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Canada Research Chair


Urban Indigenous Policy

The University of Winnipeg invites applications from outstanding scholars with a strong research profile for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Urban Indigenous Policy. The University of Winnipeg’s Strategic Directions, and Integrated Academic and Research Plan have established Indigenization as a critical element of our academic and institutional renewal. The University of Winnipeg is a downtown hub noted for academic excellence, Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity.  

This Tier I Canada Research Chair will explore urban policy within a broad context that may include but are not limited to the following: Indigenous government structures and formal and informal Indigenous political organizations; treaty, human, non-human and other relations in cities; urban Indigenous organizations, services and political activity; Indigenous ways of knowing and decision making; Indigenous research methodologies, colonial policy, exclusion and racism and their impact on Indigenous government (including “recognition”) and urban experience; Indigenous sovereignty and cities; race, space and mapping/remapping cities; patriarchy and Indigenous feminism and governance; city governance, reconciliation and Indigenization; historical and contemporary issues in the fields of fostering, adoption and child welfare, housing, law, and Indigenous foods and food politics in urban areas; Indigenous ethics; Indigenous language education; cities and Indigenous “resurgence”; Indigenous education (ECE/daycares, elementary, secondary, post-secondary); Indigenous health; historic and contemporary urban Indigenous communities; legal governance frameworks; social and economic capacity-building and development within urban communities.

The Tier I Canada Research Chair in Urban Indigenous Policy is expected to engage regularly with Indigenous scholarship and to disseminate their work to Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will have a sense of their own Indigenous identity, a strong relationship to their Indigenous nation, and a demonstrated ability to incorporate these in their research and teaching at the University of Winnipeg. S/He will be expected to teach at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, supervise graduate students, and develop and contribute to collaborations with fellow researchers throughout Canadaand abroad.

Tier I nominees should:

  • Hold a PhD or equivalent qualification
  • Be a Full Professor or Associate Professor who is expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination
  • Be an internationally recognized Indigenous scholar with a strong record of publications and/or a strong record of equivalent recognition including activity among Indigenous peer scholars and/or in Indigenous knowledge platforms.
  • Have a solid history of attracting competitive research funding, and experience in developing interdisciplinary research partnerships and approaches
  • Contribute regularly to Indigenous scholarly communities and networks
  • Be an outstanding and innovative world-class researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their field
  • Have a superior record of attracting and supervising students at all levels
  • Be proposing original, innovative research programs and using methods of the highest quality

Previous involvement in collaborating with government departments and agencies, non-government organizations, and private sector partners is also desirable.

Nominations must include a curriculum vitae and a statement of research objectives. The statement should be a maximum of 3 pages (single spaced) using Times New Roman, size 12 font.

All external and internal candidates meeting the criteria for a Tier I Canada Research Chair with research interests in the described area are encouraged to apply. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines.

Consistent with our principles of employment equity and in keeping with the University of Winnipeg’s commitment to Indigenization, the University welcomes applications for all qualified Indigenous candidates for this position, which includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Nominations must be received by Friday, February 3, 2017. Please forward to:

Dr. Neil Besner, Provost and Vice-President, Academic

University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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Northwestern University seeks candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Race Studies. Individuals trained in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization are open, and applications from scholars whose expertise furthers connections with Northwestern’s ethnic studies programs, including its emergent Native and Indigenous Studies Program, are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be paired with a senior faculty mentor, offer two courses per year, and offer one public lecture per year. They will also be invited to participate in the planning of events and programming related to Critical Race Studies.

This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment with research funds, starting September 1, 2017. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, three letters of reference, and writing sample. All material will be submitted online at Deadline to submit applications is January 30, 2017. Recommendation letters must be submitted by February 3, 2017. Inquiries about the search may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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Dickinson College invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Native American Studies. The successful candidate should have Native American Studies as his or her major field of research; a Ph.D. is acceptable in a related field. In addition to teaching within his or her field of expertise at all levels of the curriculum, the candidate will teach within a related home department. We welcome interdisciplinary, empirical, and humanistic approaches and the position carries a teaching load of five courses per academic year.

Applicants should enjoy discussion-oriented teaching and demonstrate an ability to create an inclusive learning community environment for an increasingly diverse student body. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically at https://jobs.dickinson.eduPlease submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research, and relevant student evaluations. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the electronic submission system. The due date for completed applications January 15, 2017.

