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 University of Calgary is seeking three Canada Research Chairs (Tier II) in support of its Indigenous
Strategy. The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology and the Department of Art in the Faculty of Arts
jointly invite applications for one of these appointments, a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Indigenous
Heritage. We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program leading to excellence
in museum studies and intangible heritage. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant
Professor (Tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure).  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a heritage-related field. The candidate should have a strong research
record on indigenous heritage and museum practices that emphasizes intangible heritage, indigenous knowledges
and archaeologies, or intellectual property rights. The successful candidate will bring an indigenous perspective to
our programs. They will demonstrate research leadership in the fields of intangible heritage and museum studies and
their impact in the process of reconciliation between indigenous peoples and settler society.
The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in both research and teaching informed by
indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, methodologies and knowledges. The successful candidate will demonstrate
research excellence through peer-reviewed publications and community engaged research projects, community
development or other applied outcomes, and a track record of securing research grants. Evidence of excellence in
teaching may be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a convincing statement of teaching philosophy,
indigenous pedagogies, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to teaching,
supervision, and mentorship). The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with
indigenous communities in their field of research. Service to the home department, faculty, University and community
will be expected.
The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate evidence of a track record of
publications in high quality journals, securing external research funding, and effectiveness in teaching at the
university level. The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level must demonstrate evidence of; a strong
track record of publications in high quality journals, securing ongoing external research funding, successfully
completing research projects with indigenous communities, and excellence in university level teaching and  graduate
student supervision.
The Department of Anthropology and the Department of Art are both housed in the Faculty of Arts. The Department
of Art administers the Faculty's Museum and Heritage Studies interdisciplinary program that attracts students from
across the University, particularly Anthropology and Archaeology, and History. The program is oriented to students
with interests in the history, theory, ethics, policy, management, or critical analysis of institutions involved in practices
of collection, preservation and exhibition. As part of its Indigenous Strategy, the Faculty has created eight tenure-
track positions in Indigenous research and scholarship, across various departments. These individuals will facilitate
cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach by building on indigenous knowledges,
cultures, traditions and experiences developed among, and in partnership with, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples
in Canada. The Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Heritage will provide leadership in these areas, and will be
appointed to a home department in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, or the Department of Art, as
Candidates for the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Heritage must be excellent emerging researchers
who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at the Assistant/Associate Professor Level. Tier II Chairs
must have completed their PhD less than 10 years ago at the time of their nomination. Applicants who are more than
10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or
extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s
Tier II justification process. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more
information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the
Government of Canada’s CRC website, including eligibility criteria.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link and include:
 Letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including a statement providing evidence of the applicant’s connection
to the Indigenous community
 Three examples of recent scholarly work
 Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness
 Description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference to be submitted directly to the Chair of
the selection committee:
Dr. Brian Moorman
Associate Dean, Research and Infrastructure
Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
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Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Brian Moorman by email
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Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
For more information and to apply, please visit the university’s career page.
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and
research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have
been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further
enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in
particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with
disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however in appropriate circumstances, preference in hiring may be accorded to candidates from the groups noted
above. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the
recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can
be sent to Human Resources (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The University of Toronto (St. George campus) invites applications for a continuing full-time teaching stream appointment in the area of Indigenous Teaching and Learning. The successful candidate will be cross-appointed in the Centre for Indigenous Studies (49%) and in the Faculty of Arts and Science (51%). The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2018.

Responsibilities include teaching large and small undergraduate courses in Indigenous Studies and working with units across the Faculty of Arts & Science in developing curriculum based on Indigenous methods of teaching and learning, including decolonizing and anti-colonial perspectives. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an emerging record of leadership in enhancing undergraduate education in Indigenous Studies and Indigenous education. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Indigenous Studies or a related field at the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with extensive research and teaching experience demonstrating a deep understanding of Indigenous knowledges, methodologies, and epistemologies, as well as a long-term ethical engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships. The successful applicant must have experience as a course instructor, a record of excellence in teaching in both small and large enrollment class settings, teaching-related activities such as curriculum development and student mentoring, and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical practice and teaching-related scholarly activity. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogy will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference reflecting on both excellent teaching and evidence of committment to pedagogical enquiry, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier (including a teaching statement and course syllabi) submitted as part of the application. Engagement with Indigenous communities will be demonstrated through strong reference letters and other supporting documentation.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, copies of teaching evaluations, and the names of the referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV; (2) Teaching dossier. 

