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.


OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada’s university of the imagination, provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for its faculty and students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD U offers seventeen undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and a variety of continuing education courses in art, media and design. OCAD U is currently seeking outstanding, creative researchers/practitioners and gifted, collaborative teachers to augment its professoriate in this tenure-track opportunity. It is an exciting time to join the OCAD U community as the University is at a key stage in its institutional transformation, with its Creative City Campus capital project and the development of a new academic plan.

Faculty of Design

Tenure-Track Position

Assistant Professor: Interdisciplinary Appointment- Industrial Design and Inclusive Design

The Industrial Design (ID) undergraduate program, in partnership with the Inclusive Design graduate program (INCD) at OCAD University, invite applications from curious, unconventional, polymaths for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor as an interdisciplinary appointment shared between ID and INCD. With a focus on creative technologies and product-related design, the position would support our current efforts to build a faculty with practical, theoretical and methodological versatility with the goal of designing experiences, products and technologies to improve life, health and well-being. The position is to commence on August 1, 2017 and is subject to budgetary approval.

OCAD U is a growing institution, looking for people who will help us foster a culture and community of innovation that engenders the creation of meaningful objects, tools, and products that shape our daily lives in response to cultural, social and technological changes. We are particularly interested in candidates who aim to design for the fullest range of human diversity including ability, language, culture, gender and age. INCD and ID faculty members creatively design, engineer and apply technologies from a user-centered design approach that aims to support the diverse ways that people, objects and spaces interact.

The ideal candidate will be a designer-educator-scholar who will establish and lead teaching and research that explores transdisciplinary fields and paradigms. As a researcher, they will work with students to produce internationally recognized work, and develop collaborative relationships with industry as well as academia and the community. Applicants should be able to publish in peer-reviewed venues, and be able to obtain funding to support their work. They should value innovative and effective teaching for students from different cultural and intellectual backgrounds. Promising applicants will combine engineering virtuosity with a commitment to creative and thoughtful design. Candidates should submit their interest in response to one or more of the following categories of research, teaching, and practice:

  • Robotics* and/or human-centred computing with applied translations into industrial design;
  • Robotics and/or human-centred computing with applied translations into the built environment;
  • Robotics and/or human-centred computing with applied translations into sculpture and/or manufacturing.
  • assume a key role in the development of curriculum and pedagogical practices in relation to existing and emerging areas of Industrial Design and Inclusive Design, and course design and delivery methods in the field of design within the above-mentioned categories of research, teaching, and practice;
  • perform course outline development, studio preparation, and course delivery inclusive of lectures, critiques, grading, mid-term evaluations and final evaluations/​reviews, including responsibility for health & safety and meeting academic and curricular requirements and deadlines;
  • a Masters degree in a design-related area and a PhD in an area relevant to the embodied interaction between humans, digital products and physical architectures;
    • competencies in social robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning;
    • ability to teach introductory computer science, programming, and/or robotics to design students;
  • demonstrated competencies in computer coding, which could include digital fabrication, parametric/​generative modelling, robotics and their application in industrial design research and development processes;
  • experience proactively advancing equity and sustainability in curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and creative/professional activities;
  • a proven record of promoting a respectful and inclusive work and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty.

*By robotics we are referring to techniques that enable embodied interactions among users, products, built environments, services, and systems. These could include: machine perception (such as computer vision, audition, and tactile sensing), cognition (such as planning and learning), and action (such as manipulation, kinematics, and control).

Overall, we seek candidates who use new technologies to create/engineer/invent products to address human needs. This often requires an ability to critically reflect on social, cultural, and technological change.

Summary Of Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • teach across multiple year levels in the Industrial Design undergraduate program and the Inclusive Design graduate program, with potential opportunity to teach across other undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • maintain an active research, professional practice and/or scholarship within relevant discipline;and
  • provide service to the faculty and University-wide governance system, as well as participate building the University community and promoting the quality of student life and University culture.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • demonstrated industry-relevant expertise as a design practitioner in the health and wellbeing sector; in research, innovation and development as part of an ​engineering design team using methods of user centered and/or inclusive design; and/or in regulatory standards pertaining to compliance with technical aspects of accessibility principles and legislation;
  • a proven record of teaching of a minimum of two years at the post-secondary level and show an aptitude for innovative studio- and learning outcome–based curriculum development;
  • previous experience teaching in interdisciplinary programs, with supervision of graduate students considered an asset;
  • a proven record of research and/or professional practice relevant to qualifications, experience and discipline;
  • a demonstrated understanding of the ways in which equity, Indigenous knowledge, and sustainability are fundamental to the quality of student experience, to innovative scholarship, and to design production; and

Remuneration

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with access to full benefits, and pension contribution after one year of service.

