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.

The Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Native American history and public history to begin August 2016. Secondary teaching areas that would be welcome include early America and Oklahoma history.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach a 4:4 load at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate’s courses will include graduate and upper-level in the field of specialization as well as the U.S. history survey course to 1877 and historical research. Building on the strong student-oriented tradition of Native American course offerings in the department, the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop interdisciplinary courses and collaborations with other programs on campus. The ability to incorporate digital media and methods into both teaching and projects is highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with formal academic training in public history and practical experience with public history projects. The department and university emphasize excellence in teaching and scholarship. Ph.D. expected by time of employment.

Application materials include online faculty application with cover letter discussing research interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to:

Letters of reference sent through Interfolio should be sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

Review of applications will begin January 4th but is ongoing.  For more information about the University of Central Oklahoma, please visit

Contact: Lindsey Churchill, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (405) 974-5671. 

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks as many as two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow's development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While fellows will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program.

Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2016-2017 academic year is $42,000, including health benefits. An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow's research, travel, and related expenses.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2016. Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2016, to August 15, 2017.

To Apply: Go to and upload your application materials:

Candidates should address a letter of application to Robert Warrior, Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Applications received by February 16, 2016 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships are filled. For further information, contact Robert Warrior (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit the Program's website at

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (


Job Description: 

The Native American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. This position will

have a three/three Native American Studies teaching course load and a one/one

course release for research, per academic year. The candidate will teach at least one

Introduction to Native American Studies section each semester, and upper division

and graduate courses the candidate develops within his/her Native American and

Indigenous Studies expertise. 

Required Qualifications:

The candidate must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a Native American or

Indigenous Studies field by May 2016.

Preferred Qualifications:

The candidate should have humanities or social sciences research and scholarly

experience of Native American or Indigenous lifeways. We are especially interested

in candidates with experience in Native urban community building and would be

pleased if such candidates have some understandings of health and wellness, Tribal

leadership, or decolonizing approaches. We also welcome scholars in such areas as

federal and tribal policies and law, Native American education, or contemporary

Native issues. The candidate should have demonstrated experience working

effectively with Native American and Indigenous communities, scholars, and

students. The candidate must possess the experiences, skills, and interests to work

collaboratively, effectively, and collegially with a variety of academic departments

and interdisciplinary programs.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is committed to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply.

To apply please go to To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. This position will remain open until filled. 

Please address questions to Dr. Dennis Smith, Chair, Search Committee, University of Nebraska at Omaha, History Department, Arts & Sciences Hall 287-C, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


• Evidence of strategic leadership in creating a research vision and identifying unique, interdisciplinary research opportunities
• Qualified and accepted for appointment as a tenured U of MN Duluth (UMD) faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor rank within a relevant UMD department
• Experience in writing research proposals and in administrating externally funded research projects either as a Principal Investigator (PI) or grant administrator
• Familiarity with U.S. grant funding systems
• Demonstrated experience managing research projects and programs
• Evidence of excellent written communication skills
• Evidence of commitment to equal opportunity and diversity/multicultural issues

• Demonstrated ability to manage complex programs within the framework of University system policies and procedures
• Demonstrated ability to advocate for research, scholarship and creative activity and to advance UMD’s stature as a major campus for research and creative activities, leveraging the region’s unique natural, human and cultural resources
• Experience in private - public partnerships
• Previous supervisory experience managing a team of professional staff
• Demonstrated experience in negotiating and managing business and industry contracts
• Experience in Intellectual Property management
• Evidence of excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills

About the Job

The Dean of Research will report to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA) and will participate with the Council of Deans (COD) as well as the Academic Affairs Associate Vice Chancellor Group (AVC Group). The term “research” in reference to this position is inclusive of both sponsored and non-sponsored research, scholarship, and creative activity at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The position will entail periodic travel to interact with colleagues across the U pf MN system and to attend selected meetings and research symposiums.

The dean position will be filled as a 12 month, 100% assignment with 50/50 split between administration and faculty appointment (teaching, research, service). There is flexibility within the faculty assignment at will accommodate and support candidate interests. The targeted start date is July 1, 2016.

• Develop an interdisciplinary research strategy for UMD as part of the University of Minnesota; lead efforts to develop, promote, and support research opportunities, scholarship, and creative activity at both the graduate and undergraduate level (including sponsored and non-sponsored work) at UMD
• Oversee the Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) office, including final sign-off and online submission of proposals; Enhance the SPA office by increasing communication, educating campus personnel regarding policies and IP control, addressing bottlenecks, enforcing submission protocols to provide a clear process for proposal submission, and ensuring rapid negotiation of terms and conditions
• Define, advocate and represent UMD’s role in sponsored research within the University of Minnesota system; Develop productive, working relationships with University of Minnesota Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), Office for Technology commercialization (OTC) and Office of General Counsel (OGC)
• Collaborate with Directors, Deans, faculty and other stakeholders in facilitating excellence in basic and applied research at UMD
• Collaborate with the Director of Graduate Education in supporting graduate education at UMD
• Advocate for and oversee the administration of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
• Work with the Director of Strategic Enrollment and Institutional Research in collection and dissemination of data related to research

About the Department

The mission of Academic Affairs is to exercise administrative authority and provide leadership and support to its academic and programmatic units in carrying out the teaching, research, and service mission of UMD.  Academic Affairs oversees five collegiate units which include the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, the College of Education and Human Service Professions, the School of Fine Arts, the College of Liberal Arts and the Swenson College of Science and Engineering, as well as the Natural Resources Research Institute, Minnesota Sea Grant Program, Information Technology Systems and Services, the UMD Library, the Liberal Education Program, the Honors Program, and the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Students in Transition, Graduate Education, Sponsored Project Administration, International Education, Civic Engagement, and Continuing Education. Academic Affairs has primary responsibility for the University's academic policies and procedures, academic program planning and approval, budgeting, academic personnel (appointments and reappointments, tenure and promotion, annual evaluations) institutional accreditation and accountability, program review, assessment of student learning, enrollment management, student success initiatives, institutional research, and academic space assignment.

How To Apply


Review of complete applications will begin February 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 306451. Complete applications must include:

•  A letter expressing interest, availability, experience, and strengths as they relate to the position

•  A current resume/curriculum vitae

•  Contact information for three professional references

•  A statement of philosophy on driving a vision for interdisciplinary university research and collaboration that facilitates growth of the research enterprise

•  A statement of philosophy regarding commitment to diversity and equal opportunity

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents.

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.

Please send any inquiries to Trish Sodahl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 218-788-2607.

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

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

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 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.

The American Indian Studies (AIS) Department at the University of Arizona, in collaboration with the Eller College of Management, invites applications for a tenure-­‐track Assistant Professor position in Native American & (Global)
Indigenous Entrepreneurship. AIS will be the home unit for this position, but the
incumbent will also be expected to contribute to, and work with, faculty from the Eller College of Management. Applications are encouraged from individuals with a range of expertise in American Indian cultural and community issues and business.

The American Indian Studies Department ( at the University
of Arizona is recognized as a leader in education and scholarship on American Indian topics, as well as a leader in outreach and service to American Indian communities. Entrepreneurship and economic development were recently listed as the number one priority of Arizona’s Indian Nations. The AIS vision starts with the motto of “Being first in Native Knowledge.” The longer version of the vision is to be the leading department of American Indian Studies in North America in both educating students (Indian and non-­‐ Indian) to meet their goals, as well as at helping Indian communities to achieve their goals. Our mission also includes taking the lead in helping the University of Arizona as a whole promote Indian community
wellbeing and achieve quality scholarship on American-­‐Indian topics. The current position is part of an effort to expand the offerings of the Department and add to its existing strengths in order to better serve students and communities.

Founded as an interdisciplinary graduate program in the 1980’s, the AIS department has also just begun offering a Bachelor’s degree. The successful candidate for the current position will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as work actively with the 22 American Indian tribes in Arizona (and with non-­‐Indian communities and organizations in Arizona and throughout the Southwestern United States). As Arizona’s Land-­‐Grant university, the University of Arizona supports and encourages involvement with a broad range of communities and constituencies in Arizona and throughout the world. A number of units at the University of Arizona besides AIS have substantial research and educational interests and strengths
related to American Indians (e.g., the School of Anthropology; the Department of Linguistics; the Arizona Health Sciences Center; the Native Nations Institute). AIS collaborates with those units toward making the university a recognized leader in American-­‐Indian and global-­‐indigenous education, scholarship and outreach.

The Eller College of Management ( is highly-­‐ranked across the board in management and other business areas (e.g., economics; accounting; Management Information Systems) in both education (undergraduate and graduate) and scholarship. The McGuire Entrepreneurship Center within the Eller College ( houses the #3 ranked undergraduate, and #5 ranked graduate, entrepreneurship programs in North

America. The McGuire Center has the vision of being a global leader in entrepreneurship and innovation education and research. It has a mission of helping students improve their potential and advance society by developing an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset. The McGuire Center and the Eller College desire to enhance their current strengths by adding emphasis on the education of American Indian students, the education of non-­‐Indian students interested in working in or with Indian communities, and outreach to Indian Nations. Candidates for the current position will be expected to also be able to contribute to the mission and goals of the McGuire Center and the Eller College. The position comes with a partial appointment in the McGuire Center.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experience and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, promoting critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a dynamic and supportive academic community. We translate those values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise at working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage applications from women, veterans, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome applications from alumni of Americorps, the Peace Corps, or other national service groups.

Additional information about the position, along with the application requirements and an on-­‐line application link, are on the University of Arizona HR website under job number F20274. As part of the application, a complete CV must be submitted that includes the names and all contact information (email, phone number, mailing address) of three referees. A Ph.D. or the equivalent terminal degree will be required by the official start date. Salary is commensurate with experience and expertise. Review of applications will
begin on January 11, 2016. The anticipated start date of the position, subject to final budgetary approval, is August, 2016.