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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 Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Gender, Sexuality and/or Feminist Studies, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.


At the time of appointment, candidates will have completed a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence in Indigenous gender, sexuality, and/or feminist studies. We welcome applicants who can conduct and teach Indigenous community-based and social research methods and who prioritize research with Anishinaabe and/or Haudenosaunee peoples on whose territories Queen’s University is situated. Scholars who attend to at least one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: resource extraction and land defence, violence and anti-violence organizing, health and wellness, Two Spirit issues and identities, global and transnational indigeneity, and decolonization and resurgence.


The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and external research funding. The candidate will also have strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates will provide evidence of their ability to teach existing undergraduate courses, including Indigenous Women, Feminism and Resistance and Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Politics, and to develop new courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment and to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community.


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
• a writing sample;
• three letters of reference to be sent directly to Samantha King, Head, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in hard copy form to the address below.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Samantha King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Samantha King, Head
Department of Gender Studies
D506 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Samantha King in the Department of Gender Studies, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 613-533-6000 ext. 75030.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (School of Human Ecology) and the American Indian Studies Program (College of Letters and Science) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position, open to all ranks in Indigenous Community Studies.

Position Summary: 

This position is for a joint appointment with 50% in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (tenure home) and 50% in the American Indian Studies Program. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged scholarship, indigenous methodologies/evaluation, community leadership, civil society or nonprofits and with tribal expertise. The area of research is open and may include community/tribal health, environmental health, community/tribal nutrition, indigenous knowledge systems, traditional ecological knowledge, community/tribal education, social justice, incarceration, etc. The candidate's research should focus on Indigenous peoples and issues within North America with a particular focus on Wisconsin communities. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a department and a program serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. Native American and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Degree and area of specialization:

Holds a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the units and position e.g. psychology, human development and family studies, social work, American Indian studies, anthropology, education or related disciplines. Employment contingent upon completion of degree. 

The successful candidate will:

- Build community-academic partnerships with tribal/urban Indian communities especially in Wisconsin.

- Maintain a coherent and productive program of research excellence.

- Seek and secure funding to support research partnerships.

- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses (2:2 load) and contribute to program development.

- Supervise student research and provide high quality academic mentoring.

- Participate in shared governance and other departmental and university service activities as appropriate for career stage.

Application link:  

:  http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/496371/asst-assoc-or-full-professor-of-indigenous-community-studi

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/496371/asst-assoc-or-full-professor-of-indigenous-community-studies


The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position in Indigenous Spiritualities appointed jointly in the Department for the Study of Religion (51%) and the Centre for Indigenous Studies (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will have competences in the intersection of Study of Religion and Indigenous Studies, making use of historical, anthropological, legal studies, postcolonial studies and/or cognate approaches.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Religion or Indigenous Studies, or a closely related discipline by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates must demonstrate a deep understanding of Indigenous knowledges, methodologies, and epistemologies, as well as long-term experience and engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep knowledge of the language and culture of relevant Indigenous groups, a breadth of training, competence in method and theory in the study of religion, and will complement the DSR’s successful Religion and the Public Sphere Initiative, adding crucial voices to the discussion of religion and public life in Canada, Turtle Island, and beyond. Excellence in research will be demonstrated through publications or forthcoming publications in leading journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing including a letter of support commenting on Indigenous community engagement.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a variety of courses; for example, the encounter and interaction between Indigenous peoples and European settlers in North America (with special emphasis on Canada); Indigenous spiritualities and the law; creation stories and Indigenous systems of knowledge and methodologies; Indigenous nations, missionaries, and governmentality; Indigenous worldviews and conceptions of health, land and community. Graduate teaching will be in her/his area of research expertise, but it is expected that the candidate will contribute both to the DSR’s strengths in Method and Theory in the study of religion and to the development of the graduate programs at the CIS and DSR by contributing courses on Indigenous philosophies/ways of knowing and spirituality, Indigenous research methodologies, the political and cultural significance of ceremony and protocol. Research specialization within this discipline is open. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching portfolio submitted as part of the application, demonstrated knowledge and experience in Indigenous-based teaching methods, as well as strong letters of reference. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking on the link below.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter, and (2) a curriculum vitae combined in a file labeled cover letter and CV, (3) a sample of academic writing, a statement of research interests, and (4) a teaching portfolio. The teaching portfolio should demonstrate outstanding teaching abilities and the capacity to teach a wide range of courses. It may include, for example, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should arrange for four letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant's teaching abilities and one that speaks directly to Indigenous community engagement to be sent directly by email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to Professor John Kloppenborg Chair, Department for the Study of Religion, via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date. The subject line should say Reference Letter: Indigenous Spiritualities. All applications must be received by December 6, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to Professor John S. Kloppenborg, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Professor Susan Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information about the Department of Religion please go to http://religion.utoronto.ca/. For information about the Centre for Indigenous Studies please go to http://indigenousstudies.utoronto.ca/ 

This position is part of the University of Toronto’s response to the calls to action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report. 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially 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. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Job Field: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Public Health, Dalla Lana School of
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 26, 2017
Job Closing: November 30, 2017, Open Until Filled
Description:

 

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto
(http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca) invite applications for one Contractually Limited Term Appointment for a two-year term, in the area of Indigenous Maternal and Child Health. The successful candidate
will be closely associated with The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) in the DLSPH and the Well Living House (WLH) Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing at the Centre for Urban Solutions at the St Michael’s Hospital. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2019.

