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.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES. The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Native American Studies. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States as well as those who use comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, new media, or heritage language revitalization (especially Ojibwe or other Algonquian languages) are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American studies will receive full consideration.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.  A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences is required prior to appointment. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.


Application Deadline for full consideration is September 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Candidates should submit application materials via email attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. under the subject line “NAS Position.” Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

  1. Cover Letter addressed to the Chair, NAS Search Committee

Please be sure the cover letter includes: Your name and address; your email address and phone number

  1. Curriculum Vitae

Please be sure your CV includes:
College attended and degree obtained
Graduate institution, degree obtained and name of Ph.D. advisor
Post-doctoral institution and name of mentor (if applicable)
Honors received
Research and Teaching Experience
List of publications

  1. Statement of current and future research plans
  2. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence: institutional teaching evaluations, course syllabi, teaching awards
  5. Statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion in Academia (limit to 2 pages).

Recommendation Letters: Applicants should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

Confirmation: Upon receipt of your application you can expect an email acknowledgment with a request and instructions to submit a voluntary survey to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.  

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Five (5) Tenure-Track Positions, Open Field President's Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program

Deadline Date: 
 Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations – the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi.
In keeping with the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Universities Canada Principles of Indigenous Education, the University of Windsor has established the President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program. Through this program, the University will appoint five Indigenous scholars to tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level across a range of disciplines. The term “Indigenous Peoples Scholars” refers to scholars who self-identify as Indigenous (i.e., First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).
The five positions are unrestricted in discipline or teaching and research areas. Interested Indigenous scholars will normally hold a terminal degree in their discipline(s) or be close to completion by the time of appointment; however, individuals holding a graduate degree and significant professional or creative experience are encouraged to apply. For more details on specific departments and faculties, and the undergraduate and graduate programs they offer, please go to the University website at
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with approximately 12,000 undergraduate and 3000 graduate students. The University is located in the southernmost part of Ontario and enjoys unrivalled cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities for faculty and students.
Application Requirements
To apply for consideration for one of these positions, please provide:
  • a letter of application, in which you identify as an Indigenous scholar – along with your community connection – and the academic discipline(s) to which you wish to be appointed, outlining strengths in teaching and research / scholarship / creative endeavours as well as potential for academic achievement;
  • detailed curriculum vitae, including the names of three referees;
  • a statement of research / scholarship / creative interests and plans; and
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that may include sample course syllabi or outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete the online application ( found on the job advertisement, before November 1, 2017.  Applications will continue to be received after November, and consideration of candidates will continue until all positions are filled.


When completing the online application, please reference:

Position Number: President's Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program 

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments.  In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  
If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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With over 25,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students, and 1,400 faculty members, McMaster University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, and is known for its deep commitment to creativity, innovation, and excellence. The University is recognized internationally for its focus on students, and for its exceptional scholarship and teaching. McMaster is home to six faculties (Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science). The University itself is a diverse community, situated within one of the most diverse cities in Canada. McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.  For more information about McMaster, visit


Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the newly created Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion) (VPEI) has over-arching responsibility for the promotion, development, coordination, and support of initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusivity at McMaster. The VPEI plays a central role in educational and awareness-raising initiatives; has a broad mandate to identify and address campus-wide systemic issues; supports the development and implementation of relevant policies and processes; and, ensures that the values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity are infused into the day-to-day work and life of the University.  


As a key member of McMaster’s leadership team, the new VPEI will be conversant on issues of diversity, social justice, inclusivity, and equity, and will bring an inspiring vision to McMaster University that will galvanize the community in pursuit of these goals. The new Vice-Provost must have exceptional communication and facilitation skills; be skilled at engaging in matters that require sensitivity, empathy, and creative problem-solving across a diverse community; and, be unwavering in their commitment to advancing a culture of shared responsibility and accountability across campus.  The VPEI must be appointable at the rank of Associate or Professor, and will – ideally – have a scholarly background that demonstrates their commitment to diversity and inclusion.


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, Indigenous persons, members of racialized communities, and LGBTQ+ persons.


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.


Applicants will be invited to complete a brief voluntary diversity survey. All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the search committee. The results of the survey are for institutional planning purposes, and support our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Consideration of candidates will begin in mid-September 2017. Please respond with a letter and c.v. to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, self-motivated, enthusiastic professional for the position of Director for the College of Arts and Sciences’ new initiative, Humanities for the Public Good (HPG). Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HPG will support the university’s leading faculty and student humanists in activities that place inquiry and engagement with the public at their very center. What distinguishes the initiative is an integrative approach, one that seeks not additive or incremental change, but a broad new, unifying vision: a call to action and public engagement. This vision will inform and direct our investments in the humanities going forward, building on the success of existing humanities-focused initiatives and ensuring their prominence at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Humanities for the Public Good will 1) employ new educational models for the humanities that reconfigure education and promote public humanities in the curriculum; 2) integrate contemporary, digital approaches into research and education; and 3) expand public humanities through increased engagement with diverse communities beyond the academy.

The Initiative Director is charged with the overall responsibility for implementing, promoting, coordinating, and facilitating Humanities for the Public Good. The position includes the following duties:
- contributing intellectual insight to discussions around overall program direction; 
- meeting with humanities chairs, faculty, staff, students, and community partners to plan goals and programs of the initiative;
- creating and leading a steering committee for the new initiative with the project’s primary investigator, the Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts & Humanities; 
- conducting an extensive survey of the activities, courses, and programming already in place that encompasses work related to the public engagement at the heart of HPG, creating a comprehensive baseline of public humanities activities at UNC-Chapel Hill; 
- playing a central role in identifying, nurturing, and organizing the broad thematic work which will be showcased in biennial symposia;
- participating in the selection of recipients for programmatic funding (including project awards, travel awards, course development grants, graduate student top-up funding); 
- proactively cultivating beneficial connections with other efforts at UNC-Chapel Hill that have common ground with Humanities for the Public Good, promoting synergies between already established publicly-focused programming; 
- identifying imaginative ways to promote the initiative on campus and to the wider public; 
- assisting faculty working in public humanities to connect with resources that will help them secure external funding for research, teaching, and service; 
- providing HPG’s written and electronic communications with external audiences and internal University constituencies, creating content for a webpage.

The Director also may teach a course in the College of Arts & Sciences aligned with a public humanities theme, which could serve as a model for other publicly-engaged courses. This would be accomplished through a secondary faculty appointment.

This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts & Humanities, who also serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the initiative.

Educational Requirements

Ph.D. in an academic field that relates to arts, humanities, or qualitative social sciences preferred. Master’s degree in a subject or field in the arts, humanities, or qualitative social sciences appropriate to the mission of the program is required.

Qualifications and Experience

At least four years of experience in a public humanities environment, with an understanding of public humanities and its place in the academy and beyond. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Excellent oral, written, and digital communication skills. Demonstrated project management experience, excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines in an evolving environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, students, staff, volunteers, community partners, and the general public. Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust to job duties as changes in technology and user needs dictate. Strong planning, organizational, and coordination skills to manage simultaneous projects effectively. Ability to develop publicity and marketing materials. Ability to develop and implement budgets for large-scale academic initiatives.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae/resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for at least three references.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin 07/06/2017.

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Yulia Strizheus, Executive Assistant
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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

Director, Office of Indigenous Initiatives – Office of the Provost, Vice Principal Academic

Competition Number: J0617-0479

Closing Date: July 23, 2017


Situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, Queen’s is a leading Canadian university with a long-standing reputation for academic and research excellence, as well as a diverse and vibrant learning environment. The university is committed to providing students with a fundamental understanding of Indigenous rights, histories, experiences and knowledge systems relevant to their discipline; strengthening our research prominence in Indigenous focused fields; and supporting Indigenous students, staff, and faculty.

Reporting to the Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion), the Director provides leadership to the newly established Office of Indigenous Initiatives. The mandate of the office is to provide long-term strategic planning to: advance Indigenous initiatives across the university; promote an understanding of Indigenous histories, knowledge and perspectives within the Queen’s community; provide guidance and support in Indigenous education and advance positive learning experiences for Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students; and support researchers engaging with Indigenous peoples and communities.

