Native American studies

Lecture with Chris Cornelius, Indigenous Architect. Feb 22, 6:30-8pm

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Chris Cornelius, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He focuses his research and practice on the architectural translation of American Indian culture. He is the founding principal of Studio Indigenous, a design and consulting practice serving American Indian clients. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including an Artist in Residence Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, where he created a visual translation of the Oneida cosmology. More event information.

Monday, February 22, 6:30 – 8 PM
1101 – Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
2405 Wesbrook Mall

 Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, February 15, 2016

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).

 

CFP: Native Testimony, Princeton, May 5-6, 2016—Extended deadline, Feb. 15

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We are seeking papers for “Native Testimony,” the second graduate
conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group.
“Native Testimony” will be held at Princeton University from May
5-6, 2016, and will feature work on Native American and Indigenous
Studies topics by graduate students, as well as remarks from faculty
commentators. Our keynote speaker will be Christine DeLucia, Assistant
Professor of History at Mt. Holyoke College.

We welcome a broad range of contributions across many disciplines,
discussing everything from legal testimony in history and accessing
Native voices in autobiography and literature to methods of curation and
presentation in museums, libraries and archives. In addition, we’re
eager to review proposals that discuss ways to organize and privilege
Native voices in conferences and collections centered around Indigenous
studies themes.

Examples of subjects that might be addressed relating to the theme of
“Native Testimony” include, but are not limited to,

* the courtroom
*  boundary testimonies and maps
*  collection and representation
* confessions of faith
* movements and discussions of the body
*  cultural narratives
* transmissions of memory and ancestry
* translation
* ecocritical perspectives
* authorizing and authenticating gestures
* the nature of documentation
* witnessing through different media
*  truth commissions

Please submit a CV and an abstract of 250-300 words by February 15, 2016
to paiswg@gmail.com.

We will notify all applicants by February 22.

Some transportation and housing assistance may be available for graduate
student presenters.

Job – US History: Native American History. Due: Feb 1, 2016

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Job Announcement: Native American History

The Department of History at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track Assistant Professor in U.S history with a specialization in Native American history in the period up to 1877 to begin Fall 2016.

The successful candidate must be able to teach the first half of the lower-division U.S. history survey, upper-division courses in Native American history, and other courses in the area of specialization, including graduate seminars. Additional position requirements: engage in research and scholarly activity related to Native American history, supervise undergraduate and graduate research, advise history majors, serve on department, college, and university committees, and advance university engagement with the community.

The PhD in History or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2016. Experience as a university-level instructor is desirable. Applicants should demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population and the potential for teaching and research excellence. California State University, Sacramento has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/. Click on the “External Applicants” link titled “Faculty, Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State.” Complete instructions for the electronic application are found at the link labeled “Instructions.”

Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application:

1. A cover letter indicating teaching and research qualifications.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Writing sample.
4. Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).
5. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available.

Candidates must also have three (3) recent letters of recommendation sent by regular mail to: Chair, Native American History Search Committee, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95819-6059.

For questions about the position or application procedure, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Aaron Cohen, by email at cohenaj@csus.edu. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Clery Act statistics available.

Jobs – Northwestern, Indigenous Studies Research Initiative – Three Open Positions

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https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000910336-01

Open until filled
Date Posted     November 12, 2015
Type     Tenured, tenure track
Salary     Not specified
Employment Type     Full-time

Indigenous Studies Research Initiative
Three Open Positions

Northwestern University is pleased to announce an Indigenous Studies Research Initiative. Our goal is to build a critical mass of scholars working in the field of Indigenous Studies broadly construed. It is our hope that through close alignment and coordination with other Chicago-area institutions, we will make Northwestern University, as well as greater Chicago, centers of research and learning in the important field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. Area resources include the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library, The American Indian Center of Chicago, and the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, among others.

As an initial step, we announce searches for two tenure-track faculty positions and one postdoctoral fellow. We anticipate that these new colleagues will join our current faculty in designing and offering courses for undergraduate and graduate students related to indigenous studies and in advancing research in fields across the College and University.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Humanities
We invite applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, to begin September 1, 2016. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. The Fellow will be jointly appointed between the University’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and an appropriate humanities-related department. Candidates must complete all degree requirements for a PhD before September 1, 2016. For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/.

Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Humanities
We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. This person will be jointly appointed between the University’s Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and an appropriate humanities-related department, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a PhD or MFA before September 1, 2016. For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/ people/open-positions/.

Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Social Sciences
We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar who studies social disparities as they pertain to indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. da; is person will be jointly appointed between the University’s Institute for Policy Research and an appropriate social science-related department, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students. Scholars with degrees in anthropology, communications, economics, education, law, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, statistics, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a PhD before September 1, 2016. We welcome applications from both newly-minted PhDs and senior assistant professor candidates. For more information about the Institute for Policy Research and to apply, visit http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/about/ job-opportunities/.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirrmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

– See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000910336-01?cid=jobs&elq=a7bcdbc6c5f64cc7a74ff17fc8c443da&elqCampaignId=1918&elqaid=7014&elqat=1&elqTrackId=42fd4933fd9e46d5935c381c33fc8e9c#sthash.j8tA4Trc.dpuf

Open until filled
Date Posted November 12, 2015
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time
Indigenous Studies Research Initiative
Three Open Positions

Northwestern University is pleased to announce an Indigenous Studies Research Initiative. Our goal is to build a critical mass of scholars working in the field of Indigenous Studies broadly construed. It is our hope that through close alignment and coordination with other Chicago-area institutions, we will make Northwestern University, as well as greater Chicago, centers of research and learning in the important field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. Area resources include the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library, The American Indian Center of Chicago, and the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, among others.
As an initial step, we announce searches for two tenure-track faculty positions and one postdoctoral fellow. We anticipate that these new colleagues will join our current faculty in designing and offering courses for undergraduate and graduate students related to indigenous studies and in advancing research in fields across the College and University.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Humanities
We invite applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, to begin September 1, 2016. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. The Fellow will be jointly appointed between the University’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and an appropriate humanities-related department. Candidates must complete all degree requirements for a PhD before September 1, 2016. For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/.

Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Humanities
We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. This person will be jointly appointed between the University’s Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and an appropriate humanities-related department, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a PhD or MFA before September 1, 2016. For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/ people/open-positions/.
Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Social Sciences
We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar who studies social disparities as they pertain to indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. da; is person will be jointly appointed between the University’s Institute for Policy Research and an appropriate social science-related department, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students. Scholars with degrees in anthropology, communications, economics, education, law, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, statistics, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a PhD before September 1, 2016. We welcome applications from both newly-minted PhDs and senior assistant professor candidates. For more information about the Institute for Policy Research and to apply, visit http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/about/ job-opportunities/.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirrmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

– See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000910336-01?cid=jobs&elq=a7bcdbc6c5f64cc7a74ff17fc8c443da&elqCampaignId=1918&elqaid=7014&elqat=1&elqTrackId=42fd4933fd9e46d5935c381c33fc8e9c#sthash.j8tA4Trc.dpuf

 

Job – Assistant Professor, Native American History, (tenure track) California State University, Sacramento

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819-6059 Phone: (916) 278-6206 • Fax: (916) 278- 7476

Job Announcement: Native American History

The Department of History at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track Assistant Professor in U.S history with a specialization in Native American history in the period up to 1877 to begin Fall 2016.

The successful candidate must be able to teach the first half of the lower-division U.S. history survey, upper-division courses in Native American history, and other courses in the area of specialization, including graduate seminars. Additional position requirements: engage in research and scholarly activity related to Native American history, supervise undergraduate and graduate research, advise history majors, serve on department, college, and university committees, and advance university engagement with the community.

The PhD in History or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2016. Experience as a university- level instructor is desirable. Applicants should demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population and the potential for teaching and research excellence. California State University, Sacramento has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/. Click on the “External Applicants” link titled “Faculty, Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State.” Complete instructions for the electronic application are found at the link labeled “Instructions.”

Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application:

1. A cover letter indicating teaching and research qualifications.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Writing sample.
4. Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).

5. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available.

Candidates must also have three (3) recent letters of recommendation sent by regular mail to: Chair, Native American History Search Committee, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6059.

For questions about the position or application procedure, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Aaron Cohen, by email at cohenaj@csus.edu. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Clery Act statistics available.

