Naisa

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.


Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, self-motivated, enthusiastic professional for the position of Director for the College of Arts and Sciences’ new initiative, Humanities for the Public Good (HPG). Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HPG will support the university’s leading faculty and student humanists in activities that place inquiry and engagement with the public at their very center. What distinguishes the initiative is an integrative approach, one that seeks not additive or incremental change, but a broad new, unifying vision: a call to action and public engagement. This vision will inform and direct our investments in the humanities going forward, building on the success of existing humanities-focused initiatives and ensuring their prominence at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Humanities for the Public Good will 1) employ new educational models for the humanities that reconfigure education and promote public humanities in the curriculum; 2) integrate contemporary, digital approaches into research and education; and 3) expand public humanities through increased engagement with diverse communities beyond the academy.

The Initiative Director is charged with the overall responsibility for implementing, promoting, coordinating, and facilitating Humanities for the Public Good. The position includes the following duties:
- contributing intellectual insight to discussions around overall program direction; 
- meeting with humanities chairs, faculty, staff, students, and community partners to plan goals and programs of the initiative;
- creating and leading a steering committee for the new initiative with the project’s primary investigator, the Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts & Humanities; 
- conducting an extensive survey of the activities, courses, and programming already in place that encompasses work related to the public engagement at the heart of HPG, creating a comprehensive baseline of public humanities activities at UNC-Chapel Hill; 
- playing a central role in identifying, nurturing, and organizing the broad thematic work which will be showcased in biennial symposia;
- participating in the selection of recipients for programmatic funding (including project awards, travel awards, course development grants, graduate student top-up funding); 
- proactively cultivating beneficial connections with other efforts at UNC-Chapel Hill that have common ground with Humanities for the Public Good, promoting synergies between already established publicly-focused programming; 
- identifying imaginative ways to promote the initiative on campus and to the wider public; 
- assisting faculty working in public humanities to connect with resources that will help them secure external funding for research, teaching, and service; 
- providing HPG’s written and electronic communications with external audiences and internal University constituencies, creating content for a webpage.

The Director also may teach a course in the College of Arts & Sciences aligned with a public humanities theme, which could serve as a model for other publicly-engaged courses. This would be accomplished through a secondary faculty appointment.

This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts & Humanities, who also serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the initiative.

Educational Requirements

Ph.D. in an academic field that relates to arts, humanities, or qualitative social sciences preferred. Master’s degree in a subject or field in the arts, humanities, or qualitative social sciences appropriate to the mission of the program is required.

Qualifications and Experience

At least four years of experience in a public humanities environment, with an understanding of public humanities and its place in the academy and beyond. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Excellent oral, written, and digital communication skills. Demonstrated project management experience, excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines in an evolving environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, students, staff, volunteers, community partners, and the general public. Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust to job duties as changes in technology and user needs dictate. Strong planning, organizational, and coordination skills to manage simultaneous projects effectively. Ability to develop publicity and marketing materials. Ability to develop and implement budgets for large-scale academic initiatives.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae/resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for at least three references.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin 07/06/2017.

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Yulia Strizheus, Executive Assistant
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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Additional information can be found here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/123156 


Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

Director, Office of Indigenous Initiatives – Office of the Provost, Vice Principal Academic

Competition Number: J0617-0479

Closing Date: July 23, 2017

JOB SUMMARY

Situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, Queen’s is a leading Canadian university with a long-standing reputation for academic and research excellence, as well as a diverse and vibrant learning environment. The university is committed to providing students with a fundamental understanding of Indigenous rights, histories, experiences and knowledge systems relevant to their discipline; strengthening our research prominence in Indigenous focused fields; and supporting Indigenous students, staff, and faculty.

Reporting to the Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion), the Director provides leadership to the newly established Office of Indigenous Initiatives. The mandate of the office is to provide long-term strategic planning to: advance Indigenous initiatives across the university; promote an understanding of Indigenous histories, knowledge and perspectives within the Queen’s community; provide guidance and support in Indigenous education and advance positive learning experiences for Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students; and support researchers engaging with Indigenous peoples and communities.

The Director plays a major role in establishing and fostering positive relationships with Indigenous peoples, communities, and organizations. The Director also engages with high level external stakeholders, including peer institutions as well as provincial and national bodies, to enhance the profile of Indigenous programming at Queen’s, attract funding for the university’s Indigenous initiatives, and advance reconciliation/conciliation.

Working closely with the university’s senior management team, the Director will support the implementation of the recommendations of Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force and engage with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders to drive progress on Indigenous initiatives across the university.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Graduate degree, or equivalent Indigenous knowledge, with 7 or more years in an equivalent role.
• Proven experience in a senior management and leadership role.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Indigenous histories, traditions, knowledge systems, and contemporary issues, as well as experience in implementing complex initiatives related to Indigenous education.
• Extensive knowledge of university structure, policy, and administrative systems, or equivalent structures, is preferred.
• Must be of Indigenous ancestry.
• Proficiency in an Indigenous language considered an asset.
• Experience in Indigenous advocacy considered an asset.
• Demonstrated connection with an Indigenous community and other Indigenous networks.
• Consideration will be given to the equivalent combination of education and experience.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Graduate degree, or equivalent Indigenous knowledge, with 7 or more years in an equivalent role.
• Proven experience in a senior management and leadership role.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Indigenous histories, traditions, knowledge systems, and contemporary issues, as well as experience in implementing complex initiatives related to Indigenous education.
• Extensive knowledge of university structure, policy, and administrative systems, or equivalent structures, is preferred.
• Must be of Indigenous ancestry.
• Proficiency in an Indigenous language considered an asset.
• Experience in Indigenous advocacy considered an asset.
• Demonstrated connection with an Indigenous community and other Indigenous networks.
• Consideration will be given to the equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL SKILLS:
• A track record of outstanding leadership with extensive experience developing and implementing impactful Indigenous focused initiatives and programs.
• The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders with diverse perspectives.
• The ability to serve as a support resource, facilitator and collaborator with external Indigenous community members, peer institutions, and with a variety of faculty, staff and students at Queen’s.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous education and a clear vision of how a central Indigenous Initiatives Office can have an impactful role within the university.
• An articulate champion for Indigenous peoples and issues, with advanced oral and written communications skills and the ability to represent Queen’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives to a variety of internal and external audiences.
• A leader with existing networks within various Indigenous communities and the ability to foster strong community support for Indigenous initiatives at Queen’s.
• A successful track record in managing complex programs and initiatives, and the ability to meet strategic, financial, and operational goals.
• Experience with high level advancement initiatives considered an asset.

DECISION MAKING:
• Determine the planning, development and implementation of university-wide initiatives in support of the mandate of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, including long-term strategic planning and the development of unit priorities, goals, and objectives.
• Determine strategies to effectively engage and support the Queen’s community in the development and implementation of programs and practices that advance Indigenous initiatives across the university.
• Responsible for promoting appropriate Indigenous program and curricula enhancements.
• Responsible for determining and advising on appropriate engagement and partnership practices between Queen’s researchers and Indigenous communities and organizations.
• Identify and advise on communication and outreach strategies to garner external support and funding to enhance Indigenous initiatives at Queen’s.
• Proven track record of sound financial management, including annual and long-term budget planning, monitoring expenses, and effectively managing the office within the allocated budget.
• Effective human resource management, including hiring, determining appropriate work for employees, conducting performance assessments, and fostering a positive and inclusive workplace.
• Analyze, summarize, and make recommendations regarding internal and external information, policies, and legislation that affects Indigenous academic and non-academic programming, research, and Indigenous members of the Queen’s community.
• Evaluates job candidates and makes effective recommendations on suitable hires.
• Makes decisions and/or effective recommendations regarding transfers and promotions.
• Evaluates employee performance and decides on appropriate training or coaching to address lack of proficiency in carrying out responsibilities, or remedial action for staff disciplinary situations.
• Assesses investigation outcome of grievances and makes effective recommendations on appropriate course of action or next steps on grievances.
• Makes effective recommendations on level of discipline up to discharge and probationary termination.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. 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. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information regarding this job opportunity or to apply to this competition, please visit:  http://queensu.ca/humanresources/careers/application-instructions

 


University of Texas at Austin: Anthropology/Native American and Indigenous Studies
Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Professor)
 
Description
 
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications
for an open rank faculty position in sociocultural anthropology and Native American and
Indigenous Studies, to start in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will show evidence of
scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active
engagement with Indigenous and/or Native American theory and cultural-political
practice.
 
We conceive of the field of Native American / Indigenous Studies broadly, in both
geographic and identity terms, and we are especially interested in work that critically
engages these very definitional questions both theoretically and practically. The new
member of our faculty will join a vibrant anthropology department, and will be
encouraged to participate actively in the University’s interdisciplinary Native American
and Indigenous Studies Program. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both
undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct
graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and
exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.
 
Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding
is pending budgetary approval.
Background check conducted on applicant selected.
 
Qualifications
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Anthropology or a related field and an
established record of high quality research and publications commensurate with rank.
Applicants should also have a demonstrated record of effective classroom teaching.
 
Application Instructions
 
Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a
publication, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio
by September 15, 2017.
 
https://apply.interfolio.com/42780
Questions about application submission should be directed to
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EEOC
 
 
 
UT Austin is dedicated to work/life balance through an array of family friendly policies
 
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment
to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)

 

MFA IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS PROGRAM

PART TIME FACULTY POSITION FOR THE NEW INDIGENOUS AND DECOLONIAL ART CONCENTRATION - fall 2017 & spring 2018

The MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts envisions research-creation as a transformational practice and artists as agents of personal and public action. We encourage artists to ask complex questions and to cultivate practices that celebrate imaginative and intellectual discovery.

We are currently seeking a faculty advisor committed to interdisciplinary investigation, engaged dialogue, and innovative approaches to the education of practicing Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of artistic and theoretical experience in Indigenous art(s) praxis and/or decolonial praxis: any art form or combination thereof is welcome. The ability to work with a wide range of backgrounds and media and a willingness to support the development of students with diverse art philosophies, values, and learning styles is essential. A terminal degree is required. Also prioritized are: college level teaching experience; wide knowledge of contemporary Indigenous art practices and theories, particularly in the areas of decolonialization and decoloniality; political, land, and visual sovereignty; and survivance and Indigenous resurgence. The preferred candidate will also have a strong interest in the philosophy and practice of student-centered progressive education.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for attending the fall & spring residencies and mentoring students through written exchanges over the course of the 15-week semester. The anticipated advising load is 5 or 6 students, depending upon enrollment. Faculty will serve in the Port Townsend, WA residency site and must attend the residencies September 14 – 23, 2017 and March 22 – 31, 2018.

Faculty pay is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement Faculty Pay Scale. Compensation for the semester will be $1,228.00 per student advisee, plus $2,600.00 for combined residency pay and service stipend. Additional stipends may also be available.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference. These materials must be submitted through Goddard’s online application portal. To access the portal, click here and select the vacancy. For assistance using our online application portal, please contact M.E. Lawlor in the Human Resources Office at 802.322.1710. Applications will be accepted through July 7, 2017.

 For more information, please contact JuPong Lin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Devora Neumark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position. Where skills and experience are equal, priority will be given to Indigenous or Aboriginal candidates.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer


Western University 

1-Year Limited Term Faculty Appointment in First Nations Studies Program 

Academic Vacancy 2017-2018 

Western University invites applications for a 1-year Limited Term faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to support the First Nations Studies Program, Faculty of Social Science. The successful candidate will be appointed into an appropriate academic Department and jointly appointed to the First Nations Studies Program. The workload will consist of 70% teaching (3.5 credits) and 30% service. 

The program was established in 2003 and offers Honours, Major and Minor degree programs. First Nations Studies (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. More information is here: https: firstnationsstudies.uwo.ca

The successful applicant will hold appropriate credentials (ie., PhD, M.A. or equivalent) with a research and teaching record that demonstrates 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 is open but should align with disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields that complement the Social Sciences. Indigenous Studies and/or an interdisciplinary background with an emphasis in Indigenous-focused research would be a definite asset. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated in the application including a teaching philosophy statement, teaching evaluations, and any other supporting materials. The successful applicant must have experience teaching introductory level First Nations/Indigenous Studies courses. 

Applicants should send their application letter, a current CV, teaching dossier, completed form [https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf],and the names of at least three referees (which may include Indigenous community references) to: 

Dean Robert Andersen 

Faculty of Social Science 

Western University 

1151 Richmond Street 

London, ON K6A 3K7 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply by email to the address above; please email PDF documents only. Review of applications will commence on July 1, 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. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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