Assistant Professor in Native American/American Indian and Indigenous Studies

$84,000 - $87,200 yearly
  • Ethnic and Women's Studies
  • Hybrid (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA, USA)
  • Jun 11, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

Position description: We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus on Native American/American Indian Studies and Indigenous Studies

•   Minimum requirements include: An earned doctorate or terminal degree (e.g. teaching artist with an MFA) in Indigenous Studies, Native or First-Nations Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender and/or Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Sociology, Education, History, Critical Studies, Visual Art and Performing Arts, or related interdisciplinary fields conferred by the time of appointment;

•   Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity. Evidence should be provided in a Student Success Statement that responds to the prompt above - “Inclusive Excellence and Student Success.” Experience teaching comparative courses and integrating multiple disciplinary cultural and global perspectives;

•   At least one or more semesters of successful teaching of undergraduates (either full-time or part-time) at a college or university setting and/or postdoctoral teaching experience with potential for growth;

•   Evidence of scholarly engagement and potential as demonstrated through conference presentations, publications and/or grant development;

•   Evidence of community engagement; and  

•   Commitment and ability to contribute to the academic community’s diversity and excellence through research, teaching and service, fostering an inclusive environment. 


Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

·   Evidence of research, scholarly engagement and/or creative activities with one or     more of the following: settler colonialism, cultural and/or visual sovereignty, global Indigeneity, tribal law, K-12 education, Indigenous political ecologies, queer, trans and/or intersectional Indigeneity, Native American womanisms and/or feminisms, Indigenous health and/or healing, decolonial borderlands and/or forced migrations; and/or

·   Demonstrated success in critical/interactive pedagogical practices in Native American/American Indian Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Ethnic Studies including service learning; and/or

·   Demonstrated experience in Indigenous qualitative research methodologies, theoretical frameworks and/or communally defined research needs; and/or

·   Evidence of collegial collaboration and demonstrated experience in mentoring and advising students, working with student groups, cultural centers, and/or community-based organizations.