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Postdoctoral Associate, Indigenous Studies

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
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Dec 6, 2022
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Postdoctoral Associate, Indigenous Studies

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Postdoctoral Associate

Indigenous Studies

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Research Foundation

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Prof. Mishuana Goeman in the Department of Indigenous Studies welcome applications for a Postdoctoral Associate . Indigenous Studies scholars with expertise in a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary departments are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a strong background in the field of Indigenous studies, methodologies, ethics and practices and promise of a strong research profile. A commitment to serving Indigenous communities is a must. Evidence of using anti-colonial methodologies and sustained engagement with Indigenous communities is imperative to our mission in Indigenous Studies at UB. Geographic area of expertise is open but we especially encourage applicants with research experience in the Great Lakes border area. Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2023.

Situated in Haudenosaunee territory, UB’s Indigenous Studies growing program has a fifty year plus record of community engagement and cutting-edge field development. Inspired by the modern and universal relevance of Haudenosaunee knowledge, the department seeks to advance purposeful Indigenous-centered scholarship with a global impact. Points of distinction include:
  • Prioritizing Indigenous community-guided research;
  • Anti-colonial methodologies in Gender and Sexuality Studies;
  • Supporting Indigenous language resurgence, particularly in ways that recognize the success and expertise of on-territory Indigenous language immersion programs;
  • Prioritizing land-based education and research, and developing a curriculum that emphasizes Indigenous history, epistemology, philosophy and contemporary political theory and action with regard to Indigenous land-based relationships.
The Post-doctoral Associate will work closely with an assigned mentor in one of these areas. We offer meaningful engagement for professional and community development. This includes grant participation, seminar and workshop opportunities, guidance in publishing research papers, presenting at our annual Storyteller’s Conference, and advice while on the job market. Initial appointment will be for 1-year with potential for renewal.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages .

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

Land Acknowledgement
The land on which the University at Buffalo operates is the traditional territory of the Seneca Nation, part of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which also includes the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora Nations. The Haudenosaunee sustained the beautiful lands and waterways of this region long before European colonists arrived here. We acknowledge the harm done by European colonization, by the theft and exploitation of Indigenous lands, as well as by subsequent U.S. laws and policies designed to eradicate native people. Further, we acknowledge the continuing impact of settler colonialism, racism and discrimination upon Indigenous people, and upon others who identify with non-dominant racial, ethnic and/or religious groups in our shared history.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Social Sciences or Humanities or a JD in American Indian Law conferred in the last five years.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with Tribal Nations, communities, or organizations.
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