Day: December 4, 2014

Summer Symposium on trends in higher education, University of Regina, July 23-25, 2015

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Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence in an Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture” July 23-25, 2015, University of Regina.  
This symposium will examine accelerating trends in higher education: neoliberalism, the politics of evidence, and the audit culture. In an age in which value is often equated with accountancy, we will examine the place in the academy for public intellectualism, community-engagement, Indigenous epistemologies, and how the impact of our scholarship is, and ought to be, justly assessed. 
Questions to be explored include:  
What counts as scholarship and why?  
How do we achieve accountability in an age of accountancy?  
How do we measure research impact, (i.e., journal impact factor vs community and policy impact)?  
Impact for whom?  
Who and how do we determine whose evidence and what research is legitimate?  
What can be done? How do we effect change to university practices?  
Confirmed speakers include:  
Dr. Marie Battiste, Dr. Nick Carleton, Dr. Norman Denzin, Dr. Michelle Fine, Dr. Chad Gaffield, Dr. Sandy Grande, Dr. Rosalind Gill, Dr. Budd Hall, Dr. Yvonna Lincoln, Dr. Matthew McKean, Dr. Marcia McKenzie, Dr. Peter McLaren, Dr. Christopher Meyers, Dr. Leigh Patel, Dr. Andrea Smith, Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Dr. Robina Thomas, Dr. Eve Tuck, and, Dr. Joel Westheimer; 
Please visit the symposium website at:  

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – Dissertation Research Study: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Aboriginal/Indigenous Education

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Dissertation Research Study: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Aboriginal/Indigenous Education
This study seeks participation from early career teachers (years 1-5 of work experience) who work in a Metro Vancouver school. It aims to explore the experiences and practices of early career teachers who are participating/have participated in university-based coursework and/or extended professional development (PD) on the topic of Aboriginal/Indigenous education.
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Job – Associate/Full Professor, Sociology/American Indian Studies program, Tenure track

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Posting Number 400082
Working Title Associate or Full Professor in American Indian Studies program
Advertised Employing Department Sociology
Appointment Type Faculty – Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B – Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 08/16/2015

Associate or Full Professor in American Indian Studies program

The American Indian Studies Program at Iowa State University invites applications for a faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level. We seek an outstanding scholar with expertise in American Indian Studies who has demonstrated leadership, the ability to work across relevant disciplines, and whose research engages the contemporary politics of Indigeneity. The applicant’s research could include, but is not limited to, cultural production, health psychology, natural resource issues, or community and economic development. The successful candidate will teach courses in American Indian Studies and in the department where the candidate’s tenure appointment will be made.

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Job – Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Tenure track

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 Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies – Indigenous/Global Media Activism

The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Film and Media Studies. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on Indigenous/Native American/First Nations film and global media activism. This position is part of an emerging cluster of interdisciplinary positions on the topic of migration, immigration, diaspora and human trafficking and may include participation in interdisciplinary initiatives or in research projects with scholars in other disciplines. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in the candidate’s substantive field; develop and teach courses in the research areas stated above in addition to introductory courses in Film and Media Studies; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations; perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees.

The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see

We encourage women and minorities to apply.

KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City. The Department of Film and Media Studies has 11 core faculty members and graduate and undergraduate programs.


1. A Ph.D. or MFA in the humanities or a social science discipline, with a substantive focus on Film and Media, from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2015).
2. A proven record or demonstration for high potential in research, teaching, and publications.
3. Demonstrated ability to teach Film and Media-related courses, as evidenced by application materials, educational background, and teaching philosophy.
4. Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to or and search by keywords [Film and Media]. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, one research sample such as an article or dissertation chapter, teaching philosophy, proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations and syllabi), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for three references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

Application Information
Contact: Michael Baskett, Search Committee Chair
Department of Film and Media Studies
The University of Kansas
Online App. Form:

CFP – 20th Navajo Studies Conference, Due Feb 1, 2015

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20th Navajo Studies Conference
Yideeską́ą́góó Dinék’eh Nitsáhákees, Éé’deetįįh, dóó Hódzą’ Bee Ániit’éedoo
 Navajo knowledge and experiences for our future
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, May 28-30, 2015
Deadline for Proposal Submission:  February 1, 2015
Proposals for individual and panel presentations, interactive sessions, and cultural sharing are now being accepted for the 20th Navajo Studies Conference (NSC), which will be held at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The 20th Navajo Studies Conference theme is based on supporting our future through sharing the knowledge and experiences of Navajo people and communities.   We want to highlight the wealth of knowledge and experiences of our Navajo people and our allies that sustain, revitalize, and support Navajo communities.  We encourage proposals from youth, young adults, adults, elders – students, community members, academics, educators, professionals, government officials, artists, activists, and others.
Please go to: for more information regarding online registration, registration forms, and the call for papers.​

Postdoctoral Fellow – Gender & Feminist Ecologies, Dartmouth, Due Dec 10, 2014

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*New* GRID Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-17 (Deadline Dec 10, 2014)
The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in Fall 2015 for a two-year appointment (Sept 2015-June 2017). Applicants may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research has a strong gender-related emphasis. While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, we especially encourage applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, especially scholars with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training.