Day: January 1, 2015
Job – Assistant Professor, Critical Indigenous Geographies – UBC First Nations Studies Program, tenure-track. Due Jan 17, 2015
Video: Watch Colorado Governor’s Sand Creek Apology
Cheyenne and Arapaho Television (CATV 47) was on hand for the 150th commemoration of the Sand Creek Massacre and documented the moment on December 3 when Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper offered an apology while standing on the steps of the state capitol.
“Today we gather here to formally acknowledge what happened, the massacre at Sand Creek,” he begins. “We should not be afraid to criticize and condemn that which is inexcusable, so I am here to offer something that has been too long in coming, and on behalf of the State of Colorado, I want to apologize.”
He recognized the runners, who had completed the Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run, and pointed out that the apology did not come lightly.
Watch the full video below:
Job – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Canadian Literature at York University, Tenure-Track, Due Jan 30, 2015
|Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor|
|Discipline/Field: Canadian Literature|
|Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies|
|Home Department/Area/Division: English|
|Position Start Date: July 1, 2015|
|Applications are invited for a tenure-stream (open rank) position in Canadian Literature. Research specialization within the field of Canadian Literature is open, and we are particularly interested in candidates producing ground-breaking, transformative, theoretically-rich scholarship within and across periods, genres, and regions. Interests might include a combination of the following: Aboriginal, Québécois, or multi-ethnic literatures; 19th-century Canadian writing; critical theory or cultural studies; drama; and literary history. Candidates with strong interdisciplinary commitments are also encouraged to apply. Capacity to engage with francophone texts is an asset. Inspiring and outstanding scholars at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications include: a PhD in English Literature (or a related field) with specialization in Canadian Literature; a dynamic, substantial, and ongoing research portfolio; an innovative scholarly profile appropriate to level of appointment; and a track record of experience and demonstrable excellence in university teaching. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Canadian Literature at all levels, contribute to curricular development in her/his area of specialization, and participate actively in the graduate program. The successful candidate shall be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Home to the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University has long been a leader in the field. The Department of English is committed to invigorating and expanding its traditional commitments to cutting-edge research and pedagogical excellence in Canadian Literature.
The start date for this position is July 1, 2015. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2015.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a sample of the applicant’s written work (no longer than 25 pp.), and arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent or electronically transmitted to:
Professor Jonathan Warren, Chair
Applicants using Interfolio should use the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/27124
|Posting End Date: January 30, 2015|
CFP – “Environmental Ethics and Activism in Indigenous Literature and Film”, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Due Feb 1, 2015
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
special bilingual issue of the
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (CRCL)
Literature and Film”
Warren Cariou (University of Manitoba), Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair (University of
Manitoba) and Isabelle St-Amand (University of Manitoba)
This special journal edition aims to showcase comparative perspectives on the issues of environmental ethics and activism in Indigenous cultures, and also to highlight the relationships among different media and genres of Indigenous creative expression. We want to explore the diverse and interrelated forms of Indigenous creativity, including literature, film, new media and performance. Our comparative and bilingual approach seeks to explore themes of environmental ethics and activism in a contemporary context where resource extraction and industrialization are increasingly being countered by indigenized forms of thought and action. We encourage proposals that examine the discourses, aesthetics, and knowledges that are emerging at the intersections of public protest, artistic expression, and environmental ethics. Themes to be examined include but are not limited to:
Land and sovereignty
Relationships between human and other-than-human
Colonial violence and resource extraction
Urban rallies and embodied knowledge
Kinship and responsibilities
Resistance and resurgence
Territories of the imagination
Deadlines for Submissions:
Proposals (300 words): February 1st, 2015
Final submissions (preference given to articles between 6000 to 7500 words): July 15th, 2015
The CRCL is a pluralistic, bilingual and peer-reviewed journal devoted to projects and articles that speak to concerns in Canadian culture and literature and beyond in a comparative context. The CRCL encourage excellence and are blind to the stage of the scholar or his or her identity.
CFP – “Gender, Sexuality & Decolonization” in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Due: March 16, 2015
Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society is proud to announce the
Call for Papers for a new special issue on “Gender, Sexuality &
Decolonization”. This issue is guest edited by Karyn Recollet (University of
Toronto), in conjunction with Eric Ritskes (Editor of Decolonization).
The CFP can be read, shared and downloaded here:
It is also available to read on our website, www.decolonization.org
We hope you will consider submitting to this exciting and important issue,
as well as sharing the CFP widely among your networks!
Seven things you didn’t know about badgers, from Daniel Justice’s new book ‘Badger’, which will be published by Reaktion Books in February 2015.
Bio – Daniel Justice
Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He received his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before coming to UBC, he spent ten years as a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, where he was also an affiliate of the Aboriginal Studies Program.
Daniel currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. He is the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays in the field of Indigenous literary studies, as well as co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals, including the award-winning Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. His Indigenous epic fantasy novel, The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles, was released in 2011 by the University of New Mexico Press. His current and forthcoming projects include a cultural history of badgers, a new fantasy novel, a critical monograph on kinship in Indigenous writing, and, with co-editor James H. Cox, the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. He is delighted to be on faculty at UBC and to be learning from and contributing to its vibrant intellectual community, as well as participating fully in the important work of the First Nations Studies Program.
For more, visit Daniel’s website.
Term Instructor/Assistant Professor
from Alaska Native Knowledge Network – Friday, 19 December 2014, 02:12 pm
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Cross-Cultural Studies
invites applications for a term instructor or term assistant professor
position in Indigenous Studies, with significant experience in data
management and dissemination for institutions serving indigenous people.
UAF has a significant number of Indigenous students enrolled in a wide
range of academic programs that are available on campus in Fairbanks as
well as through a network of six rural campuses and a variety of distance
education programs administered through the College of Rural and Community
Indigenous Studies is located in the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies and
constitutes an interdisciplinary M.A. and PhD program built upon an
integrated set of core courses designed around a set of six specialty areas
with emphases in Indigenous Research, Indigenous Education, Indigenous
Knowledge Systems, Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Sustainability and
Indigenous Leadership. The program is offered jointly through the Center
for Cross-Cultural Studies, the Alaska Native Language Center, the School
of Education, and the Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development.
The PhD program was established in 2009 and is administered by the Center
for Cross-Cultural Studies in cooperation with the UAF Graduate School, the
College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Rural and Community
Development. Many Indigenous Studies courses are cross-listed and there is
the opportunity to work with students and faculty in other disciplines,
schools, or colleges. Most courses are offered by various modes of distance
The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies was established in 1971 by action of
the UA Board of Regents. In addition to the academic programs, it houses
the Alaska Native Knowledge Network, a curriculum clearinghouse and a
publications center. The research and development agenda for the Center
focuses on applied research, cultural collaborations, and academic programs
that benefit the people of Alaska.
For more information, please go to: