The Department of English and the College of Arts and Science at the University of
Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track, Tier 2 Canada
Research Chair appointment in Indigenous Storytelling. The Canada Research Chair (CRC)
Program is the flagship of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in
research and development (


The successful candidate will initiate, lead and participate in research activities; compete
successfully for external funding to support this research program; supervise student research
projects; teach courses in the field of study; and undertake relevant administrative activities,
including meetings and committee work. The candidate may also participate in the College’s
Aboriginal Student Achievement Program for first-year students and the interdisciplinary
Certificate in the Study of Indigenous Storytelling.


Candidates must hold a PhD with a specialization in Indigenous Literatures and/or Storytelling,
or the equivalent (e.g., a terminal Masters degree in a discipline such as Creative Writing, and
distinction in writing, research, publication, performance, and teaching in the area), and be
eligible for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are seeking candidates
who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and leadership in research as shown through activities
such as a research project on the significance of literary works by Indigenous authors or on
storytelling in Indigenous communities; an established creative practice (written or oral); funding
success in the research area; attracting and mentoring future researchers; and/or working with
community partners. The candidate must be qualified to teach and supervise within the discipline
of literary studies.


Interested candidates must visit the posting at the following link to view instructions on how to
apply: . Complete
applications will include a detailed curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement
and supporting documentation, a sample of written or published work, and three signed letters of
reference sent directly to:
Dr. Wendy Roy
Head, Department of English
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
or by email to

Deadline: March 22 2019

Please click on the link below for more information:
CRC Tier 2 Indigenous Storytelling U of Saskatchewan.pdf