Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Position Title/Rank:                Assistant Professor – Indigenous Knowledge and Canadian Environmental Policy

Faculty:                                   University of Toronto Scarborough

Deadline:                                 January 29, 2018

The University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Indigenous Knowledge and Canadian Environmental Policy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed to a relevant cognate discipline depending on their area of expertise.

We are seeking candidates with a geographic focus on Canada alone or on Canada within an international context. We welcome a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches, with the appointment of the successful candidate in one or more of the Departments of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Political Science, and/or Biological Sciences, depending on area(s) of expertise.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science, Political Science, or Biological Sciences, or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and must have a demonstrated record of research and publications centered on Indigenous environmental knowledge and politics or policy, as well as proven experience in community-engaged scholarship. A demonstrated record of experience and engagement including relationship building, long-standing relationships, and possible work with community leaders and Elders with at least one Indigenous community in Canada is required. Candidates must also demonstrate long-term experience and engagement with Indigenous organizations and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships.

A demonstrated record of research and teaching excellence in one of the following fields would be an asset:
* The role and status of Indigenous knowledge in environmental law/policy- making and legal disputes.
* Decolonizing environmental and natural resource governance.
* The legal rights of Indigenous peoples related to land use and title and the relationship with the land.
* Legal standing and political influence of Indigenous communities in international environmental negotiations and organization (i.e. Arctic Council, climate negotiations).
* Indigenous environmental justice movements.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research in Indigenous environmental studies, foster research activities with Indigenous communities in Canada, and may combine areas of expertise across the Departments of Physical and Environmental Science, Political Science, and/or Biological Sciences.

The successful candidate will have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in leading, field relevant, academic journals, or forthcoming impactful publications, presentations at significant conferences, a strong record in Indigenous research methodologies and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing including a letter of support commenting on Indigenous community engagement.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of the core curricula within one of the following departments, or interdisciplinary curricula that links two or more of these departments: Departments of Physical and Environmental Sciences (, Political Science (, and/or Biological Sciences ( They may also have the opportunity to participate in developing new graduate programs at UTSC.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This can be demonstrated through a teaching portfolio including coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, strong endorsements from referees, demonstrated knowledge and experience in Indigenous-based teaching methods, excellent course evaluations, and/or demonstrated superior performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience in leading successful workshops and seminars.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community.

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 A complete application must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and a teaching dossier, as well as a letter of support commenting on their Indigenous community engagement. If you have questions about this position, please contact Ms. Sue-Ann Hicks (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Associate Professor / Program Director, Indigenous Studies

Tenure-track, Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities seeks a Program Director to provide leadership for the newly formed undergraduate Major in Indigenous Studies. Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies; the successful applicant will serve as Director for a fixed period of 5 years.

The University of Victoria stands in the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University’s ‘Indigenous Plan’ (2017-2022) highlights the University’s stated commitments to the enhancement of existing relationships with local Indigenous peoples and pledges to maintain a warm, welcoming, and respectful learning environment that is accepting of Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

The Indigenous Studies Minor was established in 2001 as an interdisciplinary program. Through the development of a Major in Indigenous Studies, the Faculty of Humanities seeks to build on the existing strengths of the highly successful Minor and to contribute to the University’s stated commitments to Indigenous programming. The recruitment, retention, and success of high-quality educational, research, and community-engaged faculty members is essential to the University’s stated objectives and to the success of Indigenous Studies.

Based in the Faculty of Humanities, the successful candidate will join faculty and staff in an established and growing academic environment for Indigenous Studies across the university.  This environment is supported by the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, and Human and Social Development, and comprises a number of successful Indigenous-focused undergraduate and graduate programs including Indigenous Language Revitalization, LE,NONET, Indigenous Education, Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Indigenous Governance, and the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nationhood. The University of Victoria is committed to ensuring the quality, sustainability, and relevance of Indigenous academic programs. Supporting the continuing growth and development of the Indigenous Studies program is a priority of the University of Victoria, as stated in the ‘Indigenous Plan’.



