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

NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS STUDIES ASSOCIATION Call for Abstracts

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NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS STUDIES ASSOCIATION

NAISA

CALL FOR PAPERS

for the

SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin

May 29-31, 2014

The NAISA Council invites scholars working in Native American and

Indigenous Studies to submit proposals for:

Individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or film screenings.

All persons working in Native American and Indigenous Studies are invited and encouraged to apply.  Proposals are welcome from faculty and students in colleges, universities, and tribal colleges; from community-based scholars and elders; and from professionals working in the field.

All those accepted to the Program must be NAISA members and must register for the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: The Council limits submissions to one proposed session per person, in order to maximize representation at the meetings.  Each person can only be part of one proposal of any kind.  The Council reserves the right to disqualify proposals that include individuals who are part of more than one proposal.  Someone may however, be proposed to both Chair and present or Chair and commentwithin one session. Also, someone may organize a panel in which s/he does not have an active role and would be able to present a paper or chair/comment at another time in the program.

The Council may recruit panel chairs and commentators from people on successful proposals.

GO TO naisa.org for more information

about NAISA and the Austin 2014 meeting or email:NAISA2014UTAUSTIN@GMAIL.COM

DEADLINE for proposal submission: NOVEMBER 15, 2013

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

CAUT Census of Aboriginal Academic Staff

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Greetings,

Please find an electronic version of the CAUT census of Aboriginal Academic Staff.  (click here:  AboriginalCensusInteractiveSecureForm)

The census was developed on the basis of recommendations from CAUT’s Forum for Aboriginal Academic Staff. The census will be the sole source of information about the number of Aboriginal academic staff and graduate students in Canada as well as their positions at Canadian universities and colleges. The information collected will not be shared with third parties.

Please fill out the census form and return it to me at braun@caut.ca

Please forward widely to Aboriginal academic staff members and graduate students!

For any further questions please contact Rosa Barker at barker@caut.ca or 613-820-2270 ext. 116.

If you have already filled this out, please disregard.

__________________________________________

Lynn Braun

Canadian Association of University Teachers

2705 Queensview Drive

Ottawa, ON   K2B 8K2

Phone: 613-820-2270 ext. 184

Fax:      613-820-7244

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.

A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

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Joseph Couture was a key member of the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. We are pleased to announce the published of his collected essays.

A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture is a collection of essays by Joe Couture, the educational psychologist and expert in Aboriginal healing who spearheaded the formation of the first native studies department at Trent University. Edited by Ruth Couture and Virginia McGowan, the essays touch on the growth of Aboriginal activism in the 1960s and 1970s as well as topics germane to the movement: spirituality and ancestral ways of knowing, Elders and their teachings, justice and the restorative process, and the role of education in self-determination and social change.

Information on the book can be found here: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120198

Athabasca University Press is an open-access press, which means that PDF copies of the book are available on our website for anybody to download.

October UBC Museum of Anthropology

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Exhibitions

The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011
October 25, 2013 – March 30, 2014 | MOA
Opening Reception, Saturday, October 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | MOA
In 1949, the Cuban writer and ethno-musicologist, Alejo Carpentier (1904 – 1980), coined the term the “marvellous real” to describe a particular kind of magic realism that is manifest in the arts and everyday life of Latin America. Eluding the expected through bizarre amalgamations, improbable juxtapositions, and fantastic correlations, the marvellous real is, as Carpentier said, “neither beautiful nor ugly; rather, it is amazing because it is strange.” Read more

Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael’s Residential School
Until March 2, 2014 | MOA

This exhibition has grown out of a unique opportunity to present the personal experiences of First Nations children who attended St. Michael’s Indian Residential School. During the late 1930’s, one student at the school had a camera and photographed many of her friends and classmates there. The photos provide a rare and moving glimpse of residential school life through the eyes of students as they made a life for themselves away from families and home communities. Read more

Programs

Opening Reception: The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011
Saturday, October 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | MOA
Join us to celebrate the opening of The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011. Read moreCurator Tour: Everything Strange, Everything Amazing
Sunday, October 27, 1:00pm – 2:00pm | MOA
Co-curators Nicola Levell and Anthony Shelton will give a tour of the exhibition The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011, and discuss their unique approach to the display of 20th-century Mexican art. Read moreDia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, November 2, 11:00am – 4:00pm | MOA
For many traditional Mesoamerican cultures, dying represents a continuation of this life in a different, parallel realm. Every year, these two realms connect in a celebration commonly known as Day of the Dead, a festivity with ancient, pre-Columbian roots. Read more

MOA Staff Tours
Tuesdays | MOA
Learn about MOA’s collections from a different staff member every week. Read more
October 1: Mawuena Glymin, IT Manager
October 8: Mauray Toutloff, Conservator
October 15: Pam Brown, Curator, Pacific Northwest
October 22: Bill McLennan, Curator, Pacific Northwest
October 29: Karen Duffek, Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts & Pacific Northwest