Indigenous Studies

Job – Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus, UBC Vancouver. Due: Aug 15, 2017

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The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor to teach CRWR 220:  Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus.   The successful candidate will teach creative writing across three genres.  CRWR 220 is a 3-hour course (meets once for 3 hours OR twice weekly at 1.5 hours) with a maximum enrolment of 50 students.  This 3-credit course will be scheduled in 2017 Winter session, term 2 (January to April 2018).

 

Requirements:  An MFA degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with a strong record of creative writing credits will be considered as well.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in at least three of the following genres:  fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, radio drama, podcasting, stage play, screen and television, graphics, and storytelling.  Teaching experience at the postsecondary level in the workshop format and strong pedagogical and organizational skills are essential.

 

Applicants are asked to apply through our online application site at http://creativewriting.ubc.ca/program-information/opportunities/adjunct-instructor-indigenous-focus/ with a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

 

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by email to: crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Deadline for applications and recommendation letters: Tuesday August 15, 2017.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job – Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – Faculty of Arts

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The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/ and http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/.

 

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

 

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

 

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (Arts.Headships@ubc.ca) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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.

Truth Before Reconciliation: Reframing/Resisting/Refusing Reconciliation. 6-8pm, March 10, 2017

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Truth Before Reconciliation: Reframing/Resisting/Refusing Reconciliation March 10th, 2017

 

  • While much academic and public discourse since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) final report has and continues to emphasize reconciliation, there is also deep skepticism about a process of reconciling that so readily glosses over truth-telling. Centering the truth as it relates to the TRC is essential to any meaningful processes of reconciliation in Canada. The inspiration for focusing on truth in this context comes from Dr. Sarah Hunt’s response to Senator Murray Sinclair at an event hosted at Green College at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in March 2016. Dr. Hunt is Kwagiulth (Kwakwaka’wakw) and Assistant Professor of Critical Indigenous Geographies and First Nations and Indigenous Studies at UBC.

 

Speakers: Patricia M. Barkaskas and Sarah Hunt and the event will take place on Friday March 10th from 6-8pm in room 1900 at the SFU Harbour Centre. This event is free but registration is required. The registration portal will open on February 24th.

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).
 
 

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

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Rising Up: A Graduate Students Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies is an international gathering held annually. Rising Up attracts scholars in all forms of Indigenous research with approximately 60 representatives from around the world to showcase their work.
The University of Manitoba Native Studies Graduate Students Association (NSGSA) is hosting the second annual two-day conference for all graduate students to lead the discussion across all disciplines and allow graduates to present their knowledge and research.
This year the Conference will take place between March 17th and 18th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Rising Up 2017 will focus on Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Research.
Submission of abstracts
The deadline for abstract submissions is currently February 3rd, 2017 and can be sent online via risingup@umanitoba.ca. Abstracts will be accepted online, reviewed and notification provided on a rolling basis. Abstracts should be 150- 200 words and include First name, last name, University program or department and personal email address.
NSGSA invites its network to share the call for abstracts and the information about the Conference to all of those interested in contributing to this year event.
What: Conference: Rising Up: A Graduate Student Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies.
When: March 17-18, 2017
Where: University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus
This is a free event, open to all.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Pishshapmishko (Take Care)
Laura Forsythe, B.A., B Ed.
Masters Candidate
Native Studies Graduate Students Association 

University of Manitoba 

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

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CALL FOR PAPERS Due: January 13, 2017

6th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Currents of Resistance, Activism and Justice: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism

April 13-14, 2017 UC Davis

 

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium, to be held on the UC Davis campus on April 13-14, 2017. We welcome proposals from current graduate students and tribal college students from across the globe whose research critically addresses the issues, concerns, and lives of indigenous peoples worldwide.

 

This year’s theme, “Currents of Resistance, Activism and Justice: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism” draws inspiration and guidance from the affirmation “Mni Wiconi” or “Water is Life,” a call heard and repeated across the globe in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux actively resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline. This and previous struggles continue to connect indigenous activists and allies around the causes of Native sovereignty, environmental protection, land reclamation, and justice for indigenous peoples who have been brutalized and criminalized for fighting for the right to exist. Like rivers meeting the sea, Native and non-Native currents of resistance, activism and justice are coming together, uniting our voices as we find each other. It is in this spirit of unity that we extend our call for papers across and beyond Turtle Island. Some of the questions we hope to explore during this year’s symposium include:

 

● What are decolonial and indigenized correctives for current globalized neoliberalism?

● How can we indigenize the voices of resistance and justice against the calls of moderation and modernization?

● How do indigenous peoples work together to create sacred spaces for intellectual metamorphosis?

● How do indigenous communities and allies come together to mobilize indigenous knowledge for change?

These and many other questions call upon the wisdom and efforts of our diverse communities and relatives.

 

Graduate students from all disciplines from universities worldwide are encouraged to participate in this international dialogue. Presentations should be 12-15 minutes in length.

Possible areas of interest may include (but are not limited to):

 

Arts/Artists/Creative Expressions

Performance/Theater

Activist/ Social Movements

Indigenous Methodologies/Interpretations

Colonization/Internal Colonization/Decolonization

Queer Theory

Survivance

Women/Gender/Sexuality

Community Development/Empowerment

Racial/physical/economic/political borders

Native American Studies Pedagogy

Culture/Language Preservations

Critical Theory/Philosophy/Worldviews

Animal Studies

Tourism and Native Communities

Representations in popular culture

Histories

Social media/technologies

Immigration

Literatures

Sovereignties/Autonomies

Structural Inequalities

 

Diverse presentation formats are encouraged:

● Paper or oral presentations

● Workshops

● Roundtables or panels

● Showcasing creative work

To submit your abstract, please click here.