Application Deadline

Applications should include: a letter of intent stating the candidate’s interests in the areas of teaching, research/professional practice, and service to Faculty- and University-wide governance; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that responds to the profile of the position; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample assignments, student feedback, course evaluations, etc.); a digital portfolio of recent work/publications (if applicable); and the names and contact information of three referees.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application in confidence, addressed to Chair, Industrial Design and Inclusive Design Tenure-Track Search Committee, Faculty of Design online by visiting the Employment Opportunities page of our website:

http://www.ocadu.ca/services/human-resources/employment-opportunities

The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017and will continue until the position is filled.

 

As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse.  OCAD University understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application.

In order to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous tenure-track faculty and academic administrators, priority in hiring will be given to qualified racialized and Indigenous persons who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

OCAD University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.


OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada’s university of the imagination, provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for its faculty and students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD U offers seventeen undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and a variety of continuing education courses in art, media and design. OCAD U is currently seeking outstanding, creative researchers/practitioners and gifted, collaborative teachers to augment its professoriate in this tenure-track opportunity. It is an exciting time to join the OCAD U community as the University is at a key stage in its institutional transformation, with its Creative City Campus capital project and the development of a new academic plan.

Faculty of Design

Tenure-Track Position

Assistant Professor: Graphic Design

The Faculty of Design invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, with a focus on screen, print, and alternative material-based interaction design. The position will commence on August 1, 2017 and is subject to budgetary approval.

The evolving Graphic Design curriculum at OCAD U engages students in design experiences that integrate research methods and studio practice to critically engage with local and global visual culture. The vision of the program is to educate a professional designer capable of responding to a future where design seeks to improve society through active critical engagement, rather than passive service, what we call Respectful Design. Students are expected to consider design as authorship, investigation and experimentation, in addition to being a pragmatic response to industry expectations.

The undergraduate program in Graphic Design is seeking candidates capable of enhancing our curriculum and research in the areas of cultural, social and technological systems, and critical/experimental/speculative design, at the intersections of contemporary screen, paper, and alternative material-based technologies and approaches. Through collaboration with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Assistant Professor, Graphic Design will support design initiatives related to the Indigenous Visual Culture Program (INVC).

The pedagogical focus of the candidate will be screen, paper, and alternative material-based interaction design as it is practiced across different media and technological platforms. A broad conception of interaction design is desired to fuel potential cross-disciplinary efforts with other programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates should submit their interest in response to one or more of the following categories of practice:

  • innovative screen, print, and alternative-material technologies with an understanding and incorporation of principles of Indigenous visual sovereignty;
  • The integration of Indigenous principles and interactive communication design principles into screen and print media; and
  • Contemporary and approaches to systems design, technology, and global graphic visual culture with an Indigenous focus.

Summary Of Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • teach primarily across multiple year levels in the Graphic Design undergraduate program with potential opportunity to teach in across other undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • assume a key role in the ongoing development of the Graphic Design undergraduate program curriculum in the areas of screen, paper, and alternative material-based interaction design, policies and promotion, contribute to the development of an Indigenous perspective of curriculum and governance, and participate in Faculty and Program meetings and initiatives;
  • support and act as a liaison to the Indigenous Visual Cultural Program (INVC);
  • maintain an active research, professional practice and/or scholarship within relevant discipline;
  • provide service to the faculty and University-wide governance system, as well as participate building the University community and promoting the quality of student life and University culture.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a terminal degree in design;
  • a thorough knowledge of design history, theory and practice within one or more of the categories of practice mentioned;  
  • a high level of expertise in one or more of the fields of practice mentioned along with a body of work demonstrating broad applications to current trends and technologies relating to evolving design practices, digital products and experiences;
  • a proven record of teaching at the post-secondary level and show an aptitude for innovative curriculum development. Previous experience teaching in interdisciplinary programs, and teaching and supervising graduate students will be considered assets;
  • a proven record of research and/or professional practice relevant to qualifications, experience and discipline;
  • experience proactively advancing equity and sustainability in curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and creative/professional activities;
  • a proven record of promoting a respectful and inclusive work and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty.
  • a demonstrated understanding of the ways in which equity, Indigenous knowledge, and sustainability are fundamental to the quality of student experience, to innovative scholarship, and to design production;

Remuneration

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with access to full benefits, and pension contribution after one year of service.

Application Deadline

Applications should include: a letter of intent stating the candidate’s interests in the areas of teaching, research/professional practice, and service to Faculty- and University-wide governance; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that responds to the profile of the position; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample assignments, student feedback, course evaluations, etc.); a digital portfolio of recent work/publications (if applicable); and the names and contact information of three referees.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application in confidence, addressed to Chair, Graphic Design, Tenure-Track Search Committee, Faculty of Design, online by visiting the Employment Opportunities page of our website:

http://www.ocadu.ca/services/human-resources/employment-opportunities

The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017and will continue until the position is filled.

As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse.  OCAD University understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application.