The Director plays a major role in establishing and fostering positive relationships with Indigenous peoples, communities, and organizations. The Director also engages with high level external stakeholders, including peer institutions as well as provincial and national bodies, to enhance the profile of Indigenous programming at Queen’s, attract funding for the university’s Indigenous initiatives, and advance reconciliation/conciliation.

Working closely with the university’s senior management team, the Director will support the implementation of the recommendations of Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force and engage with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders to drive progress on Indigenous initiatives across the university.

• Graduate degree, or equivalent Indigenous knowledge, with 7 or more years in an equivalent role.
• Proven experience in a senior management and leadership role.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Indigenous histories, traditions, knowledge systems, and contemporary issues, as well as experience in implementing complex initiatives related to Indigenous education.
• Extensive knowledge of university structure, policy, and administrative systems, or equivalent structures, is preferred.
• Must be of Indigenous ancestry.
• Proficiency in an Indigenous language considered an asset.
• Experience in Indigenous advocacy considered an asset.
• Demonstrated connection with an Indigenous community and other Indigenous networks.
• Consideration will be given to the equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Graduate degree, or equivalent Indigenous knowledge, with 7 or more years in an equivalent role.
• Proven experience in a senior management and leadership role.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Indigenous histories, traditions, knowledge systems, and contemporary issues, as well as experience in implementing complex initiatives related to Indigenous education.
• Extensive knowledge of university structure, policy, and administrative systems, or equivalent structures, is preferred.
• Must be of Indigenous ancestry.
• Proficiency in an Indigenous language considered an asset.
• Experience in Indigenous advocacy considered an asset.
• Demonstrated connection with an Indigenous community and other Indigenous networks.
• Consideration will be given to the equivalent combination of education and experience.

• A track record of outstanding leadership with extensive experience developing and implementing impactful Indigenous focused initiatives and programs.
• The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders with diverse perspectives.
• The ability to serve as a support resource, facilitator and collaborator with external Indigenous community members, peer institutions, and with a variety of faculty, staff and students at Queen’s.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous education and a clear vision of how a central Indigenous Initiatives Office can have an impactful role within the university.
• An articulate champion for Indigenous peoples and issues, with advanced oral and written communications skills and the ability to represent Queen’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives to a variety of internal and external audiences.
• A leader with existing networks within various Indigenous communities and the ability to foster strong community support for Indigenous initiatives at Queen’s.
• A successful track record in managing complex programs and initiatives, and the ability to meet strategic, financial, and operational goals.
• Experience with high level advancement initiatives considered an asset.

• Determine the planning, development and implementation of university-wide initiatives in support of the mandate of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, including long-term strategic planning and the development of unit priorities, goals, and objectives.
• Determine strategies to effectively engage and support the Queen’s community in the development and implementation of programs and practices that advance Indigenous initiatives across the university.
• Responsible for promoting appropriate Indigenous program and curricula enhancements.
• Responsible for determining and advising on appropriate engagement and partnership practices between Queen’s researchers and Indigenous communities and organizations.
• Identify and advise on communication and outreach strategies to garner external support and funding to enhance Indigenous initiatives at Queen’s.
• Proven track record of sound financial management, including annual and long-term budget planning, monitoring expenses, and effectively managing the office within the allocated budget.
• Effective human resource management, including hiring, determining appropriate work for employees, conducting performance assessments, and fostering a positive and inclusive workplace.
• Analyze, summarize, and make recommendations regarding internal and external information, policies, and legislation that affects Indigenous academic and non-academic programming, research, and Indigenous members of the Queen’s community.
• Evaluates job candidates and makes effective recommendations on suitable hires.
• Makes decisions and/or effective recommendations regarding transfers and promotions.
• Evaluates employee performance and decides on appropriate training or coaching to address lack of proficiency in carrying out responsibilities, or remedial action for staff disciplinary situations.
• Assesses investigation outcome of grievances and makes effective recommendations on appropriate course of action or next steps on grievances.
• Makes effective recommendations on level of discipline up to discharge and probationary termination.

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 persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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