This role is a 2 year contract and comes with full benefits, and pension.
Working within a team made up of the Director, Managers, Advisors, Research Ethics Board (REB) members, and Animal Care Committee (ACC) members, the Manager, Indigenous Research Ethics will serve as the central Office of Research Ethics (ORE) contact for all researchers conducting studies with, for, and about Indigenous peoples and communities, or animals on Indigenous lands. As a member of the REB and ACC, the Manager, Indigenous Research Ethics will be responsible for ensuring the ethical acceptability of research ethics applications relating to all human participant research with, for, and about Indigenous peoples and communities, and research using animals on Indigenous lands.
The Manager will assume a leadership role for ORE activities relating to the orientation and training of Waterloo faculty, staff, and students in the areas of Indigenous research and research ethics. The focus will be supporting Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers to advance institutional change with respect to research with Indigenous peoples in a culturally sensitive way and promote a culture of inclusion and cultural humility.
As part of the impact theme on Strengthening Sustainable and Diverse Communities, the University of Waterloo, through the 2020-2025 strategic plan, is committed to promoting and supporting Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenous Relations and a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusivity for all. Improving the representation, participation, and engagement of equity-deserving groups within our community is a key objective of Waterloo’s strategic plan for 2020-2025. The selection process for this position will follow the provisions for a special program as described by the Ontario Human Rights Commission to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous peoples and to increase specialized support for Indigenous faculty and staff within the research ecosystem.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, the University will prioritize applications from, and priority in selection will be given to, candidates who identify as First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit, or Métis with familiarity of the diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada, a keen understanding of the historic and contemporary relationships of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, and a strong knowledge of Indigenous research and research ethics practices.
We ask each interested applicant to include a statement in their cover letter if they self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit with lived experience of Indigenous worldviews, cultures, and values, and maintain strong ties to an Indigenous community(ies). Experience conducting research in and working and/or living in a First Nations, Inuit, or Métis community will be integral to the role.
Please note that our recruitment system has limitations: older versions of your résumé/cover letter will be overridden, and therefore, if you are applying to more than one job simultaneously, your self-identification will be available to all hiring managers.
The Manager will be expected to work from the ORE office on campus as the research ethics team does not work fully remotely, however hybrid working arrangements are possible.
Indigenous Research Ethics Leadership, Guidance, and Support
Research Ethics Training and Outreach
Engagement and Relationship-Building
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within our Office of Indigenous Relations.
The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.