Naisa

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 Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts University (http://as.tufts.edu/raceColonialismDiaspora/) seeks a qualified part-time lecturer to teach two to three courses in Native American and Indigenous Studies in AY 2017-2018, in the following possible areas:

  1. Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies

  2. Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Histories

  3. Native American literature and culture

Qualifications

We are seeking a lecturer with college-level teaching experience; a Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD candidates are also encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching interests and experience, a sample syllabus, and teaching evaluations. Please also have two referees submit confidential letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching.  All materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/41111 


The Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health
University of Saskatchewan

Location: Saskatoon, SK

 

Originally founded as the School of Medical Sciences in 1926, the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan has come a long way from its humble beginnings.  Ninety-one years later, the College of Medicine provides a full range of academic programming including undergraduate and post-graduate medical training, physical therapy and undergraduate and graduate programming in the Biomedical Sciences.

 

The enhancement of Aboriginal programming and scholarship in the health sciences is a priority of the College of Medicine.  The Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health will significantly advance the college’s commitment to Aboriginal engagement in this regard, and provide the opportunity to profile both the need for improved Aboriginal health care services, and a model to attract Aboriginal physicians to academic positions within the province.

 


Depending on training, expertise and career goals, the primary work of the Chair will   include a mix of elements found within the domains of: existing supports, education, advocacy, sustainability, facilitation and sharing of research/innovation knowledge and opportunities along with a to be agreed-upon allotment of time to be given to clinical practice.  This work will be conducted in concert with a broad group of individuals both inside and outside the University focused on the advancement of Aboriginal Health.


The Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health will be a physician of Aboriginal ancestry, with experience in the north and/or with non-northern Aboriginal populations. The chair will understand the principles of community engagement and in consultation with Aboriginal communities will develop and enhance healthcare services for Aboriginal populations and support and enhance knowledge of Aboriginal healthcare issues and needs among Aboriginal and other populations.  The chair will act as a liaison and advocate for Aboriginal health with a broad range of stakeholders to advance issues and create awareness.


To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to
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We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Treatied Spaces: Environment & Peoples in America, 1607-1890 (2 PhD Scholarships)

University of Hull

To celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering a full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship or International Fees Bursary for candidates applying for each of the following projects.

Studentships will start on 25th September 2017

PhD Scholarship 1‘Treatied Narrativity’

A fully funded PhD bursary opportunity for a candidate with an interest in Native American Indian Studies, American History, Cultural Studies, Diplomacy, International History Environmental History &/or Literary Studies.

Supervisory team: Professor Joy Porter, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Professor Greg Bankoff, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Professor Andrew Jonas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

This project examines the narrative complexities surrounding the production and interpretation of Indian treaties from 1607 until the close of the frontier in 1890. Adopting a series of interdisciplinary lenses, it will periodize treaty-making processes and relate these cultural productions to primary narrative traditions within differing communities of meaning over time. The candidate will be encouraged to explore: the limits to the intercultural understanding represented by treaties; how treaties have been used and understood within existing historical, literary, legal and political treatments, and how this might change in light of current research; how issues of cultural specificity and linguistic mediation impact upon treaties and what the future might hold in relation to these most contested American literary and political artefacts.

In attempting to answer these questions, the doctoral candidate will be encouraged to seek out and cultivate relationships with a series of Indian groups, U.S. government bodies, legal entities and policy advocates.

The University of Hull offers considerable research resources to support this project. The recently-refurbished Brynmor Jones Library is one of only three institutions that hold the complete 20 volume set Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789, (edited by Alden Vaughan). The Library’s digital holdings include all of the major journals in American and American Indian History, as well as full access to the Evans Collection of Early American Imprints, which covers every book printed in the American colonies between 1639 and 1800.

The supervisory team has an extensive record publishing on Native environmentalism, American cities, and social justice and American environmental history in global context.

PhD Scholarship 2: ‘Overlapping Sovereignties and Treatied Space’

A fully funded PhD bursary opportunity for a candidate with an interest in Native American Indian Studies, Colonial American History, Law, Diplomacy, International History &/or Environmental History.

Supervisory team: Dr Charles W.A. Prior (History, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Professor John Oldfield (Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery & Emancipation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Dr Julia Affolderbach (Geography, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

This project looks at treaties as legal instruments for acquisition of territory on the part of settler governments, Indian groups, and by the British Crown. Reflecting the current ‘spatial turn’ influencing scholarship on colonial history and recent work re-examining the foundations of international thought, the candidate will explore how treaties created multiple and overlapping sovereign claims and counter-claims.

Potential PhD research topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • The nature of diplomatic relationships between settlers, colonial governments, and Indian groups;
  • The role of treaties as the means to claim and expand colonial territory;
  • How Indians themselves understood treaties, and used them as a way of preserving their hunting grounds, resources and wars paths against encroachment and seizure;
  • How treaties illustrate conflicts over territory between settlers and the British Crown.

