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Tenure-track position in Native American Literature with expertise in Creative Writing (Poetry)

The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Native American Literature with expertise in Creative Writing (Poetry). Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load of introductory and advanced courses in Native American Literatures, as well as introductory and advanced poetry workshops. Expectations are primarily focused on excellence in teaching and professional/scholarly/creative work which contributes to personal and departmental effectiveness. Service to the department and the university is expected. Additional responsibilities include the direction of MA and MFA theses.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD. Commitment to teaching excellence and research specialization in Native American literatures in English, and significant publications of poetry in nationally recognized venues; successful instructional experience at the college level; and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate workshops in the field of expertise, as well as lower-level courses. Additional expertise in LGBTQ or Global Indigenous Studies is desirable.

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The salary is competitive with excellent benefits. The position will begin in August 2015.

Northern Michigan University, with 8,600 students and 180 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more

To apply for this position, please submit the NMU faculty profile, cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to This position will be posted until November 14, 2014.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

Application Information

Contact: Dr. Amy Hamilton, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
Northern Michigan University
Phone: 906-227-1724
Online App. Form:

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NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.


The Department of Government and International Affairs (GIA) at the University of South Florida invites applicants for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on August 7, 2015.

A Ph.D. in Political Science (or related field) from an accredited institution with a specialization in political theory is required for the position. Applications from ABDs will be considered, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. The teaching load is four courses per year. Candidates must be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a promising research agenda. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research specialty is in Non-Western, comparative, indigenous, or subaltern political theory. We seek faculty who can contribute to the department’s developing global focus.

Salary is negotiable. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the USF Department of Government and International Affairs, please visit our website at

Applications must be submitted through the University of South Florida Employment website: (click on Access Careers@USF and choose Faculty as Job Family).

Applicants should attach the following supplemental items to their application: a letter of application; vitae; graduate transcripts; research statement; writing sample of no more than 40 pages; teaching statement; sample syllabi; student evaluations of teaching; and any other evidence of teaching success. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or in hard copy to:

Jennifer Vincent, Department Manager
Department of Government and International Affairs
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave, SOC 107
Tampa, Florida 33620-8100

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Jennifer Vincent at (813) 974-0842/ 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a minimum of five working days in advance.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

The University of Texas at Austin, MLA, Center for Mexican American Studies - Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies

The Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American/ Indigenous Studies with a primary focus in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands to begin in fall 2015. The hire is part of current efforts to build the new Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) and the program in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS). We welcome interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches as well as innovative theoretical perspectives that consider Latina/o and Indigenous populations comparatively and simultaneously as often mutually constituted. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in areas that complement the University’s existing strengths and who have the potential to raise the national profile of the Department. Field specialties include but are not limited to Native/Indigenous Legal Studies, Indigenous Governance, Sustainability Studies, Media Studies, Language Revitalization or Language in Contact, Transnational Indigenous Studies, New Indigenous Migrations, Religion, and Community Health. We are seeking candidates with a research and teaching specialization in the US-Mexico borderlands, broadly defined, including North, Caribbean, Central, and South American Indigenous diasporas.


The preferred candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2015 and will be expected to teach key undergraduate and graduate courses for Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, which would be cross-listed with and serve the students in the Native American and Indigenous Studies program. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a strong research profile, direct graduate research, and engage in service activities for the program, department, college, and university. Applicants will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory, as well as a solid record as an effective classroom teacher. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background check conducted on selected applicant. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Application Instructions

To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a list of three professional references to Dr. James Cox at . Electronic submissions only, please. Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. However, applications received after this date may not receive full consideration.

The School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Aboriginal Health, Exercise and Physical Activity at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The School of Kinesiology is situated in the Faculty of Education and is a member of the College of Health Disciplines. The School is a leading academic unit in Canada focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sport, physical activity and health across the lifespan. The School is committed to encouraging collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching among its members as well as with other university and community groups. The School offers a B.Kin. program with specializations in Kinesiology and Health Science, Physical and Health Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The graduate program offers M.A., M.Sc., M.Kin. (non-thesis), and Ph.D. degrees. Program enrolments are approximately 1100 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Additional information related to the School of Kinesiology is available at

The University of British Columbia is located in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The University is recognized internationally as a leading research institution and, recently, was ranked as #1 in Canada in the social sciences and humanities by the Higher Education Strategy Associates. The Faculty of Education is a leader in Indigenous Education and offers an Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (NITEP), a graduate Indigenous education and research specialization (Ts`’kel), and is proposing a doctoral specialization in Indigenous Education. The College of Health Disciplines specializes in interprofessional health, education and research. The University of British Columbia has identified strategic priorities related to Aboriginal engagement that include providing educational opportunities for Aboriginal people and widening opportunities for all students to learn about Aboriginal issues and perspectives, and increasing engagement with Aboriginal communities in mutually supportive and productive relationships.

For further information, see the following urls:
Faculty of Education:, and Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
College of Health Disciplines:
UBC Strategic Plan:

To be considered for the position, applicants must hold an earned doctoral or medical degree and have expertise in one or more of the following cognate areas that include, but are not limited to: 1) psychology, 2) physiology, 3) sociology, 4) neuroscience, and 5) epidemiology. Experience with educational technologies and online teaching would be an asset. Applicants who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree except dissertation may apply, but final consideration for the position will require an earned doctoral or medical degree. In the exercise physiology area, post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will be an Aboriginal person with a record of accomplishments that demonstrates excellence in research and teaching, and successful experience working with Aboriginal communities. The appointee will be expected to teach courses in their field, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve as 

a role model and mentor to Aboriginal students, contribute to the development of Aboriginal health and education initiatives in the School of Kinesiology, and implement a research program that contributes to the mission of the School and the Faculty and involves Aboriginal communities, scholars and centres of scholarship in British Columbia, Canada, and around the world.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of content expertise and teaching effectiveness/excellence, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information of four referees.

The position is subject to budgetary approval. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Consideration of candidates will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is subject to final arrangement with the appointee, and may be as early as July 1, 2015.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the position is exclusively open to Aboriginal persons. All qualified Aboriginal persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of British Columbia is responsive to the needs of dual career couples as an integral part of its strategy for excellence.

Please send applications to:

Dr. Robert Sparks, Professor and Director
UBC School of Kinesiology
210-6081 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada.
Phone : 604-822-2767 E-mail:
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(Electronic submissions are welcome. Please indicate in subject heading: POSITION [TITLE] - School of Kinesiology) 

Title:                             Assistant Professor (History)

Position Number:           0082230

Hiring Unit:                    University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Location:                       Kapolei

Date Posted:                 September 03, 2014

Closing Date:                 Continuous - application review begins October 31, 2014

Salary Information:         Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type:                9 Month

Tenure Track:                Tenure

Full Time/Part Time:       Full Time

Temporary/Permanent:   Permanent

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will entail teaching upper and lower division courses in American history, introductory courses in world history, courses in the history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands, and upper division courses outside the candidate’s specialization as needed.

In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UH West O‘ahu are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the community and their profession, teach courses using distance methods, participate in program assessment, advise students, supervise senior projects/practica, and participate in faculty governance.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in American history, the history of Hawai‘i, or Pacific Islands history.

Experience teaching college-level history courses.

Demonstrated ability to teach courses in world history, U.S. history, and the history of Hawai‘i.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience teaching college courses in American history.

Demonstrated ability to teach courses focusing on the history of the Pacific Islands.

Demonstrated ability to teach courses from a Native Hawaiian perspective.

Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting, especially with people of Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or multicultural backgrounds.

A record of scholarly research and publications in peer-reviewed venues.

Demonstrated ability or experience implementing innovative strategies for direct and distance students to meet discipline and/or university wide learning objectives.

Demonstrated ability to work with students of varied ages.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire) by email as a MS Word or PDF file attachments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by August 1, 2015. Please redact out references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.

Inquiries: Dr. Alan Rosenfeld; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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