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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:

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.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 307512.

Complete applications must include the following materials:

1.  Letter of application
2.  Current curriculum vitae (CV)
3.  Contact information for three professional references
4.  Sample syllabi and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience, such as student evaluations (upload as attachment to the Portfolio)
5.  Unofficial transcripts

Applicants should first submit the application, cover letter, CV/resume, and then return to the "My Activities" page to attach additional documents.

Candidates referred for futher consideration will be asked to provide official transcripts and three reference letters.  Completed applications will be reviewed beginning February 29, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Please send inquires to Tami Lawlor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.  A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electornic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), your eligibility for this position may be impacted.  Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.



The American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University welcomes applications for the 2016-2017 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies.

The fellowship award provides office space, access to Michigan State University's outstanding library and computing facilities, connections with American Indian Studies Program faculty, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend.

Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work but the dissertation, actively working in American Indian Studies, and committed to a career in Native Studies. It is expected that the Fellow will complete the dissertation during the award year. Applicants may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University.

The successful applicant will be required to teach one course and will affiliate with a department or program in one of the university's colleges, as well as participate in activities of the American Indian Studies Program. The Fellow must reside in the East Lansing, Michigan area for the duration of the fellowship. Final award pending//university 
budget approval.

*Award Period:*  MSU Fiscal Year, July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

*Application Deadline:*  February 29, 2016

*Application Requirements:*

- Complete contact information, including e-mail, phone, and address
- Cover letter detailing background, coursework, training and future plans in American Indian Studies, including any work with Native groups, organizations, or communities.
- Curriculum Vita
- 5 to 10 page dissertation proposal
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- 3 letters of support from faculty on doctoral committee; one should be from your chair, indicating your ability to complete the dissertation by the end of the award period.

*Applications should be sent to:*

Dr. Dylan Miner
Snyder Hall Room C230j
362 Bogue St
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Questions should be sent to:*

Dr. Dylan Miner
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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke seeks a Director/Curator for the Museum of the Southeast American Indian. The Director oversees all aspects of the operations of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian. In fulfillment of the mission of the Museum, the Director is responsible for developing and attending to the needs of the permanent collection and overseeing the development of an annual exhibition, education and outreach programs that meet audience needs. The Director is responsible for planning and administration, including the effective and efficient management of staff, finances, volunteers, and facilities. He/she oversees fundraising and marketing. The Director also works collaboratively with the faculty and staff of the University, including the Southeast American Indian Studies Program and the Department of American Indian Studies, in support of the mission and goals of the University by developing and overseeing the implementation of programs and other initiatives.
The Director reports to the Director of the Southeast American Indian Studies Program, and directly supervises the Associate Museum Curator and the Administrative Support Associate (Museum Assistant).
Minimum Requirements:
  • A master’s degree in Museology or an appropriate field is required (a doctorate is preferred);
  • A minimum of five years museum or cultural resources management experience;
  • Demonstrated success in the management of programs and personnel;
  • Must have experience in strategic planning, resource and personnel management, programming, managing a permanent collection and finance and administration;
  • Knowledge of the history, cultures, and contemporary issues of American Indians; and, 
  • Knowledge of the theories, methods, techniques, and best practices of Museology, and the skills and abilities to execute them.
To apply: Application and job description are available at

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:

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     

(310) 206-7506 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Asian American Studies Center

ATTN: Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, MA

 3230 Campbell Hall, Box 951546

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546

(310) 206-7738 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chicano Studies Research Center

ATTN:Rebecca Epstein, PhD

193 Haines Hall, Box 951544

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544

(310) 825-6815 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For General Information:

Institute of American Cultures

2329 Murphy Hall, Box 957244

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7244

(310) 825-6815 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 to download the application and for additional details