In order to alleviate the under-representation of Indigenous tenure-track faculty and academic administrators, this opportunity is open only to qualified Indigenous persons from a region within North America (i.e., Canada, United States, or Mexico) who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

OCAD University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.


Native Studies - Assistant Professor (Indigenous Scholar)
University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba

Start Date: July 1, 2017
Closing Date: March 3, 2017
Position Number: 23238
Title: Indigenous Scholar, Assistant Professor
Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications from Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment and a vibrant Indigenous community; and the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University also hosts the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

For more than 40 years, the Department of Native Studies at University of Manitoba has been an international leader in the field, committed to providing an excellent and diverse education to its students, to expanding Indigenous knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity, and to serving Native, Canadian and other communities through outreach and academic service. Currently the Department offers undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees (a 3-year General degree and a 4-year Advanced Major degree) including a unique Aboriginal Governance stream and degrees at the Masters and PhD levels. We offer courses in Indigenous cultural and intellectual traditions, histories, politics, economic development, arts, literatures, racism, colonization and decolonization, representation, education, health, and many other topics surrounding Indigenous cultures and communities. More information can be obtained on our website: http://umanitoba.ca/native_studies.

The ideal candidate will have or will be close to completion of a Ph.D. in any area of Indigenous/Native Studies and Indigenous scholars from across the disciplinary and interdisciplinary spectrum are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a commitment to working and researching collaboratively with Indigenous Peoples and communities, a record of developing research excellence, an interest in fostering and enhancing connections with Indigenous individuals and organizations, and some experience in teaching, course development and delivery. The successful candidate must also have excellent interpersonal skills, personal and academic integrity, and be a creative and energetic individual with a demonstrated interest in advancing Indigenous knowledge, critical theories, and research methods and methodologies.

The candidate should also be willing to participate in the University of Manitoba's Indigenous Achievement initiatives. These can be viewed at: http://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/.

As funding for this position was received from the University of Manitoba Indigenous Scholars Fund, only Indigenous peoples may apply. Each applicant must, at application, declare that he/she self-identifies as an Indigenous person.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that he/she self-identifies as an Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) Canadian.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, three reference letters, and Indigenous Canadian self-declaration verification should be sent (preferably by email) to:

Native Studies Assistant Professor Search Committee
204 Isbister Building
Department of Native Studies
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions regarding the position can be sent to Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair, Chair of the Hiring Committee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Consideration of applications will begin March 3, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Application materials, including letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that each curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=38421


The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (Santa Fe, NM) announces the first fellowship in a four-year program funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Mellon Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate or recent postdoctoral student who has demonstrated a passion for the interpretation of arts and culture in a museum or similar setting. The minimum requirement is the completion of coursework for a master’s degree. Postdoctoral students whose dissertations were accepted within the past two years will also be eligible. Native North American scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.

The selected fellow will be a temporary, full-time employee of the museum with benefits for 18 months, and will be deeply involved in the development of a major exhibition.

Requirements and application information are on our website at www.wheelwright.org/fellowships


School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University

Category of appointment: Term

Field of Specialization: Indigenous Studies

Rank/Position title: Instructor
Start date: July 1, 2017
Closing date for Applications: March 15, 2017

About the position:

The Indigenous Studies program in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a two-year term Instructor position to commence on July 1, 2017.

Housed in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University’s rapidly expanding Indigenous Studies program will launch a Combined Honours degree in Fall 2017. This degree will expose students to courses in pre- and post-contact Indigenous Studies, Indigenous resistance, Indigenous representations, and urban Indigenous issues. This program builds on Carleton's existing strengths in Indigenous student services, research in Indigenous Studies that crosses disciplines, departments, and Faculties on campus, and maximizes Carleton's advantageous location in the National Capital Region. More information about the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and the Indigenous Studies Program is available at: https://carleton.ca/canadianstudies/indigenous-studies/

Qualifications:
Qualifications include: a graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Indigenous Studies or a related field, demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, and strong administrative skills. Expertise in one or more of the following areas will be considered an asset: Indigenous Peoplehood Studies, Indigenous ways of knowing and epistemologies, the history of Indigenous-Settler relations and decolonization, and Indigenous recovery, revitalization, and reclamation. The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to understanding and teaching Indigenous knowledges and working with Indigenous pedagogies. The successful candidate will also have a history of collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations. Persons who identify as Indigenous are particularly invited to apply.

The successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate program in Indigenous Studies at Carleton University.

Application Instructions:

Applications are due on March 15, 2017. Please include the following in your application package: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates should also arrange to have supporting letters from three referees sent to the department. Applications should be addressed to Peter Thompson, Acting Director, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. Please send all materials electronically in one single PDF file to Donna Malone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. 

Please see the following link for the full ad:

https://carleton.ca/provost/wp-content/uploads/Indigenous-and-Canadian-Studies-Instructor.pdf