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Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships in American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-2015

CHANCELLOR’S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES, 2014-2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS 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 fellows will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program. One of the positions may be renewable for a second year.

Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2014-2015 academic year is $42,000, 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, 2014. 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, 2014, to August 15, 2015.

To Apply: Create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://go.illinois.edu/AISPostDocFellowshipRegistration and upload your application materials:

Candidates should submit a letter of application to Jodi A. Byrd, Acting Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, a curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.

Applications received by January 24, 2014 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships are filled. For further information, contact Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Chair, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, American Indian Studies: Email: tewa@illinois.edu, Phone: (217) 265-9870, or visit the Program’s website at http://www.ais.illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer

University of Illinois seeks Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of American Indian Studies

University of Illinois — Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of American Indian Studies

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (http://www.ais.illinois.edu) invites applications for an assistant, associate, or full professor position (full time tenure-track or tenured position).

American Indian Studies is searching for a scholar in interdisciplinary American Indian or Indigenous Studies with an emphasis on Native peoples from regions of North America where our campus is located, including the Lower Great Lakes, the Upper Mississippi, and the Mississippi cultural regions. The successful candidate will have a record of research excellence and publication in American Indian or Indigenous studies (tenured) or demonstrate potential to develop such a record (tenure-track). Along with research and publication, the position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, graduate 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 comparative indigenous studies, media studies, expressive culture, intellectual history, literary history, educational history, sports, social and political theory, language revitalization, museum studies, governance, health, militarization, and performance. 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 design and fine arts, linguistics, language revitalization, environmental studies, landscape architecture, critical geographies, and disability studies. A joint appointment or teaching arrangement with another academic unit on campus is also likely.

Minimum qualifications include the PhD or equivalent by the start of appointment, clear knowledge and experience in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, scholarly achievement and promise, and evidence of teaching excellence. Experience working with American Indian or other Indigenous communities is a plus.

To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through http://go.illinois.edu/AISfaculty13 and submit your letter of application detailing current research plans, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references by December 15, 2013.  The search committee may contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference at a later point, after a first review of the files.  For inquiries regarding the position, contact search committee chair, Jodi Byrd (jabyrd@illinois.edu).  Target start date of August 16, 2014.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships in American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-2014

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS 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 fellows will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program. One of the positions may be renewable for a second year.

Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2013-2014 academic year is $42,000, 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, 2013. 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, 2013, to August 15, 2014.

To Apply: Create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://my.atlas.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=538 and upload your application materials:

Candidates should submit a letter of application providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, a curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.

Applications received by January 18, 2013 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships are filled. For further information, contact Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Chair, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, American Indian Studies: Phone: (217) 265-9870, Email: tewa@illinois.edu, or visit the Program’s website at http://www.ais.illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant or Associate Professor of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Please see the following job announcement for an Assistant or Associate Professor of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=24751&job=college-of-liberal-arts-and-sciences-assistant-associate-professor-american-indian-studies-f1200131

Job Details
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Description:

Assistant or Associate Professor of American Indian and Indigenous Studies  

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (http://www.ais.illinois.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenure-eligible associate professor with a target start date of August 16, 2013.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
American Indian Studies is searching for a scholar in interdisciplinary American Indian or Indigenous Studies. While fields and regions of coverage are open, evidence of innovative transnational, comparative, creative, or interdisciplinary approaches to American Indian or Indigenous studies is preferred. The successful candidate will have a record of research excellence and publication in American Indian or Indigenous studies (tenured) or demonstrate potential to develop such a record (tenure-track). Along with research and publication, the position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, and program, university, and other forms of professional service. Current program faculty conduct research in comparative Indigenous studies, media studies, expressive culture, intellectual history, literary history, educational history, sports, social and political theory, language revitalization, policy, governance, health, militarization, and performance, and the search committee will be interested in candidates who can complement those areas. A joint appointment or teaching arrangement with another academic unit on campus is likely.
Minimum qualifications include the PhD or equivalent by the start of appointment, clear knowledge and experience in American Indian and Indigenous studies, scholarly achievement and promise, and evidence of teaching excellence. Experience working with American Indian or other Indigenous communities is a plus.
To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application detailing current research plans, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by October 26, 2012.  For inquiries regarding the position, contact search committee co-chairs, Jodi Byrd (jabyrd@illinois.edu) and Vicente Diaz (vmdiaz@illinois.edu).
Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Title: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences- Assistant/Associate Professor-American Indian Studies (F1200131)

Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor – American Indian Studies / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2013

Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor – American Indian Studies / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2013

https://jobs.illinois.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=17893

Position Description:

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a position as Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor for the 2012-2013 academic year. Renewal of this position beyond the first year is possible depending on the program’s needs and demonstrated classroom success. For information about AIS at Illinois, see http://www.ais.illinois.edu.

The primary duty of this faculty member will be teaching general education and other basic courses in American Indian and Indigenous studies. Teaching load will be 3/3, with additional teaching in the summer possible. Depending on experience and scholarly background, courses might include Introduction to Native Studies, Indigenous Expressive Culture, Indigenous Thinkers, Contemporary Issues in Indian Country, Language and Culture of Native North America, Native Religious Traditions, Introduction to American Indian Literature, Federal Indian Policy, or American Indians of Illinois.

Opportunities for professional development are available for the faculty member in this position, including course development resources and travel funding. Further, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the life of the AIS program, including conferences, events, and program governance.

Candidates are required to have a minimum of 2 years’ teaching experience at the college level. In addition, candidates seeking Lecturer status are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Those seeking Instructor status are required to have a Master’s degree. The target starting date is August 16, 2012. Salary is competitive and is dependent on qualifications and experience. The initial appointment will be for one-year. The appointment may then be renewed by the Program annually for subsequent years based on funding and strong performance reviews.

Applicants need to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the contact information for three references on teaching accomplishments. The teaching statement should include evidence that the applicant has been or would be a successful instructor in sections of 40 or more.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the applications materials. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April 30, 2012. Applicants may be interviewed before this closing date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after this closing date. For further information about the application procedures, contact the Program by email at ais@illinois.edu. AIS asks that all candidates review the program’s statement on identity and academic integrity, which can be found online at http://www.ais.illinois.edu/about/integrity/.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)

Upcoming lecture on Louis Tewanima at University of Notre Dame – Wed. April 11, 2012

Talking about corn

Matt Sakiestewa Gilbert and Victor Masayesva, Jr., March 28, 2012, Photograph by Robert Warrior

This week Victor Masayesva, Jr., from Hotevilla spent time at the University of Illinois. He is in the process of making a hemispheric film on indigenous corn. On Wednesday I went with Masayesva and my colleagues in American Indian Studies Robert Warrior and John McKinn to look at a university field (see below) that we are using for the film. In the photo above, Masayesva is talking to me about where to place different varieties of corn, including Hopi and “modern” corn, which will be planted in the plot. Planting will begin soon. Masayesva’s visit also coincided with a workshop on campus titled “Corn and Indigenous Communities in the Americas.” I’ll write more about the film as the project unfolds.

Photograph by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert


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Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert is enrolled with the Hopi Tribe from the village of Upper Moencopi in northeastern Arizona. He is an associate professor of American Indian Studies & History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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A Second Wave of Hopi Migration (History of Education Quarterly, August 2014)

Sun Chief: An Autobiography of A Hopi Indian by Don C. Talayesva, New foreword by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (Sept. 2013)

Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running, 1908-1912 (Western Historical Quarterly, Autumn 2012). Winner of Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction, Western Writers of America (2013)

“Hopi Footraces and American Marathons, 1912-1930″, American Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 1, March Issue 2010 (Click image to download article)

Hopi runner Philip Zeyouma’s trophy cups featured on cover of American Quarterly

Education beyond the Mesas: Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902-1929 (University of Nebraska Press, 2010)

Education beyond the Mesas – Introduction (click image to download)

“‘The Hopi Followers': Chief Tawaquaptewa and Hopi Student Advancement at Sherman Institute, 1906-1909″, Journal of American Indian Education, (Click image to download article)

The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images From Sherman Institute (Oregon State University Press, 2012)

Arizona English Teachers Association highlights Hopi authors (click image to download)

Constitution and Bylaws of the Hopi Tribe (With all amendments, click to download)

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