Critical Race

Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Environmental Justice, Hampshire College

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DATE POSTED: 08/10/2016
TYPE/DEPARTMENT: Faculty in Critical Social Inquiry
SEARCH STATUS: Searching for Candidates – Accepting Applications
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Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant professor of Native American studies and environmental justice. Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.


The successful candidate will demonstrate deep understanding of the connections between environmental degradation and intersecting systems of oppression based in race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, etc., with a particular focus on Native American Studies. We seek candidates who have experience working with tribal communities concerning issues such as environmental justice, food sovereignty, food and water security, climate change, treaty rights, and environmental concerns. Candidates whose scholarship considers relations among Native American nations and communities as well as federal, state, and local governments; Western science; and Indigenous knowledges are particularly encouraged to apply. We are open to applicants from a variety of fields or interdisciplinary areas of study (e.g., American studies, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, gender studies, geography, law, policy, political ecology, sociology, etc.).


This position will be located in Hampshire’s interdisciplinary School of Critical Social Inquiry. The School supports a range of approaches, perspectives, and methods of inquiry, strongly emphasizing an understanding of race in the U.S. and non-Western histories, politics, social structures, and cultures. The successful candidate will share the School’s commitment to understanding the processes of continually changing social and cultural formations and their implications for people’s lives. The successful candidate will also be connected with the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Certificate program. Candidates are requested to articulate how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service would support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement.


Ph.D. required. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Active research in support of teaching and interest in assisting students with their own independent research projects are expected.


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.  Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit program.  Applicants should submit a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, sample syllabi, sample of written scholarship, and three letters of recommendation via our website at

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.


CFP – Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession, Dec 15, 2014

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Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession

2015 Call for Proposals

April 30-May 3, 2015 | York University, Toronto

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2014, 11:59pm HST

The 2015 conference of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association honours Indigenous sovereignty struggles for land, culture, food, water, education, and health—and centres Indigenous, Black, and people of colour activism and scholarship, especially work coming from feminist, trans, Two-Spirit, queer, and disability struggles and perspectives.

This international gathering aims to critique settler colonialism and white supremacy; challenge colonial gender binaries; examine genealogies of anti-Black racism and colonial racial formations; and think about resistance and oppression transnationally, in ways that challenge western hegemony and the travels of racist and colonial methods.

This gathering brings African, Caribbean, Equity, Diaspora, Critical Race, Native, Trans, and Disability Studies into conversation with Ethnic Studies to critique genocide, racialized sexual violence, and capitalism; and to engage with conditions of borders, land, migration, displacement, labour, prisons, war, development, occupation, ableism, racism, and apartheid.

Relationships as Resistance: A Gathering for Activists, Academics, and Agitators  

This gathering will de-centre white supremacy by focusing on relationships between Indigenous peoples, Black, migrant, refugee, and Mestiz@ communities, and settlers.

We will give back to local Indigenous communities by taking a reciprocity and responsibility approach through organizing beyond the acknowledgement of territory and the inclusion of Indigenous peoples, and moving towards deepening relationships, knowledges, and strategies for change between Indigenous peoples and communities of colour.

We recognize the fundamental role of anti-Black racism in contemporary institutions, economies, and social movements, including ethnic studies and other academic spaces. We aim to disrupt anti-Blackness in antiracist and other anti-oppressive spaces, which are frequently appropriative of Blackness and complicit with anti-Blackness.

We recognize that racism, colonialism and imperialism take different shapes globally, and are mediated through specific state contexts. We invite you to help build a space where colonized and racialized peoples in different parts of the global north and south treat each other as enmeshed, relational, and interdependent.

We seek submissions that explore local and global forms of imperialism, white supremacy, and colonialism—and challenge neoliberal policies and legacies of slavery, confront ableism, and unsettle hetero-patriarchy by forging new theoretical and practical conversations.

We encourage proposals by community members, social justice organizers, cultural workers, activists, students, academics, independent scholars, teachers, media makers, human rights advocates, and anyone interested in analyzing the conditions of our work, lives, and struggles.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Disability and Disablement
  • Land Defense and Environmental Justice
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Incarceration, Criminalization, and State Violence
  • Global Imperialisms, Racisms and Colonialism
  • Canadian State and Settler Colonialism
  • Education
  • Borders
  • Labour
  • Activism
  • Art, Culture, and Media

We recommend presentation formats that encourage participation, collaboration, and creativity. Proposals may include performances, interactive workshops, open discussions, roundtables, films, activist studios, papers, panels, strategy sessions, learning labs, writing salons, and others.

We will prioritize proposals by people doing critical work in their own communities, and proposals that take care not to reproduce “expert” colonial knowledges. We welcome proposals that support participation for various abilities, bodies, learning styles, and experiences.

Submissions of non-translated sessions in languages other than English are welcome. ASL interpretation, wheelchair access, and gender-neutral washrooms will be available.

We encourage individuals, organizations and academic units to endorse this call. To become an endorser, please email us at here.

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor – Critical Race/Indigenous Studies in Education

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Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty/Division: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

Department: Social Justice Education

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Sep 12, 2014

Job Closing: Nov 14, 2014


The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in Critical Race/Indigenous Studies in Education, in the Department of Social Justice Education. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2015.

OISE is particularly invested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our scholarly community through research, teaching and service. In addition, candidates who can contribute to OISE’s Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO), are especially welcome.

The successful candidate will have an intellectual focus on critical race/anti-racist and/or indigenous studies in education. We seek applicants with a Ph.D or equivalent at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and expertise in the following areas: anti-colonial approaches to indigeneity and critical race in education; cultural studies and decolonization. Capacity to teach political theory and philosophy is an asset. Evidence of excellence in research and teaching is required. In addition to English, proficiency in French and/or an indigenous language is desirable.

Responsibilities of the position will include: developing and maintaining an active research program; seeking external funding; teaching at the graduate level; undertaking graduate supervision; and working collaboratively with related units across OISE and the University of Toronto. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, a statement outlining current and future research interests, and three representative publications. These materials should be submitted online by clicking on the link below.

Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the department chair, Abigail Bakan, c/o Cindy Sinclair, via email at For questions about this position, please contact the chair using the same email address.

The closing date to submit application materials is November 14, 2014.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest and most research-intensive university and the only Canadian university to be named in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in and around Toronto, one of the most diverse regions, the University of Toronto’s vibrant academic life is defined by the cultural diversity in its community.

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, has for more than a century, made a major contribution to advancing education, human development and professional practice around the world. With over 100,000 alumni, 3,000 students and 18 research centres, OISE is home to the University of Toronto’s Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development where OISE is a lead faculty.  Ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship and commitment to equity and social justice.

For more information, please visit the Ontario Institute for Studies in Educationhomepage and the Department’s website at:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Apply online.