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Dartmouth College
Director of the Native American Program
Opportunity to Lead an Exemplary Native American Program at a Renowned Ivy Institution
Dartmouth College, one of the world's greatest academic institutions and a member of the Ivy League, announces a national search for a Director of the Native American Program. Originally chartered in 1769 with a mission "for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land ... and also of English Youth and any others," Dartmouth reinvigorated its commitment to educational opportunity for Native Americans with the creation of the Native American Program in 1970.  Since then, nearly 1000 Native Americans from over 200 different tribes have attended Dartmouth, more than at all the other Ivy League institutions combined; Dartmouth is pre-eminent among peer institutions in the recruitment, retention, breadth, and achievements of Native American students. Dartmouth’s Native American Program (NAP) is an exemplary model; it is grounded in the following core commitments, which the Director proactively upholds: (1) support for Native American education; (2) facilitation of the holistic development of Native students; (3) reflection of the value that self-determination has in the lives of Native students; (4) maintenance and expression of Native American cultural identity; and (5) cultivation of a strong ethic of community engagement within the College community, its Native communities and its external relationships.
Position Summary
The Director of the Native American Program (NAP) will guide the vision, development, and implementation of a dynamic program and provide strategic direction, leadership, and consultation in the educational, social, cultural, and personal development of Native American students at Dartmouth College. These priorities are accomplished through: 1) Program Vision, Development, Implementation and Evaluation; (2) Student Advising and Mentoring; (3) Community Advocacy; (4) Budget and Personnel Administration; and (5) Community Engagement and Collaboration. We seek a student-centered colleague with a deep commitment to the wellness and academic achievement of Native students, a passion for collaboration and respect for diverse points of view, and a strong desire to work as part of a community.
• Master's degree in an appropriate and relevant discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, required; doctoral degree preferred. 
• Background in multicultural and social justice education and leadership development, especially in service to Native Americans, preferred.
• Five years of relevant work experience in counseling, advising, and mentoring Native students in college/university setting.
• Demonstrated experience in student leadership development.
• Background in developing and managing integrated support services for under-represented communities.
• Successful experience in identifying and evaluating student academic performance trends and in developing programs promoting student retention and success.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and managing budgets.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a respectful and collaborative manner with others.
• Demonstrated success in utilizing data for planning and evaluation of programs and services.
• Crisis management and/or on-call experience.
The selected candidate will be an experienced and proven leader, effective communicator, and skilled manager with demonstrated commitment to personal and departmental integrity, creativity, collaboration, initiative, multicultural education, and professionalism. The Director must have a solid foundation in student development theory, a comprehensive and rich understanding of the experience of Native American students in higher education, and the ability to foster effective partnerships with colleagues and stakeholders across campus and in the community. Ideal candidates will have a deep familiarity with the forces, loyalties, and family and tribal ties and relationships that can support and influence the experience and success of Native American students, and of the very political nature and institutional and cultural contexts of the position.
Application Process
Dartmouth College has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity prior to applying or nominating, contact Gordon Winsor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (212) 229-4750. Applications should consist of a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. All application materials must be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.
This is a full-time administrative position; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Dartmouth College provides competitive and attractive fringe benefits. 
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

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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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: 250-721-7378Closing 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.

Temporary Assistant Professor/Native American Studies
Southern Oregon University
Southern Oregon University is located in the beautiful town of Ashland, Oregon.  Culturally rich, Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as many other wonderful performing and visual arts venues and the culinary scene attracts foodies from around the world. We are located at the base of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains with easy access to a wide variety outdoor activities and adventures.   
We are a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. We encourage those who share in our commitment to join our community and be part of an exciting and committed team of people working toward these important common goals.
Direct link to apply for Position: 
Position Summary:
Full-time, 2015-2016 academic year position at the Adjunct Assistant Professor level in the Native American Studies program. The person in this position will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and will contribute to development of the Native American Studies program (see consistent with Southern Oregon University’s wider mission (see This person will be expected to teach the core three-quarter sequence in Native American Studies, courses to be determined with respect to the candidate’s area of specialization and program needs, and courses based on institutional needs. This person will be a scholar-practitioner who can advance the program’s objectives of furthering Native American Studies across the wider community and of integrating Native American needs and perspectives into teaching, scholarship, and service. 
Minimum Qualifications: 
Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree in the discipline taught (Native American Studies), or terminal degree in a closely related field but is permissible when (1) an individual has completed a Master’s degree in the discipline taught and (2) is in the process of completing the appropriate terminal degree.
-At least one year of university teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in fostering alliances with Native American communities and/or organizations.
This is a full time on year 12 month appointment 
Excellent health and retirement benefits 
Anticipated start date: 
September 16, 2015
For complete details and to apply please click on the quick link provided at the top of the page or type the URL:  into your browser. 
Thank you for interest in SOU.  

