Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Native American Studies advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2024.

6/6/24: Page for 2025 now available: Native American Studies 2024-2025

Link to last year: Native American Studies 2022-2023

See also Anthropology 2023-2024Critical Theory 2023-2024Ethnic Studies 2023-2024, Comparative Literature 2023-2024, and Philosophy 2023-2024, plus Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2023-2024.

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Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

===Example University (State/Province, Country): Position Title === Specializations. Deadline. Link to Job ad(s). Updates:

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Jobs for 2024[]

===Example University (State/Province, Country): Position Title === Specializations. Deadline. Link to Job ad(s). Updates:

American University, DC, US

Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies, TT, full time

We welcome applicants who work in the area of Indigenous Studies, broadly speaking. As an interdisciplinary department, we are especially interested in applicants whose expertise and research and teaching interests include two or more of the following areas: Indigenous rights, Indigenous peace processes, transformative justice, sovereignty, intercultural communication, forced migration, and climate justice.  Preference given to scholars working through theories of colonialism and decolonization, antiracism, or other critical perspectives and willing to speak to issues relevant to indigenous communities across the globe.

Deadline: 9/15/23

Athabasca University, AB, Canada

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (Anti-Indigenous Racism and Discrimination in Health Systems), TT, full time

The successful candidate will receive an initial one-year academic appointment commencing July 1, 2024, converted to a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor upon successful nomination of the CRC. The successful candidate will be supported to prepare a nomination for the April 2024 CRC Program deadline.

Deadline: 8/31/23

Colgate University, NY, US

Assistant Professor in Contemporary Native American Studies, TT, full time

Salary Range or Pay Grade: $89,500 (for ABD applicants) to $93,500 (for applicants with a PhD in hand)

The Native American Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in contemporary Native American and Indigenous topics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2024. We seek an engaged interdisciplinary candidate who combines scholarly work on pressing Indigenous issues with a demonstrated record of deep commitments to Native American communities. We are especially interested in scholars researching in US, Canadian, or South American-based Native, Indigenous, or First Nations. The research focus is open; areas of specialization could be but are not limited to: Native sovereignty; resource stewardship; environmental justice; Native language politics; education and alternative epistemologies; food sovereignty; visual arts; music; theater; literature; media and popular culture; contemporary ethics; queer Indigenous studies; critical museum studies; and/or decolonization. Completion of a Ph.D. in Native American Studies or a related discipline or interdisciplinary field is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

Deadline: 10/1/23

[Nov 1] any news on this job?

Dalhousie University, NS, Canada

Assistant Professor (Indigenous Studies), TT, full time

We seek an Indigenous scholar, with a promising research profile and agenda, a record of teaching excellence or demonstrated potential, and a willingness to engage with a broad range of Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will teach core courses in Dalhousie’s Minor and Certificate in Indigenous Studies program which may include Historical Issues in Indigenous Studies; Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies; and Indigenous Methodology and Knowledge Practices.

Deadline: 11/1/23

Florida State University, FL, US

Teaching Faculty I, University Honors Program. NT. FT.

Deadline: 1/16/2024

Harvard University, MA, US

Julie Johnson Kidd Professorship of Indigenous Governance and Development, TT, full time

The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for the newly endowed Julie Johnson Kidd Professorship of Indigenous Governance and Development. We seek candidates with distinguished records of scholarship and/or significant engagement in the efforts of Indigenous peoples to exert their powers of self-determination, with possible focus on political challenges; economic development; regulations, laws, and constitutions; environment; education; health; and/or relationships with external governments, jurisdictions, and populations.

Deadline: 6/15/23

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

Robert E. & Avis Tarrant Burke Postdoctoral Fellow in Ancient & Indigenous Art of the Americas, full time

The Department of Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington invites applications for the Robert E. and Avis Tarrant Burke Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ancient and Indigenous Art of the Americas to begin in August 2024. The duration of the fellowship is one year. We welcome applications from early career scholars specializing in the art, architecture, archaeology and/or material culture of the ancient and indigenous peoples of North, Central, and/or South America, including the Caribbean.

Deadline: 12/8/2023

Laurentian University, ON, Canada

Indigenous Relations - (3) Tenure Track Positions, TT, full time

The School of Indigenous Relations in the Faculty of Education and Health at Laurentian University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Deadline: 9/30/23

Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA, USA). Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English. Multiethnic American Literature. Deadline: 10/16.

Randolph College (USA:VA) - Non-TT, American Culture

  • Ainsworth Visiting Scholar of American Culture. Two-year appointment at the assistant professor level. Specialization open but encourages applicants with strengths in interdisciplinary fields such as African-American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, Native American Studies, and Gender Studies
  • Qualifications: Ph.D., well-advanced ABD, or equivalent; evidence of scholarly achievement or promise; and success in teaching undergraduates
  • The teaching load is three courses per semester. In the fall, the candidate will teach courses in their field. In the spring, the candidate will teach one additional class in their area and two courses in Randolph's signature and travel-oriented American Culture Program.
  • Application includes a letter of interest, CV, and three names of references. In their cover letter, candidates should address teaching philosophy and how diversity informs their teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Review of applications will begin February 1, 2024.

Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

Indigenous Health Governance - Tenure-Track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, TT, full time

We seek a scholar whose program of research uses Indigenous methodologies to build Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determine their own health and wellness journeys. The successful applicant will be familiar with the provincial health system, as well as have established partnership/partnerships with Indigenous nations, communities, and/or organizations, in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

Deadline: 8/31/23

SUNY Oswego

Department of Anthropology: Full time (tenure track) Assistant Professor and Native American Studies Director

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. with specialty in Native American Studies, whose research and experience focuses on Native New York, particularly the Onondaga Nation. Scholar-educators who have experience building community relationships and conservation programming and can contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Sustainability Studies, regional area studies, and religious studies are especially attractive.

Deadline: Applications received by October 15, 2023, will receive full consideration; application review will continue until the position is filled.;jsessionid=9959BE1082F5F3E9B21BE07135364EDF?JOBID=167443&CNTRNO=9&TSTMP=1695746135478

Stony Brook University (NY, US):

Native American and Indigenous Studies - Open Rank

We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities or social sciences specializing in environmental justice, cultural ecology and/or Indigenous feminisms, for prospective appointments in the departments of English, Anthropology, or Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Deadline: December 5, 2023. Updates:

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, US

American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Associate Professor to Professor (2 positions), TT, full time

Two positions in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, open field, Associate Professor to Professor rank, at the University of California, Santa Barbara: (a) one in a department in the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) and (b) one in a department in the Division of Social Sciences (SOSC).

Deadline: 9/30/23

Humanities and Fine Arts:

Social Sciences:

  • [October 20] Any updates on either of these positions?

University of Chicago, IL, US

Faculty (Open Rank), Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity, TT, full time

We are eager to hire scholars who see the prospect of working in an interdisciplinary Department that engages Indigeneity in tandem with race and diaspora as exciting and productive for their research and scholarship. We hope to hire colleagues working locally and globally, including at least one colleague in this cluster whose work connects with Indigenous communities in Chicago and the Midwest and others who work further afield, including the Americas, the Caribbean, Eurasia, Africa, Oceania, and the Pacific. Potential thematic focus areas include, but are by no means limited to, creative and critical approaches to Indigeneity; anti/de-colonization movements; the relationship between Blackness and Indigeneity; land, dispossession, and property; sovereignty and Indigenous political thought; science studies; art and visual culture; migration and Indigeneity; settler colonialism; environmental justice and injustice; Indigenous epistemologies and methodologies; penal legal systems; tribal law, federal Indian law, and Indigeneity in international law; gender, sexuality and Indigeneity; and global and/or comparative approaches.

Deadline: 9/1/23

Update: Letters of recommendation solicited

Update: Additional materials submitted October 9

Any updates?

University of Illinois Springfield

Assistant Professor, Field Open: Full time (tenure track) Assistant Professor

The University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant professor to begin August 16, 2024, serving a major in Liberal Studies and minors in African American Studies and/or Women and Gender Studies. Applicants are invited to affiliate with the newly formed Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice. We seek a specialist in interdisciplinary or intersectional studies, multicultural and ethnic studies, Black studies, women's and gender studies, sexuality studies, or related area. Public-facing scholarship welcomed.

Review begins: 10 December 2023

Details and applications here:

University of Michigan, MI, US

Professor (open rank), TT, full time

The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track position in Native American and/or other U.S.-related Indigenous Studies as part of the Provost's Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative (ARHI).

Deadline: 8/21/23

Update: Interviews scheduled

Update: Zoom interview

University of Toronto, ON, CA

Assistant Professor - Indigenous Digital Arts, Culture and Media, TT, full time

We are seeking candidates who have a strong record of engagement in Indigenous Digital Arts, Cultures and/or Media. This research and work might take the form of one or more of the following areas: Indigenous storyworks; Indigenous ways of knowing and making in the visual, oral, narrative, media or sound-based arts; new media; curation; arts management; performance; music; journalism; network, data and spectrum sovereignties.


University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous Language Revitalization, Reclamation & Maintenance, TT, full time

The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track position in Native American and/or other U.S.-related Indigenous Studies as part of the Provost's Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative (ARHI).

Deadline: 8/31/23

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The Department of English at Wake Forest University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Native American literatures and Indigenous Studies of any period, to begin in July 2024. Applicants with demonstrated expertise in feminist literary criticism, gender studies, and  / or environmental studies are especially welcome.  

Applicants should apply online by November 10, 2023. Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and teaching philosophy and must be submitted as a single pdf through the University hiring portal: Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Initial interviews will be conducted by videoconference; finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews. Questions about submitting the application should be sent to Questions about the position should be addressed to

UPDATED Deadline: 11/10/2023

Word on the Street[]

  • Wasn't sure if this page is supposed to be US specific, but there are a lot of jobs in Canada looking for Indigenous Studies so I added those just in case.

Boston University request for materials 11/2 Any word on BU interviews? 12/6

- +1 to materials request in early Nov, no word back since then. 12/6

1/31 BU job talks have been held

Texas A&M interview request 12/1

Texas A&M campus visit request on 12/19

-- any updates on the A&M job? Has there been an offer made?

No one has heard from the UNC-Chapel Hill search?

12/16 Heard from a friend that preliminary interviews for Wake Forest have occurred

1/9: U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: American Indian Studies postdoc

1/23 -- any updates?

(1/23) San Jose State University -- any news?

4/24: Haverford College VAP -rejection