Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Department of Child and Youth Study

Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship and teaching of the highest quality. Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and teachers. Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, Mount Saint Vincent University is located on Canada’s East Coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please visit

The Department is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2018. As a part of Mount Saint Vincent University’s Diversity Hiring Program, which aims to correct historic underrepresentation, this position is restricted to applicants who are Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis)

The Description

The Department of Child and Youth Study offers undergraduate and graduate programs, providing professional training for entry into areas such as early years care, child and youth work, recreational programming, and family resource settings.

Applicants should hold a PhD (or be near completion) with research expertise in Indigenous studies related to youth, in areas such as youth’s experiential learning/out-of-school programs, recreation, outdoor experiential programs, youth civic engagement and/or other emergent learning strategies for underserved youth. Applicants must provide evidence of research competence, and be prepared to establish an active research program, in an area relevant to the study of Indigenous youth or their families preferably in the application of Indigenous knowledge, frameworks, pedagogies and civic engagement with young Indigenous peoples and communities. Applicants should also have documented successful teaching experience within a university setting and, ideally, experience with service delivery with Indigenous youth and their families, in the areas of youth care, recreation, experiential programs, and/or civic engagement. Documented experience in online course development is an asset.

Workload for the position includes research, teaching, curriculum development, student advising, as well as collegial service to the university and external communities. Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses within the undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, as well as enhance the Department’s links to Indigenous communities and organizations. The successful candidate will also contribute to the ongoing efforts of the Department of Child and Youth Study Department towards decolonizing and indigenizing the curriculum.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including teaching philosophy and interests), a statement of current and future research interests, select publications, and contact information for three references. Given the requirements of this position, applicants are asked to self-identify as Indigenous in their application materials. The Department will begin considering applications after January 8, 2018. All positions remain open until filled.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Send applications by mail or email to: Dr. Fernando Nunes, Chair, Department of Child and Youth Study Mount Saint Vincent University - 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Assistant Professor in American Indian Studies

California State University, Northridge


Candidates must have a doctorate with a thorough knowledge of the field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies from an accredited institution. Preference for candidates who focus on Environmental Justice and Climate Justice in American Indian communities, whether on tribal lands or beyond. The candidate must demonstrate commitment and ability to effectively (1) teach, work and mentor a diverse student population and (2) to link one’s research to teaching. Preference for candidate with expertise in one or more of the following areas relating to American Indians and the environment: impact of climate change, climate justice, sustainability, food sovereignty, Indigenous knowledge systems, e.g. traditional environmental knowledge (TEK), environmental justice and environmental racism. Additional expertise is desired in one or more of the following areas: Indigenous legal orders, Federal Indian law, Indian land claims, gender studies, settler colonial studies, Indigenous feminisms, and Indigenous research methodology.

Preference given to candidates who have developed or intend to develop research projects in collaboration  with a California tribe or tribes, and to candidates who indicate ability to develop new courses in American Indian Studies and Sustainability Studies.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.


The candidate will work closely with other faculty, American Indian students, and community members toward building links between CSUN and the American Indian community in and around Los Angeles. Candidate will be expected to teach existing courses in CSUN’s American Indian Studies program, such as AIS 101 (Introduction to American Indian Studies), and candidates who can teach existing courses in CSUN’s Sustainability program, such as SUST 300 (Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Sustainability), will be given preference.


Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 14, 2017. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the Interfolio application web address below.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact search committee chair, Dr. Brian Burkhart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

(Full‐time, ongoing General Librarian position with 5 year renewable Head term)

Anticipated Start Date: February 1, 2018



The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and
consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14
branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off‐site hospital library, and the
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre ‐ a multi‐purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000
maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and full‐text databases.
More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff
and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further
their research, teaching and learning. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our
aspirational values visit‐with‐us/why‐work‐with‐us/.


The Xwi7xwa Library is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓‐speaking
Musqueam people. It is adjacent to the UBC’s First Nations House of Learning, (FNHL) and is the only
separate library dedicated to Indigenous collections and services at an academic institution in Canada.
An agreement outlines the relationship between the First Nations House of Learning and Library.
Xwi7xwa Library’s work is guided by the UBC Library strategic plan, the 2009 UBC Aboriginal Strategic
Plan, ongoing University initiatives, and responses to the Calls to Action in the report of the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission.

