Postdoctoral Fellowship Position at Yukon College

July 15, 2016

Title of position: Chu äyì ätlʼet (“The Water In Me”) Post-doctoral fellow
Institution: Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College
City, Province, Country: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Initial review date: July 15th, 2016 (position will remain open until filled)

Position description: A postdoctoral fellow (PDF) is being recruited for this SSHRC-funded project, based on demonstrated achievements, skill, and enthusiasm for northern community-based participatory research. The overarching goal of this project is to discover how a self-governing First Nation can move beyond participating in government-led processes for management of natural resources (via “contribution” of traditional knowledge) towards the expression of an authentic indigenous ethic for environmental stewardship that such policy and regulatory processes could ultimately be reoriented around. The ideal candidate will have skills and experience related to community-based participatory research, traditional knowledge, northern indigenous paradigms, cultural values, language accessibility, archiving, values revitalization, First Nation self-governance, and/or resource co-management. This position is available immediately.

The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to be involved in an established and productive applied researcher-First Nation collaboration. The PDF will be based at the Yukon Research Centre (YRC) at Yukon College in Whitehorse, but will be jointly affiliated with University of Saskatchewan, supervised by the Project Director. This will give the PDF the opportunity to be part of an active, growing, respected northern research organization, while accessing research support offered by the University of Saskatchewan (e.g., journal resources, symposia, subject matter experts). The PDF will also spend time working from the offices of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) in Whitehorse and Haines Junction, Yukon.

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For more information please contact

Dr. Bronwyn Benkert, Project Coordinator                           Dr. Douglas Clark, Project Director
Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College                                 University of Saskatchewan
867.456.8632                                                                                306.966.5405