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.


UCLA Institute of American Cultures

2015-2016 Visiting Researcher/Scholar
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) offers in-residence appointments to support research on American Indians. We especially encourage applications that advance our understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic contact.  In the event that an award is for less than three quarters the stipend will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award. For Visiting Researchers, these funds can be used to supplement sabbatical support for the total that does not exceed the candidate’s current institutional salary. Visiting Researchers will be paid through their home institutions and will be expected to continue their health benefits through that source as well; Visiting Researchers will receive a stipend for living expenses and may be eligible for health benefits. Awardees may receive up to $4,000 in research support. In the event that an award is for less than the 9-month appointment, the stipend will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Visiting Researcher appointments are for persons who currently hold permanent academic appointments and Visiting Scholar appointments are for newly degreed scholars. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and hold a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment. UCLA faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply. 

 

DEADLINE: Completed applications are due by February 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm. Recipients will be notified in April. NOTE: Offer of Fellowship is contingent upon funding availability. 

TO APPLY: Application is available online at:  https://sa.ucla.edu/IAC/VisitingScholar

 

For further information, please contact Renee White Eyes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Indigenous Land Management Institute, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

We invite applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship, attached to the Funded Project “Examining the Conditions that Can Lead to Sustained Socio-Economic Development of First Nation Communities in Saskatchewan.” Relevant fields of expertise include Native Studies, Anthropology, Geography, Rural Sociology or Economics, with specific expertise in community development, governance, or Aboriginal economic development. This project is based on the recognition that First Nation economic development is dependent on the design and implementation of stable and culturally- appropriate institutions that can inform economic and social decision-making. As part of the research team, the Post-doc will be expected to examine the challenges and opportunities for First Nation economic development, including, but not limited to, on- reserve resource development, property rights, and Nation-building and social welfare models of community development. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the research team, assisting with research coordination and selected research activities; these tasks will be in addition to the individual research program undertaken by the post-doctoral fellow.

We seek candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the PhD in 2013 or 2014 but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to defend by June 30, 2015 must provide a letter from their supervisor confirming the timeline for completion.

Ideally the tenure of this 2-year Fellowship will begin July 1, 2015. This start date is however negotiable depending on the availability of qualified applicants. The salary rate is $40,000 per year including benefits.

The application package must include a cover letter; a CV; and a statement of research experience relevant to the project (maximum 2 pages). Further information on the project or about this position can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigators - Dr. David Natcher: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Dr. Robert Innes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tom Allen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


University of Saskatchewan 

Institute of Indigenous Lands Management

Doctoral Fellowships (3) – University of Saskatchewan

We invite applications for three Doctoral Fellowships attached to the# Funded Project “Examining the Conditions that Can Lead to Sustained Socio-Economic Development of First Nation Communities in Saskatchewan.” This project is based on the recognition that First Nation economic development is dependent on the design and implementation of stable and culturally-appropriate institute that can inform economic and social decision-making interested students may be housed in any number of  of# relevant academic departments, including Native Studies, Geography and Planning, Business Administration, Law, and Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics. The successful applicants will be an integral part of the research team, assisting with research coordination and selected research activities; these tasks will bein addition to their individual research programs.


Duration: September 2015–August 2018 (3years)
Award: $25,000\year

Applications package should include a cover letter; a CV; and a statement of research experience relevant to the project (maximum# 2 pages). Further information on the project or about the conditions of the positions can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigator -  Dr. David Natcher: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;  Dr. Robert Innes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tom Allen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Haverford College invites applications for a three-year visiting Assistant Professor (with possibility of renewal) in its Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the humanities or social sciences who focus in their work on questions of justice, peace and conflict, human rights and related fields, with special attention to ethics or ethical leadership. Candidates should be able to teach an applied ethics course in issues of global justice and/or an introductory course on peace, justice and human rights, as well as offer more specialized courses. The teaching load is five courses per year. Successful candidates will be given resources to plan and host a symposium oriented around themes of ethics and justice in the second year of the appointment, during which the teaching load will be reduced to four courses to accommodate the responsibilities of preparing and hosting the symposium.

Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D and demonstrated evidence of strong teaching at all levels of the curriculum to a diverse student body. ABD candidates may apply but must also provide assurance of completion of the degree by September 1, 2015 and evidence of relevant teaching experience. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Research and travel money is also available. Faculty housing on campus may be available.

Haverford College is a leading liberal arts college serving highly motivated students on a nationally recognized arboretum in suburban Haverford, just outside Philadelphia. The program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights is an interdisciplinary concentration that students may add on to any major. Its goal is to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and creative new perspectives on entrenched problems. For more information, see http://www.haverford.edu/pjhr/

Please submit a cover letter addressing your fitness for the position, curriculum vitae, a sample course syllabus for “Introduction to Peace, Justice and Human Rights” or “Applied Ethics of Peace, Justice and Human Rights,” a short teaching statement and evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to (interfolio). In order to receive full consideration, all materials must be uploaded to Interfolio by February 6, 2015.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Learning in a diverse community defined by mutual trust (as exemplified in a student-governed honor code) is at the core of the College’s educational process. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College's mission.


 

The Department of American Indian Studies, College of Social and

Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona is seeking an outstanding

teacher/scholar/administrator for a full-time, tenured position as Head of

the Department of American Indian Studies. The position, anticipated to

begin at the start of the 2015-16 academic year, requires an excellent

scholar at the Associate or Full Professor level with a Ph.D. or equivalent

who is qualified for tenure at the University of Arizona. Topical specialty

and regional focus is open, though a specialization in North American

native communities is required. The Department of American Indian

Studies is administered by the Department Head with the participation of

the faculty consistent with the University of Arizona's culture of shared

governance.

The University of Arizona is a top-ranked, research-intensive, land grant

institution that embraces a distinctive interdisciplinary culture and tradition.

One of the premier departments in the field of American Indian or

Indigenous Studies in the United States, AIS at the University of Arizona

grants Ph.D., M.A., and J.D./M.A. degrees as well as minors at both the

undergraduate and graduate levels, and anticipates offering a B.A. degree

beginning in the Fall of 2015. AIS also offers graduate certificate programs

in American Indian Higher Education, Nation Building, and Natural

Resources.

In addition to an outstanding record of scholarship and teaching in higher

education, candidates must offer evidence of administrative experience,

the ability to seek and obtain external funding, demonstrated experience in

working with tribal communities, and a commitment to serving American

Indians. The Department Head is expected to maintain an active research

agenda, to foster and support fellowship and grant seeking activity among

colleagues, and to teach courses appropriate to American Indian Studies.

This position offers exciting opportunities for expanding the program and

developing new partnerships with the twenty-two federally recognized

tribes/nations within Arizona and with American Indian nations/Alaskan

Natives throughout the Southwest and beyond. American Indian Studies

seeks to develop a strong understanding of the languages, cultures, and

sovereignty of American Indians/Alaskan Natives which honors our

ancestors and their wisdom.

Initial review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and continue

until the position is filled. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity

employer that recognizes the value of a diverse community and

encourages applications from the full range of experience and ethnic

identity and gender.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans;

life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and

holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified

family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA

recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities

* Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to the Department of

American Indian Studies.

* Lead a team of academically strong and diverse individuals and provide

guidance on issues including recruitment, retention, and management and

development of faculty and staff.

* Contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, curriculum and

program development.

* Advance the Department's research funding and reputation.

* Organize and manage the Department for maximum efficiency.

* Actively encourage and support professional and academic development

of the faculty. Proactively promote pursuit of academic development up to

and including the Professor level.

* Establish relationships of trust, collaboration, and respect between

faculty, administration, and the community.

* Work to develop and secure support for multi-disciplinary relationships

and partnerships with other areas of the University of Arizona.

* Represent AIS appropriately in the larger college and university settings.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum

Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all

positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of

academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition,

a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new

employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United

States.

What kind of criminal background check is

required for this position?

This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal

background check

Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening

None

Job Category

Faculty

Departmental Home Page

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Quick Link

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse

community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,

veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Position Title

Department Head, American Indian Studies

 

Job Number

56940

Department

9006-American Indian Studies Prog

 

College/Division

Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

Posted Rate of Pay

DOE

 

Exempt / Non-Exempt

Exempt

 

Category

Appointed: Faculty

 

Name of Contact (for Applicants)

Mark Blair

 

Contact Information

E-mail and/or phone number

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Job Open Date

11-18-2014

 

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

 

Review begins on

(Continues until position filled)

01-15-2015

Benefits Eligible

Yes

 

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

 

Days and Schedule to be Worked

Number of Hours Worked per Week

Limited to current UA employees only

No

 

Documents required to be attached

electronically with this application

Letter of Interest

Statement of Research and Teaching Interests

Curriculum Vitae

Documents that may be attached

electronically or mailed directly to

department per instructions below

Additional application instructions

(include instructions for submission)

An application consisting of curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and

a letter of interest that summarizes teaching experience and courses the

applicant would teach, current research activities and future research

interests, previous administrative experience, work with tribal communities,

and evidence of success in garnering external funing.