The Faculty of Humanities is seeking an outstanding scholar to provide leadership for the new Major in Indigenous Studies and the existing Minor in Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will have:

  • a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or a related Humanities discipline with teaching and research expertise in Indigenous Studies;
  • demonstrable leadership experience or the potential to take on a leadership position that is committed to student success, community relationship building, and program growth;
  • a research record in Indigenous research methodologies premised on collaborative and principled engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities;
  • evidence of teaching excellence that is grounded in Indigenous pedagogies and practices;
  • a commitment to supervise and mentor students in order to support their success.


Additional information

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement.  Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Contact information

Letters of application, CV, writing sample, and confidential letters from three referees should be sent electronically on or before February 23 2018, to:

E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Associate Dean Lisa Surridge: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Application deadline

February 23, 2018


Equity statement

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from Indigenous communities are encouraged to self-identify.  The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.  Within the parameters of this Limited Hire, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students at The New School in New York City invites applications for a Renewable Term appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the food studies program. We are seeking an outstanding faculty member to contribute to the curriculum and programming in support of the BA/BS/AAS in Food Studies and to the graduate programs throughout the university related to food studies (including those in the Studley Program in International Affairs, Parsons School of Design, and the Milano School).

The successful candidate will teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels that introduce students to the interdisciplinary study of food and food systems. Topics will reflect the successful candidate’s research interests as well as program needs and priorities in terms of curriculum development and course-sharing with other programs. Core courses are designed to engage students in curricular and co-curricular project-based learning experiences that address complex civic and social issues. The teaching course load is 5 courses per year or its equivalent.

Faculty members are expected to produce scholarly work and to engage in professional and/or creative practice appropriate to their appointed rank and areas of expertise. University citizenship also includes rotating leadership roles as well as service to the program, college, and university. This may include contributing to and designing ongoing and emergent initiatives aimed at strengthening the food studies program and university-wide food studies initiatives as well as maintaining relationships with external institutions and organizations, such as culinary schools and activist groups. The faculty member will also participate in the organization of public events and conferences that maintain the high profile and visibility of the Food Program.

The New School’s food studies BA/BS/AAS is based in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students (BPATS) and deeply rooted in the goal of lifelong higher learning articulated by the founders of The New School in 1919. The mission of the Food Studies program is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools they need to engage in that conversation and to promote positive change in food systems through participation in administrative and political projects, interventions through media, communication, and design. It provides an innovative venue of public engagement to establish vital connections and a constructive dialogue between academia and research, local communities, non-profit organizations, media, and food system professionals (including producers, distributors, and restaurants). Furthermore, through food studies, students reflect and intervene on critical social issues (from immigration, to the environment, from food policy to social innovation) in a direct and immediate way, which engages them at individual and collective levels. Our faculty of culinary historians, policy activists, entrepreneurs, and scientists provides students with the tools to be effective contributors and change-makers in food systems. The program also runs a successful series of public events, collaborations with various food-related organizations in civil society, and a visible presence in the media.

Food Studies in BPATS is part of a suite of programs within the School of Undergraduate Studies. The New School is a dynamic hub for rigorous and vibrant programs, cross-college curricular paths, and expanded pedagogies tailored for adult learners. In addition to BPATS, the School of Undergraduate Studies also includes The School of Languages (MATESOL, Foreign Languages, English Language Studies, and ESL) and interdisciplinary programs in Global, Environmental, and Urban Studies.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.


For more information, contact:

Melissa Friedling at


The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, seeks an associate curator of Native American art to research, document, exhibit, and teach with the museum’s Native American collection and to participate in the collection’s preservation and growth. The associate curator participates as part of a cohort of professionals, including a Native American art fellow and an undergraduate intern, in support of teaching and learning with Native American art at the museum and Dartmouth.

Responsibilities include collaborating with museum and campus colleagues to organize collection installations and one major exhibition; researching and writing printed materials including wall texts, brochures, catalogue, and web site content; teaching and developing teaching methods in the galleries and object-study center for Dartmouth students; and working with Hood colleagues to develop and implement a wide range of interpretive programs.

The associate curator also updates documents and web pages; conducts campus and public tours, lectures, and gallery talks; plans and coordinates visits of tribal cultural heritage representatives, elders, scholars, and curators, catalogues objects for the museum’s database, and answers or directs inquiries and requests for information on collections.

Qualified candidates will understand curatorial practices and methodology, write effectively, have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and operate in a team-based working environment. Museum experience building and working with collections, demonstrated record of scholarship and discernment in acquisitions, exhibitions, and/or publications, and a degree in Art History, Anthropology, or related field with an emphasis on Native American art and culture; masters or Ph.D. preferred.

The associate curator of Native American art is a term position, anticipated to extend through at least September 2020, and is made possible, in part, through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

To apply online please go to our job-site at and apply to position #1125853.

Dartmouth College is an AA/EOE employer.


Job ID: 14272

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The University of Calgary is engaged in a consultative process with knowledge keepers, Elders, and leaders of the Treaty #7 peoples, the Métis Nation, and academics and university administrators. This ongoing process has resulted in the development of an Indigenous Strategy designed to guide the University’s relationship with the Indigenous peoples in whose territory the University resides. One of the goals identified during this consultation is to increase the number of Indigenous scholars in leading positions on campus. In addition to Indigenous cluster hires in the Faculty of Arts and the Werklund School of Education, the University of Calgary is now seeking three Canada Research Chairs (Tier II). 

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Politics of Decolonization. We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program leading to excellence in our understanding of decolonization. Themes may include, but are not limited to, the study of political processes that redistribute land from colonial states to Indigenous nations, the revitalization of Indigenous land-based governance practices, the study of Indigenous decolonizing political movements, and gendered perspectives on decolonization. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure).  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Political Science or a related field. The appointee’s research agenda may be grounded in any of the fields of political science (political theory, Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations) or be inter-disciplinary in focus.  A research program focused on Canada would be an asset but is not required to be considered for this position. The successful candidate will be expected to build relationships with the Treaty #7 Nations and the Métis Nation.  This may include incorporating the experiences and needs of the Treaty #7 peoples and the Métis into their research. This appointment will contribute to the University of Calgary’s commitment to create a rich, vibrant and culturally competent campus, one that welcomes and supports Indigenous learners, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in teaching and learning, encourages Indigenous community partnerships in research and academic programming and is appropriate and thoughtful in its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s `Calls to Action’. 

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate evidence of excellence in research, teaching and community engagement, commensurate with academic experience. This would normally include publications in high quality journals, success with securing competitive research funding, and evidence of a commitment to teaching effectiveness and to engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions. The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level must demonstrate a proven track record of research and teaching excellence, including a record of publications in high quality journals, proven success in obtaining competitive research funding, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a record of successful graduate student supervision, where possible. The successful candidate at this level should also provide evidence of successful engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions, including evidence of success in community-engaged projects and scholarship.

The Department of Political Science is housed in the Faculty of Arts. The Department administers the International Indigenous Studies interdisciplinary program that attracts students from across the University. The program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous people’s experience including arts, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, politics, and community structures. The candidate’s willingness to teach in this program will be considered an asset. As part of its Indigenous Strategy, the Faculty has created eight tenure-track positions in Indigenous research and scholarship, across various departments. This community of scholars facilitates cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach by building on Indigenous knowledges, cultures, traditions and experiences developed among, and in partnership with, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. The Canada Research Chair in the Politics of Decolonization will provide leadership in these areas.

Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website, including eligibility criteria.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link and include:

  • A letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including a statement providing evidence of the applicant’s connection to the Indigenous community
  • Three examples of recent scholarly work
  • Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness
  • Description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair

Applicants should also arrange to have three electronic confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover directly to the Chair of the selection committee:

Dr. Antonio Franceschet
Department Head, Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Antonio Franceschet by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)   

Deadline: January 30, 2018

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however in appropriate circumstances, preference in hiring may be accorded to candidates from the groups noted above. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

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