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 Call for Papers Deadline is October 15, 2015 for the 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference!


17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference

February 4 & 5, 2016 --Arizona State University

"Native Leadership in Community Building"

“Native Leadership in Community Building,” is the theme for the 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association conference.  With the many challenges native communities and nations are facing, leadership is key to community building.  While political officials are seen as leaders, individuals and families are also taking the initiative to transform their native communities and nations for the better.  These individuals and families are undertaking work on a number of levels, such as language and culture maintenance/revitalization, health improvement, environmental protection, culturally-based education, and many other pertinent issues, that build strength and capacity in our communities. 

This year’s conference looks to examine and initiate discussions about leadership and community building.  This includes, however is not exclusive to:  language, culture, art, history, environment, governance, gender, sexuality, health, storytelling, education, family, philosophy, policy, and all other topics which would include leadership and community building.

The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops.

Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues.

Paper/Session/Panel Proposals:

  • Please send paper and panel submissions in a digital format.
  • When submitting a paper, session or panel, please provide the name of the presenter, title, session organizer and/or all persons involved, including their role/s.  Also, provide their address, phone number and email information.
  • Submit the presentation title/s and a 200-word paper abstract, describing the paper, session or panel.
  • Please submit proposals by October 15, 2015. Abstracts after this date will only be considered if space is available on the program.

Thank you!

Please send submissions to:  

Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator
American Indian Studies
P.O. Box 874603
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4603
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(Applications Closing Date: October 23, 2015)


Carleton University’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2016. We are looking for an individual with a research specialization in Indigenous language issues and/or minority language issues more generally, especially in the Canadian context. Applicants should have an expertise in the maintenance, revitalization, and use of Indigenous/minority languages, as well as expertise that can complement and/or enhance current strengths in the School, for example: assessment; critical literacies; curriculum design; digital literacies; identity; learning/teaching; policy/planning. By July 1, 2016, applicants will have in hand a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Discourse Studies, or related field, a well-defined research agenda and an active research profile with a strong commitment to the dissemination of scholarship through publication. Applicants must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach to a culturally diverse student body in both undergraduate and graduate programs, to provide graduate supervision at the MA and PhD levels, to develop a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, and to contribute effectively to academic life in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies.


The School’s programs in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies are housed in a large unit representing a rich diversity of perspectives on language, with courses in these areas as well as in Linguistics, American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and less commonly taught languages such as Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), Ki-Swahili and Korean, as well as Communication Courses for Disciplines and Professions and courses in English as a Second Language for international students, immigrants and refugees. Detailed information on the School can be found at


Applications should be submitted electronically to Professor Randall Gess at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hard copies will not be accepted. Applications should include three separate PDF documents, including: 1) letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; as well as 3) a concise dossier that includes written evidence of teaching effectiveness (minimally, teaching evaluations). Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the Director, also electronically. The closing date for receipt of applications, including the letters of reference, is October 23, 2015.


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


Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding.  Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study to more than 27,000 full- and part-time students, from every province and more than 100 countries around the world. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.


Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.


Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.


Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate requests in a timely manner.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Call for Applications: Native Scholar Fellowships at SAR

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM invites applications for its 201617 resident fellowships for Native Scholars.

SAR awards fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Two of these awards are restricted to Native scholars:

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship for a Native American scholar, either pre-or post-doctoral, who works in the humanities or the social sciences.

Anne Ray Fellowship for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to work on their own writing or curatorial research project. This may include research and writing for a future exhibition at an arts or cultural institution. In addition, the fellow will provide mentorship to the two Anne Ray interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center and help guide their intellectual development while facilitating their engagement with other scholars on the SAR campus.

Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Competitive proposals have a strong empirical dimension, meaning that they address the facts of human life on the ground. They also situate the proposed research within a specific cultural or historical context and engage a broad scholarly literature. Applicants should make a convincing case for the intellectual significance of their projects and their potential contribution to a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

SAR provides resident scholars with low cost housing and office space on campus, a stipend up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31.

Deadline for applications is November 2, 2015.

For more information on resident scholar fellowships and other SAR programs, please visit

Please share this call for applications with scholars who might be interested.




Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral

Fellowships for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science and

humanities fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies,

Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics,

Geography, Gender Studies, History, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Media and

Communications, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The CRRES Postdoctoral

Fellowship Program aims to create a legacy of scholars who address issues related to race and

ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic

careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining mentoring

from CRRES affiliates and faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate

evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana

University and other research universities.


Terms of Agreement

Fellows are expected to pursue research activities and teach one course

during each year of residency. Fellows are also expected to participate in CRRES activities and

in seminars in their home departments. These two-year positions begin on August 1, 2016 and

end on May 31, 2018, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will

also receive $3,000 each year in research support and Indiana University health benefits.


Application Process

We invite applications from qualified candidates at the beginning of their

academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not

hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016 must provide a letter from the chair of their

dissertation committee, confirming the timeline for completion. All applicants must file their

dissertations no later than June 30, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research

statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and

plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), writing sample, and three letters

of reference. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as

teachers. We prefer that applications be submitted online at:

Materials sent by mail or any questions regarding the position or application process can be

directed to: Prof. Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and

Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E.

Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications received by November

10, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be

found at:


Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of

ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard

to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin,

disability status or protected veteran status.

College of Liberal Arts

University of Minnesota


The Initiative on Race, Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality at the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is pleased to announce openings for four faculty positions.

The Initiative on Race, Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality (RIGS) will search for three tenure-track (probationary) positions and one associate professor with indefinite tenure, or professor with indefinite tenure depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with college and University policy, in Chicano & Latino studies, to begin fall semester 2016 or later. RIGS is seeking individuals with interest in the intersecting categories of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality whose research agendas focus on topics and questions concerning African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Chicanas/os, and Latinas/os.

For more information, see

Job Opening: 304150 (assistant professor)

Job Opening: 304159 (associate professor/professor, Chicano & Latino studies)

Questions? Contact the chair of the Search Committee, Catherine R. Squires, at:

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