• UC Davis
  • Davis, CA, USA
  • Sep 01, 2023
Full time Education

Job Description

Native and Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Department of Native American Studies

University of California, Davis

The Department of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis (UCD) invites applications for an open-rank position in the area of Native and Indigenous languages of the Americas, with an emphasis on North America (U.S., Mexico, Canada) to begin July 1, 2024. This position would be filled by an interdisciplinary scholar with an active research agenda whose field(s) fall(s) within humanities and/or social sciences. The holder of this faculty position should have a Ph.D. in linguistics, Native American Studies, or a related field, with an emphasis on language, an active interest in Indigenous languages of the Americas, and experience and/or strong interest in working with Indigenous communities on language acquisition and revitalization. The holder of this position must be able to work with students who are interested in learning more about Indigenous languages (in some cases, their heritage languages), and, in particular, with our graduate students who are required to study an Indigenous language of the Americas. The holder of this position will be considered for appointment as the Director of the Native American Language Center, and should show a (beginning or sustained) track record of grant support for language research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the first day of classes.

We seek individuals with a commitment to the enhancement of our Native American Studies undergraduate and graduate programs. Our department is inter/multidisciplinary and hemispheric in perspective. We offer an undergraduate major and minor and graduate program (M.A., Ph.D., and D.E. Designated Emphasis) in Native American Studies.

Candidates should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, research statement, two representative writing samples or publications, Teaching portfolio that includes: a statement of teaching philosophy, 1-2 proposed or current course syllabi, and two sets of student evaluations, Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in addition to the names and addresses of three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Address questions to

Professor Beth Rose Middleton, Search Committee Chair

Department of Native American Studies


Kimberly Pearson

Academic Personnel Coordinator

Materials may be submitted electronically through the Recruit portal

For full consideration applications should be submitted by November 17, 2023