Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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The University of Alaska System (UA) invites letters of interest for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research (VPAA & R). UA seeks a visionary, collaborative and innovative leader who will identify synergies to build strong teams to support large, transformative academic and research initiatives.

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research

Reporting to the UA President, the VPAA & R is the Chief Academic Officer of UA and directs the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies in keeping with the mission; represents the university to external funding organizations, school districts, partners and governmental departments/agencies; advises the President and Board of Regents on matters of academic policy, vision, and strategic planning; and helps implement "Shaping Alaska's Future." The position will work closely and collaboratively with the three chancellors, provosts, other vice presidents and faculty governance, as well key external stakeholders, including K-12 partners, the Alaska Workforce Investment Board, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (the regional accrediting body for seven states, including Alaska) and many others.


The University of Alaska System consists of three separately accredited universities encompassing 16 campuses across Alaska. In Fall 2013 the University System enrolled 32,696 students for credit, and employed 4,502 full-time employees. The University has a rich tradition of supporting excellence in academics and research and service.


•     Earned doctorate

•     Distinguished record of academic research, teaching, and administrative leadership

•     Exceptional leadership qualities

•     Ability to create a vision, develop a strategic plan, and collaboratively lead its implementation across the UA System

•     Understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues and their importance to the Alaskan community and the UA mission

•     Experience with unionized faculty preferred

Application Process

The search committee invites letters of interest to be submitted to the University of Alaska President, Patrick Gamble, electronically to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with a copy to the CHRO, Erik Seastedt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Priority consideration will be given to letters of interest submitted by December 31, 2014. Letters of interest received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee and/or hiring authority.

The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office.

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The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications and nominations for the position of provost and vice

chancellor of academic affairs. UAA is a vibrant, growing comprehensive public university. The largest institution

in the University of Alaska system, UAA is located in the state’s largest city and sits on the traditional lands of the

Eklutna Dena’ina people. The provost is the chief academic officer and is administratively responsible for all academic departments and programs, while also serving as a key member of UAA’s senior administrative team. The new provost is expected to assume office no later than July 2015.

Anchorage, with an ethnically diverse population of over 300,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, jazz, symphony, theatre, art events, a rich variety of cuisines, and unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet, Anchorage residents enjoy a moderate, maritime climate.

UAA is comprised of seven teaching units at the Anchorage campus: the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Policy, Education, Engineering, and Health; the Community and Technical College, and the University Honors College. There are four community campuses: Matanuska-Susitna College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound Community College. This is an exciting time at UAA. Research and creative activity, along with supportive infrastructure are expanding rapidly. The University offers a broad array of academic and career pathway programs, including associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as vocational and professional certificates in more than 150 major study areas, including arts, sciences, business, education, human services and health sciences.

The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree, a distinguished record of teaching and

scholarship commensurate with full professor status at UAA, and significant and progressive experience in academic administration.For additional information, please view the full search profile under Current Searches at


UAA is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing

the qualifications and desired attributes, a curriculum vitae or resume, and at least five professional references with

full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each; references will not be

contacted without the candidate’s explicit permission. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be

submitted in confidence to

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on or before December 1, 2014, for full consideration.

Please contact Tom Fitch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a confidential discussion


Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

The University of San Diego and the Ethnic Studies Department invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies beginning in the Fall 2015.

Candidates should have expertise in globalization/transnationalism, economic justice and/or environmental justice pertaining to U.S.
racial/ethnic groups.

All candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field.

Applicants must be able to teach courses in one ethnic-specific area (e.g. African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, or Native American Studies) and in Comparative Ethnic Studies
utilizing interdisciplinary teaching and critical scholarly perspectives.

Ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies required.


The second largest city in California, San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people,
includes the busiest port of entry on the world's busiest national border, and hosts significant ethnic,
immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean,
Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa.

The University of San Diego is a private, Roman Catholic university with more than 5,500 undergraduate students and a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service.

The Ethnic Studies Department at the University of San Diego focuses on the importance of race and ethnicity in the US context, and at the heart of our work is a commitment to social justice and community service learning that directly supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching. Applicant cover letters should clearly state how the applicant fits within this larger programmatic vision. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong undergraduate teaching.

A complete application will include:

1) A cover letter that includes your relevant teaching experience, research, and direct experience working
with and in U.S. ethnic communities

2) A statement on your teaching philosophy that addresses teaching at a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic

3) A sample publication

4) A resume/vita

5) Sample course syllabi

6) Three reference letters (submitted directly by your recommenders)


1. Submit your complete application as a single .pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. Submit one hard copy of your complete application to:
Jesse Mills, Chair
Department of Ethnic Studies
University of San Diego
Maher Hall 210
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

3. To apply, go to ( Look for job IRC15348 and follow all instructions to create a
full profile. For assistance with iRecruitment, please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806
or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The final deadline for receipt of application materials is December 1st, 2014. Applicants should meet the
deadline for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until
position is filled.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Repatriation Coordinator to oversee compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and to enhance the campus’s program in Native American Studies. The position is a three year 12 month lectureship in the Department of Anthropology. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

The Repatriation Coordinator directs a small part-time staff and teaches two courses a year that complement the offerings of the Anthropology Department and the program in Native American Indian Studies.

The Repatriation Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  1. Seeing ongoing compliance projects to completion and initiating new ones as needed, overseeing NAGPRA sensitive collections, developing and maintaining NAGPRA inventories, summaries, and notices, and archiving supporting documentation.
  2. Developing and maintaining relationships with Tribal representatives regarding NAGPRA sensitive collections, conducting formal consultations, facilitating visits and transfers, and ensuring that culturally appropriate guidelines for handling and curation of human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony are adhered to.
  3. Maintaining relations with National NAGPRA, the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs, institutions with related collections, and the media.
  4. Contributing to courses and curriculum development in the Department of Anthropology and the campus’s Native Studies program.
  5. Experience with the implementation of NAGPRA, including culturally sensitive curation of human remains and NAGPRA sensitive objects, creating and maintaining inventories of human remains and artifact collections, engaging in formal consultations, making determinations of cultural affiliation, writing and publishing formal Notices and Summaries, and experience working with federally recognized tribes and non-federally recognized communities.
  6. MA required and PhD preferred (with preference for Anthropology, Native/Indigenous Studies, Museum Studies).
  7. Background in North American Native history/archaeology/politics/culture.
  8. History of commitment to and working within Native communities.
  9. Facility with Excel, Access, FileMaker, and/or other database or collections management software; familiarity with searching websites and online using databases developed by National NAGPRA or comparable ones.
  10. Written, oral, and listening communication skills with demonstrated cultural sensitivity.

Requirements and Qualifications

This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Anthropology and is advised by the Department of Anthropology’s Repatriation Committee.

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. Robert Paynter, Chair, Search Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications begins on November 21, 2014 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. Our negotiable ideal starting date is Feb. 1, 2015.

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.

Assistant/ Associate Professor

Arizona State University
School of Social Transformation (JOB# 11005)

The School of Social Transformation, an interdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University (, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track/tenured Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in research and teaching surrounding the causes, consequences of, and solutions for ending structural inequality and discrimination in the U.S., with particular attention to intersecting social categories. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 2015.

Desired areas of foci include any of the following: economic justice, poverty, income inequality, gender and racial disparities in science and technology, or socio-legal justice for vulnerable populations. Successful candidates must have a PhD in a relevant social science field or related interdisciplinary field (e.g. ethnic studies, gender studies, justice studies, etc.). All candidates must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Candidates at the senior level must have an externally funded program of research that can be transferred to the School of Social Transformation. At the junior level, evidence of potential for success in securing external funding is required. For both positions, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in quantitative research and those who are willing to teach quantitative methods to graduate and undergraduate students.

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning JANUARY 5, 2015; if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. Electronic submission of materials is required. Electronically,send a letter of application describing your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references who may be contacted at a later stage in the search to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by the law.