAT Joint Research Unit in Indigenous Studies respects the principles of Indigenous research proposed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC-Link) and operates in conformity with the Tri-Council Policy Statement on the ethical conduct for research involving humans, Chapter 9: Research involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. The Indigenous research protocols will also be considered. The following values guide the achievements of the UMR.
Knowledge co-construction is based on continuous dialogue between researchers and institutional actors. It aims at deepening knowledge to build a more democratic, equitable and just society. Knowledge co-construction is essentially a collective process which recognizes the value and relevance of everyone’s contributions to an enhanced understanding of the phenomena which surround us.
The INRS-UQAT Joint Research Unit in Indigenous Studies promotes an interactive pedagogy and collaborative and reflexive teaching practices. Collaborations may be ad hoc in the case of compulsory courses; however, they constitute the basic formula for specialized workshops.