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.
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position for the nomination of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice, commencing 1 January 2018. The successful candidate will have a PhD and a strong record of research accomplishment (as evidenced by publications and research grants) in any relevant social sciences and humanities.
The Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice will focus on Indigenous issues in the international context and will be concerned with Indigenous cultural, economic and political demands, rights, and aspirations from the perspective of global social justice. Not only does this area of research seek to investigate the global connections of historical and contemporary challenges experienced by Indigenous peoples around the world, it also recognizes and engages Indigenous peoples as both active agents and claimants of international rights. The perspective of global social justice expands the scope of intellectual inquiry beyond state-bound social justice and international justice between states; it investigates the structures of power and domination that operate simultaneously from the local to the global levels. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated knowledge of North American Indigenous perspectives and issues. The candidate will be a leader in building interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects or partnerships that contribute to knowledge production and mobilization in the area of Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice.
The Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are established as part of a national strategy to foster research excellence. The nominee must meet the requirements for the position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx).
The University of Regina’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (peyak aski kikawinaw – Together We Are Stronger) emphasizes Indigenization as a strategic priority. The Faculty of Arts is committed to taking initiatives in meeting the objective of Indigenization in accordance with the University’s Strategic Plan. The Faculty of Arts is home to about 100 full-time faculty members in fourteen departments and seven interdisciplinary programs in social sciences and humanities. It has major research strengths in the fields of “interculturalism and identity” and “international and social justice”, which provide significant opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research relevant to the CRC’s mandate. The Community Research Unit, which is housed in the Faculty of Arts, provides support for community-engaged research. The Faculty of Arts also closely collaborates with the First Nations University of Canada. The candidate’s research program can benefit from and further contribute to this collaboration.
Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. In addition, the Chair will receive research funding and reduced teaching load for the duration of the CRC position.
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self identify on their application.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL INDIGENOUS STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS 2016/2017
Published by the Indigenous Research & Engagement Unit, Queensland University of Technology, Australia http://www.isrn.qut.edu.au/publications/internationaljournal/
The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies is a fully refereed international journal published twice each year.
Indigenous peoples from around the world share common experiences of colonisation and have been involved in the struggle for self-determination at the global level. Our collective politics have been shaped by our intellectual traditions which inform our work within the academy. The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies offers a virtual intellectual space for the dissemination of international scholarship from scholars across disciplines that include the Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Law and Education in the field of Indigenous Studies. As Critical Indigenous studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field we are seeking articles, review essays and book reviews from a variety of disciplines.
As a refereed journal with distinguished scholars across a range of disciplines on the editorial board, the quality of accepted submissions will be of the highest standard. The journal offers scope for critical international engagement and debate by bringing together emergent and ground breaking research in the field of Critical Indigenous studies from around the globe.
The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies welcomes articles and book reviews. Please view the submission guidelines at http://www.isrn.qut.edu.au/publications/internationaljournal/
Call for Papers: Essays on The Indigenous Everyday
Your auntie dies and you get a letter from the Secretary of the Interior—who knew they cared? You have a fantasy of punching—no, scalping—that guy in the PTA who just said to you: “I have Indian blood too, but not enough to get money.” Once again, you draw the unhappy chore at a cocktail party of explaining what was not cool about Buffalo Soldiers, President Lincoln, and The Revenant. Also not cool: naming a dog “Denali.” Like everyone else, you go home for the holidays. But you also go home for ceremonies to grieve the losses of the last two centuries: relatives lost in battlefields, museums, boarding schools. You say the Lord’s Prayer in your Native language because you can. Not because you believe it. Or maybe you do.
What is your riff on The Indigenous Everyday? How does history live and breathe and sometimes completely ruin the ordinary stuff of life? What do you wish non-Natives understood about indigenous experience, history and culture—the good, the bad, and the absurdly beautiful? What riffs do you tell your friends to get you through? How do you, in Charlie Hill’s words, “turn poison into medicine”?
Our proposed essay collection, I [Heart] Nixon: Essays on the Indigenous Everyday, seeks complete manuscripts of creative nonfiction—personal essays, riffs, mixed-genre pieces and prose poems—that reveal the quotidian pain and ordinary beauty of indigenous life today. We aim for a collection that deftly incorporates humor, history, and individual voice from a range of writers. We invite submissions from writers in the United States, Canada, and the indigenous Pacific. When applicable, submissions should include a short bibliography “For Further Reading” at the end of the piece, as we aim to market this collection to high school, university, and popular readers. No in-text citations, please! The publisher will be announced later this fall.
Complete manuscripts should be formatted double-spaced, one-inch margins, in 12-point Times New Roman font.
Complete manuscripts are due May 15, 2017.
The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia seeks applicants for a one-year, residential fellowship to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research. Research projects must pertain to Native American history, anthropology, linguistics, cultural revitalization, and related fields.
This 12-month fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward the completion of the dissertation. The caliber of the project, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the two most important criteria for selection. The selection committee will also take into consideration the need to be at the APS Library and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area.
A stipend of $25,000 for twelve months will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will also have an affiliation with the APS Library’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.
Applicants will submit:
• Dissertation proposal,
• A sample chapter from their dissertation not to exceed 25 double-space pages,
• A cover letter that discusses the current status of the dissertation and description of the work proposed to be completed on the fellowship, and
• Contact information for three people who will submit confidential letters of reference.
Full details are available at the application webpage (https://amphilsoc.org/library/fellowships/long-term-pre-docs). All application materials will be submitted online.
Deadline: January 15, 2017. Notifications will be sent in April 2017. Visit the application webpage for all details pertaining to the fellowship and its conditions.
Long-Term fellowships are also available in Early American history and in the history of science. Applicants to the long-term fellowship whose work may overlap in these fields are encouraged to apply to these programs as well. Please visit APS Library Fellowships page (www.amphilsoc.org/library/fellowships) for information on all programs.
One- to three-month, short-term resident fellowships are also offered for scholars at all stages of their careers within any field of study which can be supported by the collections of the APS Library. Please visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident for an explanation of the short-term program and its conditions.
The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory is hosting a conference on Decolonizing and Indigenizing Philosophy. I am a member of the APA Committee on Indigenous Philosophy, a co-editor of the Indigenous philosophy newsletter, and serve as the Diversity Chair for the organization and the conference. There are two other past members/associated faculty on the program committee. We conceive of philosophy broadly and invite you all to submit to the conference. We will be accepting both traditional academic and Indigenous presentations. I am requesting philosophical contributions in the form of songs, dance, spoken word, powerpoint, etc. Please consider spending some time with us in the wonderful Clearwater, Fl location! I am including the link to the call for papers below: