The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks to hire an instructor or assistant professor to teach courses in the undergraduate Tribal Administration and Governance major and courses in the Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program on a full-time basis for the 2016-2017 academic year, August 22, 2016 to May 21, 2017. This is a Term contract position. Candidates are encouraged to apply whose specialization includes tribal administration and governance, business administration, public administration, and/or organizational management. The appointment includes teaching both online classes and hybrid courses with weekend/evening face-to-face classes four times per semester. Possible courses include: Foundations of Indigenous Leadership (2820), Fundamentals of Tribal Project Management (3820), Best Practices in Tribal Administration (4810), Administration Governance I: Strategic (5210), Administration and Governance II: Operations (5220), Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance I: Human Resources (5230), Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance II: Project (5240).
American Indian Studies is an academic department continuing a robust four decade legacy in which active scholars serve to educate students, colleagues, and the public about tribal sovereignty, indigenous cultures, and the historical and contemporary experiences of Native peoples and nations. The department has five programs: two majors (American Indian Studies and Tribal Administration and Governance), two minors (American Indian Studies and Ojibwe Language) and a Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program. Please see our website for additional information: http://www.d.umn.edu/~umdais/main/index.php
The Department of American Indian Studies is located in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth, a comprehensive regional university with 85 majors and graduate programs in 25 different fields, and a student enrollment of about 12,000. UMD affords a full range of academic/research resources in a setting more commonly found at smaller colleges. The Twin Ports of Duluth and its sister city, Superior, Wisconsin, have a combined population of approximately 120,000 and offer an excellent quality of life.
Required qualifications for this position include a Masters degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field; training or teaching experience in a professional or academic setting (examples include, but are not limited to, teaching assistant, guest lecturer, and professional presentations); effective written communication skills appropriate to the position; experience in developing and delivering curriculum; experience in utilizing instructional technologies (i.e. moodle, voicethread, etc).
Preferred qualifications for this position include a terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field; two or more years of relevant college level teaching experience or professional experience in a relevant field; experience teaching a variety of upper and lower division courses such as those offered by the Department; effective teaching and communication skills appropriate to the position; expertise in using technology for teaching; proficiency or expertise in utilizing instructional technologies (i.e. moodle, voicethread, etc.); a record of achievement in outreach service to tribal communities; and evidence of the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) offers in-residence appointments to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. We especially encourage applications that advance our understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic contact. In the event that an award is for less than three quarters the stipend will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award.
For Visiting Researchers, these funds can be used to supplement sabbatical support for the total that does not exceed the candidate’s current institutional salary. Visiting Researchers will be paid through their home institution and will be expected to continue their health benefits through that source as well; Visiting Scholars will receive a stipend for living expenses and may be eligible for health benefits. Awardees may receive up to $4,000 in research support. In the event that an award is for less than the 9-month appointment, the stipend will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Visiting Researcher appointments are for persons who currently hold permanent academic appointments and Visiting Scholar appointments are for newly degreed scholars. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and hold a PhD from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment. UCLA faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply.
DEADLINE: Applications are available October 15, 2015. Completed applications are due by February 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Recipients will be notified in April. NOTE: Offer of Fellowship is contingent upon funding availability. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, the Bunche Center for African American Studies will not be awarding a 2016-2017 Visiting Researcher/Scholar Fellowship.
TO APPLY: Application is available online at: https://sa.ucla.edu/IAC/VisitingScholar
For further information, please contact the coordinator of the appropriate UCLA Ethnic Studies Research Center.
American Indian Studies Center
ATTN: Renee White Eyes, M.A.
3220 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548
Asian American Studies Center
ATTN: Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, MA
3230 Campbell Hall, Box 951546
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546
Chicano Studies Research Center
ATTN:Rebecca Epstein, PhD
193 Haines Hall, Box 951544
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
For General Information:
Institute of American Cultures
2329 Murphy Hall, Box 957244
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7244
DEADLINE TO APPLY MARCH 1, 2016
The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships (September 1–May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly salary, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR.
One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements. Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of more than 12,000 items of Native art of the Southwest. The collection includes pottery, jewelry, textiles, works on paper and canvas, basketry, wood carvings, and drums. IARC supports research and scholarship in Native studies, art history, and creative expression. IARC accomplishes this by providing opportunities for
artists to engage in uninterrupted creativity through artist fellowships; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through special seminars and programs; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native arts.
The interns will devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. Other requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a professional conference; assisting with IARC seminars, symposia, and collection tours; and working on outreach initiatives to local Native communities. Interns will also participate in interviews, photo sessions,
video recordings, and exit interviews to document their experience. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns.
Please visit http://internships.sarweb.org to download the application and for additional details