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.

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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The Department of Religion at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Religions of the Americas, beginning in the fall of 2015. We seek someone with expertise in non-Christian Native American traditions and/or Afro-Diasporic traditions (such as Lukumí/Santería, Candomble, or Vodou). Within the Americas, geographical area of specialization is open. We invite specialists who look at a particular region or examine transnational connections throughout the American hemisphere (including North, Central, South America and the Caribbean). We particularly welcome candidates who focus on the Americas before 1900. An ability to teach American Christianity is appreciated, but not required.

Candidates may specialize in a range of disciplinary methodologies, but their approach to the study of religion should complement those of other faculty in the department. Candidates will be expected to develop courses in their areas of specialization and periodically to teach the theory and methods survey and senior seminar for the department. Ph.D. should be in hand or expected by September 2015.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses and teaching vision, and three letters of reference by October 1, 2014. Cover letter should speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  All materials should be addressed to Professor Jason Josephson, Chair, Department of Religion and must be submitted through Interfolio.   Follow this link to apply for the position:  Fax and e-mail applications will not be accepted.

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:

Position Begins

Fall of 2015

Application Deadline

October 1, 2014

Apply Online


Native North American Indigenous Experience

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in the field of Native North American Indigenous Experience with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities, social sciences or a related interdisciplinary field specializing in North American Native American studies. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment. 

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2014. Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference, and 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). When desired, referees will be contacted upon submission of the 
application and provided with information on how to upload their letters of reference. In order to be considered, applicants must submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser:

To learn more about the Department, visit our website at

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. 

The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) postdoctoral program aims to create a legacy of scholars who will be positioned to address issues related to race and ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. We have changed the application due date from previous years, so please take note that all applications are due by November 10, 2014. We decided to move the date to be consistent with other interdisciplinary postdoctoral programs that are similar to the one at CRRES (i.e. Ford Foundation, UC Presidential, UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity).

Please see the following pages at the CRRES website which provides more information about the postdoc program ( and current CRRES postdocs ( If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or the new CRRES administrative assistant, Jessica Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Sean E. Gantt, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow 
Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Department of Anthropology
Indiana University - Bloomington


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Beginning Fall 2015

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for Fall of 2015. We are seeking candidates who specialize in intersectional and/or transnational queer, feminist studies, with an emphasis on queer theory. We particularly welcome candidates with research areas that include, but are not limited to, critical race theory and sexualities’ studies, settler colonialism and indigenous studies,  imperialisms, and postcolonial studies.  The department also seeks a colleague who will build innovative pedagogical and research connections to antiracist, feminist social justice work within (either) local, regional, or transnational networks and communities.

The Department is looking for a colleague who is also an innovative teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The teaching load is five courses per year and advising on senior theses. Participation in the Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Ph.D. preferred.

Please submit a letter of letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages to

The Review of Applications will begin October 15, 2014.  Preliminary interviews will be held at the Fall meetings of the National Women’s Studies Association, the American Studies Association and the American Anthropological Association.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:

Professor Piya Chatterjee
Box # 4056
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA. 91711

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

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.