Position Announcement: Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation

Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is seeking to hire a Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation to join our team. The Coordinator will assist with managing evaluation projects, institutional and program-level learning outcomes assessment, as well as other related duties that emerge in the Provost’s office. Further details can be found at https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=86570&job=coordinator-for-assessment-and-evaluation-office-of-the-provost-and-vice-chancellor-for-academic-affairs-a1700645


Faculty Position in Indigenous Community Studies

Open Rank faculty position in Indigenous Community Studies University of
Wisconsin-Madison The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies
(School of Human Ecology) and the American Indian Studies Program (College
of Letters and Science) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite
applications for a tenure-track faculty position, open to all ranks in
Indigenous Community Studies.

Position Summary:
This position is for a joint appointment with 50% in the Department of Civil
Society and Community Studies (tenure home) and 50% in the American Indian
Studies Program. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged
scholarship, indigenous methodologies/evaluation, community leadership,
civil society or nonprofits and with tribal expertise. The area of research
is open and may include community/tribal health, environmental health,
community/tribal nutrition, indigenous knowledge systems, traditional
ecological knowledge, community/tribal education, social justice,
incarceration, etc. The candidate’s research should focus on Indigenous
peoples and issues within North America with a particular focus on Wisconsin
communities. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a
department and a program serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other
desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written
communication skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary
and collaborative intellectual community. Native American and minority
candidates are encouraged to apply.
Degree and area of specialization:
Holds a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the units and position
e.g. psychology, human development and family studies, social work, American
Indian studies, anthropology, education or related disciplines. Employment
contingent upon completion of degree.

The successful candidate will:
– Build community-academic partnerships with tribal/urban Indian communities
especially in Wisconsin.
– Maintain a coherent and productive program of research excellence.
– Seek and secure funding to support research partnerships.
– Teach graduate and undergraduate courses (2:2 load) and contribute to
program development.
– Supervise student research and provide high quality academic mentoring.
– Participate in shared governance and other departmental and university
service activities as appropriate for career stage.

Application link:

Girls Who Code Clubs – National Eval Director Position

The national Girls Who Code organization does have a director of Research and Evaluation manager, Ryan Clarke. See
https://girlswhocode.com/our-team/ .

George Mason University Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning – Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives

Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning – Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives

Looking to make a significant impact around educational development for diversity and inclusion? Interested in working on a campus with an incredibly diverse student body? Please consider applying to George Mason University’s new position within the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning – our director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives.

As part of a set of institutional commitments to diversity and inclusion, George Mason University has created a new position for a director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives. The director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives will be responsible for creating and coordinating programs across Mason campuses in support of educational development for diversity, inclusion, and equity. The director will provide leadership for Mason, working with our faculty community to support inclusive teaching and learning practices; develop programming focused on equity and diversity; foster an inclusive climate for learning; and ultimately, support student success.

The director will be housed in the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning and will work closely with the Office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics and University Life. The director will report to the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development. George Mason University values diversity and demonstrates this in campus initiatives; we particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.

Please visit jobs.gmu.edu for a full description of position responsibilities.https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/41619

Seeking Candidates for CMN Presidency

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President leads the campus community in creating and implementing a
vision and strategy for the future of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) that is responsive to the College’s
mission and capitalizes on the professional and intellectual strengths of CMN’s staff and faculty.  Leading by
example, the President fosters a strong sense of community and a commitment to higher learning.  He or she
establishes and enhances partnerships and relationships among tribal and external entities that align with the
College’s purpose and educational reputation, promote its sustainability, and serve its community.

Learn More!

Tenure Track in First Nations Studies

Western University
Open Appointment in Indigenous Research
Academic Vacancy 2018 – 2019

Western University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) or tenured
appointment effective July 1, 2018 (or as negotiated) in the First Nations Studies
Program, Faculty of Social Sciences at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full
Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank appropriate to
their level of experience. The successful applicant will be appointed into an
appropriate department within the Faculty of Social Science (Anthropology,
Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.) with a joint
appointment to First Nations Studies.


