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 University of Washington Information School seeks a truly outstanding scholar to broaden and deepen our research and scholarship in any area relevant to the information field. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual, who demonstrates excellence in research and education, to join our faculty in forging the future of the information field. The individual should be excited by, able to thrive in, and eager to contribute to our diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment that respects a wide variety of research traditions and methods, and is open to new areas and methods. 
We are recruiting for a full-time 9-month tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (job class code 10116). Applicants must have a Ph.D., JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff dedicated to sustaining leadership in our dynamic and growing field. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice. Faculty members in the Information School teach across programs, and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city of Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 18, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The Information School believes that the catalyzing power of diversity enriches everyone by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and to engage with the world, by identifying challenges, and by discovering, defining and delivering solutions.
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 iSchool prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.
Applicants may find further information about the Information School at Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent that indicates how the candidate’s background complements and extends the iSchool’s mission, a research statement, teaching philosophy, and two sample publications, or scholarly works, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and three letters of reference (preferred) or the names and contact information for three references. Short listed candidates will be contacted for letters of reference.
Diversity Statement
Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.
For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages:
Application materials (PDFs preferred, .zip files will not be accepted) should be sent via email, with “Open Search” in the subject line, to:
Dr. David Hendry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Chair, Open Search Committee
UW, Information School
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840

Position Description

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the American Indian Center (, which was established in 2006 and whose mission is to bridge the richness of American Indian nations and communities with the strengths of Carolina’s research, education, and teaching.

This campus-wide Center advances the University’s overall mission by creating an environment in which research and teaching related to American Indians is strengthened, nurtured, and applied in service to the public.  North Carolina is home to the largest Native population in the eastern United States, and the Center serves as the University’s front door to American Indian communities across the state and the nation.  The Center enables Carolina, as the University of the People, to truly serve the First People of North Carolina.  The Center advances campus diversity and dialogue by facilitating the inclusion of American Indian perspectives, enriching the learning environment of the entire University.

The Director of the American Indian Center has overall responsibility for the activities, programs, and operations of the Center.  Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Strategic planning and research development.  In collaboration with University and community colleagues, the Director gathers information on institutional and public priorities, establishes a shared vision and purpose, and stimulates responsive and innovative programs of research, instruction, and outreach.
  • Program development, implementation, and evaluation.  The Director oversees the planning and implementation of the Center’s programs and scholarly activities, which involve collaborations among faculty, staff, students, and community members and agencies.  Ongoing evaluation of programs and activities is an essential responsibility to ensure accountability, documentation of impact, and continuous improvement.  The Director leads efforts to generate support for the Center’s research, programs, and activities through grants and donations.
  • Outreach and partnership development.  The Director is responsible for academic engagement with Native nations and communities within the state and beyond.  The person in this position collaborates with faculty, staff, administrators, and students from all areas of the campus as well as with alumni and community partners.  The American Indian Center links communities with the research and academic programs of the University.
  • Fiscal and administrative oversight.  The Director is responsible for sound financial management of the Center and its programs.  The Director prepares budgets, follows accepted fiscal practices, and provides timely reports and financial analyses.  He or she promotes the financial wellbeing and economic stability of the Center and secures resources through which the goals of the Center are accomplished.  The Director effectively supervises staff, promoting teamwork and open communication, fostering a culture of scholarly engagement and service, evaluating performance, and providing opportunities for recognition, training, and professional development.

The position requires significant experience and achievement in program leadership and administration and a minimum of a Master’s degree, with doctorate strongly preferred.  The successful candidate will be committed to engagement with Native nations and communities and will be able to communicate effectively and build relationships with a wide variety of partners and constituents.  The Director must demonstrate many of the following qualifications: visionary leadership; extensive knowledge of American Indian culture and perspectives; proven managerial, fiscal, and administrative abilities; an understanding of academic culture, policies, and procedures typical of major public research universities; experience with academic outreach and community engagement; fundraising ability and an entrepreneurial approach; ability to garner the support of volunteers and appreciate their contributions; and passion and drive for the goals of the Center.

The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, and prepares and transmits to the Vice Provost an annual budget and annual assessments of the Center’s and Director’s activities.  The Center’s advisory board supports the Director in achieving the goals of the American Indian Center.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a comprehensive research-intensive university offering the highest academic quality and a culture of achievement and collaboration. Chartered in 1789, UNC is the oldest state university in the United States. The University enrolls 29,911 students, and is ranked in the top five public national universities by U.S. News and World Report.  The University’s fourteen colleges and schools provide instruction offering baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, as well as programs in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, law, nursing, business, and other professions. The University is situated in one of the premier college communities in the nation.

To apply, go to  Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Todd Boyette, Chair, American Indian Center Director Search Committee, Todd Boyette, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (919) 843-2085.  Nominations may be addressed to the chair c/o Debbie Deese, 104 South Building, CB# 3000, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated start date is June 1, 2018, but is negotiable.  This is an at-will EHRA-Non Faculty position with the possibility of an adjunct faculty appointment.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

McMaster University invites applications for the Director of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI). The Institute was officially launched on 1 July 2016 (*details are available in Note 1). The Director will have and maintain a distinguished program of research and teaching record in any area of Indigenous Research.  The Director will be appointed (tenure track or tenured) at the Associate Professor or Professor level to one or more of the six faculties at McMaster University: DeGroote School of Business, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences. The appointment as Director will be for a five year, renewable term, and the incumbent will be supported by a staffed Research Coordinator at MIRI.

The Director is expected to raise awareness, attract substantial research support, educate and advance Indigenous research methodologies. The Director will emphasize and support community capacity building and research priorities, promote and foster innovation, collaboration and partnership, enhance existing research infrastructure at McMaster and build sustainable Indigenous research infrastructure. The incumbent will also support the recruitment, mentorship and training of undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and work to build greater research capacity and strength in Indigenous research across all faculties at McMaster University.  Terms of Reference are available in Note 2.

McMaster is a medium-sized university, located in the Westdale neighbourhood of Hamilton, and boasts 300 acres of scenic property at the western end of Lake Ontario, between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Our 30-acre central campus core is designated for pedestrians and cyclists, and is located just minutes from downtown Hamilton, which is ranked among the top cities in Canada.  It has a geographic proximity to Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest First Nation in Canada, along with a quarter century of collaborative work developing Indigenous educational and research programs.  

The successful candidate will join a community of leading Indigenous scholars from across multiple disciplines, along with an active Indigenous community of students, staff and community members at McMaster.  President Patrick Deane’s principles and priorities articulated in his “Forward with Integrity” open letter (*Note 3) to the University community include:  cultivating human potential; adopting a multi-disciplinary perspective; and engaging our local, national, and international communities.  Furthermore, he has given our researchers the mandate to “build on the work that has already begun to strengthen and support Indigenous learners and Indigenous scholarship.”

McMaster is Canada’s most research-intensive university (Research Infosource, 2017) and ranks among the top 100 universities in the world; placing 66th in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities and 78th in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.  With more than 18,000 universities in the world, McMaster places in the top one percent. These results speak to the inspiring work of our faculty, staff and students, and the University’s unique approach to research teaching and learning – an approach that helps McMaster continue to improve the health and well-being of our communities and the world.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body.  The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community.  Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.  Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions.  One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy a number of both personal and professional benefits.  University employees are offered an excellent benefits package which includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and retirement plan.  Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty who become parents or are needed to care for family members.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests and plans, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness.  Applicants should also arrange for four letters of reference to be submitted directly to Dr. Robert Baker, Vice-President, Research, McMaster University, including two letters that speak to academic and research performance, one that speaks to community engagement and one (in either written or oral form) from an Indigenous elder, community leader or Indigenous organization with whom/which you are affiliated.  Mail reference letters to: Dr. Robert Baker, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall-208, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L8; or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Complete applications must be made online at (Faculty Postings, Job #17370) to the attention of Dr. Robert Baker, Vice-President, Research, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall-208, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L8.

Complete applications that are received by 28 February, 2018 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable but 1 July 2018 is preferred. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

McMaster recognizes the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and In keeping with the spirit of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we welcome applications from Indigenous candidates from across Turtle Island.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.


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The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate or recent postdoctoral student who
has demonstrated a passion for the interpretation of arts and culture in a museum or similar setting. The
minimum requirement is the completion of coursework for a master’s degree. Postdoctoral students
whose dissertations were accepted within the past two years will also be eligible. Native North
American scholars are encouraged to apply.

The selected fellow will be a temporary full-time employee of the Wheelwright Museum with
benefits for 18 months starting in June 2018. He or she will have significant responsibilities for the
planning and implementation of a major exhibition and will work closely with the museum’s exhibition
team. The fellow may have writing responsibilities and will interact closely with a featured artist,
author, videographer, interns from regional institutions, volunteers, and other constituents.
The salary range is $38,000 to $42,000 annually, based on level of academic achievement.
The fellow will not be provided time to write a thesis or dissertation, but will have some funding to
attend conferences and other professional gatherings.

Applicants must provide a statement explaining their qualifications and their background. The
statement must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a substantial writing sample written and
edited entirely by the applicant, and three letters of recommendation. Applications can be sent by
mail, FedEx, or other service, or can be scanned and emailed. Complete mailed applications must be
postmarked no later than February 2nd, 2018; emailed applications must be received no later than
11:59 p.m. on February 2nd, 2018. Mailed applications should be addressed to:

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
P.O. Box 5153
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Emailed applications should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Energy Justice in Global Perspective
The Global Studies department at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a
Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Scholar on the theme of “energy justice in global perspective.”This seminar focuses on the ways in which certain communities are disproportionately affected by
energy regimes and seeks to advance energy justice scholarship with the goal of analyzing and
transforming, at this pivotal time, how decisions about energy development, production, and use are
made. The Mellon Sawyer Seminar award is being managed by the Institute for Social, Behavioral and
Economic Research.

The successful candidate will have a track record of research in energy justice that is interdisciplinary
and global, and have plans for extending this research agenda. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also
assist in all aspects of the organization of a year-long seminar that includes keynote speakers,
roundtables, and public film screenings, and will work with two graduate students affiliated with the
seminar. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be mentored by one of the UCSB faculty leading the seminar.
Requirements: Ph.D. in the humanities or interpretive sciences, including Native American and
indigenous studies, ethnic studies, feminist studies, global studies, history, film and media studies,
environmental studies, or related fields. Ph.D. must be awarded from an accredited university within
the last five academic years. For Ph.D. candidates - degree must be awarded by the anticipated start
date of July 1, 2018. Applicants with experience organizing and hosting academic events are
particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a full time, 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of July, 2018 or later.
Postdoctoral Scholars are required to be in residence for the entirety of the 2018-2019 program.
Sawyer Seminar organizers are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity
and excellence of the academic community through research, professional activity, and service.
Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 18, 2017. If a successful
candidate isn't identified from the applications received by the primary consideration date, applications
received after the primary consideration date will be reviewed. Questions about the position should be
directed to Jana Bentley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications should be submitted via UC Recruit and
should include:
-- Brief Cover letter
-- Curriculum vitae
-- Statement of Research (1,000 words maximum) summarizing the applicant's intellectual interests,
scholarly training, research agenda, and relevant experience as these relate to our seminar's projected
-- A writing sample
-- Two letters of recommendation 
-- if applicant is ABD, one of these letters should be from the dissertation advisor indicating expected
date of degree.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.