University Will Only Give Tenure Position to ‘Women, Transgender, Non-Binary, or Two-Spirit’ People

A tenure track position at a Canadian university is only available to individuals who self-identify as “women, transgender, non-binary, or two-spirit” people, according to a job bulletin.

The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment is looking “to fill a Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor” to “address the underrepresentation of individuals from equity deserving groups among our Canada Research Chairs,” according to the advertisement.

“Because this is a special opportunity for a specific member of the four designated groups, applicant self-identification information will be used for the purposes of screening and consideration,” it said. . .

“The term ‘Two-Spirit’ does not simply mean someone who is a Native American/Alaska Native and gay,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Traditionally, Native American two-spirit people were male, female, and sometimes intersexed individuals who combined activities of both men and women with traits unique to their status as two-spirit people.” (Read more from “University Will Only Give Tenure Position to ‘Women, Transgender, Non-Binary, or Two-Spirit’ People” HERE)

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