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Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts Practice

The Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of Indigenous Arts Practice. The successful candidate will be an emerging artist-researcher with strong connections to Indigenous communities, and an ability to bring those voices and ways of knowing and making into their teaching and research.

With a faculty complement of 29 full-time professors, including some of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the country, Studio Arts is the largest department in the Faculty of Fine Arts and enjoys a long-standing reputation as one of Canada’s foremost environments for the study and creation of visual art.  Emphasizing the importance of studio production, BFA and MFA programs are offered in Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Studio Art.

Candidates for Tier 2 Chairs must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of 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, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.  For more information regarding eligibility criteria, please consult the CRC website [].

The ideal candidate will have a recognized and active art practice in one or more of the following areas: ceramics, fibres and material practices, intermedia, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and/or sculpture. Evidence of the potential to build on existing research infrastructure at the department and faculty levels, coupled with the potential to establish a strong externally-funded research program, is considered a requirement. The ability to attract and mentor excellent graduate students is also essential.

Applicants should possess a completed MFA degree or equivalent graduate degree; a strong exhibition record; post-secondary teaching experience; and a record of service to the community and/or discipline.  The successful candidate for the CRC in Indigenous Arts Practice will be appointed to the Department of Studio Arts at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and will be expected to teach courses in the unit’s curricula.  Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.

In building research capacity, the CRC in Indigenous Arts Practice will foster exciting opportunities for collaboration with other units that may include First Peoples Studies, Art History, Design and Computation Arts, Art Education, the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, as well as the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) and Hexagram Research Centres. While informal collaborations already exist between these units, the CRC provides an opportunity to initiate a faculty-wide investigation of Indigenous arts while building on Concordia’s institutional commitment to Aboriginal peoples.

The Faculty of Fine Arts will work with the candidate to prepare the formal CRC application according to CRC program guidelines.  The university will nominate the successful candidate to the CRC Secretariat at the earliest opportunity according to the guidelines of the CRC program [].  A Canada Research Chair entails a reduced teaching load, research and salary stipends, as well as access to infrastructure grants for the duration of the five-year chair, renewable once, for a total of 10 years.

Located in the heart of vibrant, cosmopolitan Montreal and home to over 46,000 students and 7,200 staff, Concordia University is one of Canada's most innovative urban universities. Over the past decade, Concordia has invested significantly to renew its faculty, improve and expand its infrastructure and create state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, learning and research. Concordia has 7,400 graduate students enrolled in more than 200 graduate programs and over 6,300 international students from more than 150 countries. Concordia’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges.

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Applications should be submitted electronically to //localhost/mailto/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.and consist of: a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, documentation of artwork (sent on DVD, CD, or USB memory stick), and the names and contact information of three referees. Short-listed candidates will be required to submit a written, five-year research plan, appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program and will also be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.

Digital applications (in.pdf format) should reach the department on or before

November 1, 2015.

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:

Eric Simon, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Studio Arts

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Tel:      514-848-2424 ext. 4675

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult:

Faculty of Fine Arts:

Studio Arts Department:

MFA Studio Arts:

First Peoples Study Program:

Conversations in Contemporary Art:

This tenure track position, linked to the CRC appointment, will begin on August 1, 2016 or later.  Review of applications will begin immediately after the November 1, 2015 application deadline, and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Concordia 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, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.



The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant level anthropologist who specializes in classical and contemporary anthropological theory, beginning fall 2016.  We are especially interested in candidates who conduct ethnographic research in sociolinguistics and the politics of language.  This position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum including introduction to cultural anthropology and required theory courses for the major.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the education experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke College seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellent, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Please submit: letter of application, CV including contact information for three referees, writing sample (up to 25 pages), one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice (including evidence of a commitment to mentoring a diverse study body), and no more than 3 sample course syllabi.  Applications must be received by October 30, 2015 in electronic form, and must be made online at  

Job Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9month

Tenure system position in the Sociology of Health and Medicine at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning August 16, 2016. We seek candidates with a research focus on health issues, such as mental health, physical conditions, mortality, health disparities, and health care service. A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required by the date of appointment. Candidates must display potential

for and/or evidence of excellence in research. Also, candidates must display potential for and/or evidence of external grant support for their research.

Position Summary:

The Department of Sociology has identified the Sociology of Health and Medicine as one of its core areas of specialization and is committed to playing a leading role in the university's emphasis on health and

medicine. The successful candidate will have a 100% appointment in the Department of Sociology and will be expected to strengthen the Health and Medicine specialization through developing a well-defined

research program, teaching, and engaging in department and university service and outreach. The successful candidate is also expected to cultivate connections with faculty in other specializations in the Department of Sociology: Community and Urban, Environment, Family, and Migration.

With three medical colleges (Human, Osteopathic, and Veterinary), a College of Nursing, and a variety of health-related disciplines and units, Michigan State University is a leader in understanding all facets of human, community and environmental health.

A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required by the date of appointment. Candidates must display potential for and/or evidence of excellence in research. Also, candidates must display potential for and/or

evidence of external grant support for their research.

The ideal applicant should have an ability to integrate research on health issues with current department strengths in aging, family, race and ethnic inequality, migration, urban studies and environment. The ideal candidate also will have experience and/or a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines, such as the physical and ecological sciences, agriculture and natural resources biology, engineering, law, and medical and health professions. The successful candidate will display evidence of

excellence in research and must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education.

Required Applicant Documents:


Cover Letter

Work/Writing Sample

Research Interests

Optional Applicant Documents:

Other Document

Other Document 2

Other Document 3

Research Funding

Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page ( Applications must be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page and should include a cover letter explaining the candidate's research interests, CV, and two examples of written work. In addition, please provide the names and email addresses for three references whom will be contacted via email by the system after you finish applying.

The deadline to ensure consideration of applications is October 1, 2015, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Hui Liu, Search Committee Chair

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Department Website Address:

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MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Native American Studies

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous people in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department.

The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2016 and preferably since 2012. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at [].

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill, Director, Center for the Americas, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Applications received by November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, 860-685-4771, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Department of Women’s Studies, University of Victoria

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

Closing date for application is midnight PST on September 15, 2015.

The Women's Studies Department at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in gender studies* (disciplinary or interdisciplinary background is open) at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2016.  We are especially interested in a specialization at the intersection of gender and Indigenous cultural production and/or analysis with a strong focus on Indigenous knowledge production, ways of knowing, and direct engagement with Indigenous communities. Research on gender and Indigenous issues in Canada or an ability to situate Indigenous gender issues in Canada in a comparative and relational framework is also of particular interest.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent by date of appointment, a strong record of scholarship and/or creative work, a demonstrated commitment to teaching in an interdisciplinary undergraduate Women's Studies program at all levels, and the ability to draw on experiential knowledge in research and teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision and mentorship. Further, as a member of a small department, the candidate will be expected to share in administrative duties both at the departmental and university level and to show a willingness to help in the possible development of an M.A. program.

*The Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria plans to change its name to Gender Studies. The department offers students a range of cutting edgecourses that address ‘gender’ as a social construction that intersects with other categories of difference within networks of power. Course topics include examinations of the relationships between gender and race, nation, class, sexuality, sex, ability and age in the contexts of colonization, capitalism, globalization, and transnationalism.Interdisciplinary faculty research frames the department’s curriculum and its areas of focus: Indigenous resurgence, anti-racism, nationalisms, human rights and development, medicalization, girlhoods, cultural production and post-structuralism. Women’s Studies (with plans to become Gender Studies) continues to highlight historical and contemporary feminist scholarship, but also broadens this established approach with courses inclusive of queer and trans perspectives, as well as the production of masculinities.  Underlying all Women’s Studies courses is the active pursuit of social justice enabled by critical analyses that expose inequities and interrogate their systemic foundations.

The department is strongly committed to both excellence and equity and to increasing the diversity of approaches and perspectives in teaching and research.

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Department website:


Additional Information

The University of Victoria is situated on the territory of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples and sits on the site of a former Lekwungen village. It has developed into one of Canada’s leading comprehensive institutions with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

Contact Information

Applications must include: a complete curriculum vitae; the name and address (including email and telephone numbers) of at least three referees whom the department may contact; copies of selected relevant publications and/or creative works; and summaries of teaching evaluations. 

Please send applications (electronic only, in pdf or Word format) to:

Dr. Annalee Lepp
Chair, Department of Women's Studies
Department E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 250-721-7378

Closing date for application is midnight PST on September 15, 2015.

Equity Statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.