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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.


University of Texas at Austin: Anthropology/Native American and Indigenous Studies
Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Professor)
 
Description
 
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications
for an open rank faculty position in sociocultural anthropology and Native American and
Indigenous Studies, to start in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will show evidence of
scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active
engagement with Indigenous and/or Native American theory and cultural-political
practice.
 
We conceive of the field of Native American / Indigenous Studies broadly, in both
geographic and identity terms, and we are especially interested in work that critically
engages these very definitional questions both theoretically and practically. The new
member of our faculty will join a vibrant anthropology department, and will be
encouraged to participate actively in the University’s interdisciplinary Native American
and Indigenous Studies Program. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both
undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct
graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and
exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.
 
Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding
is pending budgetary approval.
Background check conducted on applicant selected.
 
Qualifications
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Anthropology or a related field and an
established record of high quality research and publications commensurate with rank.
Applicants should also have a demonstrated record of effective classroom teaching.
 
Application Instructions
 
Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a
publication, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio
by September 15, 2017.
 
https://apply.interfolio.com/42780
Questions about application submission should be directed to
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EEOC
 
 
 
UT Austin is dedicated to work/life balance through an array of family friendly policies
 
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment
to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)

 

MFA IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS PROGRAM

PART TIME FACULTY POSITION FOR THE NEW INDIGENOUS AND DECOLONIAL ART CONCENTRATION - fall 2017 & spring 2018

The MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts envisions research-creation as a transformational practice and artists as agents of personal and public action. We encourage artists to ask complex questions and to cultivate practices that celebrate imaginative and intellectual discovery.

We are currently seeking a faculty advisor committed to interdisciplinary investigation, engaged dialogue, and innovative approaches to the education of practicing Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of artistic and theoretical experience in Indigenous art(s) praxis and/or decolonial praxis: any art form or combination thereof is welcome. The ability to work with a wide range of backgrounds and media and a willingness to support the development of students with diverse art philosophies, values, and learning styles is essential. A terminal degree is required. Also prioritized are: college level teaching experience; wide knowledge of contemporary Indigenous art practices and theories, particularly in the areas of decolonialization and decoloniality; political, land, and visual sovereignty; and survivance and Indigenous resurgence. The preferred candidate will also have a strong interest in the philosophy and practice of student-centered progressive education.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for attending the fall & spring residencies and mentoring students through written exchanges over the course of the 15-week semester. The anticipated advising load is 5 or 6 students, depending upon enrollment. Faculty will serve in the Port Townsend, WA residency site and must attend the residencies September 14 – 23, 2017 and March 22 – 31, 2018.

Faculty pay is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement Faculty Pay Scale. Compensation for the semester will be $1,228.00 per student advisee, plus $2,600.00 for combined residency pay and service stipend. Additional stipends may also be available.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference. These materials must be submitted through Goddard’s online application portal. To access the portal, click here and select the vacancy. For assistance using our online application portal, please contact M.E. Lawlor in the Human Resources Office at 802.322.1710. Applications will be accepted through July 7, 2017.

 For more information, please contact JuPong Lin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Devora Neumark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position. Where skills and experience are equal, priority will be given to Indigenous or Aboriginal candidates.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer


Western University 

1-Year Limited Term Faculty Appointment in First Nations Studies Program 

Academic Vacancy 2017-2018 

Western University invites applications for a 1-year Limited Term faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to support the First Nations Studies Program, Faculty of Social Science. The successful candidate will be appointed into an appropriate academic Department and jointly appointed to the First Nations Studies Program. The workload will consist of 70% teaching (3.5 credits) and 30% service. 

The program was established in 2003 and offers Honours, Major and Minor degree programs. First Nations Studies (FNS) delivers a diversity of courses covering topics such as Indigenous languages, history, art, music, environment, Women’s Studies, media, politics, contemporary issues, research methods, ethics and epistemology – within Indigenous framings of those topics. FNS has been built on relationships with Indigenous people and communities, with a special focus on local First Nations and urban communities. The program shares in the Universities’ commitment to providing a nurturing environment for Indigenous students. More information is here: https: firstnationsstudies.uwo.ca

The successful applicant will hold appropriate credentials (ie., PhD, M.A. or equivalent) with a research and teaching record that demonstrates proficiency in the application of Indigenous knowledge, frameworks and pedagogies, and a strong record in ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous peoples and communities. The actual substantive area of expertise is open but should align with disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields that complement the Social Sciences. Indigenous Studies and/or an interdisciplinary background with an emphasis in Indigenous-focused research would be a definite asset. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated in the application including a teaching philosophy statement, teaching evaluations, and any other supporting materials. The successful applicant must have experience teaching introductory level First Nations/Indigenous Studies courses. 

Applicants should send their application letter, a current CV, teaching dossier, completed form [https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf],and the names of at least three referees (which may include Indigenous community references) to: 

Dean Robert Andersen 

Faculty of Social Science 

Western University 

1151 Richmond Street 

London, ON K6A 3K7 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply by email to the address above; please email PDF documents only. Review of applications will commence on July 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Western University 

Open Appointment in Indigenous Research 

Academic Vacancy 2017-2018 

Western University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) or tenured appointment effective August 1, 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) in the First Nations Studies Program, Faculty of Social Sciences at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank appropriate to their level of experience. The successful applicant will be appointed into an appropriate department within the Faculty of Social Science (Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.) with a joint appointment to First Nations Studies. 

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. 

The First Nations Studies (FNS) program was established in 2003 and offers Honours, Major and Minor degree programs. FNS delivers a diversity of courses covering topics such as Indigenous languages, history, art, music, environment, Women’s Studies, media, politics, contemporary issues, research methods, ethics and epistemology – within Indigenous framings of those topics. FNS has been built on relationships with Indigenous people and communities, with a special focus on local First Nations and urban communities. The program shares in the Universities’ commitment to providing a nurturing environment for Indigenous students. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape partnerships with our University and community stakeholders at the local, provincial, national and international levels. More information can be found on the FNS website: http://firstnationsstudies.uwo.ca/ 

The successful applicant will be a social scientist who holds a PhD in an area related to Indigenous Studies. His or her research and teaching record will demonstrate proficiency in the application of Indigenous knowledge, frameworks and pedagogies, and a strong record in ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous peoples and communities. The actual substantive area of expertise is open but should align with disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields that complement the Social Sciences and Indigenous Studies. 

The successful candidate is expected to have an active program of research, demonstrated by publication in leading journals and/or presses in the field, a significant contribution to the literature, presentations at national/international conferences, and a strong record in Indigenous research methodologies. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated in the application including a teaching philosophy statement, teaching evaluations, and any other supporting materials. 

Applicants should send their application letter, a current CV, completed form [https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf], teaching philosophy statement, and the names of at least three referees, which may include community references to: 

Dean Robert Andersen 

Faculty of Social Science 

Western University 

1151 Richmond Street 

London, ON K6A 3K7 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply electronically to the email address above – please email PDF documents only. Review of applications will commence on July 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – FACULTY OF ARTS

The University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: fnis.arts.ubc.ca and http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/.

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit. 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

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.