Native American studies

Call for Abstracts – Indigenous Studies – Chicago 2016. Due: Apr 30, 2016

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Call for Abstracts
Indigenous Studies Area – Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O¹Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
Abstract Proposal deadline: April 30, 2016

The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, to be at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O¹Hare (847-678-4488) from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

Papers may address any aspect of Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, and other Indigenous popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:
Film
Television
New Media
Video Games, Blogging, YouTube
Fashion
Popular Literature
Radio shows
Theater, Festivals, Spectacles, and Ceremonies
Popular Music

250 word abstracts may be submitted before or by April 30, 2016. Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org.

Send questions and inquiries to the Area Chair, Anthony Adah at adahan@mnstate.edu

For more information about the conference, including how to submit to a different area, please visit the conference website at http://www.mpcaaca.org/conference.

Job – Asst. Professor, U of Lethbridge. Due: March 25, 2016

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Job Title Assistant Professor – Native American Studies
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details The Department of Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for one tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval.

A Ph.D. (or near completion) is required, combined with a strong teaching, research, and publication record in Native American Studies. The area of research is open, with interest in candidates with multidisciplinary backgrounds in Indigenous or traditional knowledge and symbolism; Indigenous pedagogical and ontological perspectives; Aboriginal law, rights, and treaties; First Nations governance; economics; political science; history; or community development. Since Native American Studies faculty are required to teach in a wide variety of areas, candidates with experience and expertise in any one or any combination of the above listed areas will be given preference. Fluency in or knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.

The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference. Preference will also be given to Aboriginal applicants who meet the requirements of the position: applicants who wish to be considered under this initiative should self-identify in their cover letter. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated considerable potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and especially those who have well established research programs.

Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrollment of over 8,000 students. Our focus on liberal education, selected professional programs, smaller classes, co-op placements, and involvement of students in faculty research provides the very best education available. For more information about Native American Studies and the University of Lethbridge please visit our web site at http://www.uleth.ca.

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/23/2016
Close Date 03/25/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants Applications should include a curriculum vitae, transcripts, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, publication reprints or preprints, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and at least three references from scholars in the field. Send these materials, and arrange for the reference letters to be sent directly, electronically to Jessica.goodrider@uleth.ca. Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Muriel Mellow, Acting Chair, Department of Native American Studies, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4.; Telephone: (403) 329-2529, Fax: 403 380-1855, E-mail: muriel.mellow@uleth.ca
Employment Equity The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

Job – Tier II Canadian Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at MRU, Due: March 11, 2016

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Competition:     7713ES
Category:     Faculty
Title:     Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
Position Type:     Faculty
Term:     Full-Time, 5 Year Limited Term
Department:     Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement
Date Posted:     January 25th, 2016
Closing Date:     March 11th, 2016
Description:
Mount Royal University (MRU) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of Indigenous Studies (Culture, Environment and Sustainability). The CRC

Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centres of research in the global and knowledge based economy. Contingent on final approval, the CRC is tenable for five years with the option to renew once. CRC candidates are exceptional emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.

Applicants should consult the CRC Program website http://www.chairs.gc.ca for more information regarding eligibility criteria.

Recognizing that Mount Royal University is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina nations, MRU is committed to meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous and nonindigenous peoples. By fostering an inclusive learning environment that values and respects Indigenous ways of knowing and learning,

Mount Royal University is dedicated to providing an exceptional undergraduate experience for Indigenous and nonindigenous students.

Mount Royal University is located in Calgary, Alberta; a city that is less than a one hour drive from the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Calgary brings a mix of dynamic big city energy, cheerful western hospitality, and wondrous natural beauty. The city was recently ranked by the Economist as one of the top five livable cities in the world.

Since opening in 1910, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves. At Mount Royal students experience high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, personalized learning and a single-minded dedication to premier undergraduate learning. Mount Royal is known for its collegial working environment.

