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.

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Elections

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:

President Elect:
Aroha Harris
 
Council:
Caskey Russell
Troy Storfjell
 
Nominations Committee:
Jenny Davis
Jennifer Gomez Menjivar


Sincerely,
Nominations Committee
Danika Medak-Saltzman and Julie Reed, co-chairs
Nepia Mahuika
Niigaan Sinclair
Veronica Tawhai
Adam Gaudry

Annual Meeting

NAISA CALL FOR PAPERS for the 10TH ANNUAL MEETING

Los Angeles, California | May 17-19, 2018

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.
 

NAIS Journal

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.

 

Position Description

 

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.

 

Application

 

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

 

The University of Washington Information School seeks a truly outstanding scholar to broaden and deepen our research and scholarship in any area relevant to the information field. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual, who demonstrates excellence in research and education, to join our faculty in forging the future of the information field. The individual should be excited by, able to thrive in, and eager to contribute to our diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment that respects a wide variety of research traditions and methods, and is open to new areas and methods. 
 
We are recruiting for a full-time 9-month tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (job class code 10116). Applicants must have a Ph.D., JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff dedicated to sustaining leadership in our dynamic and growing field. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice. Faculty members in the Information School teach across programs, and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
 
The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city of Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 18, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The Information School believes that the catalyzing power of diversity enriches everyone by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and to engage with the world, by identifying challenges, and by discovering, defining and delivering solutions.
 
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.The iSchool prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.
 
Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu. Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent that indicates how the candidate’s background complements and extends the iSchool’s mission, a research statement, teaching philosophy, and two sample publications, or scholarly works, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and three letters of reference (preferred) or the names and contact information for three references. Short listed candidates will be contacted for letters of reference.
 
Diversity Statement
Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.
 
For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages: http://ischool.uw.edu/diversity/statement
 
Application materials (PDFs preferred, .zip files will not be accepted) should be sent via email, with “Open Search” in the subject line, to:
 
Dr. David Hendry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Chair, Open Search Committee
UW, Information School
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840