Naisa

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.


SAR 2017-2018 Resident Scholar Fellowships Offered

The School for Advanced Research will begin accepting applications for 2017-2018 Resident Scholar fellowships on September 1, 2016

Nine-month Resident Scholar Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, Latino/a Studies, and Native Studies and who need time to reflect, debate, and write. Fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to five or six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The tenure runs from 9/1/17 to 5/31/18 and includes a stipend and low-cost housing.

The deadline for application is November 7, 2015.

Founded in 1907, SAR is a residential center focused on the cultivation of innovative research in anthropology, broadly defined, as well as the work of Native American artists and writers. SAR offers residential fellowships to scholars and Native American artists through a competitive process. We host research seminars for scholars undertaking comparative, historically informed research that addresses critical issues of human social life. SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) stewards and makes available to scholars and artists one of the world’s finest collections of Native American art from the Southwest. SAR Press publishes path-breaking books in anthropology, archaeology, Indigenous studies, and Native American art. The Catherine McElvain Library provides access to a significant collection of anthropological works and archival material related to Santa Fe history.

For more information, please visit scholar.sarweb.org.


As the largest historical society in the nation with a reputation for being a leader in using the power of history to transform lives, the MNHS is seeking a director for our American Indian Initiatives program who will work collaboratively to create a bold, exciting new future for the organization and help us keep history fresh and relevant in a changing world.

Working closely with the Director & CEO and the Executive Leadership Team, the Director of American Indian Initiatives provides leadership to develop a vision and strategy for MNHS’s American Indian programs and services and to implement those plans in collaboration with staff throughout the institution by:  developing American Indian content and exhibits; building strategic relationships with American Indian communities throughout the state, and as appropriate, beyond; and implementing programs, and supporting MNHS priority projects, such as Historic Fort Snelling.  This position will have a close relationship to the Collections & Research Services division staff for the curation of American Indian objects, the Guest Experiences and Education Services division, the External Relations division and the MNHS Press.

Applications received or post-marked by August 22, 2016 will be considered first; position open until filled. Summary of work, salary details, minimum and desirable qualifications, and application instructions are available at http://www.mnhs.org/sites/default/files/job/1308_director_american_indian_initiatives.pdf


University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Human Geography
Department of Geography

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of Human Geography. We seek a scholar with an outstanding research record and a promising agenda for future work that will contribute theoretical and empirical innovation at the leading edge of their field. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate that their research is sufficiently geographical to fit within a multi-faceted Geography department. Appointment will begin July 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The UCLA Department of Geography is among the top ranked geography departments in the nation and offers faculty numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary scholarship. We welcome candidates whose experience in research, teaching and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Please submit your online application to the Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Human Geography at: http://apptrkr.com/830475. Include a cover letter describing your qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching statement; up to three publications; and the names and contact information of three referees. Reviews of completed applications will commence October 1, 2016.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


The University of British Columbia is establishing the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSC), designed to provide supported west coast community access to digital the records of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, located in Winnepeg and other records held locally, and to be a centre for public information and a curricular resource on Indian residential school history and Indigenous history more generally, and to serve as a research centre and hub for a range of research projects relating to Indigenous history, public history and its uses, and other colloborative projects with communities.

The Researcher & Content Developer will work to identify an initial collection of materials for the public information work of the centre and for eventual use on large interactive display systems, and to participate in the design of the centre's data management system.  

For more information on the Centre, see aboriginal.ubc.ca/indian-residential-school-centre/.

For more on this position and application information, see www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php. On this site, search for position 23919, or for "IRSC Research Assistant."


The Ethnic Studies Department (http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Native American/Indigenous Studies beginning Fall 2017, pending budget approval. Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD and extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant field in the social sciences or humanities. We particularly welcome applicants whose work encompasses Native American and Indigenous-centered knowledge production and epistemologies, or that directly engages settler colonialism and decolonization. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary and intersectional research that engages with racialization, environmental justice, gender and sexuality studies, urban studies, science and technology studies, or political economy.

Our understanding of the field of Native American/Indigenous Studies reflects a global perspective. Candidates with a history of leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment, including active research partnerships with Native American/Indigenous communities, are also urged to apply.

Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous national and tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to produce a dynamic geopolitical location, UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department is a vibrant community of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and dis/ability. The department’s innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts. Ethnic Studies is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the university, our home communities, and broader publics.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UCSD Academic Personnel Website (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01101).  Please include electronic versions of an application letter, a current CV, a sample publication of no more than 40 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants must also submit a statement that summarizes their past and potential contributions to diversity. See the Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website (http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html) for more information. We will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2016, but will continue to accept applications until positions are filled for start date of July 2017. Salary based on published UC pay scales.

UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.