Applicants should arrange to have four letters of reference, including one that speaks directly to Indigenous community engagement, sent directly to the Director, Centre for Indigenous Studies via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Indigenous Teaching and Learning – (your full name)’ by the job deadline date of November 15, 2017. 

Inquiries should be directed to //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Centre for Indigenous Studies, see The Centre for Indigenous Studies houses an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Arts & Science and a research centre serving the University of Toronto and the broader community. The undergraduate program is dedicated to the scholarly study and research of the priorities and aspirations of Indigenous peoples in Canada and throughout the world. An important goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to learn and think about Indigenous knowledges in creative, transformative, and critical ways. The undergraduate program offers courses that engender a rigorous and respectful understanding of Indigenous peoples’ languages, knowledges, cultures, histories, politics, arts, intellectual traditions, teaching traditions, and research methodologies. A key feature of the program is its respect and promotion of Indigenous knowledges, as evidenced by the commitment to Indigenous language instruction and courses devoted to the topic of Indigenous knowledges. The Centre also houses research programs. The Centre has a strong relationship with First Nations House, a student support service that is part of Student Life.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Department of English

Faculty of Arts


The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Huron invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, Open Rank, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies.


All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Indigenous Studies will be considered, and we especially welcome applications from scholars with secondary specialization in one or more of the following areas: drama/performance studies; ecocriticism; new media and digital culture studies. Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, to developing curriculum that promotes Indigenous futurity, and will have a record of collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations.   


The English Department prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. Ryerson undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.


Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of English, the Faculty and the University.


The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in English or a related field (or will expect to do so by July 2018). Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.


Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for the Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services information video.


This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).



How to apply?

Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:

  • A letter of application and curriculum vitae
  • Two  (2) recent research publications
  • Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
  • The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.


At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for both 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.


Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to:

Dr. Andrew O’Malley, Chair,

Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

Applicants are encouraged to apply online through the Ryerson Human Resources Career portal:


Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The review of applications will begin November 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Gender, Sexuality and/or Feminist Studies, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.

At the time of appointment, candidates will have completed a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence in Indigenous gender, sexuality, and/or feminist studies. We welcome applicants who can conduct and teach Indigenous community-based and social research methods and who prioritize research with Anishinaabe and/or Haudenosaunee peoples on whose territories Queen’s University is situated. Scholars who attend to at least one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: resource extraction and land defence, violence and anti-violence organizing, health and wellness, Two Spirit issues and identities, global and transnational indigeneity, and decolonization and resurgence.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and external research funding. The candidate will also have strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates will provide evidence of their ability to teach existing undergraduate courses, including Indigenous Women, Feminism and Resistance and Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Politics, and to develop new courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment and to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
• a writing sample;
• three letters of reference to be sent directly to Samantha King, Head, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in hard copy form to the address below.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Samantha King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Samantha King, Head
Department of Gender Studies
D506 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Samantha King in the Department of Gender Studies, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 613-533-6000 ext. 75030.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at and at

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (School of Human Ecology) and the American Indian Studies Program (College of Letters and Science) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position, open to all ranks in Indigenous Community Studies.

Position Summary: 

This position is for a joint appointment with 50% in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (tenure home) and 50% in the American Indian Studies Program. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged scholarship, indigenous methodologies/evaluation, community leadership, civil society or nonprofits and with tribal expertise. The area of research is open and may include community/tribal health, environmental health, community/tribal nutrition, indigenous knowledge systems, traditional ecological knowledge, community/tribal education, social justice, incarceration, etc. The candidate's research should focus on Indigenous peoples and issues within North America with a particular focus on Wisconsin communities. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a department and a program serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. Native American and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Degree and area of specialization:

Holds a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the units and position e.g. psychology, human development and family studies, social work, American Indian studies, anthropology, education or related disciplines. Employment contingent upon completion of degree. 

The successful candidate will:

- Build community-academic partnerships with tribal/urban Indian communities especially in Wisconsin.

- Maintain a coherent and productive program of research excellence.

- Seek and secure funding to support research partnerships.

- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses (2:2 load) and contribute to program development.

- Supervise student research and provide high quality academic mentoring.

- Participate in shared governance and other departmental and university service activities as appropriate for career stage.

Application link: