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 Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position in Indigenous Spiritualities appointed jointly in the Department for the Study of Religion (51%) and the Centre for Indigenous Studies (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will have competences in the intersection of Study of Religion and Indigenous Studies, making use of historical, anthropological, legal studies, postcolonial studies and/or cognate approaches.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Religion or Indigenous Studies, or a closely related discipline by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates must demonstrate a deep understanding of Indigenous knowledges, methodologies, and epistemologies, as well as long-term experience and engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep knowledge of the language and culture of relevant Indigenous groups, a breadth of training, competence in method and theory in the study of religion, and will complement the DSR’s successful Religion and the Public Sphere Initiative, adding crucial voices to the discussion of religion and public life in Canada, Turtle Island, and beyond. Excellence in research will be demonstrated through publications or forthcoming publications in leading journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing including a letter of support commenting on Indigenous community engagement.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a variety of courses; for example, the encounter and interaction between Indigenous peoples and European settlers in North America (with special emphasis on Canada); Indigenous spiritualities and the law; creation stories and Indigenous systems of knowledge and methodologies; Indigenous nations, missionaries, and governmentality; Indigenous worldviews and conceptions of health, land and community. Graduate teaching will be in her/his area of research expertise, but it is expected that the candidate will contribute both to the DSR’s strengths in Method and Theory in the study of religion and to the development of the graduate programs at the CIS and DSR by contributing courses on Indigenous philosophies/ways of knowing and spirituality, Indigenous research methodologies, the political and cultural significance of ceremony and protocol. Research specialization within this discipline is open. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching portfolio submitted as part of the application, demonstrated knowledge and experience in Indigenous-based teaching methods, as well as strong letters of reference. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking on the link below.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter, and (2) a curriculum vitae combined in a file labeled cover letter and CV, (3) a sample of academic writing, a statement of research interests, and (4) a teaching portfolio. The teaching portfolio should demonstrate outstanding teaching abilities and the capacity to teach a wide range of courses. It may include, for example, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Applicants should arrange for four letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant's teaching abilities and one that speaks directly to Indigenous community engagement to be sent directly by email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to Professor John Kloppenborg Chair, Department for the Study of Religion, via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date. The subject line should say Reference Letter: Indigenous Spiritualities. All applications must be received by December 6, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to Professor John S. Kloppenborg, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Professor Susan Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information about the Department of Religion please go to For information about the Centre for Indigenous Studies please go to 

This position is part of the University of Toronto’s response to the calls to action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report. 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2018 and is subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous studies, with a focus on Turtle Island/North America reflected in a program of research that demonstrates a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, a record of collaboration with Indigenous nations, communities and organizations, and active engagement with anti-colonial struggles in North America The successful candidate will be able to apply Indigenous perspectives to teaching in one of the following areas: introductory sociology, popular culture, or gender and sexuality, in order to teach in the Sociology Program and Liberal Studies courses at the undergraduate level.

The Sociology Department, consisting of 22 full-time faculty members, has a solid and growing reputation for high-quality teaching and excellent, innovative, and socially-relevant research. The Department is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, social activism, and community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Our undergraduate degree program offers a curriculum that highlights the study and practical application of research methods, classical and contemporary social theory, and themes of diversity, inequality and social justice, popular culture, media, and contemporary urban experience.

Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Sociology, the Faculty and the University.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (or expect to do so by July 2018). The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).
● The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: .
● The RFA’s website can be found at:
● A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

How to apply?
Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:
● A letter of application and curriculum vitae
● Three (3) recent research publications
● Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
● The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Alan Sears at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The review of applications will begin December 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for both 2015 and 2016. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.


Anne Ray Fellowship

One nine-month residential fellowship is available 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. Fellows receive a $40,000 stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Anne Ray Charitable Trust.


Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship

One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar working in the humanities or the social sciences. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Fellows receive a stipend ($40,000 for doctoral level scholars and $30,000 for PhD candidates) in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education.

The deadline to apply is November 6, 2017.

For more information and to access the online application go to  Or call 505-954-7237.

Assistant/Associate Professor
Community-Engaged Scholarship & Indigenous Planning
Position Number: 24655

Department of City Planning

Academic Full-time/Tenure Track

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada


Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

Closing Date for Applications: Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2017 and will be open until the position is filled.


The Department of City Planning invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2018 or soon after. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD (or anticipate completion of a PhD by the fall of 2018) in Planning or a relevant allied field. Consideration may be given to those candidates who hold a Master’s degree in Planning or a relevant allied field who can demonstrate extensive relevant experience working with marginalized communities and conducting community-engaged research. Duties for this position include a full-time teaching load of three courses per year including the Indigenous Planning Studio, supervision of graduate students, research in the candidate’s area of expertise, and service within the University and community. Starting position and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The Department of City Planning

City Planning is one of four departments in the Faculty of Architecture, alongside Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, that offers the oldest continuously running planning program in Canada recognized/accredited by the planning profession in Canada by the Professional Standards Board (see City Planning faculty members also contribute to an undergraduate program in Environmental Design, and the Department is proposing to offer a City Planning Studies Minor to the broader university community. The Faculty has also launched a PhD Program in Planning and Design. More information about the Faculty and its Departments can be found at


The Master of City Planning program is studio-based and most projects undertaken require students and faculty to engage with communities in the city of Winnipeg or the province of Manitoba. The successful candidate will address and further the Department’s goals in developing its capacity to undertake research and projects with communities in urban and rural areas with high Indigenous populations. The Department seeks to increase its capacity to work with communities in Manitoba and across Canada, and to develop international collaborations.


The Indigenous Planning Studio engages multiple community partners each year spread over a large geography. It supports First Nations with key aspects of a planning process, often working at the intersection of community development and land use planning.  It provides opportunities to combine this service-based learning with participatory, community-based research.


Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to community-engaged teaching and/or research;
  • Demonstrated project-based teaching, research and/or other experience with diverse and marginalized communities;
  • Record of research including publications and/or external funding support appropriate for the level of appointment;
  • Ability to teach in the Department’s core and option graduate courses (eg. Planning Theory, Research Methods);
  • Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the Master’s program.


Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in planning or relevant allied field (or ABD, anticipating completion of PhD by the Fall of 2018);
  • Membership or eligibility for certification as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) in Manitoba (see;
  • Direct experience with community development and/or community-based approaches to land use planning;
  • Demonstrated record of successful teaching;
  • Ability to support interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching and research across the university and beyond;
  • Ability to contribute courses at the undergraduate level to students in the Environmental Design program and in the proposed City Planning Studies Minor;
  • Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the PhD program;


The University of Manitoba is committed to Indigenous Achievement (see and It is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba. You can learn more about Winnipeg at


The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information on the Faculty and Department is available at http:/


Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent, including teaching philosophy and research interests; current curriculum vitae; a portfolio of scholarship, creative activities and/or practice, preferably with evidence of teaching excellence; and the names of three references, including name, telephone number and email address to:


Richard Milgrom, Search Committee Chair

Faculty of Architecture

University of Manitoba

201 Russell Building

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2

Phone: (204) 474-6868

Fax: (204) 474-7532

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2017 and will be open until the position is filled.

University of New Mexico, Assistant Professor of Native American Art History.

Probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. 1.0 FTE. Service and committee work expected. Salary: $55,000. Start August 13, 2018. Minimum: Ph.D. in the history of Native American Art or related discipline by the time of appointment; University level teaching experience at the graduate assistant level or above. Preferred: Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Native American Art History; knowledge and application of the history of critical theory in Art History, such as critical race theory, gender theory, queer theory, postcolonial theory and decolonial strategies and current methodologies in Art History; evidence of scholarly work; publication record; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities; knowledge of current technologies and applications to teaching; collegiality. All applicants must apply online at the University of New Mexico website:, Req #2727. Please attach as part of the application in the UNMJobs system: a letter of application addressing areas of specialization, research, and teaching interests; CV with names and complete addresses (mailing, telephone, and email) of three professional references; teaching philosophy; diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; 1-2 course syllabi (not to exceed 10 pages each); and 2 writing samples/published work (not to exceed 40 pages each). If selected for the position, you will need to provide official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements required as a minimum requirement for this position prior to your initial employment with UNM. Application Deadline: For best consideration, all application materials must be received by December 8, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. For further information, UNM's confidentiality policy ("Recruitment and Hiring," Policy #3210), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at EEO/AA.