American Indian Studies

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic  year.  This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS and campus faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow’s development as a productive scholar.  Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies.  While concentrating on research, the fellow will teach a course in American Indian Studies.  Furthermore, the fellow is expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program.

Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2017-2018 academic year is $47,476, including health benefits.  An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related expenses.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2017.  Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years.  The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2017, to August 15, 2018.  Upon review, this appointment may be renewable for an additional year.

To Apply:  Go to http://go.illinois.edu/AISPostDocFellowshipRegistration and upload materials.

Candidates should address a letter of application to Adrian Burgos, Interim Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.

Applications received by February 10, 2017 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowship is filled.  For further information, contact Adrian Burgos (burgosjr@illinois.edu) or visit the Program’s website at www.ais.illinois.edu.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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/

Call for Papers: American Indian Law Review

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The American Indian Law Review (AILR) welcomes articles by legal scholars and practitioners in the areas of law relating to Native Americans and indigenous peoples. The American Indian Law Review serves as a nationwide scholarly forum for analysis of developments in legal issues pertaining to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide, and is one of the most cited legal publications in the nation.

Adhering to the traditional law review format, the Review offers in-depth articles by legal scholars, attorneys and other expert observers. The American Indian Law Review is committed to advancing the quality of published scholarship relating to Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. Toward this goal, the Review considers article submissions through an independent, double-blind peer-review process. Publication decisions are based upon objective recommendations from reviewers as well as the student board of editors.

Electronic submissions may be sent in one of two ways: (1) via ExpressO, an electronic…

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Job – Pool Search at University of Minnesota-Duluth

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The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks to add up to 8 people to its pool of temporary instructors and/or assistant professors to teach in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs on a part-time basis for the 2016-2017 academic year, August 22, 2016 – May 21, 2017.  Term contracts only; positions contingent on funding.   Appointments may include online classes, day classes, evening classes, and/or hybrid courses with weekend face-to-face classes.  Note: Being a member of the pool does not ensure a contract will be offered; course offerings, and therefore teaching appointments vary with demand and available funding.

Instructor/Assistant Professor: UMD Dept. of American Indian Studies
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Duluth

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2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships, American Indian Studies, University of Illinois. Due: Feb 16, 2016

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Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships in American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks as many as two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow’s development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While fellows will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program.
Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2016-2017 academic year is $42,000, including health benefits. An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related expenses.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2016. Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2016, to August 15, 2017.
To Apply: Go to http://go.illinois.edu/AISPostDocFellowshipRegistration and upload your application materials:
Candidates should address a letter of application to Robert Warrior, Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Applications received by February 16, 2016 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships are filled. For further information, contact Robert Warrior (rwarrior@illinois.edu) or visit the Program’s website atwww.ais.illinois.edu.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Job – Lecturer II – Department of Linguistics Navajo Language Program, University of New ACMexico. Due: Oct 26, 2015

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LECTURER II

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics

Position Summary:

The Department of Linguistics Navajo Language Program at the University of New Mexico announces a search for a Lecturer II to begin working January 11, 2016. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Responsibilities include:

1)      teaching undergraduate courses in Navajo,

2)      developing Navajo language curricular materials,

3)      advising students pursuing the minor in Navajo,

4)      program recruitment, and

5)      service to the department

Minimum qualifications:

  •        Master’s degree in hand at time of application in Linguistics, Native American Studies, Education, or related field.
  •        Experience teaching Navajo with Navajo as the language of instruction in K-12, college or university settings.

Preferred qualifications:

  •        Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  •        Conversational fluency in Navajo sufficient for teaching environment.
  •        Ability to read and write in Navajo.
  •        Experience in developing curricular materials for teaching Navajo.
  •        Documented experience working in partnership with Navajo educational institutions.
  •        Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
  •        Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor part-time instructors as needed.
  •        Expertise in the use of technology to support instruction.

Date for best consideration: October 26, 2015

Closing date:  Open until filled

Please direct all inquiries to: Professor Mary Willie, mawillie@unm.edu

For details about the application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website:

https://unmjobs.unm.edu. Please reference Posting Number 0832338.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job – Assistant Professor of Native North American Studies (tenure-track), USC – Los Angeles, CA

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Native North American Indigenous Experience

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Native North American studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2016. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities and/or social sciences. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2015. Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate’s qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference, and 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). When desired, referees will be contacted upon submission of the application and provided with information on how to upload their letters of reference. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “CLICK HERE” link at the top of this page.

