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 Kinesiology and Recreation Management (FKRM) at the University of Manitoba invites applications from Indigenous (e.g. First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Scholars for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professorcommencing July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that they self-identify as an Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) Canadian.

Candidates will possess an earned doctorate (or be near completion) and specialized knowledge in the area of Indigenous land-based education. The candidates will have a record of, or strong potential for, research and teaching in the area of Indigenous land-based education and practices. The candidates will demonstrate the ability to communicate the vital importance of land-based practices for the wellness and livelihoods of Indigenous people.  

The successful candidates will teach students in the undergraduate and graduate programs, attract and supervise graduate students, develop and conduct an externally-funded research program and provide service to the community and to the University. These positions are intended to support the FKRM’s and University’s strategic commitment to collectively enhance Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our curriculum. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of new courses in areas including Outdoor and Land-Based Education, Indigenous Perspectives on Land-Based Education, and Indigenous Recreation and Well-Being as well as contribute to scholarship in a related field. 

Faculty Information
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.E.), Bachelor of Kinesiology (B.Kin and B.Kin (AT)), Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development (B.R.M.C.D.), Master of Science and Master of Arts in Kinesiology & Recreation. It also has a Ph.D. program in Applied Health Sciences offered collaboratively with other health science faculties. Approximately 500 undergraduate and 60 graduate students are enrolled in the Faculty. Faculty members have vibrant research programs funded by SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR, as well as other agencies. The Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute promotes interdisciplinary research within the Faculty and University. Bison Sports and Recreation Services provides a broad range of services to the University and Community, including intercollegiate sport, recreation services, children’s programs and athletic therapy. Together these academic, research and service programs have a mission to create, translate, and mobilize knowledge related to physical activity, human movement, sport, and leisure. The FKRM enjoys many state of the art facilities, including an award-winning 100,000 square foot active living centre and applied research laboratory that opened in 2015. 

Application Procedure
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, the names and addresses (including phone and e-mail addresses) of three referees, and Indigenous Canadian self-declaration verification should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications is March 6, 2017

Full job description available here:

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Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Department of History and American Studies at Roger Williams University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2017, with an area of specialization in race and race relations in the United States. Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory and research courses in American Studies, as well as electives related to the candidate's area of specialization in race and race relations in the United States. In general, all tenure-track faculty at Roger Williams University must demonstrate effectiveness in the following three categories: 1) teaching; 2) scholarship; and 3) institutional and/or community service.


A Ph.D. in American Studies or related cultural studies field such as African American Studies, Black Studies, Native American Studies, Asian American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Transnational Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, etc. is required by time of hire. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching experience and an on-going program of scholarly activity.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit:

For additional information regarding this position, please contact: Dr. Laura D'Amore, American Studies Search Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants please attach: 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; 3) a CV; 4) a sample syllabus; and 5) names and contact information of at least three references.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017



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McMaster University invites applications for the Director of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI). The institute was officially launched on 1 July 2016, details are available here. The Director will have an internationally distinguished program of research and teaching record in any area of Indigenous Research.  S/he will be appointed (tenure track or tenured) at the Associate Professor or Professor level to one or more of the six faculties at McMaster University (DeGroote School of Business, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences). The appointment as Director will be for a five year, renewable term.

The Director is expected to raise awareness, attract substantial research support, educate and advance Indigenous research methodologies. S/he will emphasize and support community capacity building and research priorities, promote and foster innovation, collaboration and partnership, enhance existing research infrastructure at McMaster and build sustainable Indigenous research infrastructure. S/he will also be very active in the recruitment, mentorship and training of undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and work to build greater research capacity and strength in Indigenous research across all faculties at McMaster University.  Details are available at Terms of Reference.

McMaster has a geographic proximity to Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest First Nation in Canada, along with a quarter century of collaborative work developing Indigenous educational and research programs. President Patrick Deanes principles and priorities articulated in his Forward with Integrityopen letter (FWI Open Letter) to the University community include:  cultivating human potential; adopting a multi-disciplinary perspective; and engaging our local, national, and international communities.  Furthermore, he has given our researchers the mandate to build on the work that has already begun to strengthen and support Indigenous learners and Indigenous scholarship.

Additionally, McMaster University is ranked in the top 100 of both the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  A medium-sized university, it nonetheless has the sixth-largest research income in Canada.  It has a large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, and is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton and the activities that a major city has to offer.  Hamilton has been ranked among the top cities in Canada to do business and to invest.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body.  The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community.  Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.  Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions.  One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy a number of both personal and professional benefits.  University employees are offered an excellent benefits package which includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and retirement plan.  Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty men and women who become parents or are needed to care for family members.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests and plans, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness.  Applicants should also arrange for four letters of reference to be submitted directly to Dr. Robert Baker, Vice-President, Research, McMaster University, including two letters that speak to academic and research performance, one that speaks to community engagement and one (in either written or oral form) from an Indigenous elder, community leader or Indigenous organization that you are affiliated with.  Mail reference letters to Dr. Robert Baker, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall-208, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1; or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Complete applications must be made online at Postings, Job #12404) to the attention of Dr. Robert Baker, Vice-President, Research, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall-208, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1.

Complete applications that are received by 31 March 2017 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable but 1 July 2017 is preferred. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. 

McMaster recognizes the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and In keeping with the spirit of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we welcome applications from Indigenous candidates from across Turtle Island.

 If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact theHuman Resources Service Centreat 1-905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247)

The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis announces a post-doctoral position for scholars pursuing research in African American History, 1865-1940. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D.  The position, with a salary of $60,000, is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second. It includes health benefits and a $5,000 per year research allowance. The primary duties of this post-doc will be to administer and supervise research for the “Scarlet and Black Project” on the history of Native and African Americans in Rutgers History. The recipient will also participate and present in the “Black Bodies” seminar series.  Consult and  for details.

Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to Interfolio: Applications should include the following: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2017. 

OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada’s university of the imagination, provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for its faculty and students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD U offers seventeen undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and a variety of continuing education courses in art, media and design. OCAD U is currently seeking outstanding, creative researchers/practitioners and gifted, collaborative teachers to augment its professoriate in this tenured opportunity. It is an exciting time to join the OCAD U community as the University is at a key stage in its institutional transformation, with its Creative City Campus capital project and the development of a new academic plan.


Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Design, the position of Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, plays a vital role within the Faculty of Design’s administrative team. Under the ethos of respectful design, the Associate Dean is responsible for oversight and management of the Faculty of Design’s curricular planning and management, faculty teaching support and performance; and student issues related to teaching and curriculum. The Associate Dean champions the processes of decolonizing, Indigenous Vitalization, and diversifying the Faculty’s curriculum, as proposed in OCAD U’s developing Academic Plan. The position is to commence on August 1, 2017 and is subject to budgetary approval.

The Faculty of Design consists of undergraduate programs in Advertising, Environmental Design, Environmental Design (and Interior Design Specialization), Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design and Material Art & Design. OCAD U’s Graduate Studies includes programs in Design for Health, Digital Futures, Inclusive Design, Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design; and Strategic Foresight and Innovation.



•    In conjunction with the Dean, provide oversight and leadership implementing the new Academic Plan, with an emphasis on facilitating the decolonization, Indigenous Vitalization, diversification and equity of the curriculum;
•    In conjunction with the Dean, provide oversight and leadership in course planning, and stewardship of the quality, maintenance, and transformation of Faculty of Design curriculum; with a particular focus on innovative and accessible delivery models, inclusive design, sustainability, interdisciplinary, student mobility, and experiential learning;
•    Ensure that students are informed by a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience embodied in an inclusive variety of communities, philosophies and ways of knowing;
•    In consultation with the Dean, work with the Associate Dean, Research, Outreach, and Strategic Projects to develop curriculum connections with industry partners; and
•    Provide support and act as a liaison to the Indigenous Visual Cultural Program (INVC).


•    In conjunction with the Faculty leadership team, develop and implement the Respectful Design strategic vision of the Faculty of Design in accordance with the University academic and strategic planning documents, including OCAD U’s strategic equity priorities to grow and diversify student enrollment and faculty and to expand existing programs, further new curricular directions;
•    In conjunction with the Dean, (and with consultation with the Director, Studio Facilities, Chief Information Officer, Program Chairs, Director, Safety & Security Services, and individual faculty as required) coordinate space and equipment planning and budgeting related to facilities that support the curricular needs of the Faculty of Design, including the development and build of the Creative City Campus;
•    In conjunction with the Dean and Manager, Academic Relations, participate in the planning and preparation of the annual budget for the Faculty of Design; and
•    Work closely with the Dean on strategic enrolment management including admission and retention targets and enrolment number projections and analysis related to curricular offering and budgets for the number of sections and faculty complement;


•    Conduct faculty performance evaluations for CLTA, Continuing, TIS, Tenure-Track and Tenured faculty in accordance with University policy;
•    Facilitate the Faculty of Design professional development activities including acting as liaison between the Faculty of Design and the Faculty Curriculum and Development Centre (FCDC), the Writing and Learning Centre, and other departments on faculty training, sabbatical applications, reports and presentations;
•    Facilitate the resolution of individual faculty and student matters as they pertain to courses, scheduling, and program plans;
•    In conjunction with the Faculty, VP of Students and International, Student Advisor and Program Assistants, ensure students are appropriately informed about Design program courses, graduation requirements, and program plans, and make referrals as appropriate;
•    Work with the Dean to communicate and consult regularly with students and faculty regarding matters pertaining to the Faculty of Design;
•    Liaise and work with the Director, Writing & Learning Centre, on issues relating to literacy and student learning;
•    Liaise and work with the Director, FCDC on issues relating to curriculum mapping, new curriculum development, faculty professional development, and pedagogy;
•    Assist the Dean in other related tasks that contribute to the successful operation of the Faculty of Design; and
•    Ensure the academic excellence and integrity of the Faculty of Design programs as well as alignment of all teaching and learning practices with academic standards and university policies.


The ideal candidate will have:
•    a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor;
•    a terminal degree in a relevant field, with a PhD preferred;
•    a minimum of five years’ experience teaching at the post-secondary (university) level, an excellent record of professional/scholarly activity; prior experience in educational administration an asset;
•    demonstrated record of academic leadership in Design;
•    demonstrated leadership and experience promoting a respectful and inclusive work and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty.
•    demonstrated knowledge relevant to decolonizing, Indigenizing, and diversifying curriculum;
•    a familiarity with and respect for the diverse range of current issues in post-secondary education;
•    excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational abilities;
•    demonstrated collegiality and ability to take initiative;
•    demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students, faculty, and staff, with student academic counseling experience an asset; and
•    an awareness/understanding of the seven different Faculty of Design undergraduate programs and five programs in Graduate Studies and their unique forms of design discipline, pedagogy, and needs.


This position is full-time and consists of approximately 75% administratation and 25% teaching per academic year, the scheduling of which will be determined in consultation with and with agreement of the Dean, Faculty of Design. The remuneration will be commensurate with the faculty rank in addition to a competitive administrative stipend and access to professional development funding.


The appointment will be made for a term of three years, from August 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020, with the possibility of renewal for an additional term of up to three years. This academic leadership role combines administration and teaching.


Applications should include: a letter of intent stating the candidate’s interests in the areas of teaching, research/professional practice, and service to Faculty- and University-wide governance; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three referees.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application in confidence, addressed to Chair, Associate Dean Search Committee, Faculty of Design online by visiting the Employment Opportunities page of our website:

The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse.  OCAD University understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application.

 In order to alleviate the under-representation of Indigenous tenured faculty and academic administrators, this opportunity is open only to qualified Indigenous persons from a region within North America (i.e., Canada, United States, or Mexico) who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.  

OCAD University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.