Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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The University of Texas at Austin, MLA, Center for Mexican American Studies - Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies

The Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American/ Indigenous Studies with a primary focus in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands to begin in fall 2015. The hire is part of current efforts to build the new Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) and the program in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS). We welcome interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches as well as innovative theoretical perspectives that consider Latina/o and Indigenous populations comparatively and simultaneously as often mutually constituted. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in areas that complement the University’s existing strengths and who have the potential to raise the national profile of the Department. Field specialties include but are not limited to Native/Indigenous Legal Studies, Indigenous Governance, Sustainability Studies, Media Studies, Language Revitalization or Language in Contact, Transnational Indigenous Studies, New Indigenous Migrations, Religion, and Community Health. We are seeking candidates with a research and teaching specialization in the US-Mexico borderlands, broadly defined, including North, Caribbean, Central, and South American Indigenous diasporas.


The preferred candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2015 and will be expected to teach key undergraduate and graduate courses for Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, which would be cross-listed with and serve the students in the Native American and Indigenous Studies program. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a strong research profile, direct graduate research, and engage in service activities for the program, department, college, and university. Applicants will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory, as well as a solid record as an effective classroom teacher. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background check conducted on selected applicant. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Application Instructions

To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a list of three professional references to Dr. James Cox at . Electronic submissions only, please. Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. However, applications received after this date may not receive full consideration.

The School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Aboriginal Health, Exercise and Physical Activity at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The School of Kinesiology is situated in the Faculty of Education and is a member of the College of Health Disciplines. The School is a leading academic unit in Canada focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sport, physical activity and health across the lifespan. The School is committed to encouraging collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching among its members as well as with other university and community groups. The School offers a B.Kin. program with specializations in Kinesiology and Health Science, Physical and Health Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The graduate program offers M.A., M.Sc., M.Kin. (non-thesis), and Ph.D. degrees. Program enrolments are approximately 1100 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Additional information related to the School of Kinesiology is available at

The University of British Columbia is located in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The University is recognized internationally as a leading research institution and, recently, was ranked as #1 in Canada in the social sciences and humanities by the Higher Education Strategy Associates. The Faculty of Education is a leader in Indigenous Education and offers an Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (NITEP), a graduate Indigenous education and research specialization (Ts`’kel), and is proposing a doctoral specialization in Indigenous Education. The College of Health Disciplines specializes in interprofessional health, education and research. The University of British Columbia has identified strategic priorities related to Aboriginal engagement that include providing educational opportunities for Aboriginal people and widening opportunities for all students to learn about Aboriginal issues and perspectives, and increasing engagement with Aboriginal communities in mutually supportive and productive relationships.

For further information, see the following urls:
Faculty of Education:, and Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
College of Health Disciplines:
UBC Strategic Plan:

To be considered for the position, applicants must hold an earned doctoral or medical degree and have expertise in one or more of the following cognate areas that include, but are not limited to: 1) psychology, 2) physiology, 3) sociology, 4) neuroscience, and 5) epidemiology. Experience with educational technologies and online teaching would be an asset. Applicants who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree except dissertation may apply, but final consideration for the position will require an earned doctoral or medical degree. In the exercise physiology area, post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will be an Aboriginal person with a record of accomplishments that demonstrates excellence in research and teaching, and successful experience working with Aboriginal communities. The appointee will be expected to teach courses in their field, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve as 

a role model and mentor to Aboriginal students, contribute to the development of Aboriginal health and education initiatives in the School of Kinesiology, and implement a research program that contributes to the mission of the School and the Faculty and involves Aboriginal communities, scholars and centres of scholarship in British Columbia, Canada, and around the world.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of content expertise and teaching effectiveness/excellence, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information of four referees.

The position is subject to budgetary approval. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Consideration of candidates will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is subject to final arrangement with the appointee, and may be as early as July 1, 2015.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the position is exclusively open to Aboriginal persons. All qualified Aboriginal persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from 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. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of British Columbia is responsive to the needs of dual career couples as an integral part of its strategy for excellence.

Please send applications to:

Dr. Robert Sparks, Professor and Director
UBC School of Kinesiology
210-6081 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada.
Phone : 604-822-2767 E-mail:
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(Electronic submissions are welcome. Please indicate in subject heading: POSITION [TITLE] - School of Kinesiology) 

Title:                             Assistant Professor (History)

Position Number:           0082230

Hiring Unit:                    University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Location:                       Kapolei

Date Posted:                 September 03, 2014

Closing Date:                 Continuous - application review begins October 31, 2014

Salary Information:         Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type:                9 Month

Tenure Track:                Tenure

Full Time/Part Time:       Full Time

Temporary/Permanent:   Permanent

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will entail teaching upper and lower division courses in American history, introductory courses in world history, courses in the history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands, and upper division courses outside the candidate’s specialization as needed.

In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UH West O‘ahu are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the community and their profession, teach courses using distance methods, participate in program assessment, advise students, supervise senior projects/practica, and participate in faculty governance.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in American history, the history of Hawai‘i, or Pacific Islands history.

Experience teaching college-level history courses.

Demonstrated ability to teach courses in world history, U.S. history, and the history of Hawai‘i.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience teaching college courses in American history.

Demonstrated ability to teach courses focusing on the history of the Pacific Islands.

Demonstrated ability to teach courses from a Native Hawaiian perspective.

Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting, especially with people of Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or multicultural backgrounds.

A record of scholarly research and publications in peer-reviewed venues.

Demonstrated ability or experience implementing innovative strategies for direct and distance students to meet discipline and/or university wide learning objectives.

Demonstrated ability to work with students of varied ages.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire) by email as a MS Word or PDF file attachments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by August 1, 2015. Please redact out references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.

Inquiries: Dr. Alan Rosenfeld; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Here is the link to the position announcement:

The Department of English at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in American literature. We seek candidates with strengths in U.S. literature of the long nineteenth century who would also contribute to the American Studies Program at Northwestern; those with additional expertise in the early transatlantic, in environmental humanities, or in the continuing traditions of Native American/indigenous literatures and cultures are especially welcome to apply.

For the initial application, please submit a letter, CV, dissertation/book abstract, writing sample (maximum 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to Application materials are due by October 15, 2014. AA/EOE.

All Spanish courses at UMBC share a focus on culture and language in an intercultural framework. With this position we seek to introduce the study of digital intercultural communication in Spanish into the innovative curriculum and research agenda of the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication (MLLI), and into the interdisciplinary undergraduate Program in Global Studies.  Preferred areas of research include: social media and social movements; social media and migration; digital literary studies, and other areas in which digital intercultural communication in Spanish occurs. 

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity, and encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity. 


Applicants should have the PhD in an appropriate area (for example, intercultural communication, cultural studies, anthropology, literary studies, sociology, communication, education) completed before Fall 2015, have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English, and demonstrate potential excellence in research, and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Employment is contingent upon the candidate's obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable.

Application Instructions

The application materials should include a two-page letter of application explaining the candidate’s specific qualifications for this post, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials via Interfolio ( before November 20, 2014. For questions, please contact:

Dr. Ana Oskoz, Co-Chair, Digital Intercultural Communication in Spanish Search Committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)