Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures with a strong focus on Indigenous literary practices and literary studies and on Indigenous pedagogies and ways of knowing as well as with an interest in collaborative engagement with Indigenous communities. Given its location, the Department’s greatest need exists in the area of North American Indigenous literary practices and studies. 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 in this group are asked to self-identify. 

The University of Victoria, one of Canada’s leading comprehensive institutions with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, is located on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University is known for its diverse Indigenous faculty and staff from both local communities and around the world. In January 2017 the University adopted an Indigenous Plan in response to current Indigenous student enrolment and programming, the goals, aspirations and concerns of Indigenous students and faculty, and the wishes and needs of Indigenous community members. The Department of English shares the University’s commitment to supporting Indigenous faculty, staff, and students, and to enhancing its Indigenous focus.

The successful applicant will join an exciting, collegial department with an excellent record in teaching and research in both traditional and emerging areas. The Department is strongly committed to excellence and equity as well as to increasing the diversity of approaches and perspectives in research and teaching. Tenure-track and tenured faculty have a 2/2 teaching allocation. All tenure-track and tenured faculty are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, to maintain an active agenda of research, and to participate in university, professional, and community service.

The appointment will be effective 1 July 2018.


The Department is seeking a colleague who can contribute to teaching and research in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures with a strong focus on Indigenous literary practices and literary studies (in North America or elsewhere) and on Indigenous pedagogies and ways of knowing, as well as with an interest in collaborative engagement with Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will have

• a Ph.D. (by date of appointment) in an area of Indigenous Literatures and
Cultures and Indigenous Literary Studies (in North America or elsewhere);
• a demonstrated capacity for scholarship using Indigenous methodologies in
the study and the teaching of Indigenous Literatures (in North America or
• evidence of excellent teaching or excellent teaching potential with a
commitment to Indigenous and non-Indigenous pedagogies in diverse
• a demonstrated capacity to draw on experiential knowledge in research and
• a capacity to supervise and mentor students;
• a commitment to participating in program development and curricular
innovations, as well as to advocating in these domains;
• an interest in undertaking ethical engagement and collaboration with
Indigenous communities, organizations, and/or institutions.

Related Links

Department of English
Faculty of Humanities
Indigenous Plan
Indigenous Focus
Support for Indigenous Students and Communities
Interdisciplinary Minor in Indigenous Studies

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

Qualified applicants may apply by sending a cover letter accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae (and, if relevant, all university transcripts); a writing sample (or a copy of a relevant publication) along with brief statement of current research interests; and a teaching dossier (with a statement on teaching philosophy and, if available, teaching evaluations). Qualified applicants should arrange to have confidential letters sent from three referees.

Please send applications (electronic only, in pdf or Word) to the Chair of English (Dr. Michael Nowlin) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Application deadline

October 31, 2017

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection in this appointment will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates in this group are asked to self-identify. 

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the
Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

The Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We seek outstanding individuals with research interests in: 1) Neurobiology/Neurotoxicology and 2) Molecular/Cellular Plant Physiology. Successful applicants will be expected to develop a productive, externally funded research program and contribute to student instruction of the department. They will fully participate in our broadly defined doctoral program in Environmental Health Science, which is directed at understanding environmental problems that directly or indirectly affect human health and well-being from molecular to global levels. Likewise, they will provide excellent instruction in our Biology undergraduate curriculum and Master program. The successful applicants will develop elective courses related to their research areas and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Potential synergies with faculty in our and other departments are desirable. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Doctorate in Biology or a related discipline when starting the position on August 1, 2018. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Inquiries for the “Neuro” position should be directed to Dr. Olav Rueppell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and for the “Plant” positon to Dr. Karen Katula (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Evaluation of applications will begin October 15, 2017. UNCG is very proud to be designated a Minority Serving Institution with 28% African Americans and 8% Hispanic or Latino Americans. ( We seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool and women and members of underrepresented STEM groups are particularly encouraged to apply. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/DV employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Visit to learn about our department and for regional information. To find details on application requirements and submit an application, visit and click on “Faculty” (position #974 and #1000).

Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Start Fall 2018. 6 UG courses/year (3/semester). Usual non-teaching duties. AOS: Philosophy of Law or Political Philosophy. Ability to teach Philosophy of Law required. Ability to teach courses in Applied Ethics preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both on campus and online courses such as Philosophy of Law, Business Ethics, Ethics and International Affairs, Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Contemporary Moral Problems. Research or teaching interests in legal, political, or economic issues affecting minorities are especially welcome. Other desirable interests include Philosophy of Economics or International Law. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 1, 2018. Experience preferred, including online teaching. Salary competitive.
UNCG is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate student body consisting of a wide variety of minority students. The two largest groups are African-American, 28%, and Hispanic or Latino Americans, 8%. UNCG and the Philosophy Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

To learn more about this position or to apply, please visit our UNCG Jobsearch website at and view position #13577. Applications may be submitted at this time via UNCG Jobsearch. The Search Committee will schedule interviews for selected candidates in early January, either at the APA Eastern Division Meeting in Savannah GA or via Skype. All applications received before November 15th will be read although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

University of New Mexico

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and Department of Anthropology

The UNM College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Full Professor with tenure, Associate Professor with tenure, or probationary tenure track Associate Professor (as applicable) to begin August, 2018. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on a 5-year term basis (may be renewed), and will also teach in the Department. We seek a scholar who will complement a three-subfield department (including archaeology, ethnology and evolutionary anthropology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate training.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Anthropology or related field has been awarded by time of appointment.
  2. Two years of prior museum employment by start of appointment.
  3. Evidence of an active research program as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and grant funding.
  4. Experience in supervising employees and managing budgets.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Evidence of extensive experience in museum administration, including in a university setting.
  2. Evidence of successful institutional fundraising and development.
  3. Evidence of curatorial and/or collections management.    
  4. Evidence of public outreach to diverse communities.
  5. Evidence of leadership and ability to foster multidisciplinary research to complement existing strengths in UNM Anthropology.
  6. Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
  7. Evidence of an established extramurally funded research program in any of the subfields of anthropology.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.


Applications received by November 15, 2017 will receive best consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  A complete application consists of: 1) letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, 2) a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, 3) five-year research plan, 4) current CV, 5) a vision statement for the Maxwell museum, and 6) full contact information of three professional references. All application materials must be submitted via  Requisition # 2607.  The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Twentieth- and Twenty First-Century Global Anglophone Literatures. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018.

All candidates with research and teaching expertise in twentieth-century and contemporary Anglophone world literatures will be considered, but we are most interested in applications from scholars with a specialization in one or more of the following areas - African literatures; South Asian Literatures; Asian and/or Pacific literatures; Arab Anglophone literatures; global Indigenous literatures; global and comparative modernisms; race, ethnicity, and new media.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Literature or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or soon thereafter and be prepared to teach a survey of twentieth-century Anglophone fiction in addition to courses in their field of specialization. Excellence in teaching and research is required. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching through documented teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates must also have a record of scholarly accomplishment including publications with highly ranked academic journals and presses and other evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by presentations at major conferences, fellowships or other research awards, And strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will also be a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University’s three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. The department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri campus Graduate Department of English, see and

The sacred land on which the University of Toronto and UTM operate has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. It is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Submission guidelines can be found at: Please submit
attachments in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format:
1) Letter, CV, and research statement, and teaching dossier
2) Publications

The deadline for applications is Oct 31, 2017.

Applicants should also arrange for: at least three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referee via email (on official letterhead, signed and scanned) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and; graduate transcripts to the department by Oct 31, 2017.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.