Job Opportunities

The following is a list of openings for 2017-2018:


Position – Indigenous Languages of Manitoba – Tenure-Track – The University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Arts invites Indigenous scholars to apply for a tenured-track faculty position in Indigenous languages of Manitoba at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible. Candidates who are either of Canadian Indigenous background or are Indigenous in their respective countries/territories and whose areas of specialization complement the University’s goals on Indigenous Achievement are invited to apply. The Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba is located in Treaty One territory and the traditional homelands of the Metis Nation. A cultural and geographical centre, Manitoba has the highest percentage of Indigenous peoples in any province. The University of Manitoba is home to almost 30,000 students with 2400 of them Indigenous.

For more than 40 years, the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba has been an international leader in the field, committed to providing an excellent and diverse Indigenous education to its students, to expanding Indigenous knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activity, and to serving Indigenous, Canadian and other communities through outreach and academic service. Currently the Department offers undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees (a 3-year General degree and a 4-year Advanced Major degree) and degrees at the MA and PhD levels. As part of this programming we currently offer 1000 and 2000 level language programming in Cree, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and Inuktitut, and we are working towards the development of a dedicated languages stream in the Native Studies undergraduate program. We offer courses that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field in Indigenous cultural and intellectual traditions, histories, arts, contemporary world views, literatures, racism, colonization and decolonization, representation, education, health, and many other topics surrounding Indigenous cultures and communities. As a faculty, we seek to produce traditional and contemporary forms of Indigenous knowledges, engage and support work found in Indigenous communities, and undertake culturally-centered approaches to teaching and conducting research. This position will embody and facilitate inter-disciplinary work, collaborative teaching and research, and the building of partnerships within and outside the University.

Qualifications:

The candidate applying for this position is required to have a PhD or be very near completion of the degree in Indigenous Studies, Education, Linguistics, or another related field with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and publication (or equivalent education and research). This individual will have speaking, reading, and writing fluency in one of the Indigenous languages of Manitoba and experience in course development and delivery. This candidate values diversity, equity, and inclusion, personal academic integrity and is willing to participate in the University of Manitoba’s Indigenous Achievement initiatives which can be viewed at http://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/. The preferred candidate will have experience utilizing alternate delivery methods such as video conferencing, online learning, language labs and other distributed learning formats designed to reach local and distance learners. Experience with language curriculum development, implementation and assessment for adult and community learners leading to publications demonstrating best practices in these areas is also preferred.

Additional Information:

As funding for this position was received from the University of Manitoba Indigenous Scholars Fund, only Indigenous peoples may apply. Applicants must, at application, declare that they self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit). The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from Indigenous women, Indigenous members of other racialized communities, Indigenous persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application packages. Applications for the position must include a letter of introduction, a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available) and three reference letters.

Applications should be submitted to:

Native Studies Indigenous language faculty search committee. c/o Brittany Bowman, Administrative Assistant 204 Isbister Building Department of Native Studies University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Email: brittany.bowman@umanitoba.ca Questions concerning the position can be sent to Dr. Cary Miller, Chair of the Hiring Committee at cary.miller@umanitoba.ca. Consideration of applications will begin April 18, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials, including letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that each curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.


Position – Archaeology – Post-Doctoral Fellowship – University of Puget Sound

Appointment:

The University of Puget Sound invites applications for the Lora Bryning Redford Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Archaeology starting in Fall 2018.

This is a nonrenewable one-year position.

Responsibilities:

The Redford Fellow will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses over the year: an introduction to archaeology (including archaeological methods) course in the fall and two courses in the spring, chosen in consultation with the faculty mentor.  The Fellow will also deliver a public lecture and serve as a resource on campus for those interested in archaeology; this may include advising students, identifying summer excavations or field schools in which to participate, or finding graduate programs that meet the students’ interests.  The Fellow will be assigned to an appropriate department (e.g. Art and Art History, Classics, History, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology), where faculty will assist with mentoring and professional development.

Qualifications:

We invite applications from scholars who have completed a Ph.D. in archaeology or anthropology within the last three years. We seek a candidate who has expertise in the archaeology of the Americas or Africa and with interests in such areas as the relationship of archaeology to indigenous peoples, ethnoarchaeology, landscape archaeology, or cultural heritage management. Scholars who are able to make connections across disciplines and demonstrate the impact of archaeological work on a variety of fields in an undergraduate liberal arts setting are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Post-Doctoral Fellow
The position offers a salary of $40,000, and comes with health and professional development benefits.  Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.e du/about/offices–services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound:

Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary fields. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit “About Puget Sound” (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.

Diversity Statement:

We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.

We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.

We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than March 1, 2018 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

  • Applications submitted without the documents requested below will not be considered:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Diversity statement (see details below)
  • Teaching statement (please limit to one page)
  • Three (3) letters of reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

Candidate’s Diversity Statement:

As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate’s diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at http://www.pugetsound.edu/a bout/diversity-at-puget-sound/ diversity-strategic-plan/ prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

Click here to visit the University of Puget Sound job posting.


Position – History – University of Saskatchewan

The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan wishes to draw your attention to the following advertisement and to our strong desire to recruit Aboriginal candidates with an interest in any field of History. We encourage eligible candidates with interests in this area to contact the Department Head, Dr. Geoff Cunfer (geoff.cunfer@usask.ca) to discuss submitting an application.

