Naisa

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

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Elections

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:

President Elect:
Aroha Harris
 
Council:
Caskey Russell
Troy Storfjell
 
Nominations Committee:
Jenny Davis
Jennifer Gomez Menjivar


Sincerely,
Nominations Committee
Danika Medak-Saltzman and Julie Reed, co-chairs
Nepia Mahuika
Niigaan Sinclair
Veronica Tawhai
Adam Gaudry

Annual Meeting

NAISA CALL FOR PAPERS for the 10TH ANNUAL MEETING

Los Angeles, California | May 17-19, 2018

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.
 

NAIS Journal

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.

 

Position Description

 

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.

 

Application

 

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

 

Assistant Professor: Sociology of Indigenous Peoples (tenure-track)
Deadline Sept 15, 2017 (Begins July 1, 2018)

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  The candidate will have a record of demonstrated excellence or exceptional promise in research and teaching in the Sociology of Indigenous Peoples.  The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population and who are committed to working with indigenous students and communities.  We encourage all qualified candidates, particularly Indigenous scholars, to apply.  Visit soci.ubc.ca for information about the Department.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology or cognate discipline at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.

Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2017 at the UBC Faculty Careers website  (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27147). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.