We seek New Investigators who have focused their training and early career research on applied Indigenous health, working in partnership with Indigenous communities. Eligible candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as public health, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, evaluation, or be clinically trained (MD, RN, RM, ND, PT, OT) with a relevant Masters degree (ie. Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Sciences). The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of excellence in Indigenous research, teaching, and community engagement, as evidence by publications in leading journals in the field or a high quality research pipeline, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier and teaching statement submitted as part of the application. In-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Indigenous social systems, with a preference for experience is a pre-req

This WBIIH New Investigator opportunity will ensure that a promising emerging researcher in Indigenous Maternal and Child Health is provided the early career support and protected research time to become a leader and advance this field, which is relatively under-developed in Canada. The WBIIH New Investigator will benefit from mentorship from leading scholars in Indigenous health and evaluation located at WBIIH and WLH and immersion in an exciting and world class intervention research project. She/he will be supported to develop and frame their research program in a manner that both supports timely and effective analysis and application of the proposed study results and ensures that they are able to develop their own distinct scholarship through nested research questions and spin-off projects. This individual will also stimulate innovative approaches to applied health services research, mentorship and knowledge exchange in the area of Indigenous maternal and child health within the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the new WBIIH. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching or co-teaching a course in the area of advanced Indigenous health research methods and providing mentorship to Indigenous research stream students.

This position will be funded through a Merck for Mothers Foundation funded grant to the WBIIH and WLH. The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) was established in 2014, endowed with a $10 million gift commitment from Michael and Amira Dan family in late 2014, and named in 2015. It is positioned to serve as the hub for the University of Toronto’s recently-renewed scholastic mission of training students and fellows and promoting research in Indigenous Health both in urban and rural settings that will directly inform policy and advocacy efforts that, in turn, will lead towards measurable improvements in Indigenous health. The WBIIH works together with a powerful consortium of affiliated centres that focus on or provide general infrastructure support that contributes to this area of scholarship, such as First Nations House at the University of Toronto; the Aboriginal Community.

The Well Living House (http://www.welllivinghouse.com/) builds on a foundation of over two decades of collaborative work between Indigenous health researchers, front line health practitioners and Indigenous community grandparents. The WLH vision is that every Indigenous infant will be born into a context that promotes health and well-being. At the core of WLH work is a commitment to respect and apply both Indigenous community-based and mainstream academic knowledge and expertise to advance the health of Indigenous infants, families and communities. WLH is located within the Centre for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS) of St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) and co-governed by SMH and an Indigenous Grandparents Counsel. In the past four years the WLH has acquired $4 million of research funding as a lead agency, supported over 50 trainees and implemented research partnerships with 26 First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban communities/organizations. Core activities include developing better Indigenous maternal, child, and community data systems; identifying and evaluating best practices in Indigenous maternal child health; and Indigenous knowledge translation.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to Melodie Buhagiar, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All application materials must be submitted online. Review of applications will begin after November 30, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.


Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially 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. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.

For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2018 and is subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous studies, with a focus on Turtle Island/North America reflected in a program of research that demonstrates a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, a record of collaboration with Indigenous nations, communities and organizations, and active engagement with anti-colonial struggles in North America The successful candidate will be able to apply Indigenous perspectives to teaching in one of the following areas: introductory sociology, popular culture, or gender and sexuality, in order to teach in the Sociology Program and Liberal Studies courses at the undergraduate level.

The Sociology Department, consisting of 22 full-time faculty members, has a solid and growing reputation for high-quality teaching and excellent, innovative, and socially-relevant research. The Department is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, social activism, and community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Our undergraduate degree program offers a curriculum that highlights the study and practical application of research methods, classical and contemporary social theory, and themes of diversity, inequality and social justice, popular culture, media, and contemporary urban experience.

Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Sociology, the Faculty and the University.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (or expect to do so by July 2018). The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).
● The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/faculty-affairs/collective-agreements/rfa-collective-agreement/ .
● The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca.
● A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

How to apply?
Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:
● A letter of application and curriculum vitae
● Three (3) recent research publications
● Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
● The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Alan Sears at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The review of applications will begin December 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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