Duties:
It would be an asset if the successful candidate had a deep knowledge of an Indigenous culture and proficiency in one of the languages of a North American First Nation. Moreover, it would be desirable for the candidate to have been recognized for service in their community, and have demonstrated expertise in relating with elders and participating in ceremonies.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate for a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies will have demonstrated potential and capacity to undertake independent, collaborative and community engaged research in an area related to scholarship in Indigenous studies that potentially makes meaningful contributions towards reconciliation between Indigenous and settler peoples . Areas of consideration include, but are not limited to: Indigenous Epistemologies and Cross-cultural Learning, Indigenous Environmental Humanities, Sustainability and Indigenous Studies, Spatial Analysis and Indigeneity. MRU has emerging expertise in these areas. This is a research focused position, but the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the creation and delivery (including a modest teaching load) of an Indigenous Studies Major (MRU currently offers an Indigenous Studies Minor) and an Environmental Humanities Major. The candidate is expected to have: a completed PhD, an innovative and original program of research, the capacity to obtain external funding and a demonstrated interest in contributing to excellence in undergraduate education.

Submissions received by midnight March 11, 2016 will be granted full consideration. Once recommended by the Search Committee, the candidate will be considered for an appointment in the appropriate Faculty/Department at MRU. Selection will be determined by the Provost and VP Academic and the AVP Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement and finally submitted to the Canada Research Chairs Selection Committee that adjudicates all nominations on a national basis. The offer of an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level will be conditional upon approval by the CRC Selection Committee.

Contact:
Applications for this position should include a cover letter indicating relevant areas of research and scholarship, teaching experience and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, sample publications, and the names of three referees (with contact information) quoting competition #7713ES to:

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

e: webapply@mtroyal.ca

For further information, contact Michael Quinn, Chair Search Committee CRC Tier II Indigenous Studies, Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement at mquinn@mtroyal.ca

Submit a separate covering letter and resume for each position you are applying for, quoting appropriate competition number to the address noted above.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

If applying by email, please send your resume as an attachment, in either .doc, .docx or .pdf formats only

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

Lecture with Chris Cornelius, Indigenous Architect. Feb 22, 6:30-8pm

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Chris Cornelius, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He focuses his research and practice on the architectural translation of American Indian culture. He is the founding principal of Studio Indigenous, a design and consulting practice serving American Indian clients. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including an Artist in Residence Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, where he created a visual translation of the Oneida cosmology. More event information.

Monday, February 22, 6:30 – 8 PM
1101 – Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
2405 Wesbrook Mall

 Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, February 15, 2016

Job – Instructor/Assistant Professor, UMD Dept. of American Indian Studies

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Qualifications

Required qualifications for this position include a Masters degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field; training or teaching experience in a professional or academic setting (examples include, but are not limited to, teaching assistant, guest lecturer, and professional presentations); effective written communication skills appropriate to the position; experience in developing and delivering curriculum; experience in utilizing instructional technologies (i.e. moodle, voicethread, etc).

Preferred qualifications for this position include a terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field; two or more years of relevant college level teaching experience or professional experience in a relevant field; experience teaching a variety of upper and lower division courses such as those offered by the Department; effective teaching and communication skills appropriate to the position; expertise in using technology for teaching; proficiency or expertise in utilizing instructional technologies (i.e. moodle, voicethread, etc.); a record of achievement in outreach service to tribal communities; and evidence of the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

About the job

The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks to hire an instructor or assistant professor to teach courses in the undergraduate Tribal Administration and Governance major and courses in the Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program on a full­-time basis for the 2016­-2017 academic year, August 22, 2016 ­to May 21, 2017. This is a Term contract position. Candidates are encouraged to apply whose specialization includes tribal administration and governance, business administration, public administration, and/or organizational management. The appointment includes teaching both online classes and hybrid courses with weekend/evening face­-to-­face classes four times per semester. Possible courses include: Foundations of Indigenous Leadership (2820), Fundamentals of Tribal Project Management (3820), Best Practices in Tribal Administration (4810), Administration Governance I: Strategic (5210), Administration and Governance II: Operations (5220), Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance I: Human Resources (5230), Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance II: Project (5240).

American Indian Studies is an academic department continuing a robust four­ decade legacy in which active scholars serve to educate students, colleagues, and the public about tribal sovereignty, indigenous cultures, and the historical and contemporary experiences of Native peoples and nations. The department has five programs: two majors (American Indian Studies and Tribal Administration and Governance), two minors (American Indian Studies and Ojibwe Language) and a Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program. Please see our website for additional information: http://www.d.umn.edu/~umdais/main/index.php

The Department of American Indian Studies is located in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth, a comprehensive regional university with 85 majors and graduate programs in 25 different fields, and a student enrollment of about 12,000. UMD affords a full range of academic/research resources in a setting more commonly found at smaller colleges. The Twin Ports of Duluth and its sister city, Superior, Wisconsin, have a combined population of approximately 120,000 and offer an excellent quality of life.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment and search for job opening 307512.

Complete applications must include the following materials:

1.  Letter of application
2.  Current curriculum vitae (CV)
3.  Contact information for three professional references
4.  Sample syllabi and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience, such as student evaluations (upload as attachment to the Portfolio)
5.  Unofficial transcripts

Applicants should first submit the application, cover letter, CV/resume, and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach additional documents.

Candidates referred for futher consideration will be asked to provide official transcripts and three reference letters.  Completed applications will be reviewed beginning February 29, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Please send inquires to Tami Lawlor at tvatalar@d.umn.edu

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

 

CFP: Native Testimony, Princeton, May 5-6, 2016—Extended deadline, Feb. 15

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We are seeking papers for “Native Testimony,” the second graduate
conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group.
“Native Testimony” will be held at Princeton University from May
5-6, 2016, and will feature work on Native American and Indigenous
Studies topics by graduate students, as well as remarks from faculty
commentators. Our keynote speaker will be Christine DeLucia, Assistant
Professor of History at Mt. Holyoke College.

We welcome a broad range of contributions across many disciplines,
discussing everything from legal testimony in history and accessing
Native voices in autobiography and literature to methods of curation and
presentation in museums, libraries and archives. In addition, we’re
eager to review proposals that discuss ways to organize and privilege
Native voices in conferences and collections centered around Indigenous
studies themes.

Examples of subjects that might be addressed relating to the theme of
“Native Testimony” include, but are not limited to,

* the courtroom
*  boundary testimonies and maps
*  collection and representation
* confessions of faith
* movements and discussions of the body
*  cultural narratives
* transmissions of memory and ancestry
* translation
* ecocritical perspectives
* authorizing and authenticating gestures
* the nature of documentation
* witnessing through different media
*  truth commissions

Please submit a CV and an abstract of 250-300 words by February 15, 2016
to paiswg@gmail.com.

We will notify all applicants by February 22.

Some transportation and housing assistance may be available for graduate
student presenters.

Job – US History: Native American History. Due: Feb 1, 2016

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Job Announcement: Native American History

The Department of History at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track Assistant Professor in U.S history with a specialization in Native American history in the period up to 1877 to begin Fall 2016.

The successful candidate must be able to teach the first half of the lower-division U.S. history survey, upper-division courses in Native American history, and other courses in the area of specialization, including graduate seminars. Additional position requirements: engage in research and scholarly activity related to Native American history, supervise undergraduate and graduate research, advise history majors, serve on department, college, and university committees, and advance university engagement with the community.

The PhD in History or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2016. Experience as a university-level instructor is desirable. Applicants should demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population and the potential for teaching and research excellence. California State University, Sacramento has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/. Click on the “External Applicants” link titled “Faculty, Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State.” Complete instructions for the electronic application are found at the link labeled “Instructions.”

Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application:

1. A cover letter indicating teaching and research qualifications.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Writing sample.
4. Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).
5. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available.

Candidates must also have three (3) recent letters of recommendation sent by regular mail to: Chair, Native American History Search Committee, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95819-6059.

For questions about the position or application procedure, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Aaron Cohen, by email at cohenaj@csus.edu. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Clery Act statistics available.