Assistant Professor

Department of Linguistics

Competition No.  -    A110726182
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment ranked at Assistant Professor in Endangered Language Sustainability (ELS), with a secondary appointment (5-year term, renewable) as Director, Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI).  CILLDI is administered through the Department of Linguistics, and sponsored by the Faculties of Arts, Education and Native Studies (

Applicants must hold a PhD, have published peer-reviewed scholarly research and demonstrate teaching relevant to endangered language documentation and ELS, especially of indigenous North American languages.  The successful candidate must have extensive professional and community connections leading to research and education efforts involving ELS at national and international levels.  The research could include, but is not limited to, documentation; new technologies for endangered language sustainability; production of dictionaries, grammars and corpora of endangered languages; and curriculum development/assessment tools for second language teaching in endangered language contexts.  Candidates must demonstrate capacity to secure external funding for research relating to ELS.  The successful candidate is expected to offer linguistics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, especially in the teaching of Aboriginal languages as second languages and applied linguistics relating to ELS.  Experiencing teaching morphosyntax would be an advantage.  The successful candidate is also expected to supervise graduate students in the department and contribute to university service. 

For the Directorship component, the successful candidate must have experience consulting with Aboriginal communities preferably within Western Canada; developing and implementing strategic plans for ELS educational and other activities; liaising with senior academic, governmental and corporate administrators, as well as University personnel at multiple academic institutions for operations concerning delivery of ELS educational content to language educators.  The successful candidate must demonstrate capacity to secure external public and private funding, as well as experience managing the operation of ELS education efforts.  The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in the CIILDI Summer School.

The successful candidate will be expected to expand upon documentation/research and community education/engagement efforts by leading the Department’s plan to establish a new CILS (Centre for Indigenous Language Sustainability), which is envisioned as an internationally recognized program to document and sustain endangered languages through funding, research, publication, other dissemination and community service as well as education efforts.  The successful candidate is expected to develop new certificate programs and work toward establishing new ELS degree programs in the Department of Linguistics.

Please visit the following sites for information on the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Arts and the Edmonton metropolitan area (,,

This full-time tenure track appointment takes effect July 1, 2015.  Applications will start to be reviewed May 15, 2015. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement: 

Applicants are expected to have three referees provide letters of reference on institutional letterhead addressed to Dr. Herbert Colston, Chair, Department of Linguistics.  Letters should be emailed to Santhi Thomas via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (use, “ELS SEARCH” in subject line).   

Apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Teaching Dossier, including samples of syllabi for courses taught (Attach under "List of Publications" option) 
  • Statement of Teaching Interests (Attach under Statement of Teaching/Research Interests" option)
  • Statement Research Interests (Attach under "Research Plan" option)

Business Address: 

Department of Linguistics 
2-40 Assiniboia Hall, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E7

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track position, beginning September 2015.  The position will be a one-year appointment with a strong possibility of renewal.  The teaching load is 2/3, a total of five courses per year. PhD in Anthropology in hand at time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will bring expertise in the indigenous archaeology of eastern North America, and the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Possible courses include: topics in the candidate’s area of specialization; introduction to archaeology and “world prehistory”; archaeological lab and field techniques; Indigenous archaeology; and North American archaeology. Our program has a focus on social justice and engaged anthropology within a four-field approach. We seek a candidate who can engage students with high quality teaching, help with advising on research projects, and contribute to the broader department orientation.  Evidence of engagement with Indigenous communities and demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity are desired.

Please submit a cover letter discussing qualifications, a cv/resume, and the names of three referees to  Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Chair, Search Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Review of applications begins on April 21, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Letters and additional materials from selected candidates will be due within 2 weeks of receiving such a request.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the 5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 20,000 undergraduate students and 4,200 graduate students, and over 1200 tenure system faculty. The Department of Anthropology has 20 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program and 82 graduate students working on MA and/or PhD programs. The University is part of a Five College Consortium that includes Amherst, Hampshire, Smith and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and strong collaboration exists among the five campuses.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected categories.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professorate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society.  Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.  Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.