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.


Faculty Advisor Aboriginal Students Health Sciences Office (ASHS)
Aboriginal – Term includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis (0.2 FTE)

The ASHS Faculty Advisor is an Aboriginal health professional with a faculty appointment in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at McMaster University. Working in collaboration with the ASHS Director, the Faculty Advisor (ASHS) is one of the FHS representatives on McMaster's Indigenous Education Council. The Faculty Advisor (ASHS) reports to the Associate Dean (Health Professional Education) FHS.

The responsibilities of the Faculty Advisor (ASHS) include the following activities:

  • Work closely with the Director (ASHS) to facilitate the mandate of the ASHS office; student career counselling;
  • provision of information about the applications and admissions processes of FHS education programs.
  • Liaise closely with the ASHS Director and leaders of FHS education programs and their admissions' offices to develop pipeline initiatives to reduce barriers facing Aboriginal students wishing to pursue careers in the health sciences.
  • Provide strategic and academic advice and advocacy for the inclusion of increased Aboriginal health curriculum in FHS education programs.
  • Develop and maintain a work-plan in consultation with the ASHS Director to set strategic benchmarks and outputs for the AFA role in conjunction with the ASHS mandate.
  • Co-Chair the Aboriginal Health Task Force (AHTF) that is an advisory group to guide the vision and strategic planning of the ASHS office and Aboriginal health within the FHS.
  • Provide mentorship to Aboriginal students enrolled in FHS education programs, and, where Aboriginal student mentors are in place, support and advise these student mentors.
  • Liaise with Aboriginal faculty and Indigenous programs university-wide to enhance the Aboriginal student experience at McMaster.
  • Collaborate with the ASHS office to strengthen partnerships with local Aboriginal communities and organizations.
  • Represent McMaster University on external committees as require.

Time commitment for the position is 0.2 FTE (one day per week) and is stipend at $30,000.00 per year. The position is for three years, renewable up to two times.

Please forward your CV and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Alan J. Neville, Associate Dean, Health Professional Education c/o Judith McArthur-Dawson HSC 2E18 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before Friday November 23, 2015.

Employment Equity Statement
McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).


http://faculty.williams.edu/graduate-fellowships-2/graduate-fellowships/

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching.

The Bolin Fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams, and two scholars or artists are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work—or in the case of MFA applicants, building their professional portfolios—while also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the College’s academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course.

Eligibility: The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-generation college graduates, women in predominately male fields, or disabled scholars.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a professorial career in the U.S. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year. MFA candidates must be recent recipients of the degree; only those with degrees granted in 2015, or to be granted in 2016, are eligible to apply.

Terms: The annual stipend for the position is $39,000. The College will also provide health and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, academic support including office space and a computer, and an annual allowance of $4,000 for research-related expenses.

During the period of residence at Williams, the Bolin Fellows will be affiliated with an appropriate department or program and will be expected to teach one one-semester course each year, normally in the fall semester of year one and the spring semester of year two.

Candidates should apply via Interfolio (see links below) before November 15, 2015 with:

  • a cover letter with a description of your teaching interests; this letter should also explain how you fit the eligibility criteria for the fellowship;
  • a full curriculum vitae;
  • a graduate school transcript and three confidential letters of recommendation;
  • PhD applicants: a copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably limited to 10-15 pages and a timetable for completion of the degree.
  • Post MFA applicants: project description, as described below:

o   Writers: 2-3 short stories, 10-15 poems, or novel passages not to exceed 50 pages;

o   Visual Artists: 20 images;

o   Theatre Artists: sample of design portfolio;

o   Musicians: complete list of works or significant performances;

o   Choreographers/Dances: documentation of performance;

o   Film and Video: links to works.

Please click the link below to apply to a particular department. You may apply to more than one.

Gaius Charles Bolin was the first black graduate of Williams. The fellowship program was founded in 1985, on the centennial of his admission to the College. He was an active and influential member of his class who went on to a career as a lawyer. He valued education and worked against racial prejudice.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=87908

The University of Alaska Southeast is located in Juneau, Alaska and serves a larger number of Alaska Native/Native American students. Applicants must go to Uakjobs online, see above link.

As part of Northwestern University’s Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. This person will be jointly appointed between the Humanities Institute and an appropriate humanities-related department, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a PhD or MFA before September 1, 2016.

Northwestern’s home region—the Greater Chicago area—is full of rich potential for scholars working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including close collaboration with the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The American Indian Center of Chicago, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Great Lakes native communities.

For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/

Applications will be accepted online only. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, writing sample of approximately 25 pages or comparable evidence of scholarly or artistic accomplishment, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references, whom we will contact for letters of recommendation. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2015, and the search will remain open until an offer is accepted. Inquiries about the search may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

As part of Northwestern University’s Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, to begin September 1, 2016. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. The Fellow will be jointly appointed between the Humanities Institute and an appropriate humanities-related department. Candidates must complete all degree requirements for a PhD or MFA before September 1, 2016.

The fellow will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses per year. The fellow will also give one public lecture per year. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

Northwestern’s home region—the Greater Chicago area—is full of rich potential for scholars working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including close collaboration with the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The American Indian Center of Chicago, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Great Lakes native communities.

For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/

Applications will be accepted online only. Application materials include a research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, CV, writing sample of approximately 25 pages or comparable evidence of scholarly or artistic accomplishment, a sample syllabus, graduate transcripts, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references—including the dissertation advisor—whom we will contact for letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 4, 2016. Inquiries about the search may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.