Job – Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Haudenosaunee Language and Culture, U of T. Due Jan 22, 2016
A detailed description of the job posting can be found on the U of T Careers webpage: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1501652
Requisition Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Haudenosaunee Language and Culture – 1501652
Job Field: Teaching Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Nov 27, 2015
Job Closing: JAN 22, 2016
The Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives and the Department of Linguistics (St. George campus) invite applications for a continuing full-time teaching stream appointment in the area of Haudenosaunee (Iroquoian) language and culture. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2016.
Qualifications include a record of excellence in teaching and fluency or near fluency in an Iroquoian language, with experience in teaching the language in a university setting. Knowledge of historical and contemporary Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) issues, including spiritual beliefs, traditions, culture, politics, history, values and language is also necessary. Community engagement and participation in language vitalization initiatives is desirable. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and endorsements from referees.
Duties include teaching and supervision at the undergraduate level, working with students, and participating in the language programs in the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and the names and email addresses of three referees who will submit letters of reference to support your application. Please combine your application into one or two files. If you have any questions about this position, please email the contact address below.
All application materials should be submitted online and received by January 22, 2016.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Director, Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Haudenosaunee – (your full name)’ by the job deadline date of January 22, 2016.
Inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
For more information about the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, see http://aboriginalstudies.utoronto.ca, and for more information about the Department of Linguistics, see http://linguistics.utoronto.ca/.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, 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.
Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages
By Jasmine Garsd
This week on Alt.Latino, we feature artists who showcase their musical talents in indigenous languages from Mapuche to Tzotzil, Guarani and Quechua. These young musicians — from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico — defy industry norms that say singing in Spanish or Portuguese is the only way to get on the radio.
Of course, this is only a handful of the singers and bands we’ve been enjoying recently. Join us in the comments to share and recommend your own favorites. Read More…
Original Article: http://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/2015/03/05/390934624/hear-6-latin-american-artists-who-rock-in-indigenous-languageshttp://remezcla.com/lists/books-indigenous-languages-americas/
Those who write books in indigenous languages are not in it for the E.L. James money or fame. Javier Castellanos, who won the 2002 Premio Nacional de Literatura Indígena Nezahualcóyotl, said that authors of books in indigenous languages rarely have critics, let alone readers. Despite the modest audience for the work, the importance can’t be overstated. It’s one way that native languages are being kept alive.
Castellanos, with the help of Jóvenes Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, tutors a group of young writers who have been working on ambitious and completely badass projects. There’s Pergentino José from Oaxaca, who plans to take the oral stories and traditions of Zapoteco de Loxicha into stories that can be held. For Elizabeth Sáenz Díaz, it’s about writing stories so that newer generations can continue to have a connection to Zoque.
Because it’s impressive to hear about these projects, we’ve compiled a list of five writers who are holding it down for the indigenous populations. Read More…
Original Article: http://remezcla.com/lists/books-indigenous-languages-americas/
New First Nations and Endangered Languages Program FNEL website: http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/
FNEL are grateful to the Musqueam Language and Culture Department and UBC Arts ISIT for their support and guidance during our redesign process, and they hope that you will enjoy the result as much as they have enjoyed building it. Thier renewed web platform is full of information about the program, including news features, resources, community partnerships, course offerings and faculty research initiatives.
This is an exciting year for the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program! Offering a range of new and innovative courses and strengthened academic partnerships with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program under the new Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS). The Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit for Indigenous critical theory and politics, arts research, and applied social practice within the humanities and social sciences at UBC.
Stay tuned for more news and events from FNEL and CIS. To receive news about their program and announcements of events, please subscribe to thier mailing list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “FNEL-UBC mailing list” in the subject line.
FNEL would love to hear from you if you have thoughts or comments about their website, and FNEL will be grateful if you could help spread the news about the Program and the courses through your networks on social media.
With all good wishes,
The Faculty and Staff at the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
Site URL: http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/
Job – Lecturer II – Department of Linguistics Navajo Language Program, University of New ACMexico. Due: Oct 26, 2015
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
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
- 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.
- 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, email@example.com
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.