Please view the PDF for details

Hiring! Assistant Professor of Environment, Health, and/or Governance

University of Washington-Seattle Campus: College of Arts and Sciences: American Indian Studies

Assistant Professor of Environment, Health, and/or Governance

Location: Seattle, WA

Closes: Dec 1, 2017at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

(GMT-4 hours)

The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington seeks a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month term), tenure-track Assistant Professor whose research and teaching engages American Indian and Indigenous Studies through the study of environment, health, and/or governance. The successful candidate will be trained in the social and/or natural sciences (or related fields) and have experience with tribal communities. Scholars whose work intersects with Indigenous health and wellness, climate change, economic development, politics, transnationalism, and environmental concerns as they relate to tribal resource management are of particular interest. Ideal candidates should have scholarship addressing the entangled relations among Indigenous nations; Indigenous communities; federal, state, and local governments; Western science; capitalism; Indigenous cultural revitalization movements; and/or Indigenous knowledges.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

American Indian Studies (AIS) at UW is a multidisciplinary academic department that offers an undergraduate major and minor. It is also home to the Native Voices graduate program in Indigenous film, video, and digital media. The department’s faculty members represent a range of disciplines and approach their teaching and research from a decolonizing, community-based, and global perspective. The department works with national and regional Indigenous communities through the UW Tribal Leadership Summit, Native American Advisory Board, the UW wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House, as well as campus symposia and conferences. AIS is a campus leader in facilitating the recruitment and retention of American Indians, First Nations, and Indigenous faculty and students.


The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, teaching, service, mentorship, and community engagement. A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) or comparable terminal degree must be in hand by the start date. The appointment will begin in September 2018.


Please submit a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, two relevant course syllabi, and a writing sample (either a published journal article, book chapter, or chapter from your dissertation) to:


Preference will be given to applications received by November 15. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Vice President of Research and Evaluation role at IFF


The Vice President for Research and Evaluation will be responsible for the following:

Grow research consulting business

  • Innovate in response to marketplace: develop research consulting products that inform and guide social impact investments into social service sectors and comprehensive community development.
  • Prepare and manage annual budget for research department. Manage projects and staff time to meet established utilization rate and financial sustainability goals.
  • Develop client outreach strategy to maintain pipeline of contracted and grant supported research projects. Grow research network through meetings, presentations and marketing. Coordinate with regional staff, EDs and SVPs/VPs in selling research products.
  • Coordinate with Resource Development Department to identify funders and raise philanthropic dollars for research projects.
  • Evaluate internal tools for potential commercialization and work to bring those tools to market.

Oversee research team and portfolio

  • Maintain IFF research brand: ensure all studies and research products maintain IFF’s high standard of rigor, integrity and intellectual independence, while being pragmatic and actionable with practical recommendations based in best practice.
  • Develop project proposals and budgets. Negotiate contracts. Manage grants and funder relationships. Collaborate in funder report preparation, as necessary.
  • Support, inspire and guide staff in the implementation of research projects.

Nurture data culture at IFF

  • Supervise cross-departmental data management and data analysis team. Ensure high levels of data integrity, accessibility and integration.
  • Collaborate with IFF staff on the development of internal dashboards to track financial and non-financial data to drive and continuously reassess IFF transformative strategies.
  • Connect IFF data and external data to provide strategic insight into markets, sectors and impact.

Design and oversee program evaluation and impact measurement strategy

  • Design metrics to measure IFF social impact in consultation with the Executive Management Team.
  • Design methodologies, policies and procedures to capture lessons learned, build institutional knowledge and inform broader initiative. Work with other lines of business to implement.
  • Collaborate with other departments to design and implement program evaluation of major IFF initiatives.

