Career and Education

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Opportunity: CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER 1) L’nu Indigenous Holistic Health, Healing, Learning

Additional Information: Cape Breton University (CBU) is located on Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island) Nova Scotia. Unama’ki is the ancestral and unceded territory of the L’Nu Mi’Kmaq people. Unama’ki College has long served the needs of the local Mi’kmaq communities and has supported the success of L’nu students and research with Indigenous partners. CBU is a proud regional university with a reputation for small class sizes, strong community involvement and strong internal support for research. In our 2014-2019 Strategic Research, Innovation, and Commercialization Plan, CBU outlined four primary research concepts that guide our work; these include: 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.

For more information: For more information, download the full job description
Deadline:  September 28, 2017


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.