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:

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


Application materials should be submitted at:

Primary Category: Native American History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
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

Certificate Program in Aboriginal Language Revitalization

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Certificate Program in Aboriginal Language Revitalization -

LING 180A: Dynamics of Indigenous Language offered at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, BC.

The Faculty of Education Reads Community Book Club Continues Thurs. Nov. 14th

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The Faculty of Education Reads Community Book Club Continues Thurs. Nov. 14th

Hi All,

We had a wonderful community turnout at our first book club event. We have another book club discussion set for Thursday Nov. 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Staff Room at Point Grey Secondary School (5350 East Blvd). The focus of this book club discussion will be on gender, harassment and bullying in schools and classrooms.

Our speaker for the event is Dr. Elizabeth Meyers (California Polytechnical State University).

The format will be similar to our first book club meeting, where our speaker will set a context for the topic in relationship to our chosen book, The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian. We will then break in to book club discussion groups to talk about themes of the book and the role of educators, parents, and community to address the issue. We will then conclude with our guest speaker who address strategies to support students.

Please join us even if you have not finished reading the book. There are opportunities for all to take part in discussions.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Jan Hare
Associate Professor
Professor of Indigenous Education in Teacher Education
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Faculty of Education UBC

CFP – Canadian Journal of Native Education

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2014 Theme Issue – CALL FOR PAPERSIndigenizing the International Academy

Deadline: April 15, 2014

The Canadian Journal of Native Education (CJNE), is pleased to announce a cooperative editorship for the 2014 CJNE theme issue with:

          Shelly Mukwa Musayett Johnson, University of British Columbia, Canada

          Jo-ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, University of British Columbia, Canada

          Lester-Irabinna Rigney, University of Adelaide, Australia

          Graduate students, University of British Columbia

A five-day invited international Indigenous roundtable conference was held at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) in May 2013. Sponsored primarily by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, it focused on the theme, Place, belonging and promise: Indigenizing the international academy. This roundtable recognized the contested discourse, tensions, possibilities, and sites related to actions, expectations and aspirations of Indigenous faculty, post-secondary students, community activists, Elders and youth to “Indigenize the Academy”. Indigenous participants came from colonized countries such as Canada, the United States of America (USA), Australia and New Zealand, which were the last Western countries to become signatories to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The domestic and international dimensions of the roundtable added richness and extended our understandings of the challenges and possibilities of Indigenizing the International Academy.

Throughout the five days, the Indigenous roundtable participants wove five key principles of 1) legal sovereignty, 2) cultural self-determination, 3) activism, 4) rights and 5) reconciliation into their keynotes and discussions to address six core roundtable themes including: 1) Community engagement (How does the academy engage Indigenous knowledges, peoples, and communities?), 2) Teaching/learning (How does this differ between academic and Indigenous contexts?), 3) Research (How does the academy view differences between University vs Indigenous ethics, participants, data?), 4) Governance (What does this mean if the academy does not reflect an Indigenous governance process, or there are no Indigenous peoples at the governance levels in the academy?), 5) Human resources; faculty, staffing & finance (How does the academy deal with Indigenous employees vs non Indigenous employees?), 6. Indigenous student success (What does this mean from Indigenous perspectives vs academic perspectives?)

There is still much to share and learn at the local and international levels; therefore, the 2014 CJNE theme issue invites articles that will extend the examination of Indigenizing the International Academy. Articles do not have to include a comparative examination of local and international contexts; however, they must consider ways that the topic of the article can inform an international context. Questions of interest to this 2014 theme issue include, but are not limited to:

Ø What is the difference between ‘Indigenizing the Academy’ and ‘Indigenizing the International Academy’? Is either possible? How is it/could it be possible?

Ø How can the academy engage Indigenous Knowledges, peoples, and communities in meaningful ways? What are the barriers to such approaches? What are the strategies?

Ø How can a sense of belonging in the academy occur without giving up one’s Indigenous Knowledge and identity?

Ø How can university governance systems include Indigenous peoples and Indigenous approaches?

Ø In which ways can academic teaching/learning, research, and/or community service be transformed through Indigenous Knowledges, peoples, and approaches?

Please send two digital Word copies with abstract: (one digital copy to include name and contact address info and one digital copy without name and contact info for blind review) to CJNE uses APA style. Submissions should be no longer than 8,000 words in length.

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:

Other online posting locations:

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

Department of First Nations Studies             email:

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

Websites: and


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for the



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 for more information

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

DEADLINE for proposal submission: NOVEMBER 15, 2013