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.


Decolonizing Urbanism: Transformative Perspectives

The Governance and Sustainability Lab at Trier University is now inviting applications for its 2017 Summer University, which will take place June 6-12, 2017. Applications are invited from advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers as well as from early career professionals working in geography, urban studies, urban planning, political science, international relations, development studies, gender studies, native studies, cultural studies, sociology, ecology and related fields. Participants will explore the theme of 'decolonizing urbanism' through a mixture of public lectures, seminar sessions, advanced skills trainings, excursions, and cultural activities. The Summer University will be held in English.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

The PDF-Version of the Call for Applications is available for download here.


Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic  year.  This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS and campus faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow’s development as a productive scholar.  Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies.  While concentrating on research, the fellow will teach a course in American Indian Studies.  Furthermore, the fellow is expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program.

Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2017-2018 academic year is $47,476, including health benefits.  An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related expenses.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2017.  Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years.  The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2017, to August 15, 2018.  Upon review, this appointment may be renewable for an additional year.

To Apply:  Go to and upload materials.

Candidates should address a letter of application to Adrian Burgos, Interim Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.

Applications received by February 10, 2017 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowship is filled.  For further information, contact Adrian Burgos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit the Program’s website at

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The College of Letters and Sciences and the Academic Council of the American Indian and Indigenous Collective anticipates appointing a Postdoctoral Scholar/Lecturer whose time will be divided between postdoctoral research in their area of expertise (50%) and teaching (50%). The appointment runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, with the possibility of extension into a second year. Salary range: $49,000-59,000 DOE.

The AIIC Scholar/Lecturer will teach one undergraduate lecture course per quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters) in the appropriate department(s), and will also serve as instructor of record and co-facilitator for the AIIC annual colloquium (a 2 unit course that runs throughout the academic year). The AIIC Scholar will be expected to make at least one public presentation of his or her research. Appointment will be made by the Deans of Social Sciences/Humanities and Fine Arts in the College of Letters and Sciences to the appropriate division or departments thereof.

The scholar/lecturer is expected to provide intellectual expertise to the campus in his or her area of training as well as to engage with faculty colleagues in the AIIC and the home Academic department and with students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The scholar/lecturer is also expected to participate in the AIIC community at UCSB during the year in residence.

Ph.D. must have been completed by July 1, 2017.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017 or until filled.

Application process:
Please submit:
• A cover letter describing relevant research, expertise and experience with American Indian or Indigenous Studies.
• A current vita; 
• Three letters of recommendation from academic mentors
• A Statement of past community engagement
• A Statement of Teaching Interests, Teaching Philosophy, and Courses Taught (2 pages).
• (Optional) Writing Sample (no more than 20 pages).
• (Optional) Teaching Evaluations.

Please submit all materials to on or before the deadline.

 Department of Indigenous Studies – Department Head

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement as a strategic priority. In keeping with its ongoing commitment, the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan is actively seeking outstanding Indigenous applicants for the position of Department Head at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The successful candidate will have a permanent faculty appointment in the Department of Indigenous Studies, and will serve as Department Head for an initial term not exceeding five years. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts & Science. The Department Head is accountable for the leadership of the department and for contributing to the leadership of the College of Arts & Science. Accountabilities include the creation, alignment, and implementation of the department’s teaching and research plans and ensuring the academic quality of the department.

Applicants will have a PhD in Indigenous Studies or relevant discipline, and have demonstrated excellence in administration, research, teaching, publication, and Indigenous community engagement. Priority will be given to candidates who work with Indigenous knowledge, engage in innovative learning, teaching, research, and creative practices. The successful candidate will be a senior academic with administrative experience within a university who values collegiality and who can guide a dynamic faculty complement of ten scholars in their academic careers. As a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies, the successful applicant will be expected to teach core curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate 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.

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary academic department that offers BA, BA Honours, MA, and special-case PhD programs. We are situated in the College of Arts and Science and currently have ten full-time faculty members with additional associate and adjunct members from other departments and institutions. Indigenous 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, see

The College of Arts and Science is at work implementing the calls to action outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report. The University has committed to being the right and best place for our Indigenous staff and faculty. We are home to nearly half of all self-declared Indigenous students on campus and recognize the critical role we play in creating an environment where all students, faculty, and staff feel supported in pursuing their dreams and ambitions.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. There are over 10,000 students in the College and 295 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 situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland and is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University 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 23,000, including over 2,200 Aboriginal students. Collectively, Aboriginal people make up 15.6% of the provincial population and almost 10% of the population of the city of Saskatoon.

Interested candidates will submit a letter of application, an up-to-date CV, copies of relevant publications, a teaching dossier, a list of Indigenous Studies courses they are qualified to teach, and three letters of reference. The application package must be addressed to:

Lawrence Martz, Vice-Dean Faculty Relations

Chair, Search Committee

College of Arts and Science

University of Saskatchewan

Email the application package to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin by February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled, with the appointment commencing July 1, 2017.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017):

Associate Professor $112,109 - $130,925

Full Professor $130,925 - $152,877


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.

For further information, please contact:

Tel: (306) 966-6209

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.”