The University of Hull can offer considerable research resources to support this project. The recently-refurbished Brynmor Jones Library is one of only three institutions that hold the complete 20 volume set Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789, (edited by Alden Vaughan). The Library’s digital holdings include all of the major journals in American and American Indian History, as well as full access to the Evans Collection of Early American Imprints, which covers every book printed in the American colonies between 1639 and 1800.

The doctoral candidate will be encouraged to cultivate relationships with a series of Indian groups, U.S. government bodies, legal entities and policy advocates. The supervisory team has extensive experience publishing on early modern Britain in global context, on the American revolution in settler context, on maps and slave migration and on environmental justice, land use and resource conflicts.

To apply for these Scholarships please click on the Apply button below.                                                  

http://www2.hull.ac.uk/student/admissions/postgraduate/phd-scholarships.aspx

Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships will include fees at the ‘home/EU' student rate and maintenance (£14,553 in 2017/18) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependent on satisfactory progress.

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.

Successful applicants will be informed of the award as soon as possible and by 8th May 2017 at the latest.

 


PhD in relationships between cultural heritage and indigenous identity - University of Oslo


*** Apologies for cross-posting ***

Dear All,

I am pleased to announce an opportunity for a PhD in Museum and Cultural Heritage studies investigating the relationships between cultural heritage and indigenous identity, at the University of Oslo (Centre for Museum Studies / IKOS - Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages). The application deadline is 3 April.

You can read the doctoral fellowship's announcement here: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1789657/62042?iso=no

Please circulate widely.

Kind regards,
Marzia
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Associate Professor in Museology and Cultural Heritage
Centre for Museum Studies - IKOS
University of Oslo
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http://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/people/aca/marziav/
https://uio.academia.edu/MarziaVarutti


OPEN UNTIL FILLED, REVIEW DATE: 03-06-2017
Posting Text: South Dakota State University (SDSU) is currently seeking a dynamic, collegial, and collaborative leader to serve as Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access. This individual will report to the Chief of Staff in the President's Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access will perform the following functions:

- Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across the University including but not limited to Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Title IX/EEO, and Athletics to promote inclusion practices.
- Remain current on laws, regulations, trends and best practices related to diversity, equity, ADA, and related topics.
- Research, develop, and deliver training, coaching, consultation and assistance to students, employees, and other groups regarding diversity, inclusion, equity, and access. Inform and educate on policies and practices that might impact particular groups of individuals.
- Develop, implement, operationalize, and measure a plan to enhance inclusion practices across the University in collaboration with the University's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, engaging all appropriate stakeholders throughout the process.
- Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis on campus climate assessments and develop action plans to address issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and access with a variety of campus stakeholders.
- Provide consultation to campus leaders in evaluating, designing, and implementing institution-wide policies and practices to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, for all faculty, staff, and students.
- Serve as an administrative liaison to the University's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and collaborate across campus to promote inclusion.
- Supervise ADA Coordinator, manage office budget, and perform overall oversight of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Completed Master's degree at the time of application.
- 3 years of progressively responsible experience in diversity, equity and inclusion. initiatives and/or programs in higher education or a comparable complex organization.
- Knowledge and experience working with a variety of cultures.
- Effective written, interpersonal, and collaborative communication skills.
- Ability to facilitate group meetings, work collaboratively with a commitment to community-building, provide support, advice and consultation across the University to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
- Motivation, professionalism, integrity, and drive to advance the University's diversity initiatives.
- Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience in a higher education setting.
- Experience developing, conducting, and evaluating comprehensive education or training programs.
- Knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues and trends in higher education or a comparable complex organization.
- Experience with budget and personnel management, strategic planning, and program assessment.

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Michaela Willis, Vice President for Student Affairs at (605) 688-4493 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Department Description and Cultural Expectations South Dakota State University is the state's largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. As South Dakota's Morril Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2016 enrollment of 12,613 students from all 50 states and 85 countries. Students choose from 73 majors, 36 specializations, 75 minors, 35 master's degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates. Approximately 55% of SDSU students are residents of South Dakota, 37% from other states, and 8% from other countries. There are ongoing efforts to bring a greater global perspective to the campus to increase diversity. The work of the university is carried out on a resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.

From its roots as a land grant university established in Brookings, South Dakota in 1881, SDSU today is a vibrant, complex Carnegie Research University ? High Intensity institution. It competes in Division I athletics, is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and participtes in the Summit League for most other sports.

With exceptional alumni, community, and Foundation support for student scholarships as well as all aspects of campus life, SDSU is the center of life in Brookings, a friendly, economically-healthy community of nearly 22,591 residents on the Eastern border of the state. The city has an excellent K-12 educational system. During a campus visit, a tour of the education systems and visit with school administrators may be arranged. The city is also accessible to major medical facilities, has an active social and cultural environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within an easy commute. Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 150,000 persons, is a 55 miles to the south. Brookings is also located about 200 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a metropolitan area with major design and art centers such as International Market Square, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum.
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