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 Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor in the area of Indigenous health.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the province of Alberta, and must have either a master’s degree or a doctorate in nursing or other health-related discipline.  The successful appointee will preferably have an Indigenous background, and expertise in Indigenous health issues.  

The University of Calgary is committed to creating a rich, vibrant and culturally competent campus – one that welcomes and supports Indigenous learners, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in teaching and learning, encourages Indigenous community partnerships in research and academic programming, and is appropriate and thoughtful in its response to the Truth and Reconciliation calls for action.  

As part of the University of Calgary’s commitment to reconciliation, the successful candidate will serve in a three-year administrative appointment as Director of Nursing Education and Indigenous Health. The incumbent will support initiatives that enhance nursing education in Indigenous health.  This includes supporting the recruitment and academic success of Indigenous nursing students; providing leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate initiatives  to create teaching and learning environments that are culturally safe and respectful; building partnerships with First Nations/Indigenous communities to appropriately and positively impact the health of these communities; and using research to influence policy and health services to create meaningful health gains for Indigenous communities.

Applicants will be early to mid-career nurses who have teaching experience in the area of Indigenous health and demonstrable leadership to advance future curriculum and teaching and learning initiatives.  Applicants at the Instructor level will have previous teaching experience in undergraduate education and/or health care settings. Applicants at the Senior Instructor level will have demonstrated capability in nursing education in a university setting.

The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Interested applicants will provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining previous university teaching experience including contributions to the field of Indigenous health (ie. description of emerging and/or established partnerships with First Nations communities), and contributions to initiatives (current or planned) that positively impact the health of First Nations/Indigenous communities.  Applications are to include two (2) representative academic publications, and a statement of current working status in Canada.

Information about the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy can be found online.

Information about programs and research in the Faculty of Nursing can also be found online.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Dianne Tapp, Dean, Faculty of Nursing

University of Calgary

PF2268 Professional Faculties Bldg.,

2500 University Drive N.W.,
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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Incoming applications will be accepted until the position is competitively filled.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)



Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies - Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Job Description

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver is currently comprised of eight active and productive, nationally-recognized scholars in the Division of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (AHSS). The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region and enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a research university with high research activity. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies.

Position Summary

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor with competencies in one or more of the following areas of specialization: Native American/Indigenous Religious Traditions; Religion, Gender and Sexuality; Religion and Popular Culture; Religion and Law, effective September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach eight courses during the 2017-2018 academic year, at the undergraduate level, i.e. 2000-level courses, which in RLGS fulfill distributional requirements in the University's common (general education, core) curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to develop courses for this position, including adapting courses taught elsewhere. Courses should generally be appropriate for interested undergraduate students without significant background in Religious Studies, and should be pitched to attract students from a wide variety of majors. Interest in and the ability to teach a service learning course would be particularly welcomed.

Essential Functions

  • Teach eight courses during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Teach five courses (multiple sections of the same offering) fitting the Analytical Inquiry -- Society and Culture component of the University's undergraduate common curriculum.
  • Teach three courses (multiple sections of the same offering) fitting the Advanced Seminar component of the University's undergraduate common curriculum.
  • Frame courses to meet University and Departmental learning outcomes and assessment practices.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Serve as a good citizen within the Department of Religious Studies and the University of Denver.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to offer courses that attract undergraduate students from a wide variety of majors.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of Ph.D. prior to appointment (no exceptions; a J.D. is not an acceptable substitute). Degree may be from any relevant department (e.g., religious studies, women's and gender studies, anthropology, comparative literature, history, languages and literatures).
  • Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training.
  • Strong indications of scholarly promise.
  • Strong commitment to successful teaching and scholarship that demonstrates knowledge and experience with culturally responsive pedagogies aimed at engaging broadly diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach Native American religious traditions, the worldviews and ceremonies of Great Plains tribes, and contemporary Native American experience.
  • Ability to interrogate, comparatively, religio-cultural traditions with respect to what they teach about gendered roles, responsibilities, and purposes in life, how specific religious traditions regulate sexual norms and ethics, how traditions, sacred texts and rituals serve to define gendered practices and behaviors.
  • Ability to address broadly the subject of religion and law (the US Constitution on non-establishment and free exercise, state enactments, as well as religious law - halakhic, canon, sharia/fiqh).
  • Ability to address the subject of religion and popular culture broadly (we are not seeking a specialist in religion and film).

Work Schedule

To be coordinated with department chair.

