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SAGE Digest & Season’s Greetings

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Dear SAGE Community,

The Office of Indigenous Education is accepting applications for the SAGE Provincial Coordinator, Graduate Academic Assistant. Please email indigenous.education@ubc.ca with any questions.

SAGE is such a wonderful community of scholars! I am truly grateful for the learning experiences, and opportunities to serve Indigenous grad students for the past two and a half years. As of September, I have become a part of the team at the First Nations House of Learning, as the Aboriginal Student and Community Development Officer. I hope to be a resource to Indigenous graduate students in this role, and to continue being an active member of SAGE while I finish my PhD. I invite all of you to drop by room 184 at the Longhouse to visit anytime – please come say hi!

Thanks and enjoy the SAGE Digest!

Aurelia Kaililani Kinslow
Provincial Coordinator (ex-officio, interim volunteer)
Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE)

 

The SAGE blog is updated on an ongoing basis. If you have news, information and/or resources to share, please forward to grad.sage@ubc.ca.

Achievements

·      Doctoral Defence – caroline lefebvre

Call for Papers

·      Rising Up: Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Manitoba. Due: Feb 3, 2017

·      Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance – Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives. Due: Dec 31, 2016

·      Activism and Justice: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism; 6th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium Currents of Resistance, Due: Jan 13, 2017

Read more under Call for Proposals/Papers category

Course

·    Course – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – Register by January 23https://wordpress.com/post/gradsage.com/3938

Events

·      Upcoming SAGE events in 2017

·      CTLT, Teaching Assistants Institute

·      Graduate Pathways to Success: workshops + new graduate student orientation in January

·      Museum of Anthropology: December 2016

Read more under Events category

Funding

·      David Suzuki Fellowship program, Due: Feb 1, 2017

·      Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships, Due: Feb 10, 2017

·      Creating Humanities Communities Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Due: Feb 15, 2017

Read more under Funding category

Jobs

·      FT Child-care worker, Due: Dec 18, 2016

·      Department Chair, Arizona State University, American Indian Studies Program

·      Tenure-Track Job Openings, UNLV English Department

·      Indigenous Governance Program Manager, University of Arizona

·      Assistant Professor of Native American History, University of North Carolina – Pembroke

·      Wildlife Biologist, at Okanagan Nation Alliance

Read more under Jobs category

Resources

·      UBC Single Mothers Support Group

Visiting Assistant Professor of Native American Indian Studies, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. Due: Jan 15, 2017

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Dickinson College invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Native American Studies. The successful candidate should have Native American Studies as his or her major field of research; a Ph.D. is acceptable in a related field. In addition to teaching within his or her field of expertise at all levels of the curriculum, the candidate will teach within a related home department. We welcome interdisciplinary, empirical, and humanistic approaches and the position carries a teaching load of five courses per academic year.
 
Applicants should enjoy discussion-oriented teaching and demonstrate an ability to create an inclusive learning community environment for an increasingly diverse student body. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting.
 
Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically at http://jobs.dickinson.edu/
 
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research, and relevant student evaluations. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the electronic submission system. The due date for completed applications is January 15, 2017.
 
Dickinson is located in Carlisle, PA, twenty minutes west of Harrisburg and a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. A top-tier liberal arts college, Dickinson prides itself on a faculty who combine excellent teaching and research.
 
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
 
Please direct any questions involving the position to Professor Jerry Philogene (philogej@dickinson.edu).
 
 

Funding – Creating Humanities Communities Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Due: Feb 15, 2017

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Please see the grant announcement below.  NEH is looking to fund projects and programs in key “incentive areas” which include Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.  These projects can and should be collaborations between an institution, such as a university or university program, and a community entity, like a tribal community or tribal program.  The grants are smaller in nature due to their matching requirement, but matching funds can be raised over the course of three years.  NEH staff is available for consultation throughout the application process.  Please consider applying and pass along to others in these states for their consideration.  Application Deadline is February 15, 2017. 

 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced Creating Humanities Communities, a new grant that supports grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations between multiple institutions or organizations in a town, county, region, or area. NEH hopes that the relationships built and strengthened through Creating Humanities Communities will lead to increases and improvements in humanities infrastructure for years to come, even beyond the initial activities funded by these grants.

 

Lecturer (non-tenure), Environmental Studies, University of Redlands, California

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY POSITION OPENING UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

Lecturer Environmental Studies September 23, 2016 Open until filled

The University of Redlands (www.redlands.edu) Department of Environmental Studies invites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position in Environmental Studies.

