Indigenous Faculty Cluster Hire Posting – Department of Business & Administration

Full Time Tenure-Track Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, & Professor (Open Rank)

Start Date – July 1, 2024

Located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, and on original Treaty One land, in the heart of the Red River Métis homeland, The University of Winnipeg offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Kinesiology and Applied Health, and Science. The University is home to approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 340 full-time faculty, 323 instructional staff, and 489 support staff. It has an established reputation for providing a supportive learning and working environment, combining a commitment to academic and research excellence, dedication to Indigenous engagement and success, and connections with diverse communities.

The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce the cluster hiring of 9 Indigenous open-rank, tenure-track academic appointments representing various disciplines and career stages who will contribute to Indigenous excellence across the University of Winnipeg Faculties and to the University of Winnipeg’s commitment to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion through increasing the representation of Indigenous academics.

The Department of Business & Administration in the Faculty of Business & Economics at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for one (1) tenure-track position with an open rank (Lecturer, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor).While the specific subject area is open, we are especially interested in hearing from applicants with teaching and/or research competency in one or more of the following areas: Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavioural, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, International Business, Accounting or interest and experience with other governance models such as Not-for-Profits/Co-operative Enterprise/Social Enterprise. 

UWinnipeg offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs across 6 Faculties and the Global College.

UWinnipeg seeks Indigenous candidates whose scholarship advances learning and knowledge through teaching, research and service, particularly in the following areas: 

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous Languages & Revitalization
  • Indigenous Governance and Development Practice
  • Criminal Justice and Indigenous Law
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Indigenous Sciences
  • Indigenous Health and Physical Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Land Pedagogy

Expertise in more than one area and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

The Business and Administration Department ( is among the largest in the University. It offers both a 3-year and 4-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree based on an innovative interdisciplinary approach to business education emphasizing social and ethical responsibility. The 4-year BBA provides a variety of concentration options.

Expected start date can be as early as July 1, 2024, however this is negotiable. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

While candidates with a PhD in a related Business area are preferred, candidates with professional degrees, and industry, community and lived experience are also encouraged to apply.

Selection will be based on potential and demonstrated strength in research, teaching, and service. We seek individuals committed to meaningful contribution to Departmental governance, respectful collaboration within and across the University, and constructive problem-solving.

The selected candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent research program and contribute actively to Departmental administration. There will also be teaching responsibilities, which may include course development and in-person delivery of instruction.

The selected candidate may be asked to teach introductory business courses in addition to courses in their specialty area at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate may also be asked to teach graduate classes within a new Master in Management (MiM) program. Candidates should be willing and have skills to teach using various instructional modalities (face-to-face, online, blended).  

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include:

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research interest
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations)
  • evidence of degrees or designations (digital scans are acceptable initially)
  • name and contact details of at least three references (Letters of reference will only be requested from short-listed applicants

Candidates who are interested in applying to several areas should identify the areas to which they are applying in their letter and submit separate applications.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to Indigenous focused teaching as well as academic research in a relevant field and service to the University as per our Collective Agreement. We are committed to serving Indigenous communities and welcome candidates who can help foster meaningful relationships between the University of Winnipeg and Indigenous communities.

Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter outlining relevant experience in teaching and research; a curriculum vitae; a research and teaching statement outlining their contributions, or other evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidate’s Indigenous-specific teaching, research, and service.

Applicants are asked to clearly indicate in their cover letter the department(s) to which they are applying. Candidates with interdisciplinary research areas are encouraged to submit to each area of interest. 

This cluster hire search is designated for Indigenous candidates.

Applicants should therefore provide a statement indicating their relationships to and with Indigenous nations, governments, and communities as well as how they self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis).

In the later stages of the selection process, additional steps supporting the verification of Indigenous identity will occur for individuals who are invited to an interview with the selection committee.

Applicants must submit the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system at Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024, and consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled.

We appreciate all applicants’ interest, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Sara Penner, Department Chair, on [email protected]. or Dr. K. Fantazy, Department Personnel Committee Chair, on [email protected].

For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website, and under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, this is a designated search for Indigenous scholars. 

All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to ensuring employment opportunities are accessible for all applicants. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected].

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or [email protected].