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 School of Social Work invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning July 1, 2015. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated ability and interest in high quality teaching; ability to teach from an aboriginal epistemology; excellence in scholarly activity; and experience in social work practice. Candidates with expertise in the areas of addictions, health, mental health or disability are particularly encouraged to apply, though candidates with other specializations are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, to advance First Nations/Metis/Inuit social work education, contribute to the general social work instructional programme, curriculum development, and research, and to provide effective support to various initiatives in relation to First Nations/Metis/Inuit issues. Evidence of an ability to liaise effectively with First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and organizations as well as knowledge of the languages, cultures, and contemporary issues are required.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines; however, in exceptional cases where the candidate can provide solid indication that they are nearing completion of requirements for the Ph.D. degree, a combination of Master’s degree with significant professional experience will be given consideration.

The successful candidate will teach a wide spectrum of undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) level courses in social work practice and/or social policy, including First Nations issues, addictions, health, mental health, or disability, and contribute to field liaison. Responsibilities of the position will include supporting the overall strategy to respond effectively to First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and to assist in ensuring the School is providing appropriate support to First Nations/Metis/Inuit students and communities in the areas of recruitment, mentorship, and culturally appropriate education. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to graduate supervision at the MSW and PhD levels.

The School is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. In 2005, the School initiated a PhD program in Social Work which has admitted top students from across the world.

Review of applications will begin in late November 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact information of three referees, samples of scholarly publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness should be forwarded by November 15, 2014 to:

Professor Tim Stainton, Director

School of Social Work

University of British Columbia

2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2 Canada

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Please check the School’s web page for updates and further information:

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Aboriginal persons, in particular, First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates.


Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies with Emphasis in Literature and/or Sustainability


The Department of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in American Indian literature or environmental sustainability. We seek candidates with rigorous publication records. Commitment to collaborate with indigenous communities, practice-based research agenda, and interdisciplinary teaching ability desired.  Ph.D. or M.F.A required.


SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. 


Please submit (1) application letter, (2) CV, (3) scholarly writing sample, (4) three relevant course syllabi, and (5) three reference letters to


Review of applications begins October 15, 2014.  Incomplete applications not considered.


SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Special Information (This section includes information such a notation if the position is subject to the availability of funding, the location of the position if other than the Flagstaff Campus, and tenure track eligibility).

This three-year Lecturer position is renewable pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and program needs. This position is not tenure eligible. NAU borders the Navajo Reservation (the largest reservation in the United States) and sits at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, which are held sacred by thirteen tribes in Arizona.


Job Description

The Departments of Global Languages and Cultures (GLC) and Applied Indigenous Studies (AIS) invite applications for a full-time, benefit-eligible, three-year renewable Lecturer position. Responsibilities include teaching Navajo language courses and developing (as well as coordinating) a Navajo Studies minor that substantively explores other facets of Navajo (Diné) culture. In addition to mentoring and advising students, developing co-curricular programming, and engaging in appropriate outreach activities, department-level service will be required.

Minimum Qualifications

- Completed Masters-level degree that includes courses in Native American and/or Indigenous Studies.

- Two years of experience teaching Navajo language courses at the post-secondary level.

Preferred Qualifications

- PhD in American Indian studies, Indigenous studies, or closely related field.

- Potential to develop an innovative emphasis in Navajo Studies that will be particularly beneficial to Navajo students, the largest contingent of Native American students at NAU.

- Advanced proficiency in Navajo and English (written and spoken).

- A record of successful teaching of university-level Navajo language courses to English-speaking students.

- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

- Demonstrated experience interacting and working with Navajo communities.

General Information (This section includes information about the University or the specific department or program, and background checking requirements. All job duties should be included in the Job Description section).

Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 26,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 67,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The mission of the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies is to provide students with the knowledge and tools to contribute to the sustainability of indigenous communities in the 21st century. Using a curriculum to community approach, students in AIS are prepared to move from learning to action, applying Native ways of knowing for the benefit of indigenous communities within the US and abroad. The AIS curriculum revolves around four key areas: (1) Tribal policy, politics, and administration (2) Indigenous environmental science, health, and management (3) Cultural resource management, indigenous knowledge, and expressive culture and (4) Sustainable economic development and indigenous entrepreneurship. For more information on AIS, visit:

The Department of Global Languages & Cultures is committed to providing an educational experience that allows students to understand the world’s peoples and their diversity. This implies contributing to the formation of citizens able to participate in local, national, and global communities and environments. For more information visit:



Application Deadline

This position will be open until filled or closed.   Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014

Application Procedure

Applicants must send an attachment that includes: a letter of interest (addressed to Dr. Patricia Frederick, Chair, Department of Global Languages and Cultures and Dr. Chad Hamill, Chair, Department of Applied Indigenous Studies), a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, syllabi, teaching evaluations), unofficial academic transcripts, and letters from three professional references. Application materials are to be submitted electronically, scanned in the order listed above and uploaded as a single PDF or Word document.

Application and application materials MUST be uploaded into Peoplesoft:

Any questions regarding the process PRIOR to submission of materials should be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD -928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Form A-1 Revised 2/11

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD) is pleased to offer postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina.

The CPPFD is a nationally recognized and extremely competitive program. We typically receive more than 750 applications per year and typically fund 4-5 new postdoctoral researchers per year.


Applications for study in any discipline represented on the campus are welcome. Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.


$42,000 per calendar year

$2,000 per year research fund for research expenses, including travel.



Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the current year.

The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.


Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic scholars.


Application materials


Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor Barbara Entwisle

Curriculum vitae

A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)

A personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)


Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters)

– Visual Artists should include a portfolio of their artwork in lieu of writing samples.*

Three references for letters of recommendation


*VA Candidate’s Portfolio should include on a CD/DVD up to 16 images and/or 4 videos as well as a short description of each image/video. The CD/DVD should be mailed separately to

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
301 Bynum Hall, CB#4100
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-4100

Department of Native Studies

The Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants will have a Ph.D. or be near completion in Indigenous Studies, a related discipline, or interdisciplinary program, and have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, publication, and Indigenous community engagement.

We are seeking a scholar with specializations in Indigenous histories and cultures. Priority will be given to candidates who work with Indigenous knowledge; engage in innovative learning, teaching, research, and creative practices; have a demonstrated commitment to Aboriginal engagement and community-based research; and have a solid background in the Canadian Indigenous context. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, mentor students, liaise with Indigenous communities and organizations, actively participate in program development and administration, contribute to the ongoing development of curriculum, and maintain an active research program. Proficiency in one of the seven Indigenous languages in Saskatchewan is an asset.

Native Studies is an interdisciplinary academic department that offers BA, BA Honours, Masters, and special-case Ph.D. programs. We are situated in the Social Science Division of the College of Arts and Science and currently have six full-time faculty members with five additional associate and adjunct members from other departments and institutions. Native Studies is dedicated to the development of applied and theoretical investigations of Indigenous concerns and strategic community-based research. It is also dedicated to servicing the Indigenous Studies content needs of other academic programs in the university on and off-campus. We are currently undergoing a curriculum renewal process, which includes new course development and course revisions, to meet our renewed values, vision and mission. For more information on the Department of Native Studies, see

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and natural sciences. There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College (2013-2014), including 809 Aboriginal students (10% of total), and 325 Faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. It has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000. Aboriginal students now make up 10% (1,925 self-declared in 2013) of the total University student population. In the Third Integrated Plan of the University of Saskatchewan, “Aboriginal Engagement: Relationships, Scholarship, Programs,” is identified as one of four priority focus areas. For more information on the Third Integrated Plan, see

The University of Saskatchewan is situated in Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homelands of the Métis Nation. There are seven Indigenous nations whose territories make up the province of Saskatchewan: Cree, Anishnaabeg, Lakota, Dakota, Nakoda, Dene and Métis. In addition, Saskatchewan is home to many other Indigenous peoples from across Canada and beyond. Collectively, Aboriginal people make up 15.6% of the provincial population. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is located in Saskatoon, a city which contains a vibrant urban Indigenous population, representing almost 10% of its total population. Saskatoon has a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, CV, copies of relevant publications, a teaching dossier, a one-to-two page research statement that outlines current and future research projects, and three letters of reference. The application package must be addressed to Dr. Winona Wheeler, Head, Department of Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan, and sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin after October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled, with the appointment commencing July 1, 2015.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.The wage range for this position is: Assistant Professor $86,844 - $104,357; Associate Professor $104,357 - $121,871.

For further information, please contact Dr. Wheeler at:

Tel: (306) 966-6210

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.”

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