The Xwi7xwa Library is a world leader in the effective organization and respectful use of Indigenous
knowledge and information in academic inquiry. The Library is key to developing UBC’s capacity for
advanced work in Indigenous studies and engagement by providing expert staff, unique collections and
collaborative space for supporting respectful academic inquiry through teaching, research, and
community partnerships.

The Xwi7xwa Library provides leadership and support across the UBC Library to develop improved
access to collections and services that support Indigenous perspectives in all fields of study and research
and to further the development of the skills to do so in all units of UBC Library. In collaboration with UBC
Library Technical Services, Xwi7xwa Library leads in the development of descriptive systems that are
based in Indigenous Knowledge Organization, an evolving and emergent area of research and
operations. The Library fosters collaborative relationships with Indigenous programs and services at UBC
and works closely with the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, other academic units,
and community partners to ensure respectful access to materials and critical understanding of Canadian
and Indigenous history.

Through building and maintaining relationships with a vibrant network of current and former faculty,
staff and students, the Xwi7xwa Library connects the intellectual life of the campus with diverse
communities, and serves as a facilitator to many longstanding collaborative knowledge‐based projects
and initiatives. Community scholars and educators entrust Xwi7xwa Library with locally developed
resources, which form many of the unique materials in the collection. Xwi7xwa Library has an active
and well‐regarded profile in public programming at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and other
venues that helps to increase campus awareness of Indigenous issues and their relevance, depth, and
complexity. The Library participates with the Museum of Anthropology, the Barber Centre, the First Nations House of Learning and many other campus units and community partners in information dissemination and service initiatives.

Xwi7xwa Library has a close relationship with the First Nations Curriculum Concentration, (FNCC) in the
iSchool. It draws students from FNCC to work as graduate academic assistants while at the same time
acting as a draw for applicants to the iSchool. The Library actively supports FNCC students by
participating in the experiential learning programs offered at the iSchool ‐ through hosting class visits
and guest lecturing, as well as offering co‐op placements, professional, and practicum experiences.

The Xwi7xwa Library has an important and ongoing role in strategic initiatives in Indigenous research
and knowledge organization, and the role of Head Librarian is critical to that function. The nature and
scope of this position are expected to change as Indigenous studies, the Library’s organizational
structure, and the Library’s strategic position evolve. For more information see the Branch website at


The Head, Xwi7xwa Library, is responsible for providing strategic leadership for people, services and
operations including the development of collections, services, and user spaces and is charged with
positioning the Xwi7xwa Library as a vital resource in advancing Indigenous scholarship at the University
and beyond. The scope of this position includes the organization, administration, and operation of the
Xwi7xwa Library, for the development of its collection, for the provision of effective reference,
instructional, and circulation services, and for outreach to partners on and off campus, and to
Indigenous and library communities and organizations in Canada and abroad.

 A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.

 An undergraduate degree in a subject area relevant to Indigenous studies or equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience in relevant subject areas.

 A nuanced understanding of Indigenous histories, initiatives and subject materials.

 Demonstrated understanding of the experiences of Indigenous people and communities and
experience working with Indigenous people and communities.

 Demonstrated effective administrative, management and leadership skills developed and
demonstrated by progressively responsible work experiences.

 Managerial and supervisory experience.

 Strong verbal and written communication skills.

 Experience in managing a complex budget.

 Dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment that recognizes barriers faced by people and encourages and incorporates contributions from diverse groups and individuals.

 Contributes to the Library’s sense of community and achievement of common goals through cooperation across units and encouragement of equitable and balanced involvement in decision making.

 Promotes and fosters a supportive and open environment built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth.

 Works to build a team environment built on positive working relationships, provides guidance
and resources to teams while trusting them to excel.

Preferred :
 A graduate degree with an Indigenous focus.

 Experience with knowledge‐based description systems such as Brian Deer Classification and subject headings used in an Indigenous context.

 Relevant professional experience, familiarity with bibliography, faculty‐library liaison, electronic services, collection development and library instruction.

 Experience in leading, developing and implementing strategic priorities, preferably within a
large academic research library.


The Head, Xwi7xwa Library works under the general direction of and is responsible to the University
Librarian, or designate, and the Director of the First Nations House of Learning. The Head supervises a
team comprising a public services librarian, an Aboriginal engagement librarian in a position shared with
the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, two support staff and several part‐time graduate academic
assistants. The Head consults with the appropriate AUL/Manager/Director/Head concerning the budget
for collections, ordering and processing of Library materials, and collection development and
preservation; financial and facilities matters; systems issues; human resources; and development. The
Head cooperates with the Heads of other branches and divisions in the provision of services and the
development of collections, and ensures that relevant issues are discussed with the Director, the
Associate Director, or other administrators within the First Nations House of Learning. The Head
consults with other members of the UBC Library, First Nations House of Learning, community members,
and an advisory committee. The Head also works with relevant external organizations and community

The nature and scope of this position are expected to change as Indigenous studies, the Library’s
organizational structure, and the Library’s strategic position evolve.

1. Provides vision and leadership for the Xwi7xwa Library operation and services. Develops and
implements strategies, goals, and objectives that support the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan and
UBC Library’s strategic plan, and are responsive to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
Calls to Action. Creates a supportive environment for the librarians and CUPE staff in Xwi7xwa
Library. Plans for staff development and training by determining the needs of the unit including
individual staff needs. Allocates time for training and development.

2. Provides a welcoming environment for Indigenous faculty, staff, students and community

3. Assesses the needs of Xwi7xwa Library users by consulting broadly with UBC’s Indigenous
community and faculty, researchers, staff and students engaged in First Nations research and
scholarship. Maintain knowledge of curriculum changes, program development, and new areas
of research. Develop programs and services in response to expressed needs.

4. Establishes develops and works with a Library Advisory Committee comprised of key stakeholders.

5. Sets and implements branch priorities. Plans, organizes and manages the people, services and operation of Xwi7xwa Library to enable the successful fulfilment of the Library’s and UBC’s mission and vision regarding Indigenous peoples.

6. Plans, develops and manages the Xwi7xwa Library operating budgets annually. Develops a
programs‐based budget for the FNHL funds. Allocates and monitors resources by setting unit
priorities, allocating funds/human resources and monitoring expenditures.

7. Reviews curriculum changes and program development, maintaining liaison with faculty and participating in departmental and faculty meetings as invited.

8. Develops collections policies, determines the scope of the collection, and selects and orders
materials. Oversees Xwi7xwa special collections and archives in conjunction with Rare Books and
Special Collections and University Archives.

9. Works with UBC Library Technical Services in the development of descriptive systems that are
based in Indigenous Knowledge Organization.

10. Develops and maintains a plan for collection curation that maximizes the strategic value of the
Xwi7xwa Library building and leverages relationships with other facilities to support collection
distribution as required.

11. Oversees and participates in the provision of reference, circulation, cataloguing and instructional

12. Evaluates existing services, adjusts priorities, allocates human resources and seeks funding as

13. Develops and maintains a good knowledge of Indigenous issues, concerns, and programs to
ensure that the Xwi7xwa Library continues to meet the needs of UBC faculty, staff, and students,
and Indigenous communities and organizations, and groups and individuals with an interest in
Indigenous issues.

14. Liaises with Indigenous groups to develop Indigenous library and information sciences capacity
and provides professional and technical advice as appropriate. Provides leadership to Indigenous
librarians, archivists, information managers, and researchers by participation in Indigenous and
information management organizations.

15. Supports fundraising initiatives for the Xwi7xwa Library and participates in the preparation of
grant requests and administration of grants. Initiates involvement with the Library Development
Office as appropriate opportunities occur

16. Participates in professional and university wide initiatives

17. Performs other duties as required.


This position will be filled as a full‐time, ongoing General Librarian position with a five year renewable
administrative term as Head, Xwi7xwa Library. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be
appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three‐year probationary
appointment. Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of the
appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at‐postings/faculty.php by midnight on December 10, 2017. 

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University invites applications for three faculty positions at the tenured or tenure-track level. Candidates will be appointed as Full, Associate or Assistant Professors, depending on qualifications, teaching, and research experience. These appointments will commence in the summer of 2018 and offer excellent opportunities to join Ontario’s newest law school and contribute to its unique focus on the legal issues of Northern Ontario.

