Job – Instructor/Assistant Professor, UMD Dept. of American Indian Studies

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Qualifications

Required qualifications for this position include a Masters degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field; training or teaching experience in a professional or academic setting (examples include, but are not limited to, teaching assistant, guest lecturer, and professional presentations); effective written communication skills appropriate to the position; experience in developing and delivering curriculum; experience in utilizing instructional technologies (i.e. moodle, voicethread, etc).

Preferred qualifications for this position include a terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field; two or more years of relevant college level teaching experience or professional experience in a relevant field; experience teaching a variety of upper and lower division courses such as those offered by the Department; effective teaching and communication skills appropriate to the position; expertise in using technology for teaching; proficiency or expertise in utilizing instructional technologies (i.e. moodle, voicethread, etc.); a record of achievement in outreach service to tribal communities; and evidence of the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

About the job

The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks to hire an instructor or assistant professor to teach courses in the undergraduate Tribal Administration and Governance major and courses in the Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program on a full­-time basis for the 2016­-2017 academic year, August 22, 2016 ­to May 21, 2017. This is a Term contract position. Candidates are encouraged to apply whose specialization includes tribal administration and governance, business administration, public administration, and/or organizational management. The appointment includes teaching both online classes and hybrid courses with weekend/evening face­-to-­face classes four times per semester. Possible courses include: Foundations of Indigenous Leadership (2820), Fundamentals of Tribal Project Management (3820), Best Practices in Tribal Administration (4810), Administration Governance I: Strategic (5210), Administration and Governance II: Operations (5220), Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance I: Human Resources (5230), Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance II: Project (5240).

American Indian Studies is an academic department continuing a robust four­ decade legacy in which active scholars serve to educate students, colleagues, and the public about tribal sovereignty, indigenous cultures, and the historical and contemporary experiences of Native peoples and nations. The department has five programs: two majors (American Indian Studies and Tribal Administration and Governance), two minors (American Indian Studies and Ojibwe Language) and a Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program. Please see our website for additional information: http://www.d.umn.edu/~umdais/main/index.php

The Department of American Indian Studies is located in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth, a comprehensive regional university with 85 majors and graduate programs in 25 different fields, and a student enrollment of about 12,000. UMD affords a full range of academic/research resources in a setting more commonly found at smaller colleges. The Twin Ports of Duluth and its sister city, Superior, Wisconsin, have a combined population of approximately 120,000 and offer an excellent quality of life.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment and search for job opening 307512.

Complete applications must include the following materials:

1.  Letter of application
2.  Current curriculum vitae (CV)
3.  Contact information for three professional references
4.  Sample syllabi and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience, such as student evaluations (upload as attachment to the Portfolio)
5.  Unofficial transcripts

Applicants should first submit the application, cover letter, CV/resume, and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach additional documents.

Candidates referred for futher consideration will be asked to provide official transcripts and three reference letters.  Completed applications will be reviewed beginning February 29, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Please send inquires to Tami Lawlor at tvatalar@d.umn.edu

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

 

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