Native American and Indigenous Studies

Job – Assistant or Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies, Due: Apr. 1, 2016

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies
Job Open Date 02-25-2016
Review Date To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. 04-01-2016
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has a significant number of Indigenous students enrolled in a wide range of academic programs that are available on campus in Fairbanks as well as through a network of six rural campuses and a variety of distance education programs. Other than the Cross­ Cultural Studies, these programs are administered through the College of Rural and Community Development.
Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Studies is located in the College of Liberal Arts and constitutes an interdisciplinary M.A. and PhD program built upon an integrated set of core courses designed around a set of six specialty areas with emphases in Indigenous Research, Indigenous Education, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Leadership and Indigenous Sustainability. The program is offered jointly through the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, the Alaska Native Language Center, the School of Education, and the Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development. The PhD program was established in 2009 and is administered by the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies in cooperation with the UAF Graduate School, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Rural and Community Development.
Applicants for this position must have completed a PhD degree (or minimum ABD) and be qualified to teach within fields related to Native/Indigenous Studies. Potential areas of expertise are indigenous knowledge systems, Native ways-of-knowing, cultural studies in the humanities and social sciences, Native/natural sciences, nurturing community well-being, community and resource sustainability, and comparative studies in the Arctic and Pacific Rim regions.
For more information and how to apply see:

https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1456421829013

CFP – American Indian Studies Association Conference, due: Dec 1, 2014

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16th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 5-6, 2015 — Albuquerque, NM
Please note change in location this year from Arizona State to the University of New Mexico
“Sustainability of Traditional Language, Culture and Knowledge”
“Sustainability of Traditional Language, Culture and Knowledge,” emerges as the theme of the 16th Annual American Indian Studies Association’s conference.  In our current times, the question of sustainability and continuance of traditional knowledge remains relevant.  Traditional knowledge is a broadly constructed concept.  Tradition is not static; rather it can be conceived as a snapshot of time or as a continuum.  Particular ideologies, beliefs and core elements can be deeply rooted within people and societies.  Native people face change and challenges at an amazing rate.  What does sustainability mean within a world with rapid change?
This year’s conference looks to explore and initiate discussions about the sustainability of traditional knowledge.  This includes, however is not exclusive to:  language, culture, art, history, environment, governance, health, storytelling, education and all other topics which would include sustainability of traditional knowledge.
The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops.
Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues.
Paper/Session/Panel Proposals:
·      Please send paper and panel submissions in a digital format.
·      When submitting a paper, session or panel, please provide the name of the presenter, session organizer and/or all persons involved, including their role/s.  Also, provide their address, phone number and email information.
·      Submit the presentation title/s and a 200 word paper abstract, describing the paper, session or panel.
·      Please submit paper and panel proposals by December 1, 2014. Abstracts after this date will only be considered if space is available on the program.
Thank you!
 
Please send paper and panel submissions to:
Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator
American Indian Studies
P.O. Box 874603
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4603
480-727-8691
Email: elizabeth.martos@asu.edu​

NAIS Journal Call for Editorial Board Applications‏

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CALL FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

Applicants Sought for Editorial Board of the academic journal, Native American and Indigenous Studies

Deadline: May 1, 2014 or until Board is named

NAIS seeks applicants for editorial board members.  The term of service is four years.  More information about the journal may be found at http://naisa.org/NAIS

Scope of NAISNAIS is a blind/peer reviewed scholarly journal published two times a year by the University of Minnesota Press.

Qualification and requirements of candidates: Key qualities sought for the position of editorial board members: an established record of scholarship in Native and Indigenous studies, including strong awareness of the worldwide scope of Indigenous studies; commitment to actively serving in an advisory capacity to the editors and to furthering their vision of the Journal and fulfilling its mandate; and willingness to take up various duties appropriate to the role of editorial board, including (at the editor’s discretion) the assessment of manuscripts. Candidates must be members in good standing of NAISA, and maintain their membership for the duration of the appointment.

The applications packet should include:

·        Cover letter providing information about the applicant’s qualifications.

·        Curriculum vita.

All application packets (in PDF format) should be sent to:

journal@naisa.org