Career and Education Opportunities

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The School of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is inviting applications for two(2) tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Architectural Engineering with a proposed start date of September 1, 2020. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor may be considered. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to Architectural Engineering, an unparalleled collaboration between a leading School of Architecture and a Civil and Environmental Engineering department within an exceptionally strong Engineering Faculty. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Download full details.

Washington State University: NCARE Pilot Project Call for Applications
The primary intent of the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Pilot Project Grant Program is to fund and foster innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The secondary intent of the Pilot Project Grant Program is to support and provide mentorship to junior investigators during the development of their novel approaches to improving the lives of AI/AN people.

Fort Lewis College is seeking proposals for a Scholar in Residence program in Indigenous Studies between Spring 2019 and Spring 2021.

Residencies would generally be one month to a full academic term (though may be as short as one week) and should be conducted during the normal academic year. Please share the attached call widely; we are looking forward to this opportunity to bring scholars in Indigenous Studies to our campus. View the full details.

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 
The College is currently recruiting for a tenure-track mariculture faculty position. View the full job description.

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

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


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 ( with any additional questions.