Located in Thunder Bay, the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law graduated its first class in 2016. Its Integrated Practice Curriculum has made the Faculty the first Canadian law school to provide real world legal skills as part of the J.D. program, allowing graduates to be called to the bar in Ontario without needing to article. Three mandates are embraced within the Faculty’s curriculum: Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and Sole/Small Town Practice with the Integrated Practice Curriculum. Committed to making a difference, providing access to justice, and leading the way for northern communities, the Faculty is home to an innovative curriculum, distinguished learner-centered legal professionals, and the opportunity to serve its community through Lakehead University Community Legal Services.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has almost 10,000 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff. Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels through its ten faculties and has annual expenditures of $178.5 million, with an estimated annual economic impact on Ontario’s GDP of $1.3 billion from its Thunder Bay campus and $122.7 million from its Orillia campus. Located at the head of Lake Superior, Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus is one of the most beautiful in Canada, with many of its programs complemented by fieldwork and a focus on northern socio-economic issues. Further information is available at

Successful candidates for these three positions will possess strong academic qualifications in law, and research and teaching experience that is relevant to the Faculty’s three mandates as well as a law degree. Two of the positions will focus on Indigenous legal traditions and Aboriginal legal issues and law, with preference given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in these areas. Applications from candidates who employ Indigenous pedagogy in their teaching and have experience engaging with the language, worldview, traditions, and protocols of an Indigenous people are preferred. The third position will focus on both business and land use law and provides the successful candidate the opportunity to further develop the Faculty’s mandate in the areas of natural resources, environmental, and mining law in the north. Aboriginal or Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply for all three positions.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the positions are successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of interest that includes a teaching and research statement, a curriculum vitae and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), and may be submitted in confidence, electronically, to the University’s executive search consultants:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Tenure Stream position in Etiology and Treatment of Addiction and/or Mental Disorders in Indigenous Persons in Canada – 1701707

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Etiology and Treatment of Addiction and/or Mental Disorders in Indigenous Persons in Canada. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Clinical or Counselling Psychology from a CPA or APA accredited program by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The candidate should also be eligible for or currently registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with a declared competency in adult clinical and counseling psychology.

The candidate should have strong knowledge of and primary focus on quantitative-based clinical research designs and demonstrate the capacity to implement these strengths in treatment of addictions and/or mental disorders in Indigenous persons and/or Indigenous communities in Canada. The ideal candidate will also possess extensive familiarity with concepts and theory that inform intervention, assessment and consultation practices consistent with Indigenous beliefs, values, culture, and/or approaches to healing. The demonstrated capacity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses that impart such knowledge and familiarity would be a strong asset for any applicant. The successful candidate should have the capacity to link with community-based programs and assist them in the delivery of evidence-based clinical psychological services to Indigenous persons and/or Indigenous communities in Canada, which would, in turn, afford opportunities to graduate students for clinical training and research. A demonstrated record of experience and engagement including relationship building and possible work with community leaders and Elders with at least one Indigenous community in Canada is required. Candidates must demonstrate experience and engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest level and establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. They must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming impactful publications, presentations at significant conferences, a strong record in Indigenous research methodologies and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing, as well as a letter of support commenting on Indigenous community engagement.

The candidate must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, demonstrated knowledge and experience in Indigenous-based teaching methods, a teaching portfolio including excellent course evaluations and a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, or demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching-related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or conference posters or presentations. The successful candidate will provide evidence of readiness to undertake undergraduate and graduate research supervision and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of a department and/or university.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community.

The Department of Psychology at UTSC includes faculty members with interests in clinical, developmental, social, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience. For more information about our department faculty and new initiatives in brain imaging and clinical science, please visit our home page:

The successful candidate will be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science. The clinical and research interests of our faculty are wide-ranging, encompassing most of the major mental disorders and methods of inquiry and models of treatment in clinical psychology. For further information on the department please visit our web site at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Applicants must submit a complete and current curriculum vita, a statement outlining current and future research interests, three recent publications, and a teaching portfolio, as well as a letter of support commenting on their engagement with the Indigenous community. If you have questions about this position, please email Prof. George Cree (Chair of the UTSC Department of Psychology) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All applications must be submitted online by the closing date of January 10, 2018.

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

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (to the attention of Prof. George Cree, Search Committee Chair, on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referee to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This position is part of the University of Toronto’s response to the calls to action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report.

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.