The College of Arts and Science invites applications from outstanding emerging or established Aboriginal scholars for fulltime, tenure-track positions at any rank in any scholarly discipline represented in the College of Arts and Science (http://artsandscience.usask.ca/).

Located on the banks of the kisiskāciwani-sīpiy (also known as the South Saskatchewan River), the University of Saskatchewan is part of a millennia-long tradition of people gathering on these banks to teach, to learn, and to build community.  The College of Arts and Science has committed to increase the proportion of Aboriginal faculty members to at least 15% over the next 10 years, thus reflecting the current demographics of Saskatchewan.  We also commit to supporting these Aboriginal scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success within our College.  This is part of our College’s transformative journey of Indigenization and reconciliation.  We invite interested Aboriginal scholars to be part of that journey.  This year, we will fill at least two positions with Aboriginal scholars.

Interviews of qualified candidates and recommendations for appointment will be the responsibility of individual departments within the College.  Applicants, therefore, should indicate the department in which they seek appointment.  Hiring decisions will be based on the applicants’ academic qualifications, record and strengths, along with their potential and willingness to support the strategic priorities of the relevant department and the department’s ability to support the candidate.

The University of Saskatchewan, situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland, has committed to becoming an “outstanding institution of research, learning, knowledge-keeping, reconciliation, and inclusion with and by Indigenous peoples and communities.” It is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, scholarly and artistic work, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000. With over 25,000 Aboriginal residents, the city is also a centre of Aboriginal cultural, social, artistic, and intellectual activity.  Saskatchewan is the province with second-highest proportion of Aboriginal people in Canada and offers many opportunities for scholars to engage with a diversity of Aboriginal communities.

The College of Arts and Science is the University’s largest college and home to more than 60 academic programs. We have had a department of Indigenous Studies since 1982 and have strong Aboriginal programs and high-achieving Aboriginal scholars in many of our departments. We are also home to more than 9,000 students, with over 1000 Aboriginal students.

Qualifications

Applications will be accepted from those who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit) and have a terminal degree in their discipline (or are in the last year of a program leading to such a degree).  We are seeking Aboriginal candidates who have demonstrated an ability or potential to engage in research, scholarly or artistic work; to be effective classroom teachers and graduate student mentors; and can contribute to our mission of Indigenization and reconciliation directly through those activities or through role modeling, community engagement, and leadership.

Salary and Benefits

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877.  This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Application

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter indicating the preferred department of appointment and summarizing the salient aspects of the application (including why the applicant is well-qualified and highly motivated to support the goals and objectives stated in this call for applications);
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a statement outlining a proposed program of research, scholarly and/or artistic work;
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
  • evaluations of courses taught and observations regarding those evaluations;
  • contact information for three referees.

Applications should be submitted in digital form via email to:

Dr. Lawrence W. Martz, Vice-Dean Faculty Relations, College of Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5A5

Email: Faculty.Relations.CAS@usask.ca

Tel: +1 (306) 966-4275

Review of applications will begin 27 Nov 2017; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Position – Anthropology – University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago invites applications for a faculty position in Native American/indigenous studies. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to environmental and resource management studies, finance, gender and sexuality studies, globalization and indigenous-settler colonial relations, law and politics, and museum and visual studies. A goal of the search is to increase faculty diversity, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from historically underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate(s) will be appointed as either an Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Fellow with an initial two-year appointment at the faculty rank of Instructor. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment for the same period, during which Provost Fellows will teach one class per year. At the end of the initial term, Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor.

Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand, and no more than two years of postdoctoral experience by the time the appointment begins. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/ybx54sno.

Applications must include: (1) a current curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter that describes your research, publication, and professional profile; your research and publication plans for the next 3-5 year period; and your plans for teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, (3) a one-page précis of your dissertation (dissertation abstract) or most recently published monograph, (4) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter), and (5) three letters of reference. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process.

For more detail, please follow this link to the job post:
https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp


Position – Global & Intercultural Studies – Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Global & Intercultural Studies:  Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies with a focus on the U.S., Latinidad, and the Américas to link the Latina/o experience in the United States to Latin American and Caribbean countries of origin. Among the ways to make those links could be through consideration of transnational processes, diasporic networks, global economic developments, remittances, US and Latin American foreign policies, immigration policy (in both U.S. and in sending countries), long distance nationalism, border relations, cultural practice and change, hometown associations, or cross-border organizing. We are also interested in those who engage issues of race and racialization of Latino/as in the US, as well as critical race/ethnic studies approaches to Afro-Latino/as and Afro-Latinidad. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary scholars with research experience grounded both in the United States and in Latin America or the Caribbean.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, and service to the department, college, and university.

Require:   Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, anthropology, geography, history, comparative politics, languages, and literatures, or a closely related field, by date of appointment.

Consideration will be given to those with native or near-native fluency in Spanish; commitment to diverse curricula in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, potentially contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and research in the department’s multiple programs: American Studies; Asian and Asian American Studies; Black World Studies; International Studies; Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4623.

For inquiries about the position, contact Jana Braziel at brazieje@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications will October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.