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Chair: Department of American Indian Studies, University of Washington

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Institution Type: College / University
Location: WashingtonUnited States
Position: Associate ProfessorDepartment ChairFull Professor

Chair: Department of American Indian Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington seeks candidates for a full-time associate or full professor, to serve as Chair in the Department of American Indian Studies.

American Indian Studies (AIS) at UW is a multidisciplinary academic department that offers an undergraduate major and a minor. It is also home to the Native Voices graduate program in indigenous film, video, and digital media.  The department faculty represent a range of disciplines and approach their teaching and research from a decolonized, community-based and global perspective.  The department works with national and regional Native American communities through the UW Tribal Leaders Summit, Native American Advisory Board, UW powwows, the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House project, and campus symposia and conferences. It is a campus leader in facilitating the recruitment and retention of Native American and indigenous students.

We seek a scholar of Native American and Indigenous studies and will consider applicants in all areas of specialization.  The critical qualifications are a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in the candidate’s field; a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching; experience working with Native American communities and organizations; administrative experience that includes strategic educational planning, budget management, development and grant writing skills, advising, and personnel management.

The chair will provide leadership for the department’s educational mission, work to enhance professional development opportunities for faculty, advocate for AIS in relations with college and university administrators, administer and develop department budget and resources, supervise staff, and promote mutually beneficial relations with regional Native communities and organizations.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The chair has the discretion to set a teaching schedule compatible with departmental leadership as his/her highest priority.

The start date for this position is negotiable but may be as early as July 1, 2014.  Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, statement of administrative philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for at least three references. References will not be contacted until a candidate is being considered for a campus visit.  Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2014, until the position is filled.  Application materials are being accepted on-line at: http://apply.interfolio.com/23390

The American Indian Studies Department is committed to building and supporting a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, racial and sexual minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.  The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Contact: If you have any questions about this position, the department, or the University of Washington, please contactDaniel Hart

American Indian Studies

dhart@u.washington.edu

206-543-9082

Application materials should be submitted at:

http://apply.interfolio.com/23390

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/native/
Primary Category: Native American History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Communication
Contemporary History
Cultural History / Studies
Digital Humanities
Film and Film History
Human Rights
Journalism and Media Studies
Research and Methodology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Posting Date: 11/01/2013
Closing Date 01/29/2014
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4 positions at Research 1 institution

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Please find below links to 4 position descriptions at Montana State University in Bozeman. MSU-Bozeman provides numerous opportunities for Indigenous faculty to expand their research and teaching presence through interdisciplinary connections, community outreach and engagement, and work with students. The MSU Department of Education is particularly committed to preparing tomorrow teachers, educational leaders, and researchers to advance the efforts of Montana’s innovative Indian Education for All legislation.

Christine Rogers Stanton

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education

Montana State University

SFU Spring 2014 First Nations Studies Sessional Instructor and Teaching Assistant

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Applications are now accepted for a number of temporary instructional positions in Spring 2014

Sessional Instructor positions:  Deadline for Application: 4 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Teaching Assistant position: Deadline for Application: 4 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2013.

Application details and full postings:  http://www.sfu.ca/fns/employ/.

Other online posting locations: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/job-postings/FASS-postings/FirstNationsStudies.html

These positions are subject to budget availability and satisfactory enrollment.  Please submit ONE application for EACH position.

Department of First Nations Studies             email: first_nations@sfu.ca

Simon Fraser University
General Office: Saywell Hall 9091
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada

Websites: www.sfu.ca/fns and www.sfu.ca/fns/community

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Indigenous Education – College of Education, University of Arizona

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The internationally recognized Language, Reading and Culture (LRC) program in the department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies (TLS) at the University of Arizona (UA) announces an Assistant/Associate professor position in Indigenous Education effective August 2014. The UA not only lies in a dynamic transnational border region, but in close proximity to rich Native American cultures, including 22 federally recognized tribes in the state of Arizona. Native American students on the UA campus represent over 75 Native American tribes with the majority coming from Arizona tribes and reservations. As a land grant institution, the UA has an important responsibility to Native American students and Nations. With the current open position, the College of Education at the UA seeks to further strengthen our undergraduate and graduate programs with the integration of Indigenous knowledge systems, epistemologies, and decolonizing research methodologies.

