Career and Education Opportunities

The items listed here invite applications or submissions — for positions, papers, fellowships, and other career-enhancing opportunities —  from members of the AIRA community. If you are interested in learning more, download the materials or follow the link(s) provided. Do not contact AIRA for more information, as we are only listing the opportunities as a service to the community and don’t know the answers to questions you may have.

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Cape Breton University: CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER II)

Community Health and Wellbeing

Cape Breton University (CBU) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the area of Community Health and Wellbeing. CBU is a proud regional university with a reputation for strong community involvement and exceptional internal support for research. We boast a deeply diverse campus with students from more than 40 countries. The university’s 2014-2019 Strategic Research, Innovation, and Commercialization Plan outlined four primary research concepts to guide its work: Culture and Creativity; Social and Ecological Change and Adaptation; Community Economic Development; and Fundamental Knowledge Creation. Each of these general concepts is multidisciplinary and presents areas of established and emerging strength.
See the full listing – Review of applications will commence May 1, 2018.

Cape Breton University: CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER II)

Post-Industrial Communities

Cape Breton University (CBU) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the area of Post-Industrial Communities. CBU is a proud regional university with a reputation for strong community involvement and exceptional internal support for research. We boast a deeply diverse campus with students from more than 40 countries. The university’s 2014-2019 Strategic Research, Innovation, and Commercialization Plan outlined four primary research concepts to guide its work: Culture and Creativity; Social and Ecological Change and Adaptation; Community Economic Development; and Fundamental Knowledge Creation. Each of these general concepts is multidisciplinary and presents areas of established and emerging strength.
See the full listing – Review of applications will commence May 1, 2018.


Opportunity: Montana Tech is searching for a Dean of Arts and Sciences.

This College at Montana Tech is comprised of departments in Biological Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Computer Science, Health Care Informatics, Liberal Studies, Mathematical Sciences, Network Technology, Nursing, and Professional and Technical Communication, as well as programs in Statistics and Writing. The College offers thirteen bachelors and two master’s degrees. Montana Tech is recognized nationally and internationally as a STEM focused institution with strong engineering and science programs. The College of Letters, Sciences, and Professional Studies has 72 tenure-stream faculty and an annual enrollment of around 600 students. We are looking for a visionary leader who is committed to outstanding undergraduate learning and who will be a champion for research and creative scholarship for the college. The Dean is expected to uphold, expand, improve, strengthen, and successfully seek external support for existing research, scholarship, instruction and multidisciplinary efforts.

Montana Tech is located in the historic mining community of Butte, Montana in the heart of the Rocky Mountains approximately half-way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, amidst unparalleled beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Additional information about Montana Tech as well as the position can be found at www.MTECH.edu


Opportunity: 

Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef, will be giving a public lecture at Montana State University SUB Ballrooms in Bozeman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. He’ll be talking about Indigenous food systems, education about those food systems, and restoration of regional Native cuisines. Chef Sherman is best known for his work raising awareness of Native American food systems, and is the re-inventor of many spectacular Indigenous culinary dishes, which he will be sharing with the public at a dinner at MSU’s Bozeman campus Wednesday, April 11th. Click for lecture or dinner tickets


Opportunity: 

(scholarships are available)


Cape Breton University


Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Education focusing on STEM for children and adults from historically underrepresented communities.
Additional Information:
The program is a two-year residency with the Education Research Collaborative at TERC (Cambridge, MA), and is focused broadly on transformative research on teaching and learning that intentionally seeks to expand formal and/or informal educational opportunities for children, youth and adults from historically underrepresented communities. We are particularly interested in research focused in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) or interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary studies across the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and arts. A distinctive feature of the program is strong and steady mentoring directed at supporting the development of fellows as early career scholars, with academic writing for publication and grant writing as main emphases. Past fellows have also had opportunities to teach as an integral part of mentors’ research projects and at local universities.
For more information: Further information on the program can be found at https://www.terc.edu/display/About/The+ERC+Postdoctoral+Fellowship


Opportunity: Two (2) Tecumsah Postdoctoral Positions at Purdue University
Additional Information: Purdue University invites applicants for two postdoctoral positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. A second year of funding could be available depending upon disciplinespecific interests of the applicant. We seek candidates who will have completed their PhD program before August 2017, with demonstrated potential for scholarly contribution including publications. Potential college placements include: Agriculture, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Krannert School of Management, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Science, or Veterinary Medicine. The Tecumseh Postdoctoral program was established to support Native American participation in the University at all levels.
For more information: Download the complete Position Announcement document here.
Deadline: Applications should include a pdf file comprised of a cover letter, CV, copies of recent publications, names and contact information of individuals for 3 reference letters, a titled statement of proposed research interests, identification of home department and potential faculty collaborators at Purdue, and a statement describing participation in diversity initiatives, and involvement in Native American communities. Salary is $50,000 plus benefits. All materials should be emailed to Professor Dawn G. Marsh (dmarsh@purdue.edu). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


Opportunity – Call for Articles: A new journal is available to our community. “IK: Other Ways of Knowing” is an online, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal concentrating on indigenous knowledge and its application to solve complex problems in areas such as health, agriculture, education, law, and the environment. The journal also fosters a better understanding and appreciation of the different indigenous perspectives regarding the human identity and its place in societies across the world.

Indigenous knowledge focuses on ways of knowing, seeing, and thinking that are passed down informally from generation to generation. The journal has a global scope and is interested in the research and application of indigenous knowledge in both “developing” and “developed” regions of the world. New issues of the journal are published twice per year, in June and December.

To Submit a Manuscript Review the journal’s author guidelines to register with the journal and begin a submission. Please contact Mark Mattson, Managing Editor (mam1196@psu.edu) with any additional questions.