Naisa

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 Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor in the area of Indigenous health.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the province of Alberta, and must have either a master’s degree or a doctorate in nursing or other health-related discipline.  The successful appointee will preferably have an Indigenous background, and expertise in Indigenous health issues.  

The University of Calgary is committed to creating a rich, vibrant and culturally competent campus – one that welcomes and supports Indigenous learners, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in teaching and learning, encourages Indigenous community partnerships in research and academic programming, and is appropriate and thoughtful in its response to the Truth and Reconciliation calls for action.  

As part of the University of Calgary’s commitment to reconciliation, the successful candidate will serve in a three-year administrative appointment as Director of Nursing Education and Indigenous Health. The incumbent will support initiatives that enhance nursing education in Indigenous health.  This includes supporting the recruitment and academic success of indigenous nursing students; providing leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate initiatives  to create teaching and learning environments that are culturally safe and respectful; building partnerships with First Nations/Indigenous communities to appropriately and positively impact the health of these communities; and using research to influence policy and health services to create meaningful health gains for indigenous communities.

Applicants will be early to mid-career nurses who have teaching experience in the area of Indigenous health and demonstrable leadership to advance future curriculum and teaching and learning initiatives.  Applicants at the Instructor level will have previous teaching experience in undergraduate education and/or health care settings. Applicants at the Senior Instructor level will have demonstrated capability in nursing education in a university setting.

The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Interested applicants will provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining previous university teaching experience including contributions to the field of Indigenous health (ie. description of emerging and/or established partnerships with First Nations communities), and contributions to initiatives (current or planned) that positively impact the health of First Nations/Indigenous communities.  Applications are to include two (2) representative academic publications, and a statement of current working status in Canada.

Information about the University of Calgary’s indigenous strategy can be found online.

 

Information about programs and research in the Faculty of Nursing can also be found online.

 

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Dianne Tapp, Dean, Faculty of Nursing

University of Calgary

PF2268 Professional Faculties Bldg.,

2500 University Drive N.W.,
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The review of applications will begin June 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is competitively filled.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

 


Logo for Western Washington University. Stylized blue and white lines meant to indicate the ocean and mountains. The words Western Washington University' are underneath.

Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters, including both general education and advanced courses in Native and Indigenous Literatures as well as additional courses determined by the candidate’s expertise and departmental need. The Department, the College, and the University value teaching and we expect you to be an exemplary teacher; to be current in your discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning; and to maintain rigorous standards for course content. We expect you to provide students with feedback on their course work and examinations, and to be available to students through regularly-scheduled office hours.
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in English, Native American or American Indian Studies, American Studies, or a related field by time of appointment (or soon after)
    • Candidates with an MFA who can demonstrate experience successfully teaching literature courses will also be considered
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Ability to teach courses in Native American Literatures and a secondary field, including both introductory and graduate courses
  • Demonstrated scholarly interest in the field of Native and Indigenous Literatures
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to teach courses in US Multiethnic Literatures that engage Native and Indigenous Literatures through a comparative lens
  • Familiarity with Native and Indigenous Literatures in Canada
  • Expertise in critical approaches to gender, race, and sexuality
  • Demonstrated scholarly and teaching interests in a broad range of Native and Indigenous cultural production, including the ability to teach film as well as visual, digital, and fine arts
Academic Emphasis: English
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE): please log in at: www.wwu.edu/jobs  and use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system. 

Candidates should upload a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a sample syllabus for an introductory course to Native and Indigenous Literatures; two sets of evaluations of your teaching from students in college or university literature courses; a one-page statement describing your teaching philosophy and pedagogy; and a list of the courses that you taught at the college or university level. 

Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required: letters can be emailed by recommenders or third-party dossier service to the VAP Search Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by May 15th 2017. Finalist interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Other Information: For information about this position, call 360-650-3214 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Job Posted: 4/25/2017
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins May 15, 2017; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 170196
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


`Lakehead University

 

Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives)

 

A unique opportunity for a senior academic administrator to shape the future of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives while advocating for the needs and increasing participation of First Nation, Métis, Inuit and international Indigenous students in university studies at Lakehead University.

 

Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centered, Lakehead University is a comprehensive university with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia and a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. Lakehead University has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. The University has one of the highest proportions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students among Ontario universities with close to 1,200 self-identified Indigenous students, representing 12% of enrolment. Known for its multidisciplinary teaching approach, emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking, the University offers a variety of degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, incorporating on-campus, on-line, community-based, and distance delivery instructional models.

Lakehead University is committed to educating students who are well prepared to make significant contributions to the national and global economies and to contribute to issues of social justice and environmental sustainability. Respect for Indigenous worldviews and knowledge, recognition of the historical and current problems facing Indigenous peoples, and a clear intention to tackle these issues proactively is central to this commitment. Through its Department of Aboriginal Education, Lakehead University offers many specific Aboriginal programs, including the Honours Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal), Native Language Instructors’ Program, and Native Teacher Education Program. In the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Department of Indigenous Learning is committed to providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike with a fundamental understanding of Indigenous history, culture, and values. In addition, the University offers Native Language programs in Cree and Ojibwe, has a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction, a Native Nurses Entry Program and a Native Access Program. Further information is available at Lakehead University.

 

As the new Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives), and head of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, you will be the senior administrative officer leading the Aboriginal Initiatives strategy and its student support services both on and off-campus, and will support external relations with indigenous communities and organizations. The mandate of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives is to provide guidance in Indigenous education and to advance, within the University community, an understanding of Indigenous cultures, heritage and languages, through activities that heighten the awareness of Indigenous issues and identity. You will report to the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) and collaborate with the Senior Management Team. You will work closely with the Ogimaawin-Aboriginal Governance Council, Elders’ Council, and serve as a member of the Lakehead University Senate to implement the University’s mission-specific commitment ‘to working with Aboriginal peoples in furthering their educational aspirations.' As Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives), you will work collaboratively in advancing Indigenous curricula and research to help ensure that Lakehead University offers relevant programs, and develops a strong support community to enhance the recruitment and retention of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.

 

Demonstrating extensive knowledge in Aboriginal cultures, traditions, protocol, and socio-economic issues, the successful candidate will be an excellent relationship-builder who will bring established networks and the ability to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities/organizations, government, private sector, and other strategic partners. You have an ease with public relations and an ability to stay on the pulse of funding opportunities available to support services for Indigenous students faculty, and staff. This critical role will also call upon your sound business acumen, proven strengths in financial management and exemplary people management abilities. Proficiency in an Aboriginal language will be considered an asset.

 

As the successful candidate for the role, you will have a track record of successful administrative leadership gained over a period of years. While a doctoral degree is preferred, strong applicants holding a master’s degree will also be considered. You are adept at working within a comprehensive post-secondary system where you will enable the advancement of Indigenization in academic program planning and curriculum development. An engaging leader, you inspire others through a shared vision, continuing to strengthen the University’s profile and commitment to Aboriginal initiatives – locally, regionally and beyond.

 

The Search Committee will begin its review of candidates immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications, including the qualifications and accomplishments on the basis of which the individual merits consideration, should be submitted in confidence to the address shown below. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants who meet the requirements for the position. Lakehead University is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To be considered for this senior administrative mandate, please forward your resume to Phelpsgroup, quoting PH178719, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Phelpsgroup

401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Phone: 416-364-6229

 



Position Responsibilities: 
The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters, including both general education and advanced courses in Native and Indigenous Literatures as well as additional courses determined by the candidate’s expertise and departmental need. The Department, the College, and the University value teaching and we expect you to be an exemplary teacher; to be current in your discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning; and to maintain rigorous standards for course content. We expect you to provide students with feedback on their course work and examinations, and to be available to students through regularly-scheduled office hours.
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in English, Native American or American Indian Studies, American Studies, or a related field by time of appointment (or soon after)
    • Candidates with an MFA who can demonstrate experience successfully teaching literature courses will also be considered
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Ability to teach courses in Native American Literatures and a secondary field, including both introductory and graduate courses
  • Demonstrated scholarly interest in the field of Native and Indigenous Literatures
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to teach courses in US Multiethnic Literatures that engage Native and Indigenous Literatures through a comparative lens
  • Familiarity with Native and Indigenous Literatures in Canada
  • Expertise in critical approaches to gender, race, and sexuality
  • Demonstrated scholarly and teaching interests in a broad range of Native and Indigenous cultural production, including the ability to teach film as well as visual, digital, and fine arts
  • Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE): please log in at: www.wwu.edu/jobs  and use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system. 

    Candidates should upload a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a sample syllabus for an introductory course to Native and Indigenous Literatures; two sets of evaluations of your teaching from students in college or university literature courses; a one-page statement describing your teaching philosophy and pedagogy; and a list of the courses that you taught at the college or university level. 

    Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required: letters can be emailed by recommenders or third-party dossier service to the VAP Search Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    For fullest consideration, applications should be received by May 15th 2017. Finalist interviews will be conducted via Skype.

    Other Information: For information about this position, call 360-650-3214 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

    FOR FULL AD VISIT: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7511


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE
CURATOR OF NATIVE AMERICAN ART
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, OREGON

 

OVERVIEW

 

The Portland Art Museum is currently accepting applications for the position of Curator of Native American Art.  This full-time curatorial position is responsible for the care, research, and exhibition of objects in the Museum’s Native American art collection; researching and developing Native American and indigenous exhibitions; working on related educational programs; and building strong, active, and ongoing relationships and partnerships with Native communities.  The position also supervises the Museum’s new Center for Contemporary Native Art, as well as the presentation of all traveling exhibitions of Native American art scheduled by the Portland Art Museum.

 

ABOUT THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

 

Founded in 1892, the Portland Art Museum celebrates its 125th anniversary this year as one of the oldest art museums in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum’s collection of 47,500 objects reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of arts of the native peoples of North America; modern and contemporary art; Asian and American art; photographs, prints, and drawings; and English silver. With more than 112,000 square feet of gallery space, the Museum dedicates 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection. More than 300,000 visitors are welcomed annually, including more than 50,000 students.

 

COLLECTIONS, EXHIBITIONS, AND RESEARCH

 

Preeminent among the Museum’s permanent collection is the Native American Art collection. Established in 1948, this collection has been on continuous view since 1949, when the Museum was the first institution to dedicate permanent gallery space to the exhibition of Native American objects as works of art rather than as anthropological artifacts.In the past five years, the Museum has quadrupled its holdings of contemporary Native American art, bridging its significant historic art holdings with 21st century artistic and cultural practices. Also during this time, the Museum has worked to establish relationships with local, regional, and national tribes—relationships which have, in part, allowed the Museum to fulfill its Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act responsibilities. Most recently, the Museum repatriated eighteen Crow medicine bundles to the Crow Nation in Montana.

 

The Museum’s Native American Art Initiative (NAAI), a three-year project from 2012-2015 funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), resulted in the digitizing and online publication of its world-class collection of Native American art, comprising approximately 3,500 objects, dating from pre-European contact to the present and featuring important historic and contemporary works from nearly every tribal group in North America.  The increased visibility of the Museum’s unique collection of Native American art benefits scholars, students, and the general public. Thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Curator of Native American Art position also has access to expanded resources needed to conduct collections research and strengthen display practices in Native American art. This support from the Mellon Foundation includes a pre-doctoral fellowship position in Native American art, reporting to the Curator of Native American Art.

 

In 2015, the Museum opened its new Center for Contemporary Native Art—a dedicated gallery for presenting the work and perspectives of contemporary Native artists. At the core of the Center’s mission is the commitment to partner with Native artists in creating the exhibitions, interpretation, and programming for the space. This approach challenges visitors to think about Native American art and the cultures that inform the work as dynamic and changing, strengthening a contemporary view of Native art in the Museum. The Center is being supported by a 2-year grant from IMLS, which includes an evaluation of the Center’s initiatives conducted by the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona.  Future funding will need to be secured.  

 

In 2016, the Museum presented the acclaimed Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy, an exhibition that juxtaposed contemporary portraiture by Native American photographers alongside Edward Curtis’ renowned work; and hosted the traveling exhibition Native Fashion Now, celebrating the visual range, creative expression, and political nuance of Native American fashion.  As the Museum looks to the future, it is excited to continue planning for a major traveling exhibition featuring objects from its permanent collection of Northwest Coast art.  An envisioned exhibition entitled The Art of Resilience: A Continuum of Tlingit Arts (working title) will celebrate the spirit of Tlingit art past and present. The Curator of Native American Art and museum staff will work closely with artists, scholars, leaders, and partners in the Tlingit community and Southeast Alaska in planning and implementing this major exhibition and its interpretation. Works, including magnificent masks, Chilkat and Ravenstail robes, bentwood chests, and clan crest adorned ornamental and utilitarian objects of the highest quality and stunning workmanship, will reveal the strength and spirit of the people of Southeast Alaska—art that has come to epitomize the Native Northwest Coast art tradition.  This exhibition, related programming, and a scholarly catalog have been supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Conducts ongoing research on the Museum’s Native American collections and on Native American art in general.

  • Develops exhibitions and installations from the Museum’s permanent collection; develops programs that promote a deeper understanding of Native American art and the continuum of indigenous artistic and cultural practices.

  • Coordinates exhibition and programs and helps fundraise for the Center for Contemporary Native Art, working closely with the Director of Education and Public Programs.  

  • Conducts research, selects objects, and works with registrars on coordination of loan agreements, packing and shipping, and other exhibition details.

  • Writes catalogues, brochures, and other publications; writes exhibition wall labels and extended object labels.

  • Works to build relationships and partnerships with Native communities in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.

  • Works with Education Department and curatorial colleagues (as needed) to develop programs and activities that relate to or enhance exhibitions and permanent collection installations.

  • Presents gallery talks, docent lectures, and public lectures on relevant exhibitions and aspects of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

  • Makes recommendations for acquisitions and de-accessions to the Director, Chief Curator, Director of Collections and Exhibitions and the Museum’s Collections Committee.

  • Cultivates collectors and funder prospects for possible donations of art objects and financial support.

  • In partnership with the volunteer Chair, leads the Native American Art Council; provides guidance and advice for programming and other council activities.

  • In partnership with the Chair, leads the Native Art Advisory Committee to invite input and feedback on exhibitions, programs, and collections pertaining to Native American art and issues relevant to Native communities.

  • Works with the Development Office to develop support for programs and activities.

  • Works with the Library to develop research and reference materials related to curatorial area.

  • Serves as a curator-in-charge of traveling exhibitions, as assigned.

  • Participates in the professional and intellectual discourse related to Native American art as well as the museum profession; provides services to the disciplines through participation as an active member of professional organizations.

  • Is conversant with the Native American art market, maintains contact with dealers, galleries, collectors, fellow professionals, and other constituencies as appropriate as a basis for collection growth and exhibition development.

  • Fields and responds to inquiries from the public.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • M.A. in Art History, Cultural Anthropology, Native American Studies, Curatorial Studies, or Museum Studies, and 5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • In-depth knowledge and appreciation of Native American art, including contemporary, traditional and historic materials and a working knowledge of tribal history and culture.

  • A demonstrated record of working successfully with Native communities.

  • A demonstrated history of superior ethical behavior.

  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and persistence in completing assignments.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and web-based research tools.

 

KEY FACTORS FOR SUCCESS

 

  • Possesses the ability to effectively navigate between Native and non-Native communities

  • Promotes diversity and difference. Keen sense of organizational awareness.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to quickly develop rapport, as well as build and maintain effective long-term relationships with trustees, staff, colleagues, tribal communities, volunteers, docents, and the Native and non-Native art communities.

  • Strategic perspective to consider the impact of decisions, plans, and programs on the Museum, and make sound recommendations accordingly.

  • Analytical and conceptual thinking.

  • Displays drive and purpose.

  • Demonstrates ethics and integrity in general, and honors tribal protocols and ethics specifically.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to prepare and deliver concise, understandable, and effective presentations to a wide audience.

  • Ability to work within a complex, fast-paced environment.

  • Highly organized and attentive to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

This position is full time with a salary depending on experience. The position is anticipated to begin when the successful candidate is identified.  The position is eligible for the Museum's benefits package first of the month following 30-days of full-time employment. Benefits include medical and dental, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, jury duty, bereavement), long-term disability and AD&D, 401(k) retirement account, flexible spending accounts, and a variety of perks such as free Museum admission, Gift Shop discounts, and screenings at the NW Film Center. Please see our website for more details.

 

To apply online visit: https://pamcareers.hyrell.com and follow the link to create a profile. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

 

The Portland Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Closing Date: June 30, 2017