To learn more about the Department, visit our website at http://dornsife.usc.edu/ase/

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

To apply for this position: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/53644

CFP – Middle West Review Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest, Due: Sep 1, 2015

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Middle West Review
Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest
The Middle West Review, a new interdisciplinary journal about the American Midwest published by the University of Nebraska Press, will be publishing a special issue focused on the Indigenous Midwest. The journal aims to generate interest in critical study of the Midwest as a distinctive region and to provide space for scholarship that moves beyond the homogeneous narratives of settler patriarchy that dominate popular perceptions of the Midwest. The special issue seeks scholarly essays that work at the intersection of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Midwestern Studies.
The editors are particularly interested in essays that emphasize the U.S. Midwest as Indigenous homelands, as a series of historically contested borderlands, as a region that continues to be structured by settler colonialism in the present, and as a site of Indigenous endurance and resurgence within and beyond both reservation and urban communities. The editors are also interested in submissions that explore Indigenous experiences in the Midwest as they intersect with issues of multiraciality, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Analyses of environmental problems affecting Indigenous communities are also welcome. The temporal focus is open across all time periods and submissions are invited across all scholarly disciplines.
Article submissions should run between 6,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes) and must follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Review essays that engage multiple books that have recently been published in the field, exhibitions, events, or multimedia should run between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Photo essays with accompanying artist statements are also welcome.
Submit manuscripts by September 1, 2015, via email to the co-editors, James F. Brooks (jbrooks@history.ucsb.edu) at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Doug Kiel (doug.kiel@williams.edu) at Williams College.

Seeking book manuscripts – Critical Indigeneities book series from the University of North Carolina Press

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About Critical Indigeneities

a book series from the University of North Carolina Press

Critical Indigeneities will showcase pathbreaking scholarship that centers Indigeneity as a category of critical analysis, understands Indigenous sovereignty as ongoing and historically grounded, and attends to diverse forms of Indigenous cultural and political agency and expression. The series seeks to build on the conceptual rigor, methodological innovation, and deep relevance that characterize the best work in the growing field of critical Indigenous studies.

Critical Indigeneities will seek book manuscripts at the intersection of a broad range of disciplines and fields, including Cultural Studies, American Studies, History, Literature, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Legal Studies, Performance Studies, Critical Race Studies, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. The series especially seeks books that employ decolonizing methodologies and Indigenous-centered theoretical and conceptual frames. Such work may engage with critical perspectives on sovereignty struggles, Indigenous intellectual sovereignty, public history and memory studies, decolonial histories, feminist and queer interventions, visual culture and representation, globalization, Indigenous modernities, and cultural production and criticism. We particularly encourage proposals and manuscripts that are comparative or explicitly situated within a framework of global Indigeneity. This includes works that move beyond regional and nation-state frameworks, assessing the histories, political conditions, and other meaningful links pertinent to the world’s Indigenous peoples.

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SERIES EDITORS

J. Kehaulani Kauanui
J. Kehaulani Kauanui

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli) is Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity; her second book (in progress), Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, is a critical examination of land, gender, and sexual politics in relation to nationalism. She serves on the editorial boards of Settler Colonial Studies, American Indian Quarterly, and Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being. Kauanui is a co-founder of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). She has a long history of working in independent community radio, including her 7-year run with the show “Indigenous Politics,” and current program, “Anarchy on Air,” for WESU-FM.
Email: jkauanui(at)wesleyan.edu

Jean M. O’Brien
Jean M. O’Brien

Jean M. O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe) is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author or co-editor of books including Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England; Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States; and Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians. O’Brien is co-founder and past president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), past president of the American Society for Ethnohistory, and inaugural co-editor (with Robert Warrior) of the journal, Native American and Indigenous Studies.
Email: obrie002(at)umn.edu

Website: http://criticalindigeneities.net/

Pre-hispanic Recipe Book from Mexico

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For those interested in Indigenous foods and cooking practices of the Americas, here is a .PDF version of a bilingual cookbook compiled of pre-hispanic recipes from all over Mexico. This blog features many other interesting resources.