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.

Anne Ray Fellowship

One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to work on their own writing or curatorial research project. This may include research and writing for a future exhibition at an arts or cultural institution. In addition, the fellow will provide mentorship to the two Anne Ray interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center and help guide their intellectual development while facilitating their engagement with other scholars on the SAR campus. Fellows receive a $40,000 stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Anne Ray Charitable Trust.


Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship

One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar working in the humanities or the social sciences. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Fellows receive a stipend ($40,000 for doctoral level scholars and $30,000 for PhD candidates) in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education.

The deadline to apply is November 6, 2017.

For more information and to access the online application go to  Or call 505-954-7237.

Assistant Professor - Associate Director of the
Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Public Health, Dalla Lana School of
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 25, 2017
Job Closing November 30, 2017

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto invites applications for a
tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Health. The
incumbent will be appointed as the Associate Director of its new Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for
Indigenous Health for an initial term of five years, renewable once. The expected start date is April 1,

The successful candidate will foster innovation in the School’s core academic and research programs,
work with distinguished faculty to enhance its research, teaching, and international impact, and will
represent the School in dealing with partner and peer institutions. He/she will have a PhD in
Medicine, public health, health sciences, social work, psychology, or related academic discipline by
the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter and an emerging scholarly record in an academic
discipline in the area of Indigenous Health. The incumbent will be expected to develop an
independent, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program and must
demonstrate the capacity for teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The
candidate must provide evidence of an excellent research profile in the area of Indigenous health, as
evidenced 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. He/she will be an
institution-builder with a demonstrated track record of success in administration, external relations,
advancement, teambuilding, and engagement with national and Indigenous community partners. The
successful candidate will assist with building relationships at the University of Toronto on all three
campuses, with Indigenous organizations, government and funding agencies, charities and other
supporters and partners.

Established by Royal Charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious
research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world's great cities. The University has
more than 19,000 faculty and staff, some 73,000 students enrolled across three campuses, an annual budget of $1.8 billion, including $376 million in externally funded research, an additional $469 million in research funding in the affiliated teaching hospitals, and one of the premier research libraries in North America.

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH; has an illustrious
history that began in the 1920’s and continued with a recent renaissance beginning in 2008 (see
synopsis at The most prominent School of Public Health in
Canada, the DLSPH now has a roster of over 800 students, and greater than $27 million in annual
research expenditures. It houses the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, the
Institute for Global Health Equity & Innovation, the new Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous
Health, major initiatives related to Healthy Cities, Big Data for Health, Quality Improvement, and
Clinical Public Health, partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto that comprise the largest
health-science research complex in Canada, alliances with multiple international partners and a
central location in one of the most dynamic, multi-ethnic, and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

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. To accomplish this, the WBIIH will work 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 Council of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; the
Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health and
Wellbeing at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital; and Anishnawbe
Health Toronto (Community Health Centre). Faculty at WBIIH, these Centres and across the
University of Toronto are leading research and training in a wide variety of Indigenous health, such
as mortality and burden of disease studies; maternal and child health; mental health and addiction
research; Indigenous health governance, Indigenous rights and associated health ethics; Indigenous
health systems reform and human resources for health; etc. Details on some of these activities and the
DLSPH’s ambitious program of expansion and new initiatives, including Indigenous health, can be
found by exploring the DLSPH website (

The Associate Director will be expected to advance the development of the Institute by utilizing
his/her standing as a researcher and/or educator who utilizes community engaged scholarship in
Indigenous health; serving as a convener with excellent organizational skills, with the ability to bring
a diverse coalition of stakeholders together while adhering to principles of self-determination, such
as OCAP principles (Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession); articulating a compelling
interdisciplinary vision that is both broad and deep; serve as an effective enabler and team builder,
able to motivate others; relating as an individual with strong interpersonal skills, a hands-on person
who adds value, and a helpful colleague; being collaborative, not hierarchical; and being The Associate Director will be expected to work closely with the Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce
Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health; the entire senior leadership
of DLSPH; a governance body associated with the Institute that maximizes and optimizes
participation and input of key Indigenous community and Indigenous health leaders; and to be the
Director of the Collaborative Program in Aboriginal Health.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applications should include a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement
outlining current and future research interests. For questions regarding this position, please contact
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Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to
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All application materials must be submitted online on or before November 30, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining
attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

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

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

Assistant/Associate Professor
Community-Engaged Scholarship & Indigenous Planning
Position Number: 24655

Department of City Planning

Academic Full-time/Tenure Track

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada


Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

Closing Date for Applications: Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2017 and will be open until the position is filled.