Application Deadline

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, June 16, 2017, but will consider applications until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. The University of Denver and the Department of Religious Studies are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter and supporting materials information about how they will advance this commitment in their teaching. For questions related to this position, please contact Alyssa Boltinghouse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of Application (including a statement of areas of competency and interest)
  2. C.V.
  3. Teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and any evidence of teacher training)
  4. Inclusive-excellence statement (should be a succinct description of how the candidates teaching and/or service contribute to inclusive excellence)

In addition to the online application, three letters of recommendation and official transcript of graduate studies should be emailed to Alyssa Boltinghouse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
AH- Religious Studies (131200)
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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, a 30+ year non-profit organization located in a beautiful Colorado rural community, is currently seeking a proven, energetic leader for its next President/CEO. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and support to a dedicated staff as the organization expands to meet its mission and vision of the future. 

This person will be responsible for planning, articulating, and implementing the vision, objectives and policies of the organization in accordance with directives from the Board of Trustees and with the Center’s mission. The ultimate responsibility of this position is the overall financial health and performance of the organization. One of the key roles this person will have is providing leadership in representing Crow Canyon to the outside world. He/she will also be responsible for the development of major donor and trustee prospects. 
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree and more than 10 years of related experience in senior management; in-depth knowledge of profit and/or not-for-profit operations and functions; and fund-raising principles, strategies, and methods is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) preferred. Professional background in anthropology, archaeology, science, or education is desirable.

Application Deadline June 30, 2017
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three references to Human Resources, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321, or FAX to (970) 564-4389, or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See our Web site for full job description and deadlines for applications

Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement)

University of Calgary

Location:  Calgary, Alberta

In line with the foundational goals of the institutional Eyes High strategy, the University of Calgary is in the process of developing its Indigenous Strategy. The university is committed to creating a rich, vibrant and culturally competent campus – one that welcomes and supports Indigenous learners, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in teaching and learning, encourages Indigenous community partnerships in research and academic programming, and is appropriate and thoughtful in its response to the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action.


In March 2016, the university’s Indigenous Strategy Task Force – a steering committee and working group combined – was established to produce a strategy for the University of Calgary that will help to guide and shape the institution’s future with respect to indigenization, and help to create a culturally competent and engaging teaching, research and learning environment for the whole campus community. This strategy will be formally approved in the fall of 2017.


Reporting to the Provost and Vice President (Academic) the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) will play a critical strategic role in advancing and leading the implementation of the university’s Indigenous Strategy. The successful candidate will engage with Vice Provosts, Faculty Deans, Associate Deans, Department Heads, academic staff, staff, and students to champion the design and creation of Indigenous initiatives.  


The Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) will provide inspirational, transformational, and visionary leadership for the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy. In partnership with the Provost and in collaboration with other members of the university’s senior leadership team, the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) effectively involves Faculty and staff to support the university’s Indigenous strategic directions and to ensure the successful implementation of the plan.


The Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) will have:

  • A master’s level education is required, with a preference for candidates with a doctorate. An outstanding record of scholarly achievement;


  • A proven track record of strategic leadership;


  • A track record of Indigenous leadership supporting and developing relevant initiatives and programs;


  • An understanding and appreciation of various research cultures, particularly Indigenous research methodologies and ways of knowing;


  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships within and alongside Indigenous communities;


  • A commitment to the development and advancement of Indigenous inclusion;


  • A commitment to community-engaged research, teaching and learning; and


  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language an asset.


The University of Calgary welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified peoples, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and indigenous persons.


To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or forward your CV and cover letter in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning.

To learn about our comprehensive benefits package please visit

Postdoctoral Researcher In Indigenous Studies


The Indigenous Studies Program at McGill University is seeking applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher valued at $50,000 per year. The position also offers a $5,000 research stipend. The position is designed to contribute to McGill University’s commitment to increasing the presence of Indigenous faculty, staff, and students on campus in addition to expanding its Indigenous content and improving student mentoring.


The Postdoctoral Researcher will be supervised by Professor Allan Downey, be housed in the Indigenous Studies Program at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and will have the opportunity to engage with and be mentored by scholars from across the university. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to develop an independent program of research and teach three courses in Indigenous Studies (INDG 200: Introduction to Indigenous Studies (Fall 2017 and Fall 2018) and one upper level lecture or seminar), over a two-year period, contingent upon availability. The Postdoctoral Researcher is also expected to contribute towards the Indigenous Studies Program’s community outreach, initiatives, and events. We are particularly interested in scholars who work with Indigenous knowledge systems in the field of Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline, and have demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities. Scholars who received their PhD after June 2014 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by July 1, 2017 are eligible to apply. The starting date is August 1st, 2017.


This search is being conducted in accordance with McGill University’s commitment to diversity and equity in employment and particularly welcomes applications from Indigenous scholars. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.


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Application Procedure


Applications should include the following documents: 1) Letter of Application (cover letter); 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) an official copy of university graduate transcripts; 4) a copy of the doctoral diploma. In addition, applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees and a writing sample, not ex-ceeding 20 pages. Application materials may be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to:


The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

3463 Peel Street Montréal (QC),

Canada H3A 1W7