Associate Professor or Professor, Tenure-Track in Native North American Indigenous Knowledge (NNAIK)
Company: TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL
Posted on: November 25, 2022
The University of Washington's (UW) Information School (iSchool)
is seeking a candidate for the position of a full-time 9-month
appointment at the rank of Associate or Professor in Native North
American Indigenous Knowledge (NNAIK) with an anticipated start
date of September 1, 2023. The iSchool is located in Seattle,
Washington, on the homelands of the Coast Salish peoples whose land
touches the shared waters of the Suquamish, Tulalip, and
The successful candidate will join a broad-based, inclusive
Information School, whose faculty members pursue their research,
teaching, and service across multiple degree programs and are
committed to leadership, innovation, social justice, and upholding
The iSchool has spent the past 20 years building the NNAIK
Initiative, whose current faculty represent a broad range of
research areas, from Indigenous librarianship to museum studies to
tribal water security. Their collective research centers the
protection and advancement of Indigenous Knowledge Systems among
American Indian, Alaska Native (AIAN), and First Nations people.
The NNAIK iSchool faculty teach across four of the iSchool's degree
programs: Bachelor of Science in Informatics, Master of Library and
Information Science (MLIS), Master of Information Management
(MSIM), and Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science (PhD).
The iSchool is the home of the iNative research group, which seeks
to raise the level of discourse concerning information and Native
American communities through an Indigenous Knowledge lens and with
a focus on social justice. Working as co-creators, members of
iNative analyze the institutions, community practices, philosophies
and policies around knowledge, information, and technology in
support of tribal sovereignty and Indigenous empowerment.
The iSchool also houses the Tribal Water Security and Ethics
Research Group. This is a multidisciplinary research team aiming to
better understand environmental health and water security
challenges among AIAN, First Nations and other Indigenous peoples
to promote health equity, cultural revitalization, Indigenous
knowledge and Tribal sovereignty. They also examine the research
ethics process implemented by Tribal Nations across the United
States and other countries.
The UW is the home of, a gathering space. UW also has a number of
resources forAIAN and First Nations faculty and students, including
the,,,, Native American Graduation (formally known as Raven's
Feast), UW Powwows, and several AIAN student groups. In addition,
the Pacific Northwest houses several active Native American-led
programs and initiatives that support the broader Native Community.
These include the,,,, and.
The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty who will
enhance our inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and sovereignty
(IDEAS) mission and vision through their research, teaching, and
service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly
diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the
ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity,
religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national
origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other
identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking
and working. The Information School faculty are committed to
preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and
global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals,
actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by
The successful candidates will join a broad-based, inclusive
Information School, whose faculty members pursue their scholarship,
teaching, and service across multiple degree programs and are
committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity.
The University of Washington is an institution that encourages
inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the
Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the
traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. Seattle is a
rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area with a
leading technology sector and vibrant civic sector. Applicants may
find further information about the Information School at:
The successful applicant will be expected to employ Indigenous
research methodologies and work with qualitative, quantitative,
mixed and/or design methods.
The NNAIK senior faculty will be expected to teach and engage in
research in one or more of the following areas:
- Cultural heritage management in libraries, archives, and
- Digital archives and curation for cultural heritage
- Indigenous environmental health or science
- Indigenous health and wellness
- Indigenous futurisms
- Indigenous knowledge and new media technologies
- Intellectual and cultural property rights
- Language and revitalization
- Social movements such as NoDAPL or MMIWM
- Tribal governance
- Tribal sovereignty, self-determination and treaty rights
The successful applicant will be expected to seek and acquire
extramural funding for research.
- Earned doctoral degree in Indigenous Knowledge or another
related field (or foreign equivalent). Degree must be conferred by
appointment start date.
- Background of working in arts and humanities, computational
sciences, natural sciences, or social sciences, including but not
limited to these disciplines: Data Science, Environmental Health,
Game Studies, Internet and New Media Studies, Law and Science,
Library and Information Science, Museology, Technology, and Society
- Demonstrated record of successful research with AIAN and/or
First Nations peoples and working with Tribal sovereignty and the
Indigenous knowledge held by AIAN and/or First Nations
- Minimum 4 years of experience with mentoring undergraduate
and/or graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated record of supporting the intergenerational
holistic health and well-being of Indigenous individuals and
communities in their research and teaching.
Please apply here:
Application package should include: CV, letter of intent, teaching
statement, research statement, diversity statement*, and names and
contact information for three references. Letter writers will be
contacted once candidates are shortlisted. Please contact Dr.
Michelle H. Martin, NNAIK Search Chair, with questions
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Preference will be given to applications submitted
to Interfolio by Monday, January 16, 2023.
*iSchool Diversity Statement Guidelines
Inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and tribal sovereignty
are core values of the University of Washington's Information
School, as described on our website:
https://ischool.uw.edu/diversity. The Diversity Statement provides
an opportunity for applicants to reflect on their research,
teaching, and service accomplishments and goals that contribute to
those values. We expect about a one-page statement that describes
the applicants' IDEAS efforts.
Applicants may find further information about the UW iSchool at the
- iSchool's diversity web pages:
- Tribal Relations:
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