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.

Queen’s University invites nominations and applications from dynamic and visionary leaders for the newly-titled position of Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) (VPRI).  As a staunch champion of fundamental and translational research, innovation and creativity, the VPRI will leverage the University’s existing strengths to enhance research excellence at Queen’s.


Research prominence is a pillar of Queen’s Strategic Framework and plays a critical role in the University’s ability to contribute knowledge and ideas to Canada and to the world. Queen’s is home to Canada’s most recent Nobel Prize winner, 41 Canada Research Chair (CRC) holders, a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC), a Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) award and, as documented in Maclean’s, ranks second in the country for number of major awards granted per full-time faculty member. An ambitious 5-year faculty renewal plan has been launched to further research and academic excellence. Innovation Park, the Office of Partnerships and Innovation, and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre are actively building an innovation ecosystem for Eastern Ontario and global hubs for innovation. A Medical-Doctoral University with a Law School, Business School and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen’s offers a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate research-based programs in areas such as physics, chemistry, cancer research, geosciences, environment and biodiversity, education, social determinants of health, surveillance studies, and art history and art conservation.


Reporting to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) is responsible for campus-wide advancement of the University’s research enterprise, providing leadership that ensures the highest standards of research, innovation, scholarship and interdisciplinary collaboration. As a key member of Queen’s executive team, the VPRI promotes the University’s standing as a leading research institution engaged in high-quality scholarship of national and international significance, and strengthens the University’s relationship with funding councils, industry partners, government, and affiliated hospitals. The VPRI leads, and is supported by, an accomplished and motivated team, and is responsible for employee engagement and development.

The successful candidate has outstanding academic credentials and a distinguished record of scholarship, a track record of academic administrative experience, success with diversity and inclusion initiatives, and experience mentoring and developing research excellence in faculty and students. The University is looking for an individual who can develop and execute a vision, is an effective communicator, and actively fosters a culture of inclusion and collaboration both internally and externally.  


The University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories. Queen’s University is located in historic Kingston, which consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada and is at the midpoint between Montreal, Toronto, and the nation’s capital. For more information about Queen’s, celebrating over 175 years, visit


The appointment, which is renewable, is for five years. Consideration of candidates will commence mid-August 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Jane Griffith or Jason Murray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons.


Support will be provided to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process, including accommodation that takes into account accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the process, including accommodation for a disability, please contact Odgers Berndtson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 416-366-1990.

**Please note the deadline is July 26th with interview in August and start date no later than December 2018. This application is minimal. 

Indigenous Nationhood- Canada 150 Research Chairs for Internationally Based Researchers and Scholars

The University of Victoria consistently holds a place in the top 1% of universities worldwide (according to international Leiden University Rankings) and is the top-ranked university in Canada for international collaboration. This large research footprint for its size stems from UVic’s ongoing investment and strategic concentration in key specialized research areas

The University of Victoria invites applications from outstanding scholars in the following research areas to submit expressions of interest to be nominated for the Canada 150 Research Chair program:

1.    Materials Science
2.    Translational Proteomics
3.    Energy Systems
4.    Indigenous Nationhood 
5.    Performance and Cultural Studies
6.    Oceans and Climate
7.    Data Science 

To be eligible, scholars must currently be living and working outside of Canada. Expatriate Canadians wishing to relocate to Canada are welcome to apply. 

The Chairs will be full-time tenure or tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Appointments will be made to an appropriate academic department/school at UVic. Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent degree with significant relevant professional experience. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful nominees will have track records of outstanding academic achievements, evidenced by, for example: high impact publications, success in attracting peer-reviewed research funding, proven excellence in teaching, major honours and awards, and/or demonstrated results in translational research activities.

Successful applicants would commence their appointments, at the latest, by December 2018.  Details of the Canada150 program are available at 

Scholars are invited to apply until 12pm PDT July 26th, 2017. UVic will begin the consideration of qualified applicants on July 19th. In special circumstances, submission of late expressions of interest consistent with the program’s registration deadline may also be considered.  

Expressions of interest should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of current and future research interests related to one of the seven targeted research areas [250 words]. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for 8 international experts who could serve as reviewers of their applications and who have no potential conflict of interest.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. 

Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

The University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Please submit applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be assessed and forwarded to the relevant departments for consideration.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

More information on the Canada 150 chair program can be found at

The Program in American Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time position in Native American Studies, to begin July 1, 2018.  Our expectation is to make a tenure-track hire, at the rank of assistant professor, but we are also open to making a senior appointment.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or in a related discipline, but period and research specialization are open.  The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in Native American Studies and American Studies.


The American Studies program at Williams, among the oldest in the US, strongly values interdisciplinary work and is one of the college’s key sites for comparative work on race, ethnicity, and diaspora; we are deeply committed to building Native American Studies not only within the unit but at the college more broadly.  We value the diversity of our program faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations.  Information about the program can be found at:

Please send the following application materials to the program chair, Mark Reinhardt, via Interfolio a letter of application, which includes a summary of current scholarship, teaching experience, and any additional relevant information for the search committee; a curriculum vita; a separate brief description of two or three courses you would be especially interested in teaching; an article-length writing sample; and three letters of recommendation.  The deadline for receipt of materials is October 15, 2017.   All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Further information is available at:

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.   Widely recognized as one of the leading undergraduate institutions in the US, the college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students.  Please visit the Williams website (  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.


Position: Indigenous Student Advisor (APC)

Department: Student Services

Salary: $47,807 - $61,609 (Group 4)


Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary’s University, which sits upon Mi’kmaq’i – unceded traditional Mi’kmaq territory, is home to one of Canada’s leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cuttingedge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty, and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Student Services, the Indigenous Student Advisor is responsible for supporting and engaging Indigenous students at Saint Mary’s University. As the Indigenous Student Advisor, you will be empowered to develop programming and services for Indigenous students; make connections with other areas of the University to facilitate Indigenous students’ transition into University; and to develop culturally respectful programming to engage Indigenous students in university life throughout their university years.

The Indigenous Student Advisor duties will include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Establish professional personal relationships with students to foster trust and understanding.
  • Support students who are struggling with university transitional issues of coming to university.
  • Identify, support and refer students who are in distress to resources on and off campus.
  • Identify and assist students applying for various external funding opportunities and scholarships.
  • Advise and support students in understanding and following University academic and non-academic policies.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate an Indigenous student orientation and welcoming program.
  • Connect students to various services available at Saint Mary’s including, but not limited to, Counselling, Student Health Services, Fred Smithers Centre, Residence Life, Career Services, Academic Advisors, Service Centre, etc.
  • Develop and promote ways in which Indigenous students can avail of the Co-Curricular Record.
  • Continue to develop culturally reflective events such as Mawio’mis, graduation events for Indigenous students and other events and activities that recognize and celebrate Indigenous peoples.
  •  Develop an Elders Program for Indigenous students.
  •  Develop programming to allow Indigenous students to build a sense of community by facilitating events for students to get to know one another as well as faculty, staff and other non-Indigenous students.
  •  Develop peer support programming such as a peer mentorship program and coordinating peer-tutoring opportunities as appropriate. Such programming will involve promotion, screening, training and coordination of students participating in these programs as well as on-going assessment.


  • Work collaboratively with the Admissions Office in promoting the Indigenous student experience at Saint Mary’s.  
  • Conduct frequent assessments of programming and events, as well as trend analysis and needs assessments. The position will be expected to create ample dialogue to ensure students feel their voices are heard.
  • Develop programs and services in consultation with an Indigenous Student Services Advisory committee consisting of Indigenous student representation, faculty, staff and administration representatives, as well as external representatives connected to Indigenous culture, organizations, and relevant provincial bodies, as appropriate. 
  •  Participate in committees and provincial/national initiatives that focus on the Indigenous student or topics that may be directly related to them such as outcomes stemming from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. NOTICE OF VACANCY 2  
  • Through professional development and sitting on external committees, maintain a current understanding of best practices and trends in Indigenous student services provincially, nationally and internationally.
  • Participate in the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Indigenous related Learning Community to connect with peers at other institutions and continue to raise awareness of best practices and trends identified in Indigenous student services within the Canadian context.
  • Present at conferences, sitting on external committees, and attending other events to represent Saint Mary’s University and build our profile on a local, provincial and national context.


  • Identify and develop collaborative relationships with faculty and staff on campus who would be useful partners in supporting Indigenous students and who may have Indigenous cultural knowledge skills sets, academic areas of expertise and/or relevant services for which Indigenous students should be aware.
  • Organize programs, sessions and events that will allow students to meet faculty and staff to build relationships with a goal of fostering opportunities for students to learn more about the services/opportunities available at Saint Mary’s.
  • Engage faculty and relevant staff in training programs and initiatives developed by the Indigenous Student Advisor.
  • Work collaboratively with the Saint Mary’s community, as appropriate, to find ways to better reflect the Indigenous cultures, both in our actions as well as through physical representation of Indigenous cultures on the campus.


  • Identify external organizations and contacts that would be relevant supports and contacts for Indigenous students including, but not limited to, the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax and other similar offices throughout the Maritimes, Band Councils, Provincial Committees focusing on Indigenous students, Provincial and National, and International Scholarship and Awards Programs and Elders.
  • stablish clear lines of communication with First Nations communities and other Indigenous funding organizations to allow enhanced support to address funding challenges and questions experienced by Indigenous students.
  • Work closely with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre to offer programming, both on and off campus that would be of relevance and interest to Indigenous students.

To be the successful Indigenous Student Advisor you will have an Undergraduate Degree with a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of directly related experience, preferably at the post-secondary level working with Indigenous peoples or organizations. You further demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to participate in consultative decision-making. Strong organizational, event planning, presentation and facilitation skills combined with excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills will be required in this position. Skills in training and program evaluation along with excellent knowledge and ability in MS Office, Access, internet and e-mail applications and the ability to work evenings and weekends will round out your qualifications. A background in cross cultural communication will be considered an asset. In keeping with the principles of Employment Equity, preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous.

Apply for this opportunity online by visiting and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button. Please include the names of three professional references. No telephone calls please.

The search committee will begin to consider applications on July 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Canada 150 Research Chair in Indigenous Communities and Economic Development

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina (U of R) invite applications from international Indigenous scholars for the nomination of Canada 150 Research Chair in the area of Indigenous Communities and Economic Development. Indigenous scholars from Canada living and working abroad are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be an outstanding scholar as evidenced by an exceptional record of publications, scholarship, major awards, grants, and mentorship. The research area of Indigenous Communities and Economic Development is construed broadly; it includes Indigenous peoples’ perspectives on development; impacts of the global expansion and deepening of capitalist production and market relations on Indigenous communities and Indigenous communities’ responses to these impacts; Indigenous communities and resource-extractive industries; and Indigenous alternatives to the currently dominant free-market models of development.  

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline at the time of application. The Chair will have a joint appointment in the First Nations University and the Faculty of Arts, University of Regina. Depending on the successful candidate’s particular specialization, the Chair will be based in a relevant academic department.   

The FNUniv and U of R are home to a significant number of researchers who specialize in Indigenous research and research with Indigenous communities, both Canadian and international. Both institutions have built close relations with local Indigenous communities, which serve to facilitate Indigenous community-engaged research. FNUniv has one of the largest concentration of community-based Indigenous and allied researchers in Canada, in disciplines such as Indigenous Studies; Business and Public Administration; Education; Social Work; Languages and Linguistics; Health; and Fine Arts. As a fully Indigenous institution, FNUniv also has its own Elders’ Council and can provide culturally appropriate connections to traditional Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers in communities. The U of R has Indigenization as one of its areas of emphasis under its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, peyak aski kikawinaw (Together We Are Stronger). Over the past five years, the U of R has made the support of Indigenous research and teaching one of its highest priorities.  Its Indigenization Office and Indigenous Advisory Circle play important roles in supporting Indigenous research and research on Indigenous issues. Both the U of R and FNUniv have national and international research networks with Indigenous and allied scholars through organizations such as the Canadian Indigenous and Native Studies Association, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, and the Consortium of North American Higher Education Collaboration. Thus, both Universities provide excellent infrastructure and institutional support for Indigenous researchers and research.  

The successful candidate must be outstanding, internationally based researchers whose accomplishments in the identified field have been recognized to have made major impacts.  

The candidate will contribute to the advancement of institutional research goals by increasing demonstrable research outcomes that will enhance University’s international research reputation and increasing research collaborations.    

The new Canada 150 Research Chair Program has been established by the Government of Canada to foster research excellence (  For the Canada 150 Research Chair program only, you must be an internationally based researcher (both working and residing outside of Canada), to be eligible to apply.  Researchers who are currently working at Canadian institutions are not eligible.

The application deadline for this exciting opportunity is 20 July 2017. For full details on the University of Regina, these exciting opportunities and important information about the application process please visit: (click on 'Please see the posting for full details')