CFP – MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER, Native American Literature Symposium, Due: Nov. 25, 2014

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Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: November 25, 2014

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history, politics, science, religion, film, cultural studies—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops. We especially encourage presentations and panels on teaching children’s and young adult literature by indigenous writers, as well as current issues in Indian Country such as language revitalization, mascot debates, and academic freedom for indigenous scholars.

New for 2015: Flash fiction contest!

Nominations/Applications for the Beatrice Medicine Award for Scholarship in American Indian Studies due January 15, 2015. See the website for details.

Electronic submissions are preferred but a printable Proposal Form can be found Here

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY: Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies: Land and Literature

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Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies: Land and Literature

San Diego State University, Department of American Indian Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position, assistant professor rank, in American Indian literature, with a specialization in literature and land or the environment, to begin Fall 2014. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in indigenous community sustainability and / or Native American women’s issues are especially invited to apply.

The successful candidate will have research expertise and / or creative literary publications in the field of American Indian literature, a demonstrated ability to foster and maintain partnerships with indigenous communities, and an interest in practice-based research. S/he will be able to teach a broad range of interdisciplinary American Indian studies courses, including the introductory lower-division “American Indian Heritage” course as well as upper-division general education courses such as “American Indian Oral Literature,” “American Indian Poetry and Fiction,” “American Indian Identity,” and “American Indian Religion.”

Qualifications include demonstrated skills in teaching undergraduates, commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated promise in continuing research or creative arts publication. Ph.D. shall be in hand at time of appointment. Application screening will begin on October 1, 2013.

The American Indian Studies Department is one of the oldest departments of American Indian Studies in the nation. Members of the faculty value service to American Indian students, local urban and tribal communities, and national and global indigenous communities. Candidates are encouraged to review the department website:

Send cover letter, CV, scholarly writing sample, three relevant course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. David Kamper, Department of American Indian Studies, 5500 Campanile Drive, MC 6036, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-6062. Applicants will not be considered until all items are received.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The Faculty of Education Reads Community Book Club Continues Thurs. Nov. 14th

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The Faculty of Education Reads Community Book Club Continues Thurs. Nov. 14th

Hi All,

We had a wonderful community turnout at our first book club event. We have another book club discussion set for Thursday Nov. 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Staff Room at Point Grey Secondary School (5350 East Blvd). The focus of this book club discussion will be on gender, harassment and bullying in schools and classrooms.

Our speaker for the event is Dr. Elizabeth Meyers (California Polytechnical State University).

The format will be similar to our first book club meeting, where our speaker will set a context for the topic in relationship to our chosen book, The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian. We will then break in to book club discussion groups to talk about themes of the book and the role of educators, parents, and community to address the issue. We will then conclude with our guest speaker who address strategies to support students.

Please join us even if you have not finished reading the book. There are opportunities for all to take part in discussions.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Jan Hare
Associate Professor
Professor of Indigenous Education in Teacher Education
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Faculty of Education UBC