The elections are now closed. The Nominations Committee appreciates the participation of all members throughout the nominations and election process as well as those who agreed to stand for election. Your participation is a vital aspect of NAISA’s continued success as an organization.
The election results are as follows:
Jennifer Gomez Menjivar
Danika Medak-Saltzman and Julie Reed, co-chairs
The NAISA Council invites scholars working in Native American and Indigenous Studies to submit proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or film screenings.Click here: https://www.aisc.ucla.edu/naisa2018/default.aspx for more information.
2017 NAISA Editor Search
Dr. Jean O’Brien and Dr. Robert Warrior will complete their term as Founding Editors of NAIS: Native American and Indigenous Studies at the end of the 2019 NAISA annual meeting. The NAISA Council has initiated the search for their successor(s), whose appointment will be a four-year term beginning June 1, 2019. To assure a smooth transition, the new editor(s) will be named in mid-2018.
The Editor or Editors of NAIS give leadership to the organization and production of NAISA’s scholarly journal. The awarding-winning NAIS is published bi-annually through an agreement between NAISA and the University of Minnesota Press. Individuals or groups of two or more are welcome to apply for the editorship.
Please submit a letter that addresses your qualifications and offers a sense of your vision for NAIS, as well as your CV. All applications are due by January 1, 2018. The council will conduct interviews at the 2018 annual meeting. Candidates for the position of Editor should be prepared to attend and participate in interviews at the annual meeting. We strongly encourage candidates to discuss their intentions with their academic administrators (deans, department chairs, etc.) so that they can come to the interview prepared to articulate the institutional support they will receive if appointed to the editorship (for example, course releases, graduate and/or other student or staff support, any additional financial contribution). The new Editor will be expected to be in regular contact with the current Editors during 2018-2019 to ensure an orderly transition, taking over full responsibility on June 1, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (School of Human Ecology) and the American Indian Studies Program (College of Letters and Science) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position, open to all ranks in Indigenous Community Studies.
This position is for a joint appointment with 50% in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (tenure home) and 50% in the American Indian Studies Program. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged scholarship, indigenous methodologies/evaluation, community leadership, civil society or nonprofits and with tribal expertise. The area of research is open and may include community/tribal health, environmental health, community/tribal nutrition, indigenous knowledge systems, traditional ecological knowledge, community/tribal education, social justice, incarceration, etc. The candidate's research should focus on Indigenous peoples and issues within North America with a particular focus on Wisconsin communities. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a department and a program serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. Native American and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Degree and area of specialization:
Holds a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the units and position e.g. psychology, human development and family studies, social work, American Indian studies, anthropology, education or related disciplines. Employment contingent upon completion of degree.
The successful candidate will:
- Build community-academic partnerships with tribal/urban Indian communities especially in Wisconsin.
- Maintain a coherent and productive program of research excellence.
- Seek and secure funding to support research partnerships.
- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses (2:2 load) and contribute to program development.
- Supervise student research and provide high quality academic mentoring.
- Participate in shared governance and other departmental and university service activities as appropriate for career stage.