Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education to fill a tenure-track position in American Indian Studies beginning August 17, 2015. We are seeking a social science scholar with expertise in American Indian Studies; preferred fields include American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, and Political Science. Period and geographical area of expertise is open within the United States. We particularly welcome scholars who can diversify existing program strengths in American Indian literature, film, material cultures, and Anishinaanbemowin. The annual teaching load is five courses. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core curriculum, including Introduction to American Indian Studies and the senior project in American Indian Studies. Additional courses to enhance the interdisciplinary American Indian Studies program will be offered through American Indian Studies or the candidate’s field of expertise.

Required qualifications for the position include: i) ABD (rank as Instructor) in American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, or an American Indian-related program; ii) demonstrated excellence in teaching; iii) evidence of a strong and promising research agenda; and iv) a commitment to curricular development in American Indian Studies and in another area of Social Science. Preferred qualifications include PhD (rank as Assistant Professor) in American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, or an American Indian-related program.

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is an undergraduate-focused residential public liberal arts college serving about 1900 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris.  Morris is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Princeton Review, Kiplingers Personal Finance, and Washington Monthly.  The student body is talented, diverse and engaged.  The Morris student body is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 24% students of color (of which 16% are American Indian students) and 9% international students. UMM values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.

The University of Minnesota shall provide 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 request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room 309, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check (and a physical examination, where applicable). Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Applicants must initiate their application in the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at, then send in hard copy a letter of application, a CV, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial screening), and three confidential letters of recommendation written within the last five years to: Sharon Severance, 109 Camden Hall, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 E. 4th St., Morris, MN 56267. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding the online application may be directed to Sharon Severance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); other questions may be directed to Prof. Becca Gercken, Search Committee Chair (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).