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Opportunities - Page One
Here you will find opportunity listings for the following categories:
We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.
We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare
Title: Executive Director, Harvard University Native America Program
Deadline: Position Open until filled.

University-wide position with the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) under the auspices of the Office of the President & Provost Interfaculty Initiatives; serving the entire faculty, Native American student and alumni population, and all students interested in Native American or indigenous issues throughout the University. Reports to the Faculty Chair of the program and the Office of the Provost and this non-faculty position works directly with Faculty Advisory Board. Facilitates a vibrant intellectual community committed to Native American and indigenous studies at Harvard University by managing daily operations, working with the Faculty Chair and Faculty Advisory Board develops and implements innovative interfaculty and interdisciplinary teaching and research projects in the field of Native American studies, supports faculty development and networks throughout university for faculty engagement, serves as a resource, advises, and provides support on academic and professional opportunities to Native students enrolled at Harvard University, creates opportunities for executive and professional development of programs for Native leaders, outreaches to Indian Country to develop opportunities consistent with program mission and teaching and research goals.

For More Information, please contact:
Cathlyn Zackrias
Human Resources Consultant
Offices of the President and Provost
Harvard University
Tel: 617-495-1821

Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard

Title: Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard
Exhibit Dates: November 10, 2008 to January 2010
Location: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Harvard Square
Phone: 617-495-1027

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology presents a new exhibition on the archaeology of Harvard Yard entitled Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard.

Through archaeological finds from Harvard Yard, historic maps, and more, the exhibition reveals how students lived at Colonial Harvard, and the role of the Indian College in Harvard’s early years.

Student archaeologists unearthed evidence of colonial Harvard as a landscape shaped by social and religious tensions—tensions that affected everything from Native American and English settler relationships to the everyday routines of student life. As the students searched for meaning in the material remains of Harvard students of the past, three themes emerged: literacy and the Indian College; rule (breaking) and religion; and negotiations of social status. Who knew small fragments buried below ground could reveal so much?

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This position assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the delivery of patient care to a culturally diverse population. The nurse provides individualized patient care to promote the restoration of health and achievement of patient health goals. This position reports to the Medical Director.


  1. Prepare patients for examination.
  2. Assist with the preparation of equipment and aid provider during treatment, examination and testing of patients as needed.
  3. Administer medications and immunizations as per order of the medical provider.
  4. Instruct family and patient regarding medications and treatment instructions.
  5. Observe, record and report patient’s condition and reaction to any drugs and treatments to provider.
  6. Answer patient phone calls and triage to the provider as needed.
  7. Call in prescriptions, and make referral appointments as per provider order.
  8. Assist in collection of specimens and prepare them for transport to the lab.
  9. Maintain chart order; complete paperwork as required.
  10. Assist medical providers to assure patient flow efficiency.
  11. Restock exam rooms and supplies daily.
  12. Monitor and maintain adequate supplies. Provide assistance and support to other nursing staff as appropriate.
  13. Participate in performance improvement activities as needed.
  14. Supervision & training of new and current MA’s.
  15. Nursing Administrative duties
  16. Perform other clinical duties as requested.


  1. Demonstrates clinical competence.
  2. Has appropriate manner, conduct and grooming
  3. Demonstrates ability to communicate respect and sensitivity to a culturally diverse population
  4. Demonstrates ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  5. Supervisory experience is a MUST.
  1. RN or LPN licensed in Minnesota
  2. Current CPR certification
Resumes to:
Gladys Chosa
NACC Executive Assistant/ Counseling Services Office Manager
1113 East Franklin Ave. Suite 104
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Fax: 612-238-0399

Title: American Indian & Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start Training and Technical (Req. # 46831108003)
Contact: Yvette Moore, Recruiter, ICF International
Phone: 703.218.2571
To apply, visit

ICF International seeks experienced Head Start Training and Technical Assistance T/TA professionals to support work on American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start initiatives.

T/TA Staff will work from home and provide T/TA services to grantees throughout the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Region 11. The T/TA Specialist will provide assistance by assessing the needs of the assigned Head Start grantees, working closely with the State-based TTA Services contractor, and the ACF Regional office. The Specialist will work directly with grantees to assist in the development of annual T/TA plans for the Regional Office, support risk assessment meetings, and work with grantees to assist their meeting monitoring and performance standards. Additionally, the Specialist will provide accountability and progress reports, and develop goals and quality improvement plans to ensure that high quality services are being provided. The Specialist will also assist with strategies that develop collaboration between Head Start Programs, State and local agencies as well as Tribal leaders and other community partners supporting the AIAN population. The T/TA Specialist would provide T/TA on Head Start and as applicable would offer content specific support in one of the key content areas including: Early Childhood Education and Literacy, Family and Community Partnerships, Health, Mental Health, Program Design and Management or Fiscal.

ICF International, a global professional services firm, partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management.

Title: GSR Employment for Winter Quarter, UCLA Center on Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities
Deadline: TBA
Contact: Vickie M. Mays, Ph.D., MSPH
Phone: 310-206-5159

Looking to employ a graduate student 20 hours per week to work on the completion of projects on American Indian Mental Health during the Winter Quarter.

Projects include the development of a teaching case for use by medical and nursing students on the behavioral dynamics of the health care encounter. The student will be responsible for organizing the team developing the case, development, for drafts from conference calls, writing up and production of the case materials. The GSR will work with the team and community to evaluate the case. In addition the individual will work on local and national distribution of center developed materials on AI mental health. In addition the person will complete a toolkit with resources on American Indian Mental Health for online posting, editing of draft of a review paper on American Indian mental health for publication as well as organizing a partnership with the California State Psychological Association to develop a workshop on American Indian/Alaska Native Mental Health.

Please send your CV which must demonstrate an expertise in American Indian mental health, along with three names (phone numbers and email addresses) of references that can be contacted to: Professor Vickie Mays at

Title: Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Studies
Website: (Requisition #0056441)

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks applicants for a tenure-track position (assistant professor) in the Alaska Native Studies department to begin August 2009.

Area of specialization: open, but must be able to teach within the fields of Native/Indigenous Studies. Faculty in ANS may hold joint appointments with other schools and colleges such as the School of Education, School of Management, etc. Possible areas of expertise are Alaska Native politics and government, distance education, Indigenous knowledge systems, humanities and social sciences of Alaska Native and Indigenous peoples.

Ph.D. required (or imminent) in a content area relevant to Alaska Native Studies. Applicants with previous teaching experience and significant experience with Alaska Native/Indigenous cultures and peoples are preferred. This position will also contribute to the development of graduate instruction in Indigenous Studies.

Title: Development Officer - American Indian College Fund, Denver, CO
Deadline: open until filled.
Contact: Gina Del Castillo, Human Resource Manager,
Phone: (303) 426-8900

The Development Officer is responsible for fundraising activities in the Individual Giving Department, with strong emphasis on major gifts and planned giving. The position is responsible for planning, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of major gift donors and prospective donors and is responsible for meeting annual revenue goals. This position requires working in collaboration with other departments within the organization with the goal of providing resources for programs that donors and the American Indian College Fund find mutually beneficial. Significant travel and working occasionally on evenings and weekends is required.

The American Indian College Fund, a national, non-profit organization headquartered in Denver, Colorado, was created in 1989 to support the nation’s tribal colleges.

Title: English Education Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate, Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester
Deadline: open until filled.

Applicants are expected to have a background in the research of English education and teaching and learning in English classrooms. Responsibilities include teaching master’s and doctoral courses in English education; the candidate will also direct the secondary English certification programs. Expertise in teaching academic writing at the master’s and/or doctoral level is desirable.

The candidate may also teach foundations of education courses and/or research methods courses. We expect that candidates will be able to supervise doctoral student research using a variety of research methods. Experience teaching English courses in secondary schools, especially in urban settings, is also desirable.

The position will begin fall 2009. Candidates should have an earned doctorate by that time.

Title: Inclusive Education/Special Education Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate, Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester
Deadline: open until filled.

We define inclusion as a commitment to the education of all students within learning environments that value diversity and maintain high expectations based on students’ individual strengths, needs, and interests. Inclusion promotes and requires collaboration between school, family, and community while providing students with disabilities and classroom teachers the necessary supports and services. Applicants are expected to have a background in research and practice in inclusion of students with disabilities across educational contexts, and knowledge and experience within teacher preparation. We expect candidates to be well grounded in the inclusion literature and to be familiar with new interdisciplinary directions in the construction of disability.

Job responsibilities include teaching courses in inclusive practices and teaching strategies, as well as collaborating with content area faculty in supervising students who are pursuing dual certification in secondary education and inclusive/special education. We expect that candidates will be able to supervise doctoral student research using a variety of research methods. Experience teaching students with disabilities preferred.

Title: Urban Education Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate, Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester
Deadline: open until filled.

Applicants are expected to have a background in research in urban education, foundations in teaching and curriculum, and research in urban settings. In addition to having a commitment to social and economic justice, the candidate should have an in-depth understanding of the linkage between theory and practice and of communicating the importance of this to the next generation of teacher-leaders. Responsibilities include teaching master’s and doctoral courses in urban education and foundations in education; the candidate may also teach courses dealing with diversity, and will direct the Urban Teaching and Leadership program in collaboration with other Teaching and Curriculum faculty members. We expect that candidates will be able to supervise doctoral student research using a variety of research methods. Experience teaching in urban settings is desirable.

Title: Tenure-Track Investigator, Embryonic Stem Cell Biologist, NIEHS
Deadline: Open until filled.
Contact: Dr. Trevor Archer, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis.
Website (s): and

The Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis is recruiting a Tenure-Track Investigator - Embryonic Stem Cell Biologist with intellectual and research strengths in, but not necessarily limited to, regulation of gene expression, development, chromatin and epigenetics. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a high-quality independent research program in stem cell biology, relevant to cancer, within a group with diverse research interests and backgrounds but focused upon the molecular and environmental mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Excellent start-up funds, salary, and benefits package will be provided. The applicant will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and research core facilities at the NIEHS. Applicants should have a Ph.D, M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with 3 years of postdoctoral research experience, and a strong publication record. Research experience with cancer models is desirable but not mandatory. Time before tenure review will be dependent upon qualifications and performance, not to exceed 6 years.

Title: Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies & Chicano Studies (Req# 158071)
Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Lisa Benjamin
Phone: 612-624-6309
Email: or

The American Indian Studies Dept. & the Chicano Studies Dept. at the University of Minnesota have an opening for a shared tenure-track position. The preferred area of specialty is "Indigenous Philosophies in the Americas." Ideally we are looking for someone who can teach across the curriculum in both departments.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in-hand by the start date of the appointment (August 31, 2009), in American Indian Studies, Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies or related interdisciplinary degree program; or in more traditional areas such as Anthropology, History, Spanish, English, Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology or similar disciplinary degree programs.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Position--Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
Deadline: January 8, 2009
Contact: Rhonda Craig-Schwarz
Phone: 962-1319

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years.

The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may elect to teach only one course per fiscal year. Applications for study in any discipline represented at the University are welcome.

Interested applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2009 and no earlier than July 1, 2005 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina.

Electronic submissions are preferred and should be emailed to:

Title: Director of Northern Pueblos Institute, Northern New Mexico College
Deadline: open until filled.
Contact: Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, NM 87532
Phone: 505-747-2100
Fax: 505-747-2180

Director develops community-based workshops and seminars in collaboration with the NPI Advisory Committee and works closely with the Governors of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, Inc (ENIPC), the NNMC Chair of Humanities, Languages & Letters, Social Sciences, & HYPER Department, and the Pueblo Indian Studies Advisory committee in carry out the other responsibilities of the Institute.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD required, preferably in American Indian or Native American Studies or related field with experience in developing and teaching Pueblo Indian studies and native American or American Indian studies; 3 years experience in organizational and community development; leadership and PR skills; written and oral communication skills and successful grant-writing skills; proposal writing and computer skills.

Desirable Qualification: Prior work experience with Pueblo communities; working knowledge of Indigenous Language Certification requirements; familiarity with AQIP requirements for college/university accreditation; experience managing and expanding undergrad curriculum from AA degree to BA degree.

Salary Range: $50,000K- $60,000K

Title: Chief, Visuomotor Disorders Section, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI
Deadline: Open-ended
Mica Gordon, Executive Assistant
Office of the Scientific Director
National Eye Institute, Building 31, Room 6A22,
31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-451-6763

The National Eye Institute (NEI) seeks an outstanding clinician scientist for a tenured or tenure-track position as Chief, Visuomotor Disorders Section in the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research (LSR) in the Division of Intramural Research. This recruitment is directed towards clinicians with expertise in central disorders that affect vision and/or eye movements (including disorders of binocular function).

The Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research is devoted to understanding the organization of the brain related to the control of eye movements, visual perception and their disorders. The Visuomotor Disorders Section Chief is expected to create a vigorous research program dedicated to elucidating the role played by these brain mechanisms in human disease, and to explore treatments. The Chief will develop broad investigational plans, independently and in collaboration with other NEI investigators and research scientists in the United States and abroad. The Chief will examine and treat patients, as well as design, implement and conduct research and clinical protocols. An opportunity exists for the Section Chief to recruit staff and supervise training.

Title: Scientific Director, NIDCD
Deadline: open-ended, Applications will be reviewed starting October 6, 2008
Contact: Dr. Eric Green
Phone: 301-402-2023

Application Submission:
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD),
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320, Building 31, Room 3C02,
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the NIDCD Director on biomedical and scientific affairs involving the intramural research programs conducted by basic and clinical research investigators in the field of deafness and other communication disorders. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an extremely capable individual to evaluate research efforts and establish program priorities; direct training of pre- and post doctoral fellows; collaborate with other NIH programs; and advise the NIDCD Director and senior staff of the DIR and areas of science of interest to the Institute. The Division of Intramural Research has a staff of approximately 180 employees and a current annual budget of $35 million dollars. In addition to the managerial/administrative responsibilities outlined above, the Scientific Director is expected to carry out his/her own research program. Resources commensurate with the proposed program will be provided. The NIDCD seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead and direct the DIR’s research efforts at the forefront of science.

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