The Rebuilding First Nations Governance (RFNG) project is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our work with First Nations who are shedding Indian Act governance and becoming self-determining.

RFNG is supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through a Partnership Grant, as well as in-kind and financial support from First Nation and non-governmental organization partners. A key partner is the Centre for First Nations Governance.

This is an exceptional opportunity to play an important role in ground-breaking, nationally important research that is led by and supports First Nations as they reclaim their own laws and engage their people in setting and implementing priorities for self-government. The work is interdisciplinary, touching on Aboriginal law, various aspects of public policy, and public administration. As the project’s first post-doctoral fellow, you will be working with First Nation communities across Canada, as well as a network of Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners and academics. We have a strong crew of mainly Indigenous graduate research assistants, and an ambitious knowledge mobilization and publication program.

The post-doctoral position is for one year, renewable, at a salary of $45,000 with benefits. The starting date is flexible. The position may be held at Carleton University or at one of the other partner universities.

Please submit your letter of application, a current CV, and the names and addresses of three referees to Frances Abele in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University: