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 American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks to add up to 8 people to its pool of temporary instructors and/or assistant professors to teach in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs on a part-time basis for the 2016-2017 academic year, August 22, 2016 - May 21, 2017.  Term contracts only; positions contingent on funding.   Appointments may include online classes, day classes, evening classes, and/or hybrid courses with weekend face-to-face classes.  Note: Being a member of the pool does not ensure a contract will be offered; course offerings, and therefore teaching appointments vary with demand and available funding. 

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. Please see our website for additional information:

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Indigenous Studies Recruitment (4 positions)
The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition ( Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation.
The faculty recruited in Indigenous Studies will join an active and vibrant community of scholars whose work is focused on North America, but is also hemispheric and global in both the sense of its international reach and its cross-disciplinary scope. We are seeking applicants to fill four full-time tenure-track and tenured positions at both the assistant and associate/full professor levels. We are seeking scholars with expertise in two areas: Native American/Indigenous Arts and Knowledges and Global Indigenous Medicine. The placement of each successful candidate may be in any CHASS department or the School of Medicine, depending on the preferences of the candidate and the host departments/schools.
Ph.D. or M.D. (BA and/or MFA/MA and extensive years of experience in the field for candidates in the performing and creative arts); college teaching experience; experience working with Native American/Indigenous communities; and interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment. Advanced ABD candidates will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following research interests and expertise:
*Candidates whose research focus is Native American/Indigenous arts and knowledges, including, but not limited to: art, art history, comparative global Indigenous studies; dance; digital arts and new media; education; environmental justice/sustainability; film and visual culture; gender, queer, and sexuality studies; history; Indigenous methodologies; languages; legal studies; literary studies; music; performance and media arts; politics; public policy; public/contemporary art; sociology; sovereignty; and/or theater. Particular consideration will be given to scholars working in the field of California Indian Studies and scholars who are engaged in community-based research.
*Candidates with an interest in exploring scholarly and artistic intersections, interdisciplinary, community-based, and/or international collaboration.
*Candidates with expertise in Native American/Indigenous global health; Indigenous medical knowledges with a research orientation that recognizes connections between history, culture, policy and physical health of humans and the environment; Indigenous science and technology studies; property and intellectual rights vis-à-vis medicine; and/or health and social justice.
Responsibilities will include keeping an active research agenda and record of publications; teaching a regular course load (4 courses per year) at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and participating in departmental activities and administrative service at college and campus levels. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach required courses and electives in their areas of specialization. In addition, the successful candidates will actively contribute to developing and strengthening the campus’s cross-disciplinary Native American/Indigenous Studies program and is expected to advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students’ research.
Application Procedure:
Applicants are required to submit a two-page cover letter indicating current and future research interests, a curriculum vita, one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), two sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations if available. Three letters of recommendation are required for junior level positions; those applying for senior positions should include contact information for three references. Candidates in the arts must also submit a website or media-player links with access to samples of their artistic work. A statement addressing potential contributions to academic diversity must also be included. To ensure full consideration, applications and all supporting materials should be received by January 4, 2016. All appointments will begin June 30, 2016. The positions will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system application portal.
Assistant Professor tenure-track:
Associate and Full Professor tenured:
Letters and inquiries should be addressed to: Michelle Raheja, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
UCR is located fifty miles east of Los Angeles in a remarkably rich Native American and Pacific Islander cultural area. It is located in the heart of over twenty Native American communities, including the largest urban Native American population. The campus is home to the Rupert Costo and Jeannette Henry Costo Library, the Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, the California Center for Native Nations (CCNN), the Center for Healthy Communities, Native American Student Programs, and a vibrant, cross-disciplinary Native American Studies program. Established in 1954, the UCR campus today has a fast-growing population of approximately 17,000 students, is the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

CanadaResearchChair(Tier2)in IndigenousCommunity-EngagedScholarship

The College ofArtsand Scienceatthe UniversityofSaskatchewanisactivelyseekingan Indigenouspersonforafull-timetenure-trackposition in theDepartmentofIndigenousStudies fornomination asaTier2CanadaResearchChair (CRC)inIndigenousCommunity-Engaged Scholarship. Theselectedcandidate willbeappointedtotheDepartmentofIndigenousStudies at anacademicrank commensuratewithexperience.

TheCanada ResearchChairs Program(CRCP)stands atthe centreofanational strategytomake Canadaoneof theworld'stop countriesin researchand development.Tier2Chairsare intended forexceptionalemergingscholars (i.e.,candidatesmusthavelessthan10 yearsof experienceasanactive researcherin theirfield atthe timeof nomination).Applicantswho are morethan10 yearsfromhavingearnedtheirhighest degree(and wherecareerbreaksexist, suchasmaternity,parentalorextendedsickleave,clinicaltraining,etc.)mayhavetheir eligibilityforaTier2Chairassessedthroughtheprogram’sTier2justificationprocess.Please consulttheCanada ResearchChairs website(,includingfurtherdetailson eligibilitycriteria.

Theidealcandidate willhaveaPhD, willbean exceptionalemergingscholarwiththe capacity toattractcompetitivelyawardedresearchfunding fromanationalgrantingagency,andwill haveexperiencein developinginterdisciplinaryresearchpartnerships.Theselectedcandidate willhaveanoutstandingtrackrecordof researchthat exemplifiesIndigenouscommunity engagement,Indigenousresearchmethodologies,and community-basedactionresearchthat supports communitysocial, political, environmental,economic,and/or culturalaspirationsand goals,andmakesmeaningfulcontributionstowardsreconciliationbetweenIndigenous and settlerpeoples.Theselectedcandidatewilltakealeadershiproleinfostering and enhancing interdisciplinaryandcollaborativeresearchpartnershipsthattake advantageof theexcellent opportunitiesfor suchinteractionswithscholarsattheUniversityof Saskatchewan,nationally andinternationally.Competencyin an Indigenouslanguage isanasset.

TheUniversityof Saskatchewanand the College ofArtsandSciencehas expertisein distinct areas ofIndigenousscholarship;undergraduateandgraduateprogramming;andnumerous emergingand establishedscholarspursuingIndigenousresearchin thehumanities,finearts, andsocial sciences.Wehave provencapacityin communityengagementthroughleadershipof and participationin anumberof university-communitycollaborations;wearehome tothe EngagedScholarJournal;wehaveanOfficeof CommunityOutreachandEngagementon campusand anOfficeofFirst Nation and Metis Engagementsituated onourEnglishRiverFirst Nation campus.TheUniversityofSaskatchewanand the Collegeof ArtsandScienceare committedtoenhancingIndigenousCommunity-Engagedresearchandscholarship.Our

emergingstrengthsin this areaare embeddedin ourSecondandThirdIntegratedPlans,and “Aboriginal Peoples: EngagementandScholarship”isoneof our six signatureareas ofresearch achievementand aspiration.

TheUniversityof Saskatchewanisin TreatySix territoryand thehomelandof theMétis and has agreaterproportionof students ofAboriginalancestrythananyotherCanadian Medical- Doctoraluniversity.Locatedin aprovincethatishometosix separatetreatyterritoriesand has thesecond highestproportionofAboriginalpeoplein Canada, theUniversityof Saskatchewan has proudlyand properlycommittedto“play aleadingroleinAboriginaleducation and scholarship.”Formoreinformationaboutthe College ofArts andScienceand theDepartment ofIndigenousStudiesvisit

Salary bandsforthis postareasfollows:AssistantProfessor- $93,293to$112,109;Associate

Professor- $112,109to $130,925and Professor- $130,925to152,877.This position comes

with acomprehensivebenefitspackagewhichincludespensionplan,life insurance(compulsory andvoluntary),sickleave,travelinsurance,death benefit,dentalplan,extendedhealthand visioncareplan, employeeassistanceprogramand flexiblehealthand wellness spending program.

TheUniversityof Saskatchewanvaluesdiversity,andAboriginalengagementisastrategic priority.TheCollegeof ArtsandScience iscommittedtothesuccessfulrecruitmentand retention ofAboriginalstudents, staff and faculty.Qualified candidatesareencouragedtoapply by1January2016,however,applications will continuetobeaccepteduntil the positionisfilled. Please sendacurriculumvitae,aletterofintroduction,aresearchsummaryincludinga summary ofyourfive mostsignificantcontributions,astatementof teachinginterests,and contactinformationforthreereferees,inconfidence,toBrockHiggins (Leaders& Co.,Ottawa), at thefollowingemailaddress:

TheUniversityofSaskatchewanisstrongly committedtoa diverseand inclusive workplacethat empowersall employeesto reachtheirfull potential.All membersoftheuniversitycommunity sharea responsibilityfordevelopingand maintaining an environmentin whichdifferencesare valuedand inclusivenessispracticed.The universitywelcomesapplicationsfrom those whowill contribute tothediversityofourcommunity.All qualifiedcandidates areencouragedto apply; however,Canadian citizens and permanentresidentswill begiven priority.

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Located in the provincial capital city of Winnipeg, with a population of over 700,000, the University of Manitoba – the province’s largest university – is a uniquely comprehensive institution serving over 29,000 students in 17 Faculties and Schools and employing more than 4700 academic staff and 3900 support staff.

The Department of Native Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba is committed to providing an excellent and diverse Indigenous education to its students, to expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity, and to serving its communities through outreach and academic service. Every year, the University of Manitoba welcomes more than 2,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, including more than 150 graduate students, making up one of the largest Indigenous student populations in Canada.


As the Head of Native Studies, you will work with faculty to further a vision including a 5 year living strategic plan that builds upon and enhances the diverse teaching and research interests of the Department of Native Studies. Indigenous achievement across the institution will be a priority as you work inclusively within the entire university community. You will advocate to advance the Department including its intellectual vitality and its profound contributions to the life and character of the Faculty and University. Defined by a spirit that constantly asks “How far can we go?” you will reinforce the value of its scholarship and creative activity for the understanding of the place of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the world.


With a doctorate in an area of Indigenous scholarship you also have a strong record of scholarly achievement appropriate to advancing the Department’s research, scholarship, and teaching priorities. Your credentials as an educator and researcher are consistent with an appointment to a tenured position as an associate or full professor.


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All inquiries regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence and should be directed to Ms. Nicole Perry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Call for Applicants to Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), with the generous support of Lannan Foundation, is seeking applicants for the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to advance the work of an indigenous writer pursuing their creative project while enabling them to interact with local scholarly, artist, and Native communities. The fellowship runs from mid-June to early August and is open to writers indigenous to the United States or Canada. The fellow is provided with a $6,000 stipend, on-campus housing, studio space, supplies allowance, library support, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR.

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 11. For more information and to access our online application system, please visit and click on the Programs link or call Maria Spray at 505-954-7237.