The Department of City Planning invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2018 or soon after. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD (or anticipate completion of a PhD by the fall of 2018) in Planning or a relevant allied field. Consideration may be given to those candidates who hold a Master’s degree in Planning or a relevant allied field who can demonstrate extensive relevant experience working with marginalized communities and conducting community-engaged research. Duties for this position include a full-time teaching load of three courses per year including the Indigenous Planning Studio, supervision of graduate students, research in the candidate’s area of expertise, and service within the University and community. Starting position and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The Department of City Planning

City Planning is one of four departments in the Faculty of Architecture, alongside Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, that offers the oldest continuously running planning program in Canada recognized/accredited by the planning profession in Canada by the Professional Standards Board (see City Planning faculty members also contribute to an undergraduate program in Environmental Design, and the Department is proposing to offer a City Planning Studies Minor to the broader university community. The Faculty has also launched a PhD Program in Planning and Design. More information about the Faculty and its Departments can be found at


The Master of City Planning program is studio-based and most projects undertaken require students and faculty to engage with communities in the city of Winnipeg or the province of Manitoba. The successful candidate will address and further the Department’s goals in developing its capacity to undertake research and projects with communities in urban and rural areas with high Indigenous populations. The Department seeks to increase its capacity to work with communities in Manitoba and across Canada, and to develop international collaborations.


The Indigenous Planning Studio engages multiple community partners each year spread over a large geography. It supports First Nations with key aspects of a planning process, often working at the intersection of community development and land use planning.  It provides opportunities to combine this service-based learning with participatory, community-based research.


Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to community-engaged teaching and/or research;
  • Demonstrated project-based teaching, research and/or other experience with diverse and marginalized communities;
  • Record of research including publications and/or external funding support appropriate for the level of appointment;
  • Ability to teach in the Department’s core and option graduate courses (eg. Planning Theory, Research Methods);
  • Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the Master’s program.


Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in planning or relevant allied field (or ABD, anticipating completion of PhD by the Fall of 2018);
  • Membership or eligibility for certification as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) in Manitoba (see;
  • Direct experience with community development and/or community-based approaches to land use planning;
  • Demonstrated record of successful teaching;
  • Ability to support interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching and research across the university and beyond;
  • Ability to contribute courses at the undergraduate level to students in the Environmental Design program and in the proposed City Planning Studies Minor;
  • Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the PhD program;


The University of Manitoba is committed to Indigenous Achievement (see and It is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba. You can learn more about Winnipeg at


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, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information on the Faculty and Department is available at http:/


Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent, including teaching philosophy and research interests; current curriculum vitae; a portfolio of scholarship, creative activities and/or practice, preferably with evidence of teaching excellence; and the names of three references, including name, telephone number and email address to:


Richard Milgrom, Search Committee Chair

Faculty of Architecture

University of Manitoba

201 Russell Building

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2

Phone: (204) 474-6868

Fax: (204) 474-7532

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Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2017 and will be open until the position is filled.

University of New Mexico, Assistant Professor of Native American Art History.

Probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. 1.0 FTE. Service and committee work expected. Salary: $55,000. Start August 13, 2018. Minimum: Ph.D. in the history of Native American Art or related discipline by the time of appointment; University level teaching experience at the graduate assistant level or above. Preferred: Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Native American Art History; knowledge and application of the history of critical theory in Art History, such as critical race theory, gender theory, queer theory, postcolonial theory and decolonial strategies and current methodologies in Art History; evidence of scholarly work; publication record; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities; knowledge of current technologies and applications to teaching; collegiality. All applicants must apply online at the University of New Mexico website:, Req #2727. Please attach as part of the application in the UNMJobs system: a letter of application addressing areas of specialization, research, and teaching interests; CV with names and complete addresses (mailing, telephone, and email) of three professional references; teaching philosophy; diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; 1-2 course syllabi (not to exceed 10 pages each); and 2 writing samples/published work (not to exceed 40 pages each). If selected for the position, you will need to provide official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements required as a minimum requirement for this position prior to your initial employment with UNM. Application Deadline: For best consideration, all application materials must be received by December 8, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. For further information, UNM's confidentiality policy ("Recruitment and Hiring," Policy #3210), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at EEO/AA.

Western University

Open Appointment in Indigenous Research

Academic Vacancy 2018 – 2019


Western University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) or tenured appointment effective July 1, 2018 (or as negotiated) 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 lifelong 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: The successful applicant will hold a PhD in social science discipline, with research expertise in 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 should align with disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields that complement the Social Sciences.


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: , 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

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Candidates are encouraged to apply electronically to the email address above – please email PDF documents only. Review of applications will commence on November 30, 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..