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.


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The University of Manitoba is a uniquely comprehensive institution, serving over 29,000 students in 17 faculties and schools and is one of Canada’s U15 research intensive universities. Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty One territory and the traditional homelands of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Ojibway, Oji-Cree First Nations and Métis Nation, the University of Manitoba is celebrating its 140th this year. The University has committed to the vision that they will work with a variety of partners to make Manitoba the national centre for Indigenous education and research.

This vision and commitment to create meaningful and effective pathways for Indigenous achievement is outlined in the 2015-2020 University Strategic Plan, Taking Our Place. As such, the University is engaged in comprehensive efforts to attract and retain more Indigenous students, faculty and staff; to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and knowledge within its program offerings; and to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit traditions and cultures in its spaces. Integral to achieving this vision is the newly established position of Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement). This key leadership position will advance the University’s strong commitment to Indigenous achievement through its learning, discovery and engagement pathways. An early priority for this role will be to partner with academic and administrative units to guide the University’s commitment to embedding Indigenous perspectives into curriculum, programs and research. The Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) is also responsible for the Indigenous Achievement Office and the Indigenous Student Centre - overseeing their student support programs, services and facilities. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) is a key member of the University’s senior leadership team and will influence all Indigenous programming at the University of Manitoba and contribute significantly to the local, provincial and national dialogue on Indigenous rights and education.

The University is seeking an Indigenous scholar with a PhD in a field related to Indigenous studies and/or experience in advancing Indigenous education, and whose experience and qualifications are commensurate with the rank of a tenured Associate Professor or Professor. Previous administrative experience in an academic setting will be complemented by an exemplary academic track record. Identified as a leader in Indigenous education and fostering the supports of the community, the successful incumbent will have demonstrated an ability to bring transformational change through collaboration, respect and creativity. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and engagement skills that will inspire the University community and beyond to work together to achieve the University's strategic goals. Bringing an expert knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures, colonization, socio-economic issues and the importance of self-concept, the successful candidate will invoke a community-based and participatory approach to relationship building.

Applications and nominations, including a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, should be submitted in confidence to the email address shown below. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). To learn more about the University of Manitoba, please visit:

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The Department of Anthropology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a full-time 12-month term position. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will be required to teach the following: ANTH 2501 Environment and Society; ANTH 3031 Indigenous Knowledge Systems; ANTH 3541 Ethnobotany; an intermediate level ethnography course on a region of their choice; and a 4000 level seminar course in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Candidates ought to have completed, or be in the process of completing, a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field and preferably will have previous teaching experience. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2017, subject to budgetary approval.
Applications should take the form of one PDF file, incorporating a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement or dossier, and the names and contact information for three references. Please apply electronically to:
Dr. Patricia Kelly Spurles
Acting Head of Anthropology
Mount Allison University
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Complete applications received by March 17, 2017 will receive full consideration.
Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified applicants of all genders, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship or residency status in their application.


Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

Position Summary

The Department of Ethnic Studies in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies invites applications for a non-tenure-track (renewable) position in the area of Native American Studies. Starting date is August 2017. Finalist will teach general education courses in the department such as Introduction to Ethnic Studies as well as courses in Native American Studies.

Primary Responsibilities

Teach general education courses in the department including Introduction to Ethnic Studies (ETHN 1010), Introduction to Native American Studies (ETHN 1600), Contemporary Issues in Native America (ETHN 2600), and Native Americans in Film (ETHN 2300) as well as have an opportunity to teach and/or to develop other courses within the department. Service to the department, school, college, university, and/or profession is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience with First Nations, Native American, and/or indigenous populations. Have appropriate experience in teaching undergraduate general education courses. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline preferred. ABD in appropriate discipline required. All ABD candidates must have a Master’s degree. Demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness in Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, or related fields and experience teaching general education cultural diversity courses is preferred.

Salary & Benefits

Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.


Credentials Required for Application

•           Cover letter/statement of teaching interests

•           Current curriculum vitae

•           Documentation of teaching effectiveness (such as current teaching portfolio)

•           Three current and original letters of reference (sent under separate cover)

Application Process:

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Application Deadline: Application must be received by Midnight on March 31, 2017.

Further Information:

Please contact Thomas Edge, Search Committee Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to the offer of employment.

Information about Program and College:

The Department of Ethnic Studies is part of BGSU’s School of Cultural and Critical Studies. The interdisciplinary School also includes the American Culture Studies Program and the Department of Popular Culture, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

For more information regarding the department, its programs, the school, the college or BGSU:

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

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

  1. Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies

  2. Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Histories

  3. Native American literature and culture


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

Application Instructions

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

The Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health
University of Saskatchewan

Location: Saskatoon, SK


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


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


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

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

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

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