Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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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.


Please see details on how to apply at:

Title and Rank:    Associate Professor of or Full Professor of Sociology       Tenure-Track

School/College:  College of Arts & Sciences       

Effective date of appointment:  Fall 2017

Position DescriptionThe Sociology Department at North Park University in Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning in the fall of 2017. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required, as is a background in one or more of the following fields: urban sociology, race/ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, sociology of religion, sociology of deviance or criminology. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, academic scholarship, demonstrated leadership skills, social justice, and the ability to communicate well with students and colleagues.   Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and the required essays (please submit all materials in a single e-mail).  All materials should be submitted electronically to:  Sarah Coleman, North Park University, 3225 W Foster Avenue Chicago, IL 60625 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For full consideration, the application deadline is February 1st, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.     

Minimum academic/professional credentials:  PhD in Sociology

Desired academic/professional credentialsBackground in one or more of the following fields: urban sociology, race/ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, sociology of religion, sociology of deviance or criminology

Deadline for application: February 1, 2017 OR until the position is filled.

North Park University seeks to appoint the most qualified and competent persons available who are in harmony with the mission of the university and its philosophy of Christian higher education. All full-time faculty members are expected to be committed Christians both in faith and action. 

Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian liberal arts school of over 3,000 students located in Chicago, Illinois.  The school is owned by The Evangelical Covenant Church ( and seeks applicants with a personal commitment to our mission of Christian higher education, ethnic diversity, and the city.  Over thirty-six per cent of the students are from international and underrepresented American populations.  An equal opportunity employer.


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.