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 College of Letters and Sciences and the Academic Council of the American Indian and Indigenous Collective at the University of California, Santa Barbara 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.

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. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Initial review date is January 31, 2017. The position will remain open 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 or before the deadline.

Canada Research Chair


Urban Indigenous Policy

The University of Winnipeg invites applications from outstanding scholars with a strong research profile for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Urban Indigenous Policy. The University of Winnipeg’s Strategic Directions, and Integrated Academic and Research Plan have established Indigenization as a critical element of our academic and institutional renewal. The University of Winnipeg is a downtown hub noted for academic excellence, Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity.  

This Tier I Canada Research Chair will explore urban policy within a broad context that may include but are not limited to the following: Indigenous government structures and formal and informal Indigenous political organizations; treaty, human, non-human and other relations in cities; urban Indigenous organizations, services and political activity; Indigenous ways of knowing and decision making; Indigenous research methodologies, colonial policy, exclusion and racism and their impact on Indigenous government (including “recognition”) and urban experience; Indigenous sovereignty and cities; race, space and mapping/remapping cities; patriarchy and Indigenous feminism and governance; city governance, reconciliation and Indigenization; historical and contemporary issues in the fields of fostering, adoption and child welfare, housing, law, and Indigenous foods and food politics in urban areas; Indigenous ethics; Indigenous language education; cities and Indigenous “resurgence”; Indigenous education (ECE/daycares, elementary, secondary, post-secondary); Indigenous health; historic and contemporary urban Indigenous communities; legal governance frameworks; social and economic capacity-building and development within urban communities.

The Tier I Canada Research Chair in Urban Indigenous Policy is expected to engage regularly with Indigenous scholarship and to disseminate their work to Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will have a sense of their own Indigenous identity, a strong relationship to their Indigenous nation, and a demonstrated ability to incorporate these in their research and teaching at the University of Winnipeg. S/He will be expected to teach at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, supervise graduate students, and develop and contribute to collaborations with fellow researchers throughout Canadaand abroad.

Tier I nominees should:

  • Hold a PhD or equivalent qualification
  • Be a Full Professor or Associate Professor who is expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination
  • Be an internationally recognized Indigenous scholar with a strong record of publications and/or a strong record of equivalent recognition including activity among Indigenous peer scholars and/or in Indigenous knowledge platforms.
  • Have a solid history of attracting competitive research funding, and experience in developing interdisciplinary research partnerships and approaches
  • Contribute regularly to Indigenous scholarly communities and networks
  • Be an outstanding and innovative world-class researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their field
  • Have a superior record of attracting and supervising students at all levels
  • Be proposing original, innovative research programs and using methods of the highest quality

Previous involvement in collaborating with government departments and agencies, non-government organizations, and private sector partners is also desirable.

Nominations must include a curriculum vitae and a statement of research objectives. The statement should be a maximum of 3 pages (single spaced) using Times New Roman, size 12 font.

All external and internal candidates meeting the criteria for a Tier I Canada Research Chair with research interests in the described area are encouraged to apply. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines.

Consistent with our principles of employment equity and in keeping with the University of Winnipeg’s commitment to Indigenization, the University welcomes applications for all qualified Indigenous candidates for this position, which includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Nominations must be received by Friday, February 3, 2017. Please forward to:

Dr. Neil Besner, Provost and Vice-President, Academic

University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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Northwestern University seeks candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Race Studies. Individuals trained in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization are open, and applications from scholars whose expertise furthers connections with Northwestern’s ethnic studies programs, including its emergent Native and Indigenous Studies Program, are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be paired with a senior faculty mentor, offer two courses per year, and offer one public lecture per year. They will also be invited to participate in the planning of events and programming related to Critical Race Studies.

This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment with research funds, starting September 1, 2017. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, three letters of reference, and writing sample. All material will be submitted online at Deadline to submit applications is January 30, 2017. Recommendation letters must be submitted by February 3, 2017. Inquiries about the search may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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Dickinson College invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Native American Studies. The successful candidate should have Native American Studies as his or her major field of research; a Ph.D. is acceptable in a related field. In addition to teaching within his or her field of expertise at all levels of the curriculum, the candidate will teach within a related home department. We welcome interdisciplinary, empirical, and humanistic approaches and the position carries a teaching load of five courses per academic year.

Applicants should enjoy discussion-oriented teaching and demonstrate an ability to create an inclusive learning community environment for an increasingly diverse student body. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically at https://jobs.dickinson.eduPlease submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research, and relevant student evaluations. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the electronic submission system. The due date for completed applications January 15, 2017.

Dickinson is located in Carlisle, PA, twenty minutes west of Harrisburg and a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. A top-tier liberal arts college, Dickinson prides itself on a faculty who combine excellent teaching and research.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Please direct any questions involving the position to Professor Jerry Philogene (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) is
undertaking a strategic initiative focused on environmental sustainability. The initiative
seeks a cluster of three tenure-track assistant professors in complementary social science
disciplines who can significantly contribute to this strategic effort. The initiative is aimed at
synergizing interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach that address important
aspects of environmental sustainability.

Position Numbers: 82680; 83713; 83935
Date Posted: January 10, 2017
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins February 16, 2017
Monthly Type: 9-Month
Tenure Track: Tenure track
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2017, pending position clearance and
availability of funds.

The term “environmental sustainability” in the context of this social science cluster hire, has
three foci: (1) environmental justice, (2) climate change (human dimensions), and (3)
resource management (energy, food, water and land). We seek scholars who approach
environmental sustainability from a critical and biocultural lens, which treats culture and
the environment as co-dependent, mutually reinforcing, and intertwined. At the heart of
the College’s globally-connected Hawaiian Place of Learning lies an ethos of Aloha ‘Aina.
The College of Social Sciences seeks applications from interested and qualified candidates
for three (3) new tenure-track positions at the assistant professor rank.

Duties: All candidates are expected to show a willingness to collaborate with researchers
in other disciplines, and demonstrate a capacity for sustained high-quality research and
student and civic engagement. The candidate will be expected to strengthen the college and
university focus on Hawaiʻi, Oceania, and Asia. Candidates will be expected to teach courses
in their area of expertise as well as in the College’s sustainability-focused program, advise
and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop and conduct research with
interdisciplinary partners as well as internal and external groups, sustain strong
community relations for teaching and research purposes, work collaboratively towards
solving challenging and complex problems in Oceania and beyond, seek extramural
funding, and participate in departmental, university, and professional activities. Other
duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications – Assistant Professor (I3):
Earned PhD in one of the following Social Sciences disciplines: Anthropology, Ethnic
Studies, Geography, Political Science, Women’s Studies, or equivalent field, from an
accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. A record of research achievement
commensurate with time in field. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
areas of environmental sustainability.

Desirable qualifications: Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research; ability to work
effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary team in cooperative, cross-cultural,
interdisciplinary endeavors. Research and experience in Asia, including Island Southeast
Asia, Oceania, Hawai‘i, and Indigeneity. Practical experience in issues of environmental
sustainability. Given the multicultural and diverse context of UHM, we also seek candidates
with a demonstrated interest or the potential to contribute to equity, inclusion, and

The successful candidate(s) will be able to teach and conduct research in one or more of
the following areas:
● Environmental politics and movements for environmental justice
● Intersections of social power and sustainability
● Environmental anthropology
● Extractive industries and urban environments
● Human dimensions of climate change

Pay range: Commensurate with training and experience.


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