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Postdoctoral Fellowship - Queen's University & UBC Okanagan

Deadline: February 20, 2017

The SSHRC Insight funded project Creative Conciliations invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to join our research team in the 2017-2018 academic year. Since 2013, the Creative Conciliations project, led by Keavy Martin (University of Alberta) with co-investigators Jonathan Dewar, David Garneau (University of Regina), Ashok Mathur (UBC Okanagan) and Dylan Robinson (Queen’s University) has been working to reconfigure and replace the notion of ‘reconciliation’ by fostering critical and creative collaborations between leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars, artists, curators, and students. This work has taken place through various initiatives including UBCO’s annual Indigenous Summer Intensive (Mathur) in Kelowna, the 2013 gathering Indigenous Acts in Vancouver on Indigenous public art (Robinson/Candice Hopkins), the Shingwauk Conference and Gathering from 2013-2015 (Dewar) in  Sault Ste Marie, and the exhibition Looking Forward, Never Forgetting (Garneau/Michelle LaVallee) at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina.

As we work toward the completion of the Creative Conciliations project, we are looking for a postdoctoral fellow whose research area and/or artistic practice has points of connection with residential school histories, the discourse of [re]conciliation, and the arts (inclusive of all arts disciplines). From September 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018 the postdoctoral fellow will be based at Queen’s University to conduct self-directed research (40%) and support the work of the Creative Conciliations project members (60%). From June 1 to August 31, 2018 the postdoctoral fellow will be based at UBC Okanagan as an active participant in that summer’s intensive program. Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and organizing the project's final gathering of artists, academics and community members
  • Helping envision the focus of this final gathering along with other project members
  • Working with individual team members on compiling information from their projects to disseminate on the Creative Conciliations website and through journals and conferences
  • Continuing their own research and artistic practice and presenting it on the Creative Conciliations website and submitting for publication/presentation
  • Indigenous colleagues from multiple faculties;
  • Indigenous Committees and an Aboriginal Student Centre;
  • Indigenous communities near campus.
  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae;
  • A statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • The names and contact details for three referees
  • A writing sample

The postdoctoral fellow will receive $40,000 for the year, and will be expected to undertake some research travel to team members’ respective locations. This travel will be paid in addition to the postdoctoral fellow’s salary.

Queen’s and UBCO are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. In keeping with the objectives of the Preliminary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force, we are especially interested in qualified Aboriginal candidates. Aboriginal candidates will be welcomed into an academic community which includes:

A complete application consists of:

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2017. Applicants should send all documents in their application package electronically to Dylan Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: The University invites applications from all qualified candidates. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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Associate Professor or Professor, International Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts - University of Calgary

Job ID: 12021

Updated: Today

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a senior academic at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director for the International IndigenousStudies program housed administratively in the Department of Political Science. The successful candidate will hold a position 'with tenure' within the Faculty of Arts in a department relevant to their field of study and be appointed as the Director, International Indigenous Studies Program for a five-year period commencing July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal.  

As the Director, you will have a clear vision to lead the program, building on its current strengths, reviewing its goals and purposes, working closely with Indigenous faculty in other programs and disciplines and positioning the program for future success in the context of the Faculty's and University's Indigenous Strategies.  

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Indigenous Studies or relevant discipline within the Faculty of Arts, will be an accomplished scholar and outstanding instructor with strong leadership and solid administrative skills and will bring suitable experience for appointment as a senior faculty member. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary strength. 

Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and community engagement through top-tier peer-reviewed publications, proven success in obtaining competitive research funding, evidence of effectiveness, as well as successfully concluded projects with Indigenous peoples. A strong record of Indigenous research methodologies and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions is also expected. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership in community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples.

In addition to the expectations listed above, applicants at the Professor rank must demonstrate evidence of an established scholarly and professional reputation, preferably at both the national and international level. A well-established record of service contributions (including service to the discipline, and when relevant, profession) at a leadership level is also expected.  

The International Indigenous Studies program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous people’s experience including arts, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, and community and political dynamics. Students in the program examine these topics with a Canadian and international lens, and are encouraged to adopt a comparative lens. For more information, please visit the International Indigenous Studies webpage

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (along with their contact information - mailing address, telephone and email) to:

Anessa Krysko, HR Advisor (Academic)
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4
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The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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About the American Philosophical Society

An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society (APS) promotes knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. This country's first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years. The APS is located in historic Old City Philadelphia, near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

The Library of the Society houses over 13 million manuscripts, 250,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 250,000 images, and thousands of hours of audio material with particular strengths in the history of science, early America, Native American linguistics, and anthropology.

About the Position

Reporting to the Director of the APS Library (Librarian of the Society), the Associate Director of Scholarly Programs will organize and supervise the execution of all scholarly programming at the American Philosophical Society’s Library. The current programming at the Library consists of a robust fellowship program (approximately 30 per year in a wide range of fields, with further growth anticipated), a lunchtime seminar series (approximately eight events per year), a writing workshop for young scholars (approximately six events per year), a regular evening gathering of resident fellows, an annual international conference, and other efforts to support scholars’ research and development at the Library. The programs are intended to make the APS Library a center for intellectual exchange and discussion.

In addition to the general scholarly programming of the Library, the Associate Director will supervise the scholarly programming at the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR). The new hire’s chief and immediate responsibility for CNAIR will be implementing a new Mellon Foundation-funded program titled “Native American Scholars Initiative.” The program supports two long-term fellows who are working in close collaboration with Native communities in the fields of linguistics, history, anthropology or related disciplines. The program also funds several short-term fellows working with digital materials and an internship program for undergraduates interested in working on a digital humanities project during the summer.   The Associate Director will also work in collaboration with the Library’s Curator of Native American Materials to build connections between the APS and other institutions, indigenous communities, and researchers to develop projects using APS materials.

Longer term, the Library has also begun a concerted push to support the development and publication of digital humanities projects and is planning a program in early American studies. The Associate Director will support the programmatic growth in each of these fields and execute new programs and grants that advance these initiatives.


  • Ph.D., preferably in a field related to the APS's holdings
  • A history of scholarly activity, preferably one that involves archival research
  • Experience working in scholarly institutions and fellowship programs, preferably in a research library
  • Administrative experience with the ability plan, organize, and administer events
  • Willingness to work in the Reading Room of a research library and aid researchers seeking access to materials through reference requests and other inquiries
  • Preferred experience in early American history/Native American history and culture due to new initiatives in these areas


To Apply

Send resume or CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line “Associate Director of Scholarly Programs.” Questions about the position should also be addressed to the same email address.

The American Philosophical Society is an EOE and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Deadline to apply: February 24, 2017. Estimated start date July 2017.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – Archaeology, Education, and American Indian Initiatives Paid Internships

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is currently accepting applications (application deadline is March 1st, 2017) for archaeology, education, and American Indian Initiatives internships. We are seeking advanced undergraduate or graduate students in archaeology, anthropology, Native American studies, or other related fields to assist with archaeological field and lab work or educational programming related to the archaeology and anthropology of the Southwest. We are especially interested in pursuing Indigenous and Public Anthropology projects and programs, and seek to cultivate interns that can contribute to this vision. If you know of anyone that might be interested in these paid internships please pass the contact information and details along to them.


More information and application materials can be found at:

Yakoke (thank you),
Sean E. Gantt, PhD
Assistant Director of Education
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321
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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.