Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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New Media and Digital Storytelling (tenure-track Instructor)

The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position at the rank of Instructor, with starting date of 1 July 2017.

Area of Specialization: New Media and Digital Storytelling

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have teaching experience and scholarly expertise in the area of new media and digital storytelling. The Institute seeks candidates with interdisciplinary interests and experience in new media practices and pedagogy, with an emphasis on the crafts, theories, and technologies as utilized by and relevant to Indigenous peoples. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of teaching (or potential for excellent teaching of) media studies and/or critical Indigenous studies. Expertise in innovative and progressive areas of relevant teaching and practice that exemplify the cutting-edge intersections among new media, critical Indigenous studies, and digital storytelling are distinct assets. We welcome submissions from a range of relevant disciplines, including creative writing, journalism, literary studies, media studies, and the digital humanities.

Aside from maintaining an excellent record of teaching, supervision, educational leadership, and service, it is expected that the successful candidate will continue to grow and develop the Institute’s strong relationships with local community and media outlets, liaising with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) Program Chair and Institute Director(s) to develop and sustain productive and reciprocal spaces for the knowledge-sharing of Indigenous new media practices and training grounds for students to develop research and technical skills in the field. The normal teaching assignment for an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range across the curriculum from first-year introductory undergraduate courses and upper-level seminars to graduate seminars and supervision (upon approval by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies). There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. For more information about FNIS, visit

This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation, and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations).  Applicants are asked to arrange to have three confidential signed letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees. Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline. Please forward materials in care of Daniel Heath Justice, Chair, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Completed applications (and reference letters) must be received by 28 February 2017.

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

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, members of visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Queen's University & UBC Okanagan

Deadline: February 20, 2017

The SSHRC Insight funded project Creative Conciliations invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to join our research team in the 2017-2018 academic year. Since 2013, the Creative Conciliations project, led by Keavy Martin (University of Alberta) with co-investigators Jonathan Dewar, David Garneau (University of Regina), Ashok Mathur (UBC Okanagan) and Dylan Robinson (Queen’s University) has been working to reconfigure and replace the notion of ‘reconciliation’ by fostering critical and creative collaborations between leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars, artists, curators, and students. This work has taken place through various initiatives including UBCO’s annual Indigenous Summer Intensive (Mathur) in Kelowna, the 2013 gathering Indigenous Acts in Vancouver on Indigenous public art (Robinson/Candice Hopkins), the Shingwauk Conference and Gathering from 2013-2015 (Dewar) in  Sault Ste Marie, and the exhibition Looking Forward, Never Forgetting (Garneau/Michelle LaVallee) at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina.

As we work toward the completion of the Creative Conciliations project, we are looking for a postdoctoral fellow whose research area and/or artistic practice has points of connection with residential school histories, the discourse of [re]conciliation, and the arts (inclusive of all arts disciplines). From September 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018 the postdoctoral fellow will be based at Queen’s University to conduct self-directed research (40%) and support the work of the Creative Conciliations project members (60%). From June 1 to August 31, 2018 the postdoctoral fellow will be based at UBC Okanagan as an active participant in that summer’s intensive program. Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and organizing the project's final gathering of artists, academics and community members
  • Helping envision the focus of this final gathering along with other project members
  • Working with individual team members on compiling information from their projects to disseminate on the Creative Conciliations website and through journals and conferences
  • Continuing their own research and artistic practice and presenting it on the Creative Conciliations website and submitting for publication/presentation
  • Indigenous colleagues from multiple faculties;
  • Indigenous Committees and an Aboriginal Student Centre;
  • Indigenous communities near campus.
  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae;
  • A statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • The names and contact details for three referees
  • A writing sample

The postdoctoral fellow will receive $40,000 for the year, and will be expected to undertake some research travel to team members’ respective locations. This travel will be paid in addition to the postdoctoral fellow’s salary.

Queen’s and UBCO are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. In keeping with the objectives of the Preliminary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force, we are especially interested in qualified Aboriginal candidates. Aboriginal candidates will be welcomed into an academic community which includes:

A complete application consists of:

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2017. Applicants should send all documents in their application package electronically to Dylan Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: The University invites applications from all qualified candidates. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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Associate Professor or Professor, International Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts - University of Calgary

Job ID: 12021

Updated: Today

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a senior academic at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director for the International IndigenousStudies program housed administratively in the Department of Political Science. The successful candidate will hold a position 'with tenure' within the Faculty of Arts in a department relevant to their field of study and be appointed as the Director, International Indigenous Studies Program for a five-year period commencing July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal.  

As the Director, you will have a clear vision to lead the program, building on its current strengths, reviewing its goals and purposes, working closely with Indigenous faculty in other programs and disciplines and positioning the program for future success in the context of the Faculty's and University's Indigenous Strategies.  

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Indigenous Studies or relevant discipline within the Faculty of Arts, will be an accomplished scholar and outstanding instructor with strong leadership and solid administrative skills and will bring suitable experience for appointment as a senior faculty member. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary strength. 

Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and community engagement through top-tier peer-reviewed publications, proven success in obtaining competitive research funding, evidence of effectiveness, as well as successfully concluded projects with Indigenous peoples. A strong record of Indigenous research methodologies and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions is also expected. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership in community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples.

In addition to the expectations listed above, applicants at the Professor rank must demonstrate evidence of an established scholarly and professional reputation, preferably at both the national and international level. A well-established record of service contributions (including service to the discipline, and when relevant, profession) at a leadership level is also expected.  

The International Indigenous Studies program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous people’s experience including arts, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, and community and political dynamics. Students in the program examine these topics with a Canadian and international lens, and are encouraged to adopt a comparative lens. For more information, please visit the International Indigenous Studies webpage

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (along with their contact information - mailing address, telephone and email) to:

Anessa Krysko, HR Advisor (Academic)
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4
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The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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About the American Philosophical Society

An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society (APS) promotes knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. This country's first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years. The APS is located in historic Old City Philadelphia, near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

The Library of the Society houses over 13 million manuscripts, 250,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 250,000 images, and thousands of hours of audio material with particular strengths in the history of science, early America, Native American linguistics, and anthropology.

About the Position

Reporting to the Director of the APS Library (Librarian of the Society), the Associate Director of Scholarly Programs will organize and supervise the execution of all scholarly programming at the American Philosophical Society’s Library. The current programming at the Library consists of a robust fellowship program (approximately 30 per year in a wide range of fields, with further growth anticipated), a lunchtime seminar series (approximately eight events per year), a writing workshop for young scholars (approximately six events per year), a regular evening gathering of resident fellows, an annual international conference, and other efforts to support scholars’ research and development at the Library. The programs are intended to make the APS Library a center for intellectual exchange and discussion.

In addition to the general scholarly programming of the Library, the Associate Director will supervise the scholarly programming at the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR). The new hire’s chief and immediate responsibility for CNAIR will be implementing a new Mellon Foundation-funded program titled “Native American Scholars Initiative.” The program supports two long-term fellows who are working in close collaboration with Native communities in the fields of linguistics, history, anthropology or related disciplines. The program also funds several short-term fellows working with digital materials and an internship program for undergraduates interested in working on a digital humanities project during the summer.   The Associate Director will also work in collaboration with the Library’s Curator of Native American Materials to build connections between the APS and other institutions, indigenous communities, and researchers to develop projects using APS materials.

Longer term, the Library has also begun a concerted push to support the development and publication of digital humanities projects and is planning a program in early American studies. The Associate Director will support the programmatic growth in each of these fields and execute new programs and grants that advance these initiatives.


  • Ph.D., preferably in a field related to the APS's holdings
  • A history of scholarly activity, preferably one that involves archival research
  • Experience working in scholarly institutions and fellowship programs, preferably in a research library
  • Administrative experience with the ability plan, organize, and administer events
  • Willingness to work in the Reading Room of a research library and aid researchers seeking access to materials through reference requests and other inquiries
  • Preferred experience in early American history/Native American history and culture due to new initiatives in these areas


To Apply

Send resume or CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line “Associate Director of Scholarly Programs.” Questions about the position should also be addressed to the same email address.

The American Philosophical Society is an EOE and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Deadline to apply: February 24, 2017. Estimated start date July 2017.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – Archaeology, Education, and American Indian Initiatives Paid Internships

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is currently accepting applications (application deadline is March 1st, 2017) for archaeology, education, and American Indian Initiatives internships. We are seeking advanced undergraduate or graduate students in archaeology, anthropology, Native American studies, or other related fields to assist with archaeological field and lab work or educational programming related to the archaeology and anthropology of the Southwest. We are especially interested in pursuing Indigenous and Public Anthropology projects and programs, and seek to cultivate interns that can contribute to this vision. If you know of anyone that might be interested in these paid internships please pass the contact information and details along to them.


More information and application materials can be found at:

Yakoke (thank you),
Sean E. Gantt, PhD
Assistant Director of Education
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321
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