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.

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,