The elections are now closed. The Nominations Committee appreciates the participation of all members throughout the nominations and election process as well as those who agreed to stand for election. Your participation is a vital aspect of NAISA’s continued success as an organization.
The election results are as follows:
Jennifer Gomez Menjivar
Danika Medak-Saltzman and Julie Reed, co-chairs
The NAISA Council invites scholars working in Native American and Indigenous Studies to submit proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or film screenings.Click here: https://www.aisc.ucla.edu/naisa2018/default.aspx for more information.
2017 NAISA Editor Search
Dr. Jean O’Brien and Dr. Robert Warrior will complete their term as Founding Editors of NAIS: Native American and Indigenous Studies at the end of the 2019 NAISA annual meeting. The NAISA Council has initiated the search for their successor(s), whose appointment will be a four-year term beginning June 1, 2019. To assure a smooth transition, the new editor(s) will be named in mid-2018.
The Editor or Editors of NAIS give leadership to the organization and production of NAISA’s scholarly journal. The awarding-winning NAIS is published bi-annually through an agreement between NAISA and the University of Minnesota Press. Individuals or groups of two or more are welcome to apply for the editorship.
Please submit a letter that addresses your qualifications and offers a sense of your vision for NAIS, as well as your CV. All applications are due by January 1, 2018. The council will conduct interviews at the 2018 annual meeting. Candidates for the position of Editor should be prepared to attend and participate in interviews at the annual meeting. We strongly encourage candidates to discuss their intentions with their academic administrators (deans, department chairs, etc.) so that they can come to the interview prepared to articulate the institutional support they will receive if appointed to the editorship (for example, course releases, graduate and/or other student or staff support, any additional financial contribution). The new Editor will be expected to be in regular contact with the current Editors during 2018-2019 to ensure an orderly transition, taking over full responsibility on June 1, 2019
Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for the following position to begin August 2018. Assistant Professor of sociocultural anthropology, tenure-track, with a focus on technology, science, or health and medicine. We seek a dynamic scholar with a promising record of publications and funding, an active research agenda, teaching experience, and a commitment to the application of anthropology to humanity’s grand challenges. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and growing department.
Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field is required.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Conduct innovative research in areas of technology, science, or health and medicine
• Foster linkages with Engineering, Technology, Health Sciences, Agriculture and/or Purdue’s Interdisciplinary Centers
• Demonstrate an interest in applying anthropology to address humanity’s grand challenges
• Teach introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in cultural anthropology and the areas of specialization
• Demonstrate strong teaching skills and potential to develop field-based, interdisciplinary, cross-listed, and/or service learning anthropology courses
• Prepare students for careers and mentor their development
• Show evidence of a commitment to diversity and promoting a multicultural environment for learning
• Participate in departmental and university administrative activities
The successful candidate will show ability to link to Purdue’s programs or centers addressing society’s grand challenges such as the Medical Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts, Center for Aging and the Life Course, Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.
Purdue University’s School/Department of Liberal Arts is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.