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.

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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.

Associate Curator position at the Tweed Museum of Art at UMD! Job ID: 304940

Job Details

Job Title: Associate Curator

Job ID: 304940

Location: Duluth, Minnesota



Masters Degree required in Museum Studies, Art History, or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. Terminal degree preferred. Substantial experience and track record in a curatorial or other closely related position. Strong written communication skills.


PhD in Art History or a related field

Minimum 2 years experience as curator or program developer for a collecting museum or gallery.

Experience working with others to develop long-range exhibition calendars

Experience managing exhibition and special project budgets.

Record of successful grant writing and awards from external funding sources. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and within a diverse university and regional community.

Experience working with collections and knowledge of current standards of collection care.

Demonstrated record in one or more of the following collection building; management of projects/programming; publications; or knowledge in collection management software; knowledge of conservation practices.

Evidence of written and oral communication skills.

Experience collaborating with key constituents to build strong relationships. Ability to collaborate openly and respectfully with a flexible and collegial team. Evidence of strong working relationships with artists, curators, scholars, collectors, and journalists.

Ability to engage with students and faculty to align TMA programming with research and teaching priorities.

Expertise with digital image management systems, including online collection programs and archiving systems.

About the Job

Job Description:

The Associate Curator will support the teaching mission of the museum by working closely with the TMA Director and staff, university faculty and students, as well as community partners. The Associate Curator will develop programming that brings together the visual arts, music and performance through a combination of exhibitions, lectures, publications as well as special events and projects. The Associate Curator will demonstrate substantial knowledge of best Museum practices including collection care and handling, as well as to serve as technical lead in developing new exhibitions, educational services and/or programs. The Associate Curator will provide collection management support in working with digital image management systems, including online collection programs and archiving systems.

Major Responsibilities:

Develop and manage exhibitions, special projects, traveling exhibitions, and publications.

Develop collection-based educational programming.

Formulate and define program operations and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements. Decisions are guided by University and Museum policies, procedures, and content of the collection.

Ensure that goals and strategies for exhibitions and educational programs are consistent with the TMA mission and overall strategic planning.

Work with Director and staff to identify external funding opportunities; develop, prepare and manage grant proposals with external funding agencies.

work with the Director to develop the collection; recommend and identify acquisitions and de-accessions; conduct collection research as needed. Field research requests from faculty, students, scholars and the public

Work with Registrar to facilitate effective access to collections for research and curatorial preparation

Work closely with communications and marketing staff to promote and publicize the TMA's exhibitions and programs.

Work with supervising faculty and Museum staff to provide valuable museum experiences for interns.

About the Department

The Tweed Museum of Art (TMA) is a collecting art museum (9,500 artworks) that provides a welcoming environment for students, artists and members of the community. Situated at the core of the Campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth, the TMA serves its academic and civic communities by providing opportunities for students, faculty and the public.

The permanent collection includes special collections of Barbizon paintings, studio ceramics, Native American art, and an extensive range of paintings, prints, drawings and photographs. The TMA was founded in 1950 by Alice Tweed Tuohy and has continued to engage local, national, and international visitors through temporary exhibitions, educational programming, and special projects that encourage critical thinking about the world we inhabit. The Museum provides it's audiences access to the visual arts of the entire university, and serves the Cities of Duluth/Superior and the communities of both the North Shore of Lake Superior, the Iron Range and northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 304940.

Complete applications must include:

1. Letter of Application

2. Current Curriculum Vitae

3. Three Letters of recommendation on institution letterhead emailed from recommender to Ken Bloom, Search Chair

4. Writing sample that reflects key areas of scholarly interest.

5. Letter of introduction/cover letter explaining your interest in the position

6. Statement of Diversity

7. Unnofficial Transcripts

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..

Completed online applications will be considered beginning November 15, 2015. This position will remain open until filled.

Additional information required for interview includes: three writing samples presented to committee, presentation of portfolio (with examples/photos of installations, catalogs, promotional materals etc.).

Please send any inquiries to:

Ken Bloom - Chair Search Committee

Tweed Museum of Art

University of Minnesota Duluth

1201 Ordean Court

Duluth, MN 55812

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Native American and Indigenous studies, to start in Fall 2016.  The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active engagement with indigenous and/or Native American theory and cultural-political practice.  

We conceive of the field of Native American / indigenous studies broadly, in both geographic and identity terms, and we are especially interested in work that critically engages these very definitional questions both theoretically and practically.  The new member of our faculty will join a vibrant anthropology department, and will be encouraged to participate actively in the formative phase of the University’s interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies program. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. 

UT Austin is dedicated to work/life balance through an array of family friendly policies (

Background check conducted on applicant selected.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand and an established reputation of high quality research and publications. Applicants should also have a demonstrated record of effective classroom teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a publication, and the names and contact information for three references.

Questions about application submission should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Barnard College, Columbia University invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor (3 years) to commence in the Fall 2016 semester. Applicants must have a PhD in hand at the time of application. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar of gender and/or sexuality studies with strengths in historical approaches and critical theory, with a preference for recent PhDs whose research focus is pre-19th century and/or non-Western or indigenous contexts. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses per academic year, consisting of both core courses in our department and courses of their own choosing. Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT people, and individuals from other underrepresented groups.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current CV, a writing sample (journal article or dissertation chapter), a teaching statement, and the names of 3 references online at Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.