This position offers an opportunity to join a department comprised of two outstanding programs: Language Reading and Culture (LRC) and Teaching and Teacher Education (TTE). TLS faculty engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching, and demonstrate a deep commitment to social justice. TLS provides a collaborative work environment for faculty research and grant development and encourages cross-program and cross-departmental research initiatives, along with opportunities of collaboration across the college and the university. Existing faculty research and teaching interests in the area of Indigenous education include Indigenous youth language learning and practice; maintenance and revitalization of Indigenous language and culture; transnational Indigenous teacher education efforts; and Indigenous knowledge systems, including Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) systems. Additional faculty areas of expertise and interest across the department include multicultural, multilingual and multiliteracy education; anthropology and education; immigrant education; applied linguistics; language policy and planning; literacy processes and pedagogy; early childhood education; world children’s and adolescent literature; STEM education; technology and literacy; teacher education; and environmental learning and sustainability education.

Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed starting on November 15, 2013. Review will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please refer to the full posting:  Indigenous ed position_FINAL_POSTED

LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY – DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

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The Department of Sociology invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions.

(1) An English-language tenure-track appointment in the Sociology of Regional Development with a focus on community and northern health at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in English at the undergraduate level, and contribute to graduate programs such as the M.A. in Applied Social Research, the M.A. in Indigenous Relations, the Ph.D. in Human Studies or the Ph.D. in Rural and Northern Health. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. or be near to completion, with demonstrated research productivity and teaching experience. Candidates should submit a statement of current and prospective research, a teaching dossier, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to brock@leadersinternational.com.

(2) Un poste francophone menant à la permanence en Sociologie du développement axé sur les collectivités francophones, métisses et autochtones du Nord de l’Ontario au rang de professeur-e adjoint-e. Entrée en fonction: le 1er juillet 2014. Les tâches liées au poste comprennent l’enseignement en français aux niveaux du premier cycle et du deuxième cycle en Sociologie et éventuellement au Ph.D. en Sciences humaines ainsi que des travaux de recherche dans le domaine d’expertise et des responsabilités administratives. Les qualifications requises consistent en un doctorat (ou alors presque terminé) et une excellence démontrée en recherche et en enseignement dans le ou les domaines de spécialisation. Les candidates et candidats sont priés de soumettre un résumé de leur programme de recherches actuel et futur, un dossier d’enseignement, un curriculum vitae et trois lettres de recommandation à brock@leadersinternational.com.

Director, National Research Centre of Indian Residential Schools – Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)

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The salary range for this position (EMAPS Level) is $76,871-$138,179.

University of Manitoba

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum masters level or advanced degree required.
  • Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least seven years of relevant experience, primarily in First Nations/Metis/lnuit organizations in a policy, programming, research, administrative, negotiation or leadership role required.
  • Experience in public speaking, advocacy, report writing and event planning are required.
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong community connections is required.
  • Financial/budget management experience is required.
  • Experience in identifying and developing partnerships to develop new initiatives and secure funding is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the media is desirable.
  • Experience in the strategic planning, development and implementation of communications plans are desirable.
  • Experience in publications management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures in accounting is an asset.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to interact with individuals and groups in culturally diverse social, political, professional, NGO and educational environments.
  • Strong multi-tasking, time-management and organizational skills are required.
  • Proficiency with various software applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn additional programs (including website management) are required.
  • Ability to perform accounts reconciliation and fund maintenance are required.
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with all levels of staff, students and the public required.
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively and efficiently.
  • Problem solving abilities required, as well as being able to foresee upcoming situations and take initiative in handling them.
  • Ability to learn and implement university regulations and policies.

OTHER JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS THAT MAY BE PREFERRED:

  • Indian Residential School Survivor an asset.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for co-ordination between university departments, external, working towards establishing the new (NRC) National Research Centre.
  • Responsible for the negotiation of renovations.
  • Liaise with current university archivists, the TRC, residential school survivors and partners outside the university, coordination of transfer of electronic, physical records and liaison with university archivists, IST, the TRC and partners outside the university, develops relationships  with  new  partners, helps build an effective governance structure for the NRC.
  • Assist in further start-up activities, responsible for community development including; relationships with survivors, Elders and First Nations, Metis, Inuit and non-status communities.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of Centre including; development of  department’s budget, strategic plan, hiring, development of staff, managing staff performance, communications programs, providing leadership to staff to ensure coordinated effort towards the realization of the Centre’s goals and objectives, works in consultation with the NRC Head of Archives and Head of Research.

Closing date: November 15, 2013.

To apply for this position and for further information please visit https://umanitoba.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=3361.

For more information on this and other opportunities, please visit: umanitoba.ca/employment