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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)

College of Education at the University of Arizona Announces an Open Rank Position in Indigenous Education

College of Education

The University of Arizona

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies

College of Education, University of Arizona

Announces an Open Rank Position in Indigenous Education

The internationally recognized Language, Reading and Culture (LRC) program in the department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies (TLS) at the University of Arizona (UA) announces an open position in Indigenous Education effective August 2014. The UA not only lies in a dynamic transnational border region, but in close proximity to rich Native American cultures, including 22 federally recognized tribes in the state of Arizona. Native American students on the UA campus represent over 75 Native American tribes with the majority coming from Arizona tribes and reservations.  As a land grant institution, the UA has an important responsibility to Native American students and Nations. With the current open position, the College of Education at the UA seeks to further strengthen our undergraduate and graduate programs with the integration of Indigenous knowledge systems, epistemologies, and decolonizing research methodologies.

This position offers an opportunity to join a department comprised of two outstanding programs: Language Reading and Culture (LRC) and Teaching and Teacher Education (TTE). TLS faculty engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching, and demonstrate a deep commitment to social justice. TLS provides a collaborative work environment for faculty research and grant development and encourages cross-program and cross-departmental research initiatives, along with opportunities of collaboration across the college and the university. Existing faculty research and teaching interests in the area of Indigenous education include Indigenous youth language learning and practice; maintenance and revitalization of Indigenous language and culture; transnational Indigenous teacher education efforts; and Indigenous knowledge systems, including Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) systems. Additional faculty areas of expertise and interest across the department include multicultural, multilingual and multiliteracy education; anthropology and education; immigrant education; applied linguistics; language policy and planning; literacy processes and pedagogy; early childhood education; world children’s and adolescent literature; STEM education; technology and literacy; teacher education; and environmental learning and sustainability education.

LRC attracts diverse and highly qualified students, including Native American students and Indigenous students from Latin America, to our master’s and doctoral programs. LRC is also engaged in transnational inter-university collaborations in Indigenous education, providing opportunities for faculty and students through courses, conferences, etc. with a global network of Indigenous scholars and students across Arizona and in Hawaii, Alaska, New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico. Faculty across the department are additionally working on incorporating Native American education-related offerings into our department’s early childhood, elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs and our undergraduate education non-teaching degree programs. Thus, LRC is committed to creating and supporting a community of Indigenous scholars engaged in critical exploration and redefinition of how research in Indigenous education gets done and how it is engaged in community, university, and other academic disciplines.

Our location in the southwestern United States and our long history of involvement with the education of Native American and minority youth throughout the state and in the border region offer many opportunities to conduct field-based research with diverse urban and rural populations. The position will provide opportunities to work with the UA’s distinguished American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI), widely-recognized for its influential efforts in Indigenous language teaching, language revitalization and documentation. Teaching, research and outreach activities are also possible with SEED (Scholarships for Education and Economic Development), a vibrant, international Indigenous education exchange program that annually brings diverse Indigenous teachers and curriculum developers from Mexico for a year-long program in collaboration with institutions in Mexico. The College of Education offers additional opportunities for collaboration with Project SOAR, a service-learning experience that connects Native American undergraduate mentors with Native American middle school students in the Tucson area. The University of Arizona further provides opportunities for collaboration with renowned Native American faculty and programs in Linguistics, Indigenous Law and Policy, and American Indian Studies.

Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in education or in a closely related field.  Strong commitment to and experience in Indigenous and equity education, and a clear research and teaching agenda in Native American and Indigenous education, including one or more of areas such as the following:

*  Indigenous language maintenance, revitalization, planning and policy

*  Indigenous teacher preparation

*  Indigenous children’s/young adult literature

*  Indigenous education and new technologies

*  Indigenous knowledge systems including Traditional Ecological Knowledge, STEM education, and place-based education

Responsibilities:

*  Faculty load includes teaching, research and service

*  Develop a strong program of research, publication, and grant support

*  Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of specialization

*  Advise masters and doctoral students, and participate on graduate student committees

Indigenous scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with proficiency in one or more Indigenous languages and/or experience working with Indigenous populations in schools and/or communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation:

Competitive salary plus opportunities for summer teaching and research support.

Application Process:  Please complete the electronic application form (Job 53712) and attach a letter of interest, a statement of research and teaching interests, your curriculum vitae, three representative publications/papers, and names and contact information for three professional references on-line at: http://www.hr.arizona.edu

Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed starting on November 15, 2013. Review will continue until the position is filled.

For further information please call (520) 621-2928, or contact:

Dr. Leisy Wyman (lwyman@email.arizona.edu) Committee Chair

Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies

P. O. Box 210069

College of Education, University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721-0069

Click here for the official job announcement.

Indigenous Confluences – A New Book Series from the University of Washington Press

I am co-editing (with Charlotte Cote and Coll Thrush) a new book series entitled Indigenous Confluences with the University of Washington Press. The Press will announce the series at the year’s Native American and Indigenous Studies conference in Saskatoon, Canada.

Indigenous Confluences

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NAU Applied Indigenous Studies Lecturer Position

Position: Applied Indigenous Studies, Lecturer

Vacancy Number: 600182

Department: Applied Indigenous Studies

Status: Full-Time, Regular

Location: Flagstaff

Special Information

• Non-tenure track Lecturer position will be a year-to-year appointment with a possible three-year appointment in the future.

Application Procedure

• To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations and syllabi), and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to: AIS Search Committee Department of Applied Indigenous Studies Northern Arizona University PO Box 15020 Flagstaff, AZ 86011- 5020

Job Description

• The Department of Applied Indigenous Studies (AIS) at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer. Primary duties will be to teach undergraduate courses in Applied Indigenous Studies; these courses address an applied focus for working with indigenous communities, skills in global and comparative studies, and introduction to the basic principles of U.S. American Indian law and comparison to other global Indigenous Peoples. The position begins August 2013.

Minimum Qualifications

• Minimum requirements include PhD, EdD, JD, or DrPH conferred by August 2013 with major training in fields related to global comparative indigenous studies. We recognize that Applied Indigenous Studies is a new, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary field and we welcome applications from areas that might include American Indian Studies, Native American Studies, or in related fields such as anthropology, sociology, education, literature, fine arts, health, economics, law, or political science. Experience working with indigenous communities, preferably in government or community organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference will be given to individuals with evidence of interdisciplinary teaching ability, the potential for publications and working effectively with students, colleagues, and community members from diverse cultures, especial Indigenous Peoples in the Southwest. In addition, we encourage applications from candidates who are willing to incorporate web-based delivery strategies in their teaching and mentor students as they undertake internships with tribal organizations and other organizations that employ people working with indigenous communities.

General Information

• Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 25,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 65,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

Salary

• $43,000 – $45,000

Application Deadline

• This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2013.

FLSA

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)

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