Assistant Professor in Native American and Indigenous Studies (tenure-track)

  • Dept of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
  • Tufts University, Boston Avenue, Medford, MA, USA
  • Aug 27, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Tufts University: School of Arts & Sciences: Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora


Medford, MA

Open Date

Aug 25, 2021


The Department of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Native American and Indigenous Studies to begin AY 2022-2023. We prioritize applicants with a commitment to and practice of working closely with Indigenous communities within and beyond the university. We seek candidates with a grounded understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems, who center their teaching and research in Native American and Indigenous methodologies, histories, or cultural practices.  Research agendas may address the Native Northeast, Native North America, the hemispheric Americas, and/or global contexts. We seek a candidate who will deepen the Department’s methodological diversity. Area of expertise is open, with a focus on interdisciplinary interests that may include: gender & sexuality studies, disability studies, cultural studies, performance studies, science and technology studies, media studies, environmental studies, or the interdisciplinary social sciences. Tufts, as a student-centered research university, values teaching excellence and community engagement in addition to scholarship. Teaching may require in person, hybrid or remote assignments. The candidate’s tenure home would be in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora, with the option for a secondary appointment.


Ph.D. or ABD status at time of application, and evidence of excellence or promise in scholarship and teaching, publications, and ability to engage with diverse students with different pedagogies.

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, names of three references, teaching statement, research statement, and writing sample Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and candidates’ materials should address how they promote these priorities.

Review will start on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about this position to department administrator, Cynthia Sanders,


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