Land Acknowledgement

Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok, the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig language, the region is uniquely situated along Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.

For further information about Humber’s commitment to Indigenous education, please visit the Indigenous Education and Engagement website and review our Indigenous Education Plan.

Find Your Spot at Humber  

Humber College is committed to advancing its institutional vision of equity, diversity and inclusion and to advancing the objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and the Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes. In accordance with the College’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this selection will be limited to Indigenous persons. Candidates from Indigenous communities are encouraged to self-identify, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, and Inuk/Inuit, or from other Indigenous groups on Turtle Island including Alaskan Native, Native American and Native Hawaiian people. Internal candidates who are active members of the Academic bargaining unit (OPSEU Local 562) will be provided with consideration in accordance with the Academic Collective Agreement.

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Job Details:

Position Title: Professor,  Indigenous Studies and General Education (open to Indigenous applicants only) 

Status: Full time Academic

Faculty: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Campus/Location: North Campus and Lakeshore Campus

Salary: Academic starting salaries are determined based on qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the collective agreement for academic employees

Role Profile:

The successful candidate will have an MA with preference given to those with a PhD or close to completing a PhD in Indigenous Studies or Canadian History or a directly related field. They will be capable of teaching Indigenous studies courses focused on the Canadian context, as well as Canadian history courses informed by Indigenous history. A new hire who can contribute to both areas will help the department meet the high demand for Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR) courses, while also contributing to the Canadian area in a way that is consistent with our department’s commitment to Indigenization.

What you bring to the role:

Skills & Knowledge

  • engaging and effective teaching skills
  • successful prior experience in online course creation or delivery
  • ability to coach and support students using culturally responsive pedagogies, knowledge, and resources for instructional and educational development supporting both Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners
  • experience managing classroom dynamics
  • strong knowledge and application of current pedagogical principles and technological techniques, including Indigenous pedagogies, a student-focused approach and a demonstrated commitment to fostering innovation and positive change
  • strong knowledge and experience applying decolonizing/anti-racism pedagogical principles, and a commitment to and knowledge of the principles of equity and inclusion
  • ability to collaborate and contribute to a positive team culture
  • well-developed interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills and have a demonstrated ability to contribute positively to curriculum development and delivery

In addition, the successful candidate will have experience living and/or working with Indigenous communities and be well-versed in protocols necessary for relationship-building with Indigenous peoples.


Candidates are asked to submit: 

  • Teaching philosophy (no more than 500 words in length) 
  • Resume 
  • Lesson plan for a 3-hour diploma level class on the subject of Indigenous resurgence and the Canadian context.  

In accordance with the College’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, we actively encourage applicants from Indigenous Ancestry (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, or other Indigenous peoples).  Candidates are encouraged to include a statement indicating if they identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, or other Indigenous peoples) in their cover letter.

We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. If your experience is close to what we are looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.     

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.  


Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.  

Anti-Discrimination Statement 

At Humber College, all forms of discrimination and harassment are prohibited. Students and employees have the right to study, live and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you need assistance with concerns related to discrimination and harassment, please contact the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion or the Office of Student Conduct at

Position Type FT Academic

Work Locations

North Campus 

205 Humber College Blvd. 

 Etobicoke M9W 5L7

Job Family

 Liberal Arts

Deadline to Apply July 28, 2022

Job Posting


Department Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences