Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Assistant Professor in Indigenous Literature

The Cornell University Department of English invites applications and nominations for one tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2015, in anglophone Indigenous literatures. We are seeking a specialist whose focus is the literatures of Indigenous peoples of the United States (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians) and/or Indigenous peoples of Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa (Aboriginal and Maori). We are particularly interested in scholars who, while working on local issues in one of the specified areas, have a global/comparative perspective.  Please submit a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample to AcademicJobsOnline [].  Deadline: November 7, 2014. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage.  We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.  We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education to fill a tenure-track position in American Indian Studies beginning August 17, 2015. We are seeking a social science scholar with expertise in American Indian Studies; preferred fields include American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, and Political Science. Period and geographical area of expertise is open within the United States. We particularly welcome scholars who can diversify existing program strengths in American Indian literature, film, material cultures, and Anishinaanbemowin. The annual teaching load is five courses. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core curriculum, including Introduction to American Indian Studies and the senior project in American Indian Studies. Additional courses to enhance the interdisciplinary American Indian Studies program will be offered through American Indian Studies or the candidate’s field of expertise.

Required qualifications for the position include: i) ABD (rank as Instructor) in American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, or an American Indian-related program; ii) demonstrated excellence in teaching; iii) evidence of a strong and promising research agenda; and iv) a commitment to curricular development in American Indian Studies and in another area of Social Science. Preferred qualifications include PhD (rank as Assistant Professor) in American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, or an American Indian-related program.

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is an undergraduate-focused residential public liberal arts college serving about 1900 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris.  Morris is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Princeton Review, Kiplingers Personal Finance, and Washington Monthly.  The student body is talented, diverse and engaged.  The Morris student body is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 24% students of color (of which 16% are American Indian students) and 9% international students. UMM values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room 309, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check (and a physical examination, where applicable). Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Applicants must initiate their application in the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at, then send in hard copy a letter of application, a CV, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial screening), and three confidential letters of recommendation written within the last five years to: Sharon Severance, 109 Camden Hall, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 E. 4th St., Morris, MN 56267. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding the online application may be directed to Sharon Severance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); other questions may be directed to Prof. Becca Gercken, Search Committee Chair (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The University of New Mexico seeks a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Native American Studies (NAS).  This is a full-time appointment in the Native American Studies Program, housed in University College.  The successful candidate will teach in NAS and work collaboratively with other faculty to develop and deliver curricula which supports the Leadership and Building Native Nations concentration in the Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Native American Studies.  NAS is also in the process of establishing a graduate level program, and the successful candidate will teach courses in support of this program.  More information on NAS can be found at  This appointment will begin Fall 2015.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The University of New Mexico is a comprehensive Carnegie Doctoral/Research – Extensive University and a U.S. Department of Education Minority public institution, which serves some 30,000 students each academic term.  Offering degree programs at Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral levels in 85 areas of study, UNM is fortunate to be in a state with a significant population of Native Americans.  The University of New Mexico welcomes its responsibility to encourage and support the educational achievements of Native American students.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicant must posses a Ph.D. in Native American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, American Studies, Community Planning, or related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, by the start of the appointment.
  • Teaching or research experience with Native American people, communities or issues for a minimum of 6 months

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clear knowledge and experience in working with Native American Studies and Native American communities
  • Teaching experience at the university level, particularly with Native American and other diverse student populations.
  • Experience with community-based research and organizing, and public policy
  • Research focus/interest on public policy, leadership, governance, or related areas
  • Demonstrated successful, or potential for successful, grant writing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, cordially, and cooperatively in a collegial environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

The University of New Mexico actively seeks and encourages nominations of and applications from individuals who are from under-represented groups.  Applicants should also show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

A complete application consists of 1). a signed letter of intent addressing the candidate’s research trajectory, teaching philosophy, community engagement approach, and a statement of how the candidate meets the stated qualifications for the position, 2). a current curriculum vitae, and 3). three professional letters of reference to be submitted by the recommenders directly to NAS Search Coordinator, Delia Halona at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by postmail to NAS, MSC06 3740, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001

For best consideration, applications must be received by November 14; however, position will remain open until filled.

Applications should be submitted to:

For inquiries regarding the position, contact the search committee co-chairs:

Dr. Tiffany Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Lloyd Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or Native American Studies at (505) 277-3917

Note:  Applications submitted to the search committee chairs or to NAS will not be fully considered.  Please submit materials online via the following link:

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator,

For additional information about UNM see

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor specializing in U.S. Native American (Aboriginal) History, to begin July 1, 2015.

We seek a scholar who will strengthen and broaden our existing expertise in Aboriginal History. We welcome linkages to current areas of research strength within the Department including: Colonial, Postcolonial, Aboriginal and Native-Newcomer history; History of Science, Medicine and Health; Environmental History; Gender and Sexuality; and Twentieth Century Politics, Culture and Public Policy. The Department also has particular expertise and interest in digital humanities, oral history and community engagement.

A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment and the successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program. Applicants should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Department of History’s new first year “History Matters” suite of courses, to teach a second year American history survey course, and to develop more senior courses in aspects of Aboriginal history. They will also be expected to contribute to supervising Ph.D. comprehensive fields in Comparative Aboriginal and U.S. History. Aboriginal scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. A generous package of start-up grants for research purposes will be available upon hiring.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014):

Assistant Professor          $86,844 (floor) to $104,357 (CDI ceiling)

The search committee will begin to review applications November 17, 2014, continuing until an appointment is made.

To view the complete advertisement, please go to:

Email: Corinne Steininger, Search Committee Assistant, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

cc: Dr. Jim Handy, Department Head This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2015. The Department of Political Science is looking to strengthen and expand its research areas, and seeks applicants with demonstrated expertise and an ongoing research programme in Indigenous Politics.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of or potential for scholarly research and teaching excellence and will be expected to develop courses in their research area, teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate students. A commitment to departmental and university service is expected, as is a willingness to engage with the wider community. A completed PhD at the time of appointment is expected.

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic and intellectually diverse teaching and research-oriented department. It is also one of the largest in the Faculty of Arts, with over 500 majors in Political Science and over 300 in its interdisciplinary International Relations Program. Approximately 40 graduate students are enrolled at any given time in its MA and PhD programs. Faculty are also responsible for supervision and teaching in a number of interdisciplinary programs, the School of Public Policy, and the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. For more information go to

The University of Calgary is a young, dynamic, comprehensive research university that has embarked on an ambitious plan to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016. Human Dynamics in a Changing World: Smart and Secure Cities, Societies and Cultures has been identified as a targeted multidisciplinary research theme in pursuit of this goal. Vibrant, diverse, safe and community-minded, the City of Calgary has a population of just over 1 million and is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Applicants should include a letter of application that outlines their current research activities, future research plans and teaching and supervisory experience. Applications should include this letter, along with a curriculum vitae, a sample of published work, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded under separate cover. Inquiries and materials (electronic preferred) should be directed to:

Dr. Brenda O'Neill, Head
Department of Political Science
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2N 1N4
Phone: 1-403-220-6710 Fax: 1-403-282-4773
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The review of applications will begin October 31st, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website

About Calgary, Alberta
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation 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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.