Strengthen IFF’s position as a thought leader in key markets and sectors

  • Prepare and deliver public presentations to disseminate research findings for research projects.
  • Produce white papers to communicate insights gleaned from IFF initiatives for internal audience.
  • Identify opportunities to showcase insights relevant to external audience, and facilitate dissemination or publication of publish findings.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Communications and Public Affairs (CCPA) to develop public communication plans for research studies, public-facing tools and relevant lessons learned.

*View the complete listing here.

New Teacher Recruitment Resource Now Live!

NIEA Announces Launch of Teacher Recruitment Website
The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is excited to announce the launch of a new resource to support Native serving schools recruit great teachers. In partnership with The New Teacher Project (TNTP), a national education non-profit organization, we have launched teach.niea.org– a teacher recruitment website specifically designed to support Native schools recruit and hire great teachers.
Education connects our past and our future-protecting the uniqueness of our cultural identity. Numerous states across the country are experiencing shortages- Native serving schools in rural areas are often the most negatively impacted. Native teachers only make up only 0.5%of teachers nationwide and our students suffer as a result. This new resource will help Native schools equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the classroom and beyond.
Native schools are looking for Native teachers with:
  • Commitment: Culturally-responsive teachers who embed culture into curriculum and instruction–preparing students to graduate ready for college, career, and community success.
  • Adaptability: Teachers with a nuanced understanding of the challenges Native students face, sensitive to the unique cultures of individual tribes and students, comfortable with productive struggle, and responsive to cultural differences while upholding the belief that all children can learn.
  • Instructional Expertise: Teachers who know their subjects inside and out; who understand the importance of instructional planning, using a challenging curriculum to empower students to learn; and who never stop learning and improving themselves.
  • Respect for Sovereignty, Identity, and Self-Determination: Teachers focused on shaping future leaders, honoring tribal languages and traditions, and protecting cultural identity.
  • Qualifications in High-Demand Areas: Teachers with middle and high school, SPED, STEM, and language and culture certification.
Please take a few minutes today and share this opportunity with educators you know. Thank you for helping us protect our most precious resource-our youth, those who will carry on our culture, language, and traditions.
About The National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
NIEA is the Nation’s most inclusive advocacy organization advancing comprehensive culture-based educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Formed by Native educators in 1969 to encourage a national discourse on education, NIEA adheres to the organization’s founding principles- to convene educators to explore ways to improve schools and the educational systems serving Native children; to promote the maintenance and continued development of language and cultural programs; and to develop and implement strategies for influencing local, state, and federal policy and decision makers. For more information visit www.niea.org.
Donate to NIEA

Whether you’re an educator, a student, or invested in increasing educational opportunities for Native students, NIEA members help advocate for better policies. Your  contribution will help us continue to be effective advocates, train educators that work with Native students, and close the achievement gap.  To donate, please click HERE.

Hiring! University of Illinois – Associate or Full Professor of American Indian Studies

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (http://www.ais.illinois.edu) invites applications for an associate or full professor position (full time tenured position).  Target starting date is August 16, 2018. Salary is competitive.

American Indian Studies is searching for a scholar in the field of American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies.  The successful candidate will have a strong research and publication record in the field.  The position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, in addition to program, university, and other forms of professional service.   Current AIS affiliate faculty and visiting scholars conduct interdisciplinary research in various fields.   Candidates from all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered; however, the search committee is especially interested in candidates who complement the existing research strengths of the Program.  A joint appointment or teaching arrangement with another academic unit on campus is also possible.

Minimum qualifications include: the PhD in American Indian Studies or related field, clear knowledge and experience in American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies, outstanding scholarly achievement, and evidence of teaching excellence.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with American Indian or other indigenous communities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application detailing one’s research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three reference letter writers.  Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.  To apply, create a candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the applications materials.  To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 10, 2017.

For additional information about the position or the application procedure, contact search committee chair, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (tewa@illinois.edu).  The AIS Program at Illinois asks that all applicants review the Program’s statement on identity and academic integrity, which can be found online at http://www.ais.illinois.edu/about/identity/.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visithttp://go.illinois.edu/EEO.  To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu