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.


The College of Letters and Sciences and the Academic Council of the American Indian and Indigenous Collective anticipates appointing a Postdoctoral Scholar/Lecturer whose time will be divided between postdoctoral research in their area of expertise (50%) and teaching (50%). The appointment runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, with the possibility of extension into a second year. Salary range: $49,000-59,000 DOE.

The AIIC Scholar/Lecturer will teach one undergraduate lecture course per quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters) in the appropriate department(s), and will also serve as instructor of record and co-facilitator for the AIIC annual colloquium (a 2 unit course that runs throughout the academic year). The AIIC Scholar will be expected to make at least one public presentation of his or her research. Appointment will be made by the Deans of Social Sciences/Humanities and Fine Arts in the College of Letters and Sciences to the appropriate division or departments thereof.

The scholar/lecturer is expected to provide intellectual expertise to the campus in his or her area of training as well as to engage with faculty colleagues in the AIIC and the home Academic department and with students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The scholar/lecturer is also expected to participate in the AIIC community at UCSB during the year in residence.

Ph.D. must have been completed by July 1, 2017.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017 or until filled.

Application process:
Please submit:
• A cover letter describing relevant research, expertise and experience with American Indian or Indigenous Studies.
• A current vita; 
• Three letters of recommendation from academic mentors
• A Statement of past community engagement
• A Statement of Teaching Interests, Teaching Philosophy, and Courses Taught (2 pages).
• (Optional) Writing Sample (no more than 20 pages).
• (Optional) Teaching Evaluations.

Please submit all materials to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00941 on or before the deadline.


 Department of Indigenous Studies – Department Head

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement as a strategic priority. In keeping with its ongoing commitment, the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan is actively seeking outstanding Indigenous applicants for the position of Department Head at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The successful candidate will have a permanent faculty appointment in the Department of Indigenous Studies, and will serve as Department Head for an initial term not exceeding five years. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts & Science. The Department Head is accountable for the leadership of the department and for contributing to the leadership of the College of Arts & Science. Accountabilities include the creation, alignment, and implementation of the department’s teaching and research plans and ensuring the academic quality of the department.

Applicants will have a PhD in Indigenous Studies or relevant discipline, and have demonstrated excellence in administration, research, teaching, publication, and Indigenous community engagement. Priority will be given to candidates who work with Indigenous knowledge, engage in innovative learning, teaching, research, and creative practices. The successful candidate will be a senior academic with administrative experience within a university who values collegiality and who can guide a dynamic faculty complement of ten scholars in their academic careers. As a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies, the successful applicant will be expected to teach core curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, liaise with Indigenous communities and organizations, actively participate in program development and administration, contribute to the ongoing development of curriculum, and maintain an active research program.

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary academic department that offers BA, BA Honours, MA, and special-case PhD programs. We are situated in the College of Arts and Science and currently have ten full-time faculty members with additional associate and adjunct members from other departments and institutions. Indigenous Studies is dedicated to the development of applied and theoretical investigations of Indigenous concerns and strategic community-based research. It is also dedicated to servicing the Indigenous Studies content needs of other academic programs in the university on and off-campus. We are currently undergoing a curriculum renewal process, which includes new course development and course revisions, to meet our renewed values, vision and mission. For more information on the Department, see http://artsandscience.usask.ca/indigenousstudies/.

The College of Arts and Science is at work implementing the calls to action outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report. The University has committed to being the right and best place for our Indigenous staff and faculty. We are home to nearly half of all self-declared Indigenous students on campus and recognize the critical role we play in creating an environment where all students, faculty, and staff feel supported in pursuing their dreams and ambitions.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. There are over 10,000 students in the College and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland and is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of 23,000, including over 2,200 Aboriginal students. Collectively, Aboriginal people make up 15.6% of the provincial population and almost 10% of the population of the city of Saskatoon.

Interested candidates will submit a letter of application, an up-to-date CV, copies of relevant publications, a teaching dossier, a list of Indigenous Studies courses they are qualified to teach, and three letters of reference. The application package must be addressed to:

Lawrence Martz, Vice-Dean Faculty Relations

Chair, Search Committee

College of Arts and Science

University of Saskatchewan

Email the application package to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin by February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled, with the appointment commencing July 1, 2017.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017):

Associate Professor $112,109 - $130,925

Full Professor $130,925 - $152,877

Benefits:

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

For further information, please contact:

Tel: (306) 966-6209

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

“The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.”



Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Studies: Land- and Language-Based Pedagogies and Practices

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Deadline: January 

 

The Departments of Global Development Studies  and Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar(QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in land- and language-based pedagogies and practices.  The position will contribute to the expansion and consolidation of lndigenous Studies at Queen's UniversityThis is a tenured or tenure-track position held jointly in the Departments of Global Development Studies and Languages, Literatures and Cultures with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.  Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment or have equivalent qualifications as an indigenous knowledge keeper and/or through teaching experience, in academic and other relevant (e.g. activist and community-based activities) settings. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment.  The main criteria for selection are demonstrated academic and teaching excellence.

 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the traditions and current trajectories of Indigenous nations of Turtle Island, with preference given to candidates whose experience concerns the Anishnaabe or Haudenosaunee peoples, and who are familiar with either Anishnaabemowin or Kanienskéha.  In selecting a candidate, the committee will also take into account relevant scholarly publications, public communications, and community-based activities.  The successful candidate will have the ability to secure external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the respective departments, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The Queen’s National Scholar Program requires that the successful candidate will provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and will develop a research program that aligns with the University’s priorities.  Information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s may be found in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan.

 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

In keeping with the objectives of the Preliminary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force, we are especially interested in qualified Aboriginal candidates. Aboriginal candidates will be welcomed into an academic community which includes:

  • Aboriginal colleagues from multiple faculties;
  • Indigenous Committees and an Aboriginal Student Center (Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre) welcoming Aboriginal students and faculty members;
  • The Aboriginal community of Tyendinaga near campus.
  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications, awards and grants received);
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Barbra Brousseau, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  At least one of the letters of reference must be at arm’s length, and the letters should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate institutions.  Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.
  • a sample of academic writing or other research and advocacy publications.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

 

The deadline for applications is January 13, 2017

 

A complete application consists of:

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Barbra Brousseau at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Laurie Young atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

 

Dr. Marc Epprecht, Department Head                              

Department of Global Development Studies

Mackintosh-Corry Hall B401

68 University Avenue

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

CANADA K7L 3N6

 

Dr. Donato Santeramo, Department Head

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures  

Kingston Hall, Room 416

103 Stuart Street                                                                                                                   

 

Queen’s University

 

Kingston, Ontario

 

CANADA K7L 3N6

 

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Barbra Brousseau in The Department of Global Development Studies, at 613-533-6000, ext 77210 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.


The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic scholar and educator who bridges theories and practices of interactive media and interdisciplinary research, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: human-centered design, creative coding, new media art, socially engaged design, speculative design, critical theory, queer and feminist design principles. Candidates should be prepared to teach studio/practice-based courses in interactive media design; the ideal candidate will be able to use an interdisciplinary approach that can account for how forms of difference such as race, gender, sexuality and ability are co-constituted through interactive media and design.

The successful candidate will provide collaborative leadership in the campus’s Interactive Media Design (IMD) major, which is jointly offered between the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) and the division of Computing and Software Systems (CSS) in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The candidate’s faculty home will be in the School of IAS or the division of CSS in the School of STEM, as appropriate. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and Masters, MFA, MDes or Ph.D. are required are required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Washington Bothell houses an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole.  Co-housed in the Schools of IAS and STEM, the major in IMD is part of a dynamic digital media production ecology on and off campus.  Along with related degrees in IAS (media and communication studies; interdisciplinary arts) and STEM (applied computing), IMD educates students to become critical, collaborative, and creative media producers, artists, and designers.  In this way, the major contributes to the campus’s broader commitment to the linkage of theory and practice through scholarship and curricula that are relevant to diverse student populations.

When hired through a national search, Lecturers and Artists-in-Residence are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and sabbatical, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members. For more information about the position, the IMD major, and the Schools of IAS and STEM, please visit the campus website (http://www.uwb.edu/).

University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service.  Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement.  UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students.  A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington.  Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for the position; CV; research/creative work sample; and evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier.  Please submit applications through InterFolio via this URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/39306 . Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the process.  Preferred deadline: 27 January 2017.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences IAS at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators capable of teaching production-based courses in the field of Media and Communication Studies.  Candidates will be prioritized who focus on indigenous studies, transborder/transnational communication, or media policy and bring expertise in media production.  Candidates should also be prepared to teach a Media and Communication Studies core course.  Successful candidates will join a faculty that spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and community-engaged research and pedagogy. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of engagement with current scholarship, demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and Ph.D., MFA, or other terminal degree are required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are full-time (100% FTE), multi-year appointments with a 9-month service period and are not tenure eligible.

IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole. IAS houses fourteen undergraduate majors, along with Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics.  IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry.  IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry.  UW Bothell has one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State: 64% of our incoming students are underrepresented minorities or first generation college attendees; 35% are Pell Grant eligible; 8% are international. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach upper-division core courses that introduce students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum. Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Diversity, equity and social justice are core IAS values.  We understand these values as requiring actions that address relations of power and difference historically characterized by the social exclusion, marginalization, and oppression of one group and the unearned privilege and overvaluation of another.  IAS works actively to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.  Successful candidates will show evidence of meaningful engagement with these values in previous teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service, and the potential to address these issues in IAS and/or their field. IAS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

When hired through a national search, Lecturers and Artists-in-Residence are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and sabbatical, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members. For more information about IAS, UW Bothell, and the position, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/.

The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement.  UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students.  A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington.  Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS: CV; statement of research interests and research sample; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier, statement about demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service.  Please submit applications through InterFolio via this URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/39305.  Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the search process.   Preferred deadline: 27 January 2017.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.