Assistant Professor, Indigenous Scholar Position, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba

Faculty of Architecture
Department of City Planning
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Assistant Professor, Probationary (Tenure-Track)
City Planning: Indigenous Scholar Position (#31221)

The Department of City Planning at the University of Manitoba is interested in advancing Indigenous scholarship and
teaching by bringing Indigenous experience, ways of knowing and relationships with land to the Master of City
Planning program. To this end, we are seeking Indigenous applicants for a full-time, Probationary (Tenure-track)
position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Planning. Duties for this position include:
scholarship in the candidate’s area of interest, teaching core and/or elective courses, mentoring of graduate students,
and service within the University and broader community. The position will commence on July 1, 2023, or as soon as
possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department of City Planning has laid a strong foundation for Indigenous achievement through its partnerships
with First Nations and First Nation organizations, a core Indigenous Planning Studio, and the growing interest on the
part of both students and faculty in expanding their knowledge of Indigenous planning practices. The Indigenous
Scholar position will support the Department’s teaching in the area of Indigenous Planning (any specialization); and
support and build relationships with local communities through the Indigenous Planning Studio. The Department and
Faculty offer openness, support, community, caring, and a willingness to take chances and explore many ways of

The successful candidate will contribute to a growing network of Indigenous scholars, planners and designers within
the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, and local communities. Due to the significant cultural requirements of the position, this position is designated for Indigenous candidates. At application, applicants must declare on their cover letter whether they are Indigenous (First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit). Only candidates who identify as Indigenous and have the support of an Indigenous community, organization or institution will be considered for this position.

The University campus is located in Winnipeg (which has the largest Indigenous population of Canadian cities) on the
original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis
Nation in the heart of Turtle Island. The University of Manitoba is committed to Indigenous Achievement (see the
University of Manitoba’s Strategic Plan ( and Indigenous Community at U of M
( The University is home to a growing community of Indigenous Scholars

City Planning at the University of Manitoba is the oldest continuously running program in Canada accredited by the
Professional Standards Board for Planning in Canada. The Master of City Planning program is studio-based and
most projects undertaken involve collaboration with communities and stakeholders. It is based in the Faculty of
Architecture along with three other graduate programs (Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture) and
the undergraduate Environmental Design program. More information about the Faculty, its departments, and
programs can be found at the Faculty of Architecture website. (

– Master’s degree in Planning, Indigenous Studies, or a related field.
– Ability to teach in the program’s core courses (e.g., Indigenous Planning Studio; Indigenous Peoples and
Community Planning) and/or an elective in their area of interest.
– Active engagement with Indigenous ways of knowing.
– Ability to support students in community-engaged research with Indigenous partners.
– Evidence of engagement with or connections to an Indigenous community, organizations, and/or institutions

Additional Information:
To apply, please submit the following: (1) a cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the position requirements
(2) curriculum vitae (3) statement of scholarly and/or professional interest, including one sample of scholarly or
professional work (4) statement of teaching interest, experience, and philosophy, and the names of three references,
including telephone number and email address. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a letter of support
from an Indigenous community or organization that outlines how the candidate has supported the community and
how they exemplify Indigenous values, traditions, or culture.

Please specify Position Number #31221 in the application and submit all files as a single document (PDF or Word).
Consideration of applications will begin on January 16, 2023. The review of applications will continue until the position
is filled.

Please send application materials to:
Dr. Richard Milgrom, Search Committee Chair
Department of City Planning
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba
201 Russell Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2M6
Phone: (204) 474-6868
Fax: (204) 474-7532

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting
opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been
excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community, including Indigenous Peoples, women,
racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay,
bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation
reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information
and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members
of the search process.

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