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
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, self-motivated, enthusiastic professional for the position of Director for the College of Arts and Sciences’ new initiative, Humanities for the Public Good (HPG). Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HPG will support the university’s leading faculty and student humanists in activities that place inquiry and engagement with the public at their very center. What distinguishes the initiative is an integrative approach, one that seeks not additive or incremental change, but a broad new, unifying vision: a call to action and public engagement. This vision will inform and direct our investments in the humanities going forward, building on the success of existing humanities-focused initiatives and ensuring their prominence at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Humanities for the Public Good will 1) employ new educational models for the humanities that reconfigure education and promote public humanities in the curriculum; 2) integrate contemporary, digital approaches into research and education; and 3) expand public humanities through increased engagement with diverse communities beyond the academy.
The Initiative Director is charged with the overall responsibility for implementing, promoting, coordinating, and facilitating Humanities for the Public Good. The position includes the following duties:
The Director also may teach a course in the College of Arts & Sciences aligned with a public humanities theme, which could serve as a model for other publicly-engaged courses. This would be accomplished through a secondary faculty appointment.
This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts & Humanities, who also serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the initiative.
Ph.D. in an academic field that relates to arts, humanities, or qualitative social sciences preferred. Master’s degree in a subject or field in the arts, humanities, or qualitative social sciences appropriate to the mission of the program is required.
|Qualifications and Experience||
At least four years of experience in a public humanities environment, with an understanding of public humanities and its place in the academy and beyond. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Excellent oral, written, and digital communication skills. Demonstrated project management experience, excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines in an evolving environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, students, staff, volunteers, community partners, and the general public. Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust to job duties as changes in technology and user needs dictate. Strong planning, organizational, and coordination skills to manage simultaneous projects effectively. Ability to develop publicity and marketing materials. Ability to develop and implement budgets for large-scale academic initiatives.
|Equal Opportunity Employer||
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae/resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for at least three references.
Open until filled; review of applications will begin 07/06/2017.
|Department Contact Name and Title||Yulia Strizheus, Executive Assistant|
|Office of Human Resources Contact Information||
Additional information can be found here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/123156