Dickinson is located in Carlisle, PA, twenty minutes west of Harrisburg and a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. A top-tier liberal arts college, Dickinson prides itself on a faculty who combine excellent teaching and research.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Please direct any questions involving the position to Professor Jerry Philogene (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) is
undertaking a strategic initiative focused on environmental sustainability. The initiative
seeks a cluster of three tenure-track assistant professors in complementary social science
disciplines who can significantly contribute to this strategic effort. The initiative is aimed at
synergizing interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach that address important
aspects of environmental sustainability.

Position Numbers: 82680; 83713; 83935
Date Posted: January 10, 2017
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins February 16, 2017
Monthly Type: 9-Month
Tenure Track: Tenure track
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2017, pending position clearance and
availability of funds.

The term “environmental sustainability” in the context of this social science cluster hire, has
three foci: (1) environmental justice, (2) climate change (human dimensions), and (3)
resource management (energy, food, water and land). We seek scholars who approach
environmental sustainability from a critical and biocultural lens, which treats culture and
the environment as co-dependent, mutually reinforcing, and intertwined. At the heart of
the College’s globally-connected Hawaiian Place of Learning lies an ethos of Aloha ‘Aina.
The College of Social Sciences seeks applications from interested and qualified candidates
for three (3) new tenure-track positions at the assistant professor rank.

Duties: All candidates are expected to show a willingness to collaborate with researchers
in other disciplines, and demonstrate a capacity for sustained high-quality research and
student and civic engagement. The candidate will be expected to strengthen the college and
university focus on Hawaiʻi, Oceania, and Asia. Candidates will be expected to teach courses
in their area of expertise as well as in the College’s sustainability-focused program, advise
and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop and conduct research with
interdisciplinary partners as well as internal and external groups, sustain strong
community relations for teaching and research purposes, work collaboratively towards
solving challenging and complex problems in Oceania and beyond, seek extramural
funding, and participate in departmental, university, and professional activities. Other
duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications – Assistant Professor (I3):
Earned PhD in one of the following Social Sciences disciplines: Anthropology, Ethnic
Studies, Geography, Political Science, Women’s Studies, or equivalent field, from an
accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. A record of research achievement
commensurate with time in field. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
areas of environmental sustainability.

Desirable qualifications: Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research; ability to work
effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary team in cooperative, cross-cultural,
interdisciplinary endeavors. Research and experience in Asia, including Island Southeast
Asia, Oceania, Hawai‘i, and Indigeneity. Practical experience in issues of environmental
sustainability. Given the multicultural and diverse context of UHM, we also seek candidates
with a demonstrated interest or the potential to contribute to equity, inclusion, and

The successful candidate(s) will be able to teach and conduct research in one or more of
the following areas:
● Environmental politics and movements for environmental justice
● Intersections of social power and sustainability
● Environmental anthropology
● Extractive industries and urban environments
● Human dimensions of climate change

Pay range: Commensurate with training and experience.


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Title and Rank:    Associate Professor of or Full Professor of Sociology       Tenure-Track

School/College:  College of Arts & Sciences       

Effective date of appointment:  Fall 2017

Position DescriptionThe Sociology Department at North Park University in Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning in the fall of 2017. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required, as is a background in one or more of the following fields: urban sociology, race/ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, sociology of religion, sociology of deviance or criminology. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, academic scholarship, demonstrated leadership skills, social justice, and the ability to communicate well with students and colleagues.   Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and the required essays (please submit all materials in a single e-mail).  All materials should be submitted electronically to:  Sarah Coleman, North Park University, 3225 W Foster Avenue Chicago, IL 60625 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For full consideration, the application deadline is February 1st, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.     

Minimum academic/professional credentials:  PhD in Sociology

Desired academic/professional credentialsBackground in one or more of the following fields: urban sociology, race/ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, sociology of religion, sociology of deviance or criminology

Deadline for application: February 1, 2017 OR until the position is filled.

North Park University seeks to appoint the most qualified and competent persons available who are in harmony with the mission of the university and its philosophy of Christian higher education. All full-time faculty members are expected to be committed Christians both in faith and action. 

Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian liberal arts school of over 3,000 students located in Chicago, Illinois.  The school is owned by The Evangelical Covenant Church ( and seeks applicants with a personal commitment to our mission of Christian higher education, ethnic diversity, and the city.  Over thirty-six per cent of the students are from international and underrepresented American populations.  An equal opportunity employer.