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Full-time Temporary Instructor Native American and Indigenous Studies Department

Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Department at Fort Lewis College invites applications for a full-time, temporary instructor (9-month contract), to teach in the Native American and Indigenous Studies program which emphasizes Indigenous epistemologies and worldviews. Position duties and expectations begin August 14, 2017.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ability to teach following courses: Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies; Native American History; and Contemporary Native Nations.

• Ability to teach upper-division course in field of specialization.

• Ph.D in Native American Studies or a Ph.D. in a closely related discipline, such as political science and history with a specialization in Native American societies and cultures. ABD will be considered.

• College teaching experience.

Teaching Duties:

• Teaching load is 12 credit hours per term (four courses).

Application Process: Applicants should email as PDF files the following materials:

• Letter of Application, addressing how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, as well as detailing your teaching experiences.

• Current curriculum vitae.

• Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts.

Emails should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Laurel Baldwin Administrative Assistant Native American and Indigenous Studies Department Fort Lewis College

Applications received by 9 A.M., April 17, 2017 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three reference letters, and pass a background check per state law.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to:

Dr. Michael T. Martin, Search Chair (970) 247-7147 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Fort Lewis College and Durango: Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 3,600 of which 33% are Native Americans and 11% Hispano.

The campus is located on a mesa top in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains overlooking the town of Durango. The College contributes directly to the cultural and economic vitality of the area. Durango is the hub of Southwestern Colorado, situated in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks reaching 14,000+ feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous opportunities for skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, etc. With an area population of 45,000, Durango is cosmopolitan for its size and is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. It is 3.5 hours driving distance from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. People from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of Guelph invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, College of Arts with the appointment to be effective August 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.


The University of Guelph has achieved prominence in Canada and around the world for its commitment to student learning and innovative research. It is dedicated to cultivating the essentials of our quality of life – food, water, environment, animal and human health, community, commerce, culture, and learning. The University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues and a concern for international development.  Approximately 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University of Guelph, with additional students located in campuses around the province of Ontario. Further information about the University may be found at


The College of Arts offers a wide range of opportunities for learning, growth, and personal development, as well as a solid training in the fundamental knowledge skills needed for the modern world. More than 2,300 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees through its academic units of English and Theatre Studies, Fine Art and Music, Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, and History. Committed to high quality teaching and diverse and multidisciplinary research, the College’s 110 faculty members are the recipients of numerous recognitions and awards.


Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and a member of Guelph’s senior administration, the Dean, College of Arts will provide strategic direction, academic planning leadership and administrative oversight to achieve the highest possible standards in teaching, research, creative activity, and service. Working collaboratively with a variety of internal and external partners to further enhance the reputation of the College, the Dean will lead in promoting innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and research, and in increasing funding support.


The successful candidate will be an accomplished academic and advocate for the arts and humanities with a record of building strong teams and relationships, fostering academic innovation, managing resources, and promoting multi-disciplinary initiatives. Extensive academic leadership experience will enable the new Dean to relate to a range of internal and external partners and promote excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students. The Dean, College of Arts will possess an open and collegial style, outstanding management, communication and interpersonal skills, a creative approach to problem solving, a strong commitment to academic excellence in research, creative activity and teaching, and experience or an interest in fundraising.


The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the University community are encouraged to apply.


The search committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled.  Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), and be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:


Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

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The University of Manitoba is a uniquely comprehensive institution, serving over 29,000 students in 17 faculties and schools and is one of Canada’s U15 research intensive universities. Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty One territory and the traditional homelands of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Ojibway, Oji-Cree First Nations and Métis Nation, the University of Manitoba is celebrating its 140th this year. The University has committed to the vision that they will work with a variety of partners to make Manitoba the national centre for Indigenous education and research.

