Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Tenure-track Faculty

Indigenous Business  

Competition Number: 2017ABL


Simon Fraser University

Metro Vancouver, British Columbia


The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position to build on the School’s strengths in the study and teaching of Indigenous business.


The School has created and established an Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, now in its third cohort, which draws students from across Canada and is the only program of its kind outside of New Zealand. The degree is part of SFU’s wider commitment to leadership in the scholarship of Indigenous issues, and community engagement more broadly. The School wishes to complement the development of globally-recognized graduate teaching in Indigenous business with an equally strong research base. It will be the new hire’s primary responsibility to work on and catalyze that research agenda. Meaningful research in this area will be first and foremost publishable in top academic journals, and additionally engaged with real-world issues and communities or organizations. The development of published teaching cases on Indigenous business would make a valuable contribution as part of the successful hire’s impactful research agenda, but ideally only in synergy with rigorous, peer-reviewed publications.


The successful candidate will have a strong research and publication record, or potential to develop such a record, in one or more of our existing areas of business including, but not limited to, organizational behaviour, entrepreneurship, sustainable development, public policy of business or strategy.  We also welcome the interest of exceptional candidates with expertise in Aboriginal contexts who may have been trained in a core discipline like economics, sociology, law or political science, but who can see the potential in pivoting their research agenda to focus on business and related issues. We do expect candidates to be able to demonstrate familiarity with Indigenous business and economic development. Additionally, the candidate must have demonstrated teaching competence at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or executive education levels, with potential to become a very strong teacher to experienced executive MBA students. A Ph.D. is required by August 2018. Candidates of any rank are welcome to apply, however the School has a preference for an assistant or junior associate professor.


The Beedie School of Business is recognized as a top ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. We have programs at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D. and Executive levels, including Canada’s first Executive MBA program.


SFU Beedie was named following a $22 million gift from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith in 2011. The donation has allowed the school to build on its strong reputation as a global leader in research, while pursuing its strategic vision of developing innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education. The successful candidate will share Beedie’s commitment to diversity, engagement and generating positive change in its communities.


With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey and downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University offers a strong research environment in a dynamic Pacific Rim setting that is ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the world’s most liveable city. For further details about the Beedie School of Business, visit our website at


Your complete application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a published work that best represents your current research profile and teaching evaluations, should be submitted in electronic format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please ask three references to send confidential letters of recommendation directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications should clearly specify the competition number (2017ABL) and the position title. Unfortunately, we are unable to process general applications at this time.


For best consideration, complete applications must be received by the initial deadline for applications, November 15, 2017, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A strong candidate whose job market timing will resolve before November can reach out to us earlier, noting the time conflict. We anticipate the position will start September 1, 2018 or on a mutually agreed upon date.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. All positions are subject to budgetary approval and approval by the Board of Governors.


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The Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER) at Columbia University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies to be shared between the two units. We seek a candidate whose work is attentive to issues of indigeneity, race and ethnicity and grows from an engagement with literary works; these works may include cinematic or other visual texts. We encourage candidates from all relevant areas, periods, and geographies of specialty within the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies to apply. Teaching responsibilities will be divided equally between the English Department and CSER.  Ph.D. must be awarded by July 1, 2018.  

All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current CV, dissertation abstract, and writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages.  Applicants also should arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded into RAPS.  For more information and to apply, please go to   

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous people in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2018 and preferably since 2014. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at  Inquiries may be directed to Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Director, Center for the Americas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.  Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, 860-685-4771, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


IFUSS: The International Forum for U.S. Studies: A Center for the Transnational Study of the United States, at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announces new Fellowships THE 'OTHER' BORDER: Canada and the United States

President Trump's election has drawn increased attention to the U.S.-Mexico border, but it has also resulted in changes on the northern U.S. border. In response to the need to theorize this relationship and its historical and evolving dimensions, IFUSS announces a new project: The ‘Other’ Border.

Up to 5 residential research Fellowships for scholars at all stages of career post-Ph.D., and who are located outside the U.S., are available during February—April of 2018. Perspectives from across the humanities, arts and social sciences are welcome. 

Projects should explore contemporary or historical dimensions of the movement—or impediments to movement—of ideas, people, practices, and goods among and across the populations, state boundaries, or cultural imaginations of the two nations and the nations within their borders as well.

A public symposium will highlight the residency periods which may vary from a minimum of two to a maximum of six weeks on campus, but which must include the week of March 5 –10 when the symposium will be held (on March 8—10). Earliest arrival date possible is February 11, 2018. Latest departure date is April 14, 2018

IFUSS will provide Fellows with the following: campus office space, computer printer usage, economy round trip airfare, simple on campus housing for the duration of the stay, access to our world class library, connections with faculty and students across the campus, and limited administrative support. During Spring Break (March 17—25) Library hours will be limited (typically 8:30am—6pm, weekdays) and no administrative support will be available.

TO APPLY: Please send a 3 page project description and account of work currently done on the project, along with a C.V. and letter of application detailing desired dates, plus one sample of your scholarly work (published or in process, and of no more than 30 pages) to: Dr. David Schrag, IFUSS Program Coordinator at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis commencing August 1 and closing November 1, 2017. Selection will be completed no later than Nov. 15, 2017.

For questions please contact Program Coordinator Dr. David Schrag (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Executive Director of IFUSS Dr. Jane Desmond (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Consulting Director of IFUSS Dr. Virginia Dominguez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN is one of the leading public research-intensive Universities in the United States, home to the third largest academic library in the nation, and one of the most internationally diverse campuses in the States. For more information see:

Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for the following position to begin August 2018. Assistant Professor of sociocultural anthropology, tenure-track, with a focus on technology, science, or health and medicine. We seek a dynamic scholar with a promising record of publications and funding, an active research agenda, teaching experience, and a commitment to the application of anthropology to humanity’s grand challenges. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and growing department.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Conduct innovative research in areas of technology, science, or health and medicine

• Foster linkages with Engineering, Technology, Health Sciences, Agriculture and/or Purdue’s Interdisciplinary Centers

• Demonstrate an interest in applying anthropology to address humanity’s grand challenges

• Teach introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in cultural anthropology and the areas of specialization

• Demonstrate strong teaching skills and potential to develop field-based, interdisciplinary, cross-listed, and/or service learning anthropology courses

• Prepare students for careers and mentor their development

• Show evidence of a commitment to diversity and promoting a multicultural environment for learning

• Participate in departmental and university administrative activities

The successful candidate will show ability to link to Purdue’s programs or centers addressing society’s grand challenges such as the Medical Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts, Center for Aging and the Life Course, Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

Purdue University’s School/Department of Liberal Arts is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Send electronic applications including a CV, a cover letter stating research program, teaching interests, engagement record, and diversity experience, and contact information for three references to: Assistant Professor Search, c/o Brenda Gunion, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Assistant to Head, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2017, and review will continue until filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage:

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.