Job – Assistant Professor in Native American History (tenure track), University of Massachusetts, Boston

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Assistant Professor in Native American History
Department of History
University of Massachusetts Boston
The History Department of the University of Massachusetts Boston welcomes applicants for a position as tenure-track assistant professor in Native American history beginning September 1, 2016.
We seek candidates who will take advantage of our setting in coastal urban New England to forge intellectual projects or community engagement.  Area of research specialization is open, but we are interested in candidates who study the 16th-19th centuries, with expertise in regions east of the Mississippi, U.S./Canada borderlands, or Maritime studies.  Candidates who work in gender history, history of health and medicine, environmental history, digital history, oral history, or comparative textual traditions will complement existing strengths.
Requirements
Successful candidates will show evidence of dynamic and effective teaching, an active research agenda, and the organizational or community-building skills to develop our Native American and Indigenous Studies Program. Successful candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field by August 31, 2016.
Additional Information
The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.
Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin by Dec. 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and approach, sample of work of up to 30 pages, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts online through the link available at
Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair at NatAmHistSearch@umb.edu.

 

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Indigenous Studies (Tenure-track) – College of Education at the University of Oregon, Due: Nov. 30, 2015

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Indigenous Studies
College of Education
Posting: 15420AB
Location: Eugene
Closes: Open Until Filled
Two Open Rank Tenure-track Positions
Indigenous Studies in Education and/or Indigenous Studies in Human Services
The College of Education at the University of Oregon (UO) is one of the highest ranked colleges of education in the United States. Our faculty engage in research and scholarship in both education and the clinical sciences and are leading innovators in research methodology and programming that improves educational and social service systems for all.
We are pleased to announce two (2) open-rank faculty positions for scholars who have strong research programs, or the clear potential for one, in a broad range of educational and/or counseling and human service areas relevant to indigenous communities. This hiring initiative extends across all four of our College departments: Education Studies, Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership, Counseling Psychology and Human Services, and Special Education and Clinical Sciences. Department affiliations will be determined by the chosen candidates in consultation with the respective Department Heads and Dean. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising, conducting research, seeking external funding, contributing to reciprocal partnerships with schools and/or community agencies and with University programs, participating in ongoing program development, and providing service to the department, college, university, professional associations, and community partners.
Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in education, human services, indigenous studies, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated sustained and collaborative work with and in service to indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated productivity and creativity in a scholarly area relevant to indigenous education and/or counseling/human services.
  • Evidence of ability to conduct research leading to peer reviewed publication.
  • Evidence of ability to work with students and faculty in a variety of disciplines.
  • Evidence of strong writing and communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated or potential for application of new and diverse methods and models of educational and human service research, including ethnic, cross-cultural, comparative, and/or international perspectives.
  • Evidence of preparing teachers and/or human service professionals to serve linguistically, socially, and culturally diverse students and in particular NA/AN and First Nation students.
  • Evidence of or potential for grant writing and conducting grant-funded research.
To Apply: Electronically submit: (1) a letter of application describing research agenda and teaching experience and how they align to the job description; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) up to three recent publications or scholarly works that exemplify your work; and (4) the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of three references (letters may be requested of finalists).  Submit your materials electronically to COEdean@uoregon.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to Search Committee Co-Chairs, Benedict McWhirter (benmcw@uoregon.edu) and Jerry Rosiek, (jrosiek@uoregon.edu), or to Amy Green at COEdean@uoregon.edu.  To ensure consideration, submit materials by November 30, 2015. Review will continue until positions are filled.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Job – Assistant Professor, Native American Studies (three year term)

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Three Year Term Assistant Professor
Native American Studies

The Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University invites qualified applicants to
apply for a three year term Assistant Professor position. Northern Michigan University, with 8,600
students and 180 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city
of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an
excellent quality of life. See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for teaching introductory and advanced courses in Native
American Studies, professional development and scholarship, and service. These courses may be
offered on campus or off campus via distance education employing multiple technologies.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Native American Studies or related
area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Proficiency or the willingness to become proficient, in
utilizing instructional technologies. Ability to develop and deliver curriculum. Good oral and written
communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to meet the demands of the position in a timely
manner. Ability to assess student learning outcomes.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience teaching in higher education, preferably in Native
American Studies. Ability to develop and refine Native American Studies courses, mentor students, and
assist with outreach efforts in these areas on campus and in the wider community. Qualified to teach
Anishinaabe language. Familiarity with tribal cultures of the Great Lakes Region. Experience in working
with a diverse student population, especially American Indian students. Demonstrated commitment to
social justice.

The review of applicants will begin November 29, 2015.  Applications received after that date will not be
considered. All applicants must include a letter of application, a current vitae, unofficial transcripts, and
contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three reference.
To apply for this position please visit: https://employMe.nmu.edu.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals
with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

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