1 July 2022 or until Editor(s) is named.
NAISA Council seeks applications for lead editor(s) and the editorial office of the journal Native American and Indigenous Studies
). The official term is to begin June 1, 2023, for a minimum of four years, with possible annual reappointment thereafter, to a maximum service of seven years. Individuals or teams are welcome to apply for the editorship. Applications are due by 1 July 2022
. We encourage potential applicants to direct queries to Council at email@example.com
; the current coeditors will also be available to provide information on editorial office processes, budget, and other questions. Interviews will be conducted virtually by Council. The successful applicant(s) for editor will have a 6- to 9-month period, beginning no later than January 1, 2023, of “shadowing” the current editors in all work of the editorial office to ensure a smooth transition.
, the journal of Native American and Indigenous Studies, is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to publishing the best interdisciplinary scholarship in international Native American and Indigenous Studies. NAIS
publishes two issues per volume year through an agreement between NAISA and the University of Minnesota Press. The journal provides a forum for different kinds of research, intellectual traditions, and knowledge practices to be placed in conversation in order to extend our understandings across disciplinary and epistemological boundaries. See naisa.org/journal-nais
for more information on mission, submission guidelines, editorial policies and ethical guidelines, Editorial Board membership, and more.
The first issue was published in 2014 under the direction of founding editors Dr. Jean O’Brien and Dr. Robert Warrior. In 2015, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals recognized NAIS with the award for the Best New Journal. In June 2019 NAISA Council appointed the second set of editors, Dr. K. Tsianina Lomawaima and Dr. Kelly McDonough. Under both editorial teams, the editorial office has been staffed by two half-time graduate student Managing Editors. The Editorial Office is financially supported by the Press ($2,000/year stipend), royalty shares, NAISA Council, and the Editors’ home institution(s). Editorial processes operate independently of NAISA Council but the editors make an annual report to the Council at the association’s annual meeting.
Key criteria for appointment
An established record of scholarship in Native and Indigenous studies, including strong awareness of the worldwide scope of Indigenous studies; managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines; the ability to attract high-quality manuscripts for submission and respected experts to the Editorial Board. Candidates must be members in good standing of NAISA and maintain their membership for the duration of the appointment.
Preferred criteria for appointment
rank of tenured associate professor or higher; editorial experience; and evidence of institutional support and commitment for the duration of appointment – such as release time for editor(s), salary &/or tuition support of graduate students as Managing Editors, general office support, and office space as necessary.
Major responsibilities of the editor(s) of NAIS include:
- providing a clear vision for the direction of the journal within the larger mandate of NAISA;
- managing the journal budget and planning for the future;
- communicating in a timely and transparent manner with all stakeholders (e.g. those submitting manuscripts, reviewers, Council, the Press, and NAISA membership)
- supporting ethical, rigorous, and supportive peer review processes, including developmental review to help guide authors into the peer review process;
- managing the peer review process in a timely and professional manner;
- assisting authors in polishing their manuscripts for publication;
- working closely with the Press to meet deadlines, from submission of each issue through copy-editing and proof-reading stages;
- drawing on the expertise and advisory capacity of the appointed Editorial Board for the benefit of the journal;
- overseeing the NAIS Writing & Mentoring Fellowship, in conjunction with the Editorial Board;
- delivering to Council in advance of the annual conference a written report on the journal’s yearly activities, which will also be made available to the NAISA membership;
- attend the annual conference and be present at the general meeting to represent the journal to the membership.
The Editor(s) may have opportunities to make presentations to different constituencies engaged in Native American and Indigenous studies, scholarly editing, and related issues; this could involve travel and additional time and preparation commitments.
The application packet should include:
- Cover letter (5 pages max.) that addresses your qualifications, offers a sense of your vision for NAIS, and clearly describes the structure of the editorial office and responsibilities as you envision them. We strongly encourage all candidates to discuss their intentions with their academic administrators (deans, department chairs, etc.) so that they can come to the interview prepared to articulate the institutional support they will receive if appointed to the editorship. Institutional support is not a requirement for application but is strongly preferred.
- Curriculum Vitae or resumé
Call for Applications: NAIS Journal Editorial Board Members
1 July 2022 or until Board is named.
seeks applicants for editorial board members. The term of service is four years. More information about the journal may be found by clicking here
Scope of NAIS
NAIS is an anonymous/peer-reviewed scholarly journal published two times a year by the University of Minnesota Press.
Qualification and requirements of candidates
Key qualities sought for the position of editorial board members: an established record of scholarship in Native and Indigenous studies, including strong awareness of the worldwide scope of Indigenous studies; commitment to actively serving in an advisory capacity to the editors and to furthering their vision of the Journal and fulfilling its mandate; and willingness to take up various duties appropriate to the role of the editorial board, including (at the editor’s discretion) the assessment of manuscripts. Candidates must be members in good standing of NAISA and maintain their membership for the duration of the appointment.
The applications packet should include:
- Cover letter providing information about the applicant’s qualifications.
- Curriculum Vitae or resumé