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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.


Native North America. Tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will contribute to established graduate programs in the history of Native North America and the history of the American West. The ability to support the department’s growing commitment to digital history is desirable. Ph.D. required at time of employment.

Teaching responsibilities include lower-division surveys, upper-division courses, and graduate seminars. The teaching load is 2/2. Research funding for new faculty is available. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and publications.

Submit cover letter, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/27993. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 30, 2015. Salary competitive. The filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-verify employer committed to diversity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.  OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.


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. Application web site: https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1416431419947 Job Number 56940.

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is pleased to invite applications for the Dodson Visiting Professorship, named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson. Located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in Vancouver, Canada, UBC holds an international reputation for excellence in research, teaching and learning.

The Dodson Visiting Professorship provides funds for the successful candidate to spend an extended period of time, normally an academic term (Sept-Dec or Jan-Apr), engaged in research and teaching at the iSchool. The Visiting Professor will have opportunities to exchange ideas with UBC faculty and staff engaged in rigorous research and reciprocal community partnerships. Although senior scholars are preferred, appropriately qualified academics at all levels from all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants will normally hold a doctoral degree, and currently be employed in an institution of higher education. Appointments are subject to approval by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

UBC has established innovative community-based Indigenous research and intercultural exchange, a position of success unmatched in North America. This year’s call is for a Visiting Professor whose research in information studies complements these strengths and demonstrates innovative practices through extended community engagement and respectful research relationships. Preference will be given to candidates who are working on contemporary information initiatives by, with, and for Indigenous peoples. This may include, but is not limited to, inquiry in the areas of intellectual property, traditional knowledge management practices or Indigenous archives. This is an opportunity to work with well-known senior scholars at the iSchool as well as an outstanding group of junior faculty members active in areas such as human computer interaction, values and technology, and knowledge organization.

This Visiting Professorship offers the opportunity to work with talented and motivated graduate students by teaching up to two iSchool courses. The Dodson Visiting Professor will be welcomed into the research culture at the iSchool and will be expected to attend research talks and events, interact with doctoral students, and present her or his research at an open colloquium.

The Dodson Visiting Professorship funds this position for one term in the amount of CAD $15,000, which can be supplemented through teaching (up to two 3-credit courses) to reach a combined total of CAD $30,000.

Kindly address all enquiries and applications, comprising a letter of interest and a current CV to:

Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite
Director of the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) The iSchool at UBC
The University of British Columbia
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470, 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 CANADA

Closing Date for Applications - February 28th, 2015
Anticipated appointment dates: September 1
st December 31st, 2015 or January 1st April 30th, 2016 

Comment by Linc Kesler, Director, First Nations House of Learning at UBC:

This posting is closely related to a proposal at UBC to establish an Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, associated with Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's National Research Centre in Winnipeg, and concentrating independently on issues related to organization and use of information and archives in developing comprehensive understanding of historical events. For more information on this proposal, see aboriginal.ubc.ca/indian-residential-school-centre/


The Department of Geography at UBC invites applications for one tenuretrack position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests who is committed to research and teaching using critical methodologies and pedagogies. This appointment will contribute to teaching in the Department's Environment and Sustainability Program. Any specialty in human geography will be considered, but successful candidates should complement existing Departmental strengths. We particularly encourage scholars of Indigeneity, racialization, and colonization. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016. The closing date for applications is December 19th, 2014. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in geography or a related field. Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/19778. They must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information of three referees; a publication sample; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr Trevor Barnes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

For more information about our department, go to: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.