We seek applicants broadly trained in environmental studies with experience in the teaching and praxis of some combination of environmental impact assessment, GIS applications in environmental management, environmental land-use planning, and other applications of environmental analysis and management. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to (1) enrich interdisciplinary offerings on campus through courses; and (2) thrive in an undergraduate program within a small private liberal arts university, where excellence in teaching and advising is highly valued. The successful applicant will have the ability to teach some combination of courses such as introduction to environmental studies, global environmental change, environmental impact assessment, project-oriented classes using GIS, and land- use planning.

The department will value applicants who have experience working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Applicants are asked to identify their strengths and experiences in assisting diverse student populations to accomplish curricular goals. The successful applicant will be expected to support the College of Arts and Science’s new general education curriculum.

The University of Redlands is a private, comprehensive liberal arts institution located 60 miles east of Los Angeles in a town of 70,000. The campus is surrounded by orange groves and sits at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, one hour from the coast, and 40 miles west of Palm Springs.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: A Masters degree in a relevant environmental field is required, though a Ph.D. is preferred. Desirable qualifications for this position include: a broad base of knowledge in environmental studies with specialization in writing and conducting environmental impact assessment, and GIS. Teaching load is 8 courses per year. There is the possibility of student advising reducing the teaching load, and one of those courses may be a travel course or field-intensive course during our month-long May term.

To Apply: Applicants should send a letter addressing their teaching interests, current CV, at least three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of professional writing to Apply@redlands.edu. Limit attachments to 11 MB or less.

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call (909) 748-8040.

SUBMISSION OF A CURRICULUM VITAE OR APPLICATION INDICATES AGREEMENT THAT THE UNIVERSITY MAY VERIFY ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN

MEMBERS OF UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Department Chair, Arizona State University, American Indian Studies Program

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Department Chair (JOB #11784)
Arizona State University
American Indian Studies Program
 
The American Indian Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe Campus, invites applications for Director, with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.
 
The American Indian Studies Program (AIS) is a leading undergraduate and graduate degree program among Southwestern research universities.  AIS offers B.S. and M.S. degrees, an undergraduate minor, and houses the Wicazo Sa Review:  A Journal of Native American Studies. AIS scholarship and teaching focus on tribal sovereignty, cultural integrity, and identity of the American Indian nations and peoples. AIS faculty are embedded in Indigenous communities, work cooperatively with other departments and programs across the campus, engage in a national and international network of professional associations and consultancies, and are dedicated to providing access, retaining, and graduating American Indian students and students of all backgrounds in a climate that is welcoming and respectful of their languages and cultures. Located on the Tempe Campus, ASU’s American Indian Studies is centered among twenty-one Arizona Indian nations, within a large urban Native population, and a growing university enrollment of more than 1,200 American Indian students from Arizona and elsewhere, making it a dynamic location to examine and address Indigenous issues. 
 
The successful candidate will be committed to creating a learning environment conducive to critical and creative thought by and across ASU’s diverse student, faculty, and community populations, and will work to advance an ambitious vision to:
  • Be among the Top 5 American Indian Studies programs in the world
  • Provide models and research to demonstrate the value and relevance of American Indian Studies scholarship in support of American Indian nations, organizations, leadership, and community
  • Develop the growth of the graduate program
 
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through the Dean of Social Sciences, the Director will provide administrative leadership and academic vision, and will engage the faculty in shaping a productive, collegial environment that advances unit goals and objectives. The Director will also provide strong leadership in fiscal planning and administration, donor development and relations, the promotion of scholarship and external funding, development and implementation of strategic diversity initiatives related to faculty, staff and students, and in the exploration and development of opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the university.
 
Minimum Qualifications
·         Terminal degree in American Indian Studies or related field
·         A scholarly record commensurate with the rank of tenured Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (advanced Associate Professors may be considered for expedited promotion to full in advance of start date)
·         Demonstrated success in an administrative/leadership capacity
 
Desired Qualifications
·         Demonstrated work experience with interdisciplinary fields, tribal communities, community-based research, alumni and donor relations
·         A record of externally-funded research
·         Research focus in law, policy, decolonizing methodologies, governance, arts, economic development, traditional knowledge systems, cultural and intellectual property rights, or sustainability 
·         Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
 
To apply, please submit to Alicia.Richardson@asu.edu as a single PDF document: a letter of interest which outlines qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information including email for three references. References may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate’s approval. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 18, 2016; if not filled, complete applications will be reviewed each week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
 
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Tenure-Track Job Openings, UNLV English Department

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The UNLV English Department is searching for three tenure-track positions. Please follow the links to the right for more information about these positions. For information about the university’s diversity profile, please click on the “UNLV Diversity Fact Sheet” link.