Job – Assistant Professor of Native American Studies (Tenure-track), Due: Nov. 20, 2015

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Native American Studies: Tenure-track Position at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

See below link and description, regarding a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position in Native American Studies at my second department:
For questions, contact Faculty Search Committee Chair: 
Sandy Kewanhaptewa-Dixon, Ed.D. at sldixon@cpp.edu (or see below for phone and mailing address).

Assistant Professor, Ethnic and Women’s Studies

College of Education and Integrative Studies

The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Native American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall of 2016.  The department seeks candidates specializing in settler colonialism, sovereignty, tribal law/politics, literature, cultural production and performance, and/or environmental justice. Additional specializations, but not restricted, in the areas of, research methodologies, critical race theories, comparative social movements, labor, education, digital and social media, Queer/LGBT Studies, Gender Studies, identity formations, and multiethnic/cultural identities will be considered.


The Position

The candidates will be expected to teach courses in their field of specializations, as well as additional EWS courses.  In addition, the candidates should have the ability to teach comparative courses, integrate multiple disciplinary cultural and global perspectives, and incorporate educational technology in their teaching and professional activities.  Candidates should also be committed to working with the campus cultural and gender centers and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in higher education.


Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Native American Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Gender/Women’s Studies, or other related field from an accredited university by September 1, 2016;
  • Ability to teach comparative courses and integrate multiple disciplinary cultural perspectives in Native American Studies and Ethnic & Women’s Studies;
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and potential;
  • Experience of successfully teaching undergraduates at a college or university setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student populations.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate success in critical/interactive pedagogical practices;
  • Seek specializations in settler colonialism, sovereignty, tribal law/politics, literature, cultural production and performance, and/or environmental justice;
  • Additional specializations, but not restricted, in the areas of, research methodologies, critical race theories, comparative social movements, labor, education, digital and social media, Queer/LGBT Studies, Gender Studies, identity formations, and multiethnic/cultural identities will be considered;
  • Evidence of scholarly achievements (conference presentations, publications, and/or grant development);
  • Experience in mentoring and advising students;
  • Experience in working with Native American student groups and/or community-based organizations;
  • Experience with educational technology.

Application Procedure

All application materials must be submitted via online. Please go to https://cpp.formstack.com/forms/ews_native_american to complete the online application. You will be required to submit the following documentation:

  • a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
  • a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • a completed university application form available at: (http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf);
  • a syllabus from one of the courses you have taught;
  • An unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and
  • three recently signed letters of reference (within the last two years).

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Friday, November 20, 2015. Early response is encouraged.  As the process proceeds, candidates may be asked to submit a writing sample no longer than 20 pages.

Address all other inquiries to:

Faculty Search Committee
c/o Sandy Kewanhaptewa-Dixon, Ed.D. Committee Chair
Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.4594    FAX: 909.869.6797
Email:  sldixon@cpp.edu
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