Assistant/Associate Professor-Native American Studies-Department of Ethnic Studies

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, USA
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Native American Studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We encourage applications from scholars in any discipline, especially those who employ Indigenous methodologies and take intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching. Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Native American social movements, governance and politics, Native peoples of California, gender and sexuality studies, community studies, art, and media studies.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses, and undertake service to the department and campus.

In the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Division of Social Sciences, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. Our Division is committed to upholding the university’s principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment.

Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at: https://ls.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

Department: https://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/areas-of-study/area/native-american-studies/

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Experience working in or with Native communities.

Position title: Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure).

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter describing qualifications and research interests

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • A writing sample 25-30 pages in length

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage. After the search committee identifies a long list of finalists, the hiring unit will contact the candidate for letters.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03130

Position title: Associate Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter describing qualifications and research interests

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • A writing sample 25-30 pages in length

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage. After the search committee identifies a long list of finalists, the hiring unit will contact the candidate for letters.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)