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Western University

Open Appointment in Indigenous Research

Academic Vacancy 2018 – 2019


Western University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) or tenured appointment effective July 1, 2018 (or as negotiated) in the First Nations Studies Program, Faculty of Social Sciences at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank appropriate to their level of experience. The successful applicant will be appointed into an appropriate department within the Faculty of Social Science (Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.) with a joint appointment to First Nations Studies.


Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with lifelong opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.


The First Nations Studies (FNS) program was established in 2003 and offers Honours, Major and Minor degree programs. FNS delivers a diversity of courses covering topics such as Indigenous languages, history, art, music, environment, Women’s Studies, media, politics, contemporary issues, research methods, ethics and epistemology – within Indigenous framings of those topics. FNS has been built on relationships with Indigenous people and communities, with a special focus on local First Nations and urban communities. The program shares in the Universities’ commitment to providing a nurturing environment for Indigenous students.


The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape partnerships with our University and community stakeholders at the local, provincial, national and international levels. More information can be found on the FNS website: The successful applicant will hold a PhD in social science discipline, with research expertise in indigenous studies. His or her research and teaching record will demonstrate proficiency in the application of Indigenous knowledge, frameworks and pedagogies, and a strong record in ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous peoples and communities. The actual substantive area of expertise should align with disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields that complement the Social Sciences.


The successful candidate is expected to have an active program of research, demonstrated by publication in leading journals and/or presses in the field, a significant contribution to the literature, presentations at national/international conferences, and a strong record in Indigenous research methodologies. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated in the application including a teaching philosophy statement, teaching evaluations, and any other supporting materials.


Applicants should send their application letter, a current CV, completed form: , teaching philosophy statement, and the names of at least three referees, which may include community references to:

Dean Robert Andersen

Faculty of Social Science

Western University

1151 Richmond Street London, ON K6A 3K7

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Candidates are encouraged to apply electronically to the email address above – please email PDF documents only. Review of applications will commence on November 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


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The Department of American Studies of Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training in Native American and Indigenous Studies. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States, past or present, as well as those who use comparative and transnational indigenous studies frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, indigenous feminism, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, and new media are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American and Indigenous Studies will receive full consideration. The successful candidate will teach introductory, methods, and seminar courses in American and Native American Studies at the undergraduate level. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching and scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the University and the profession. 


Ph.D. in American Studies, Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, Literature, or a closely related field required by the start of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Expected start date of September 1, 2018.

Rank and Salary

The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any Rutgers University faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; and retirement plans.

Application Instructions
A completed application will have the following materials:

1. a letter of interest

2. a curriculum vitae

3. writing sample (no more than 25 pages)

4. three letters of recommendation

Addressed to Professor Lou Masur, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, submitted electronically via Interfolio. 

Application Deadline

Completed applications received by December 1, 2017, will receive full consideration.

Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, beginning in the Fall 2018. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on the history and cultural production of the indigenous peoples of North America. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): literature, religion, language, epistemology, material culture and cultural patrimony, aesthetic practices, gender and sexuality, law, finance, environmental and resource management, and indigenous-settler colonial relations. The Fellow will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer with a joint appointment in a department and an interdisciplinary program. Placement will be determined according to the selected candidate’s professional profile. The possible departments are Anthropology, English, History, and Sociology. The possible interdisciplinary programs include American Studies, Environmental Studies, Religious Studies, Business, Language and Linguistics, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

The fellow will pursue his or her own research and writing and teach two courses (one per semester) while participating in and contributing to the rich intellectual life of the Brandeis community. The fellowship includes a salary of $57,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses (approximately $1,500), and a research fund of $4,000 per year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the commencement of the fellowship, preferably received within the past six years.

Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at:

Please include the following: a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings (syllabi if available), a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. First consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 4, 2017.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Maura Jane Farrelly, Kay Fellowship Search Committee,

Position Overview

Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, American Indian Studies

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA25808

Position Details

The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington seeks a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month term), tenure-track Assistant Professor whose research and teaching engages American Indian and Indigenous Studies through the study of environment, health, and/or governance. The successful candidate will be trained in the social and/or natural sciences (or related fields) and have experience with tribal communities. Scholars whose work intersects with Indigenous health and wellness, climate change, economic development, politics, transnationalism, and environmental concerns as they relate to tribal resource management are of particular interest. Ideal candidates should have scholarship addressing the entangled relations among Indigenous nations; Indigenous communities; federal, state, and local governments; Western science; capitalism; Indigenous cultural revitalization movements; and/or Indigenous knowledges.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

American Indian Studies (AIS) at UW is a multidisciplinary academic department that offers an undergraduate major and minor. It is also home to the Native Voices graduate program in Indigenous film, video, and digital media. The department’s faculty members represent a range of disciplines and approach their teaching and research from a decolonizing, community-based, and global perspective. The department works with national and regional Indigenous communities through the UW Tribal Leadership Summit, Native American Advisory Board, the UW wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House, as well as campus symposia and conferences. AIS is a campus leader in facilitating the recruitment and retention of American Indians, First Nations, and Indigenous faculty and students.

Preference will be given to letters received by November 15. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, teaching, service, mentorship, and community engagement. A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) or comparable terminal degree must be in hand by the start date. The appointment will begin in September 2018.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, two relevant course syllabi, and a writing sample (either a published journal article, book chapter, or chapter from your dissertation) to:

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Director of the Native Student Programs Office
University of Redlands
DEPARTMENT: College of Arts and Sciences 
MONTHS/HOURS: Full time, Administrative
STARTING SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
AVAILABLE: Immediately 
POSTING DATE: October 13, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 15, and the position will remain open until filled
DESCRIPTION: The Director of the Native Student Programs (NSP) Office is responsible for managing and coordinating all NSP work and activities. The Director develops a college-going culture amongst Native American elementary, middle, and high school students in the Inland Empire and Greater Los Angeles Area. Also, the Director engages Native American students, both at the University of Redlands and in the broader community, to promote learning, help students and families appreciate the importance of higher education, and support students on their journey to, at, and beyond university. As well, the Director works collaboratively with various university offices and community partners to accomplish NSP goals and entrepreneurially seeks additional opportunities that will support students. Reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs designed to inspire and support Native American students in appreciating the importance of lifelong learning.
• Establishing and maintaining networks with tribal communities, tribal education departments, K-12 schools, and community colleges to encourage Native American students to attend university and to recruit Native American students to the University of Redlands.
• Inviting prospective students and families to University of Redlands events and familiarizing them with the campus and its Native American support services; representing the University to prospective students and their families.
• Supervising the Assistant Director of NSP and NSP Administrative Assistant to meet collective goals for the Native Student Programs Office.
• With the Admissions Office, collaboratively planning recruitment, preparation activities, field trips, mentoring, and educational activities that address issues of university attendance, academic preparedness, empowerment, relationship to community, and intercultural competence.
• In partnership with the University Advancement Office, assisting in fund development initiatives to augment existing and develop new NSP projects.
• Participating in a University enrollment committee that awards four-year scholarships to Native American students. 
• Performing other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
• Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. 
• A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience working with Native American organizations and students is required. 
• A demonstrated ability to lead a university office dedicated to supporting students’ academic and co-curricular success is required. 
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience in outreach and enrollment initiatives promoting Native American university attendance and degree completion. 
• Highly desired are demonstrated abilities: to create or further develop collaborative relationships with Southern California Native peoples and organizations; and to work effectively with tribal education departments. 
Successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. They must be able to work both independently and as a part of a team to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously. A willingness to work non-traditional hours is essential. 
In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call (909) 748-8040
TO APPLY:   Submit a University of Redlands Administrator application form at