This vision and commitment to create meaningful and effective pathways for Indigenous achievement is outlined in the 2015-2020 University Strategic Plan, Taking Our Place. As such, the University is engaged in comprehensive efforts to attract and retain more Indigenous students, faculty and staff; to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and knowledge within its program offerings; and to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit traditions and cultures in its spaces. Integral to achieving this vision is the newly established position of Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement). This key leadership position will advance the University’s strong commitment to Indigenous achievement through its learning, discovery and engagement pathways. An early priority for this role will be to partner with academic and administrative units to guide the University’s commitment to embedding Indigenous perspectives into curriculum, programs and research. The Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) is also responsible for the Indigenous Achievement Office and the Indigenous Student Centre - overseeing their student support programs, services and facilities. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) is a key member of the University’s senior leadership team and will influence all Indigenous programming at the University of Manitoba and contribute significantly to the local, provincial and national dialogue on Indigenous rights and education.

The University is seeking an Indigenous scholar with a PhD in a field related to Indigenous studies and/or experience in advancing Indigenous education, and whose experience and qualifications are commensurate with the rank of a tenured Associate Professor or Professor. Previous administrative experience in an academic setting will be complemented by an exemplary academic track record. Identified as a leader in Indigenous education and fostering the supports of the community, the successful incumbent will have demonstrated an ability to bring transformational change through collaboration, respect and creativity. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and engagement skills that will inspire the University community and beyond to work together to achieve the University's strategic goals. Bringing an expert knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures, colonization, socio-economic issues and the importance of self-concept, the successful candidate will invoke a community-based and participatory approach to relationship building.

Applications and nominations, including a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, should be submitted in confidence to the email address shown below. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). To learn more about the University of Manitoba, please visit:

Contact: Mr. Brock Higgins, Managing Partner, Higgins Executive Search/Leaders & Co.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Department of Anthropology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a full-time 12-month term position. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will be required to teach the following: ANTH 2501 Environment and Society; ANTH 3031 Indigenous Knowledge Systems; ANTH 3541 Ethnobotany; an intermediate level ethnography course on a region of their choice; and a 4000 level seminar course in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Candidates ought to have completed, or be in the process of completing, a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field and preferably will have previous teaching experience. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2017, subject to budgetary approval.
Applications should take the form of one PDF file, incorporating a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement or dossier, and the names and contact information for three references. Please apply electronically to:
Dr. Patricia Kelly Spurles
Acting Head of Anthropology
Mount Allison University
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Complete applications received by March 17, 2017 will receive full consideration.
Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified applicants of all genders, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship or residency status in their application.


Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

Position Summary

The Department of Ethnic Studies in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies invites applications for a non-tenure-track (renewable) position in the area of Native American Studies. Starting date is August 2017. Finalist will teach general education courses in the department such as Introduction to Ethnic Studies as well as courses in Native American Studies.

Primary Responsibilities

Teach general education courses in the department including Introduction to Ethnic Studies (ETHN 1010), Introduction to Native American Studies (ETHN 1600), Contemporary Issues in Native America (ETHN 2600), and Native Americans in Film (ETHN 2300) as well as have an opportunity to teach and/or to develop other courses within the department. Service to the department, school, college, university, and/or profession is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience with First Nations, Native American, and/or indigenous populations. Have appropriate experience in teaching undergraduate general education courses. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline preferred. ABD in appropriate discipline required. All ABD candidates must have a Master’s degree. Demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness in Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, or related fields and experience teaching general education cultural diversity courses is preferred.

Salary & Benefits

Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.


Credentials Required for Application

•           Cover letter/statement of teaching interests

•           Current curriculum vitae

•           Documentation of teaching effectiveness (such as current teaching portfolio)

•           Three current and original letters of reference (sent under separate cover)

Application Process:

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Application Deadline: Application must be received by Midnight on March 31, 2017.

Further Information:

Please contact Thomas Edge, Search Committee Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to the offer of employment.

Information about Program and College:

The Department of Ethnic Studies is part of BGSU’s School of Cultural and Critical Studies. The interdisciplinary School also includes the American Culture Studies Program and the Department of Popular Culture, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

For more information regarding the department, its programs, the school, the college or BGSU:

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.