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The Native American Support Program (NASP) cultivates an environment supportive of positive experiences for Native American and Indigenous students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Learn about NASP initiatives and programming, and get updates on upcoming events and resources both on the UIC campus and within the greater community.

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  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Academic Advisor- Department of Physiology and Biophysics

    The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Medicine is seeking Academic Advisor to provide high-level academic support to faculty and graduate students. The Academic Advisor will require the ability to work collaboratively with an administrative team, and effectively with all levels of University and College leadership, faculty, staff, and students.

    This position manages all aspects of the College of Medicine Microbiology and Immunology and Physiology and Biophysics MS and PhD programs, including student advising, admissions and recruitment, enrollment management, program evaluation, and administrative organization and communication. Works closely with the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) to ensure successful implementation of the departments’ degree programs. Develops academic, career, and student affairs programs involving outreach to internal and external constituencies including prospective and admitted students, alumni, and health agencies. Develops and presents workshops on topics related to student academic success.

    To apply, please visit UIC job post and upload a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references by August 20, 2021.

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Academic Advisor-LAS Student Affairs

    Position Description:

    This position is a member of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) Academic Advising Center. It is the role of this unit to assure that, in the continuum from admission through graduation, students’ individual educational needs are met while maintaining the academic standards established by the faculty of the College. As a primary source of College information, the academic advisors in LAS promote and facilitate excellence through academic advising.

    We believe that our services should assist in maximizing the academic experience and student achievement in the expectation that students will become lifelong learners and attain their career objectives. These services are carried out via a two-tier advising system, which promotes reciprocal accountability between a student and their advisors, and also facilitates students’ identification with and understanding of the College and University. 

  • 2021 P.L.A.C.E. SESSION 1

    AUGUST 1, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT FREE | ONLINESUMMER - In our first 2021 REZILIENCE PLACE SESSION we're pleased to welcome back ROXANNE SWENTZELL who will be speaking about the “Pueblo Food Experience Project”. She will be sharing her journey in maintaining a relationship with ancestral foods, and her connection to her ancestors and homeland through food. Swentzell will discuss not only the health benefits, but also the cultural and spiritual benefits that come with a “pre-contact” period diet, and she will share her thoughts on the future and the world. Lee Francis will be our moderator and Joseph Stacy will be our visual facilitator.For more information on this event, contact rezilienceorg@gmail.com

  • Untangling Colonialism Public Training • August 5th

    Untangling Colonialism – Building a Decolonizing Framework. A decolonizing practice requires recognition of the history of colonization and its current manifestations. This training briefly covers United States Federal Indian Policy carried out dominantly in the lower 48 and its expansion into Alaska policy and the implications on Alaska Native peoples. Additionally, participants will discuss how the history of environmental conservation has mirrored colonial world-views and what possible strategies we can further in order to decolonize conservation. This training delves into the spectrum of decolonizing strategies; from various personal, institutional, and systemic pathways forward.

  • Visit Jeffrey Gibson: Sweet Bitter Love at the Newberry Library

    In Sweet Bitter Love, new works by the artist Jeffrey Gibson (a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent) re-frame and re-interpret stereotypical images of Native Americans. As he engages with the past and upends the myths of settler colonialism, Gibson attests to Native resilience in the present. The exhibition is now on view at the Newberry Library through September 18, and is free and open to all.  Learn More: https://www.newberry.org/sweet-bitter-love-exhibition.You can also hear Gibson discuss the exhibition and Indigenous material culture more broadly in A Conversation with Jeffrey Gibson and Sven Haakanson.

  • JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor – Clinical Psychology

    The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Clinical Psychology to begin August, 2022. The successful candidate will have a promising program of research, will contribute to teaching and student success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will demonstrate competency in incorporating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the research and teaching contexts. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a research focus on psychopathology; health promotion and intervention; or dissemination and implementation science. However, all areas of research excellence will be considered. Given the department’s commitment to training students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, as well as UIC’s emphasis on serving the surrounding communities, we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose work incorporates and/or benefits populations that are traditionally underserved or understudied in Psychology. 

    Applicants must submit an online application to the UIC Job Board (https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=149801&job=assistant-professor-clinical-psychology) and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement. Applicants should also provide a diversity statement that discusses past and planned future contributions to diversity and inclusion (e.g., teaching, research, and service). In the online application there will be fields for you to enter the email addresses of three individuals who can provide letters of reference. Questions about the application process should be directed to Jessie Morris-Forristall at jmorri7@uic.edu

    Apply by October 15, 2021. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Erin Berenz (eberenz@uic.edu) and Dr. Michael Meinzer (mmeinzer@uic.edu). 

  • American Indian College Fund Scholarship Updates

    • Gates Scholarship is OPEN
    • Funds for Low-Income Mothers
    • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships
    • Science/Engineering Scholarships
    • Environmental Stewardship Scholarships
    • Career Technical Scholarships
    • Dept. of Energy Scholars Program
    • Army Spouses Scholarships
  • JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist (Office of Applied Psychological Services/Psychiatry)

    The Department of Psychology, in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a licensed psychologist to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor. The position is a non-tenure track, 12-month appointment.  This position will be 60% in the psychology department, providing supervision and teaching, and 40% in the psychiatry department, providing direct service to patients. The 60% in psychology will entail providing therapy and assessment supervision to doctoral students through the Office of Applied Psychological Services (OAPS) and teaching one graduate or undergraduate course per semester in the Psychology department. OAPS is the training clinic for the Department’s APA-accredited Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and provides services to adults and children in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  The Clinical Psychology Program endorses a scientist-practitioner training model, has been accredited by APA since 1974, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Sciences. The 40% time in psychiatry will be spent providing direct clinical services to clients, often part of the UIC community, both in person and via telehealth. The psychiatry department one of the largest in the Midwest, with several nationally-recognized training programs and several fellowships. The Department is nationally known for clinical research in multiple areas, including anxiety and mood disorders, psychosis, late life depression, autism, addictions, mental health services, and women’s mental health. 

    To Apply: Submit an online application to the UIC Job Board (https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=150054&job=clinical-assistant-professor-office-of-applied-psychological-services-psychiatry) by August 31, 2021. Please upload a cover letter, CV, and provide the names and email addresses of three references within the online application. Questions about the application process should be directed to Jessie Morris-Forristall at jmorri7@uic.edu.  

  • You Are on Potawatomi Land Installation Event

    Commissioner Mark Kelly of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) invites you to attend a dedication celebration for the newest installation on the Chicago Riverwalk:

    You Are on Potawatomi Land

    by artist Andrea Carlson [Ojibwe]

    Thursday, August 5th

    3:30 pm

    Pioneer Court steps (401 N. Michigan, next to the Apple Store)

    RSVP by Tuesday, August 2nd to publicart@cityofchicago.org  

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Director of the Native American Support Program, University of Illinois at Chicago

    The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), a major urban research university with an operating budget of over $2.3 billion, is seeking a Director for the Native American Support Program (NASP). UIC serves over 33,500 students comprising what is among the most diverse student bodies in the nation with 16 colleges, 16,000 faculty and staff. UIC has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.

    The Director develops and implements academic support initiatives for a targeted UIC student population (American Indian / Alaska Native) that enhances student transition from high school, assists students in acclimating to college learning strategies, and promotes indigenous programming and initiatives as part of a broader commitment to multiculturalism. The Director provides leadership in promoting recruitment and academic support services to Native American students to increase student enrollment, retention and graduation rates. The Director fosters relationships with local and national Native American organizations.

    For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=146061 by July 6, 2021. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu.