The UAA Alaska Native Studies Program invites applications for a Multi-Cultural Post-Doctoral Fellow to begin August, 2018. This is a 9 month appointment (August to May) with a 3 month contract extension during the summer. This appointment may be renewed for up to an additional two years.
• Teaching: Teach one undergraduate course per semester. • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work: Nationally recognized publications, possibly supplemented with creative work, will be one of the primary focuses of the post-doctoral residency. • Service: Serve on AKNS or UAA committees, departmental duties as assigned. AKNS faculty will provide mentoring in the areas of teaching, research and opportunities to engage with the UAA and greater Anchorage and Alaska community/ies.
We seek a scholar with an emerging [or] established specialty in Indigenous/Alaska Native studies – which is a very interdisciplinary field. Specific areas of specialization will complement or deepen the research and scholarly in the areas of education/pedagogy, languages, the arts, history, politics, anthropology, and psychology. The successful candidate will teach one undergraduate course per semester and will maintain an active research and creative agenda. Additionally, this individual will integrate and expand the mission of Alaska Native Studies Program at UAA.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States at the time of application.
Evidence of a potential for successful teaching, service, and research activity.
• Ph.D. or terminal degree (already received or having completed all requirements and waiting graduation) in American Indian/Native American, Indigenous Studies or closely related concentration area. The desired area of scholarly expertise within Indigenous or Alaska Native Studies is open.
• Ability to engage and collaborate effectively with Alaska Native and diverse communities in the Anchorage/southcentral Alaska area.
• An interest and aptitude for event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals).
• One-year experience of teaching at the college/university level or demonstrate via syllabus design the potential for strong teaching.
• Experience with successful event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals) and community building.
• Candidates with a strong background in both research and teaching are especially encouraged to apply.