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.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Indigenous Land Management Institute, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

We invite applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship, attached to the Funded Project “Examining the Conditions that Can Lead to Sustained Socio-Economic Development of First Nation Communities in Saskatchewan.” Relevant fields of expertise include Native Studies, Anthropology, Geography, Rural Sociology or Economics, with specific expertise in community development, governance, or Aboriginal economic development. This project is based on the recognition that First Nation economic development is dependent on the design and implementation of stable and culturally- appropriate institutions that can inform economic and social decision-making. As part of the research team, the Post-doc will be expected to examine the challenges and opportunities for First Nation economic development, including, but not limited to, on- reserve resource development, property rights, and Nation-building and social welfare models of community development. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the research team, assisting with research coordination and selected research activities; these tasks will be in addition to the individual research program undertaken by the post-doctoral fellow.

We seek candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the PhD in 2013 or 2014 but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to defend by June 30, 2015 must provide a letter from their supervisor confirming the timeline for completion.

Ideally the tenure of this 2-year Fellowship will begin July 1, 2015. This start date is however negotiable depending on the availability of qualified applicants. The salary rate is $40,000 per year including benefits.

The application package must include a cover letter; a CV; and a statement of research experience relevant to the project (maximum 2 pages). Further information on the project or about this position can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigators - Dr. David Natcher: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Dr. Robert Innes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tom Allen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.