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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor (Indigenous and Native Hawaiian Politics)

Position Number: #84121

Date Posted: 08/01/2017

Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins 01/02/2018

Monthly Type: 9-Month

Tenure Track: Tenure track

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding Type: General

Other Conditions: To begin on 08/01/2018, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

The College of Social Sciences and the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have strongly supported the growth of Native Hawaiian and Indigenous politics as areas of research and teaching. At the heart of the College’s vision for a globally-connected Hawaiian Place of Learning lies an ethos of Aloha ‘Āina. The College of Social Sciences seeks applications from interested and qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank to sustain and grow this area of focus within the department and college. We seek scholars who approach Native Hawaiian and Indigenous politics from a critical lens, with an emphasis on engaged scholarship and community engagement. We welcome scholars with interdisciplinary training and research experience.

Duties: Candidates will be expected to teach courses in Native Hawaiian politics, Hawai‘i politics and Indigenous politics; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop and conduct high-quality research, sustain strong community relations for teaching and research purposes, work collaboratively towards solving challenging and complex problems in Hawaiʻi and beyond, support the College’s Native Hawaiian Initiative, and participate in departmental, university, and professional activities, with a particular focus on developing interdisciplinary partnerships to advance the Indigenous politics concentration. The candidate will be expected to strengthen the college and university focus on Hawaiʻi and Oceania. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field relevant to the position, with a research specialization in Native Hawaiian issues [ABD with all requirements for degree completed by date of hire considered] from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. Demonstrated ability to teach on Native Hawaiian and Indigenous political theories and issues. Demonstrated commitment to Native Hawaiian communities and/or political issues. Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research commensurate with time in field.

Desirable qualifications:

Teaching experience with innovative educational strategies, attentive to issues of diversity; Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team in cooperative endeavors; Ability to supplement the Indigenous politics concentration with a focus on Oceania/Pacific Islands, political theory, Indigenous governance, Indigenous epistemologies, environmental politics, and/or futures studies.

Pay range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Electronic applications only. All documents should be uploaded at this link: Submit a curriculum vitae; a writing sample in which you are sole author or primary author; a statement of teaching that includes areas of strength in teaching; a sample course syllabus; a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, as well as how you would enhance the College’s Native Hawaiian Initiative; the names and contact information of three professional references; and official transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire). Questions about the position can be sent to Kathy Ferguson, Chair of the Department of Political Science, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Review of applications will begin Jan 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The University of Hawaii is an EEO/AA Employer.

The Department of History at Columbia University seeks to hire a distinguished scholar at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor in the field of early American History to begin 1 July 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to offer graduate and undergraduate seminars, as well as broad survey classes on Colonial North America.


The successful applicant will show evidence of innovative scholarship and experience with teaching and advising, and have the Ph.D. in hand by 1 July 2018.


Applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):


and should include a letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer--Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University ofThe Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University ofToronto invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure-stream appointment at the rank ofAssistant Professor in Indigenous Studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Law & Society orrelated field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate’sresearch agenda will fall within the field of Indigenous Studies, with a particular focus on theexperiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The successful candidate’s record ofresearch, teaching and service should demonstrate an understanding of Indigenousknowledges, methodologies, epistemologies and pedagogies.

The successful candidate willdo research that draws on decolonizing and other indigenous perspectives and that isinformed by a long-term engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations andinstitutions.The successful candidate will show an emerging record of excellence in researchdemonstrated by: 1) a record of creative and professional work that engages with collaborative/collective knowledge building with Indigenous communities, both within andbeyond the university in various public fora, 2) impactful publications in venues important tothe field of Indigenous Studies (including academic journals, edited volumes andmonographs with academic and other presses, and relevant other outlets), 3) participationin professional and other associations and organizations critical to the production anddissemination of Indigenous knowledges, 4) a commitment to obtain fellowship and/or grantfunding from competitive funding sources, and 5) strong endorsements by referees.

The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to develop an excellent teachingprogram informed by Indigenous pedagogies and be a strong mentor at the undergraduateand graduate level. We are particularly interested in candidates who want to participate inincreasing Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies, and methodologies throughout thedepartment and University. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated throughteaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier outlining ateaching philosophy and approaches to knowledge building submitted as part of theapplication. Finally, the successful candidate must have a proven record of activities thatcontribute to equity and diversity across different communities.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University ofToronto Mississauga and be part of a cross-departmental effort to seed an IndigenousStudies center at UTM. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto. The University of Toronto Graduate Program in Sociologyis a tri-campus program, staffed by faculty from the University’s three campuses, andhoused at the St. George (downtown) campus. There are also a range of opportunities foraffiliation and engagement with a range of institutions at the University of Toronto, including,but not limited to, Centre for Indigenous Studies, the Centre of Criminology and Socio-LegalStudies, and the Centre for Transnational and Diaspora Studies. The successful candidatewill join a lively intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leadinguniversity. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborativeand interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a highlydiverse student population in a context that actively encourages innovative scholarship. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrantIndigenous community, and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted at the linkbelow. Applicants should include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda and theirimpact on collaborative knowledge building, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching dossier(including a statement of teaching philosophy). Applicants should also ask three referees tosend letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, dated,signed and scanned) to mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date of October3, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at: submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file accordingly as coverletter, CV, or teaching dossier.


If you have questions about this position, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. information on the Department can be obtainedat (for undergraduate studies),and (for graduate studies).


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community andespecially 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. Thissurvey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot beaccessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregatedfor institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanentresidents will be given priority. Click here to apply:

Contact: Tynisha Rue
Institution: Barnard College
Department: Religion
Address: 3009 Broadway, New York NY 10027
Phone: 212.854.2597
web address:


The Religion Department at Barnard seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in indigenous religions. The ideal candidate will be a specialist in Native American or First Nations religion, or in indigenous religions in the Americas. The successful candidate will bring methodological diversity to the department, which currently emphasizes literary, historical, and legal studies of religion. We would particularly welcome a colleague with expertise in ethnographic and/or fieldwork approaches. The successful candidate will also be conversant in the broad questions that animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns. All members of the Barnard Religion Department participate in one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.

Complete applications should include a cover letter addressing research interests and teaching philosophy; a current c.v., a short writing sample (e.g., a published article, a dissertation chapter, or the like no more than 40 pages in length); representative teaching evaluations (if available); and three confidential letters of recommendation. A serious research program is essential, as is evidence of teaching excellence.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017. Please submit applications via the Barnard College faculty positions portal at, and referees will be prompted to submit their letters directly via the same portal.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Wake Forest University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of mid-19th century United States history, particularly the era of the Civil War, for appointment beginning July 2018. The teaching and research portfolio for this position includes the period from 1830 to 1877, comprising the Jacksonian era, slavery, the sectional crisis, Civil War, emancipation, and reconstruction. The teaching of an introductory-level World Civilizations course is required. Excellent teaching of undergraduates and high-quality scholarship are central to Wake Forest’s mission. We expect candidates will have Ph.D. in hand by July 2018. 

Interested applicants should apply online at with a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. Applicants must make arrangements to have three confidential letters of recommendation (in either Word or PDF format) must be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Technical problems with submissions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All materials must be received no later than November 1, 2017. Initial interviews will take place in Washington DC at the AHA in January of 2018.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.  Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. AA/EOE