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.

Assistant Professor: Sociology of Indigenous Peoples (tenure-track)
Deadline Sept 15, 2017 (Begins July 1, 2018)

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  The candidate will have a record of demonstrated excellence or exceptional promise in research and teaching in the Sociology of Indigenous Peoples.  The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population and who are committed to working with indigenous students and communities.  We encourage all qualified candidates, particularly Indigenous scholars, to apply.  Visit for information about the Department.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology or cognate discipline at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.

Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2017 at the UBC Faculty Careers website  ( Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at) with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Associate

Job Code: 9546

Job Posting ID: 318636

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. except for the dissertation (and if applicable, clinical

internship), prior to applying. A Ph.D. in the Social Sciences or related disciplines (e.g., sociology, social psychology,

psychology, public health) is required at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrable experience with statistics software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Mplus, STATA)

• Demonstrable experience with quantitative methodologies and analyses for longitudinal data (e.g., growth

curve modeling, latent trajectory/growth mixture modeling, SEM, etc.).

• Demonstrated commitment/experience in health equity research (preferred experience with American

Indian/First Nations/Indigenous communities)

• Scholarly training and experience (e.g., scientific writing, publishing, presenting) in one or more of the

following content areas: gender and health, substance use/abuse, American Indian/First Nations/Indigenous


• Strong scientific writing skills, as evidenced by publication experience

• Training and/or experience in community-based participatory research (CBPR)

• Demonstrated ability to be personable, flexible, and well-organized

• Ability to work well with diverse populations



The Healing Pathways project at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is seeking a postdoctoral

associate to conduct research under the scope of community-based participatory research with American

Indian and First Nations communities. The candidate will be working on the NIDA funded Healing Pathways study

examining trajectories of substance use, mental health, and wellbeing among Indigenous young adults. Dr. Melissa

Walls (PhD, Sociology; Bois Forte & Couchiching First Nation Ojibwe) serves as the PI to the Healing Pathways study

and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences.

• Data Analysis & Interpretation (60%)

• Communications (20%)

• Project Management Assistance (10%)

• Didactic Activities (10%)

Apply at the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website:

  • External Faculty and Staff Applicants’
  • Search by Job Code “318636” or by Duluth location
  • Applications must be submitted online. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online. Application for the position and attach your curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, and letters of support from two references.
  • Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Queen’s University invites nominations and applications from dynamic and visionary leaders for the newly-titled position of Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) (VPRI).  As a staunch champion of fundamental and translational research, innovation and creativity, the VPRI will leverage the University’s existing strengths to enhance research excellence at Queen’s.


Research prominence is a pillar of Queen’s Strategic Framework and plays a critical role in the University’s ability to contribute knowledge and ideas to Canada and to the world. Queen’s is home to Canada’s most recent Nobel Prize winner, 41 Canada Research Chair (CRC) holders, a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC), a Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) award and, as documented in Maclean’s, ranks second in the country for number of major awards granted per full-time faculty member. An ambitious 5-year faculty renewal plan has been launched to further research and academic excellence. Innovation Park, the Office of Partnerships and Innovation, and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre are actively building an innovation ecosystem for Eastern Ontario and global hubs for innovation. A Medical-Doctoral University with a Law School, Business School and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen’s offers a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate research-based programs in areas such as physics, chemistry, cancer research, geosciences, environment and biodiversity, education, social determinants of health, surveillance studies, and art history and art conservation.


Reporting to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) is responsible for campus-wide advancement of the University’s research enterprise, providing leadership that ensures the highest standards of research, innovation, scholarship and interdisciplinary collaboration. As a key member of Queen’s executive team, the VPRI promotes the University’s standing as a leading research institution engaged in high-quality scholarship of national and international significance, and strengthens the University’s relationship with funding councils, industry partners, government, and affiliated hospitals. The VPRI leads, and is supported by, an accomplished and motivated team, and is responsible for employee engagement and development.

The successful candidate has outstanding academic credentials and a distinguished record of scholarship, a track record of academic administrative experience, success with diversity and inclusion initiatives, and experience mentoring and developing research excellence in faculty and students. The University is looking for an individual who can develop and execute a vision, is an effective communicator, and actively fosters a culture of inclusion and collaboration both internally and externally.  


The University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories. Queen’s University is located in historic Kingston, which consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada and is at the midpoint between Montreal, Toronto, and the nation’s capital. For more information about Queen’s, celebrating over 175 years, visit


The appointment, which is renewable, is for five years. Consideration of candidates will commence mid-August 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Jane Griffith or Jason Murray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons.


Support will be provided to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process, including accommodation that takes into account accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the process, including accommodation for a disability, please contact Odgers Berndtson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 416-366-1990.

**Please note the deadline is July 26th with interview in August and start date no later than December 2018. This application is minimal. 

Indigenous Nationhood- Canada 150 Research Chairs for Internationally Based Researchers and Scholars

The University of Victoria consistently holds a place in the top 1% of universities worldwide (according to international Leiden University Rankings) and is the top-ranked university in Canada for international collaboration. This large research footprint for its size stems from UVic’s ongoing investment and strategic concentration in key specialized research areas

The University of Victoria invites applications from outstanding scholars in the following research areas to submit expressions of interest to be nominated for the Canada 150 Research Chair program:

1.    Materials Science
2.    Translational Proteomics
3.    Energy Systems
4.    Indigenous Nationhood 
5.    Performance and Cultural Studies
6.    Oceans and Climate
7.    Data Science 

To be eligible, scholars must currently be living and working outside of Canada. Expatriate Canadians wishing to relocate to Canada are welcome to apply. 

The Chairs will be full-time tenure or tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Appointments will be made to an appropriate academic department/school at UVic. Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent degree with significant relevant professional experience. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful nominees will have track records of outstanding academic achievements, evidenced by, for example: high impact publications, success in attracting peer-reviewed research funding, proven excellence in teaching, major honours and awards, and/or demonstrated results in translational research activities.

Successful applicants would commence their appointments, at the latest, by December 2018.  Details of the Canada150 program are available at 

Scholars are invited to apply until 12pm PDT July 26th, 2017. UVic will begin the consideration of qualified applicants on July 19th. In special circumstances, submission of late expressions of interest consistent with the program’s registration deadline may also be considered.  

Expressions of interest should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of current and future research interests related to one of the seven targeted research areas [250 words]. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for 8 international experts who could serve as reviewers of their applications and who have no potential conflict of interest.

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. 

Persons 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 University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Please submit applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be assessed and forwarded to the relevant departments for consideration.

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.

More information on the Canada 150 chair program can be found at

The Program in American Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time position in Native American Studies, to begin July 1, 2018.  Our expectation is to make a tenure-track hire, at the rank of assistant professor, but we are also open to making a senior appointment.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or in a related discipline, but period and research specialization are open.  The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in Native American Studies and American Studies.


The American Studies program at Williams, among the oldest in the US, strongly values interdisciplinary work and is one of the college’s key sites for comparative work on race, ethnicity, and diaspora; we are deeply committed to building Native American Studies not only within the unit but at the college more broadly.  We value the diversity of our program faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations.  Information about the program can be found at:

Please send the following application materials to the program chair, Mark Reinhardt, via Interfolio a letter of application, which includes a summary of current scholarship, teaching experience, and any additional relevant information for the search committee; a curriculum vita; a separate brief description of two or three courses you would be especially interested in teaching; an article-length writing sample; and three letters of recommendation.  The deadline for receipt of materials is October 15, 2017.   All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Further information is available at:

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.   Widely recognized as one of the leading undergraduate institutions in the US, the college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students.  Please visit the Williams website (  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.