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.

Faculty Title
Assistant (or Associate) Professor of Native American Studies
Posting Number
Official Transcripts
Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost’s office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.
Special Instructions for Applicants:
In the statement of teaching philosophy, please include your view of “Native American Studies” as an academic field (e.g., what should it comprise, what should its objectives be, etc.) and describe how you integrate this view into your teaching.
Please provide contact information for three references in the appropriate section of the online application.
Required Documents:
• Letter of Application
• CV
• One academic writing sample from the past 5 years
• Statement of Native American Studies teaching philosophy (see special instructions)
• Teaching evaluations
• One upper division syllabus & one lower division syllabus
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Appointment Basis
9 months
Native American Studies
Job Location
Ashland (15 A)
Hiring Pay Rate
Assistant: $56,510 (Base $56,510 @ 1.0 FTE, CIP $0, YIR 1 Asst Prof) or Associate $63,912 (Base $63,912 @ 1.0 FTE, CIP $0, YIR 1 Assoc Prof)
Benefits Eligible
Position Summary
The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Native American Studies program invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Native American Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Qualified candidates must have demonstrable commitments to teaching, mentoring, and research germane to Native American communities. This person should be able to teach the core three-quarter sequence in Native American Studies (NAS 201, 301, and 410) along with other courses that complement those of existing faculty, meet program needs, and align with the person’s areas of interest. This person will be a scholar-practitioner who can advance Native American Studies across the wider community and integrate Native American needs and perspectives into teaching, scholarship, and service, especially in ways that support tribal communities around SOU.
Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Native American Studies or a related field from an accredited college or university by time of appointment
• At least one year of university teaching experience
• Demonstrated experience fostering alliances with Native American communities and/or organizations
Preferred Qualifications
• We especially encourage challenging, critical, and community-oriented pedagogues to apply.
• We are particularly interested in candidates whose areas of specialization work with and serve Indigenous peoples within North America and/or the Americas.
Physical Demands
Regular teaching activities may include standing, sitting, and lecturing.
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check.
Posting Date
Application must be received by:
for priority consideration
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date
Contact Name for Applicant Questions
Human Resources
Contact Email
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Job Duties
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Percent of total time 100