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CFP – Native American Track at the Annual Research and Policy Conference on Behavioral Health, Due: Oct 30, 2015

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Greetings Colleagues,
I wanted to make sure you all knew about the Call For Proposals to present at the Annual Conference in Tampa in March. If you are not familiar with this conference, it focuses on connection between research and policy, which is critical for improving the systems and structures so that we can better serve tribal youth and their families. It also supports dissemination of knowledge around best practices.
The Indian Country Child Trauma Center is a partner for the conference in 2016. The deadline for proposal submissions is October 30th and we are preparing a Native American Track that will include keynotes, presentations, and workshops focused on research and/or policy in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
Please forward to those that may be interested in presenting and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need special accommodations regarding your submission.
Jami Bartgis, Ph.D.
President and CEO
One Fire Associates, LLC
241 Kershner Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Call for Papers (PDF): 29th Call for papers-9-18-15

Job – Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/Ethnicity

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/Ethnicity
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The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado-Boulder invites applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/Ethnicity, with the ability to make connections in the College across units and to contribute to the required curriculum in one or more of the three departmental areas: Discourse & Society, Organizational Communication, and/or Rhetoric & Culture. Eligible candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas, working from an intersectional perspective: critical race studies, ethnic studies, Native American and indigenous studies, and/or transnational politics. The candidate will be expected to help build outreach on and off campus as part of BoulderTalks, a new center to foster community and knowledge through democratic engagement.  An ideal candidate will have experience working in, facilitating, consulting, advocating, and/or publicizing communities mobilizing around racial/ethnic justice. A PhD is required at the time of appointment, as is a record of excellence in service, teaching, and research.
The position involves 40% research, 40% teaching (i.e. 2 courses per semester) and 20% service, and it will start August 2016. Salary will be commensurate with the level of experience.
To apply candidates should submit: a letter of application; a current CV; a copy of 1-2 published articles or chapters; evidence of teaching excellence; and contact information (email address and phone) for three qualified reviewers. Applications are accepted electronically at Review of applications will begin October 23rd, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional questions may be emailed to Professor Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Search Chair at

Tenure Track Position – Indigenous Politics at the University of Calgary

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The Department of Political Science invites applications for the following:

Political Science – Indigenous Politics

The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2015. The Department of Political Science is looking to strengthen and expand its research areas, and seeks applicants with demonstrated expertise and an ongoing research programme in Indigenous Politics.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of or potential for scholarly research and teaching excellence and will be expected to develop courses in their research area, teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate students. A commitment to departmental and university service is expected, as is a willingness to engage with the wider community. A completed PhD at the time of appointment is expected.

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic and intellectually diverse teaching and research-oriented department. It is also one of the largest in the Faculty of Arts, with over 500 majors in Political Science and over 300 in its interdisciplinary International Relations Program. Approximately 40 graduate students are enrolled at any given time in its MA and PhD programs. Faculty are also responsible for supervision and teaching in a number of interdisciplinary programs, the School of Public Policy, and the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. For more information go to

The University of Calgary is a young, dynamic, comprehensive research university that has embarked on an ambitious plan to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016. Human Dynamics in a Changing World: Smart and Secure Cities, Societies and Cultures has been identified as a targeted multidisciplinary research theme in pursuit of this goal. Vibrant, diverse, safe and community-minded, the City of Calgary has a population of just over 1 million and is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Applicants should include a letter of application that outlines their current research activities, future research plans and teaching and supervisory experience. Applications should include this letter, along with a curriculum vitae, a sample of published work, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded under separate cover. Inquiries and materials (electronic preferred) should be directed to:

Dr. Brenda O’Neill, Head
Department of Political Science
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2N 1N4
Phone: 1-403-220-6710  Fax: 1-403-282-4773

The review of applications will begin October 31st and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.



interesting read: Dr. Steven Salaita fired for speaking his mind on Israel and Gaza

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“The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has fired a tenured professor in the American Indian Studies program after he tweeted comments criticizing Israel and its actions in Gaza.
Dr. Steven Salaita is a Palestinian American scholar in Native American studies, who has done groundbreaking work in comparative analysis of the Native American and Palestinian peoples’ experiences.”

Read more HERE

University of Montana Department Chair and Associate Professor, Native American Studies

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The Native American Studies Department at the University of Montana, Missoula, ( invites applications to serve as department chair and associate professor position (full time tenure-track position).

The Native American Studies Department offers a major and a minor. We teach both Native and non-Native students; many are non-traditional students, with a current influx of veterans. Native American Studies is an academic discipline committed to examining contemporary and past experiences and life ways of the Indigenous Americans from their perspectives. The curriculum is designed to provide a study of American Indians from a holistic and humanistic viewpoint by focusing upon their cultures, history, literature, languages and contemporary life. Courses are designed for both Native American and non-Native American students so they can better understand similarities and difference, thereby leading to the development of better communications and cross-cultural relationships. Our alumni include a tribal councilman and a sixth-generation non-Native Montanan who is an executive director of a human rights organization. The NAS Department provides significant service to the university, offering courses that are required by various departments across the curriculum. NAS faculty also occasionally work on MA and Ph.D. graduate student committees, including Masters and Ph.D. committees in Interdisciplinary Studies, Anthropology, Education, English, and History.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer and the Union acknowledge the distinct role, special place and unique contribution of Native American Peoples in Montana. Further, they recognize that Native American faculty are underrepresented in the University as a whole. The Employer and the Union are committed to appointing a larger number of Native American faculty. ( )

The successful candidate will have a record of research excellence and publication in Native American studies. Along with research and publication, the position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, undergraduate student mentoring, in addition to program, university, and other forms of professional service. Current faculty in our unit conduct interdisciplinary research in a range of fields including history, comparative Indigenous studies, media studies, expressive culture, literature, educational history, sports, social and political theory, language revitalization, governance, sovereignty, and health and healing.

Candidates from all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered; however, the search committee is interested in candidates who complement the expertise of our current faculty, and we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on Native American religions, philosophies, oral traditions, geography, community development, tribal economics or expressive culture (art, visual media, and language). The position also calls for the development and implementation of on-going relationships with American Indian tribes and tribal communities in relation to the NAS Department. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to help develop programming for the Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute which will open in fall 2014.

Required Experience

Minimum qualifications include the PhD and college or university faculty experience or equivalent by the start of appointment, clear knowledge and experience in Native American Studies, scholarly achievement and promise, and evidence of teaching excellence. Experience working with American Indian or other Indigenous communities is a plus, as is administrative experience that includes strategic educational planning, budget management, advising, and personnel management.


Visit to submit application materials online for full consideration. Screening of applications will begin March 14, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants will be asked to submit:

  • A letter of application detailing current research agenda;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of administrative philosophy and experience;
  • Teaching evaluations;
  • And a sample syllabi.

Three (3) confidential letters of reference are also required. These letters must be submitted via e-mail to (in one of the following formats: doc, xls, txt, rtf, pdf, gif, jpg, htm, html) and must reference the position title and department in the e-mail.

For inquiries regarding the position, contact search committee co-chairs, Kathryn Shanley at or Neyooxet Greymorning or the Native American Studies department at (406) 243-5832. Note: Applications submitted to the search committee chairs or department will not be fully considered. Please submit materials online via the following link:

The start date is August 16, 2014. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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