Naisa

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 Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University invites applications for one 9-month tenure track position in Native American Studies. This is an Assistant Professor position, and salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Starting date is August 16, 2018.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Qualified applicants will have completed a doctorate degree by August 15, 2018.

Required qualifications: The applicant must demonstrate potential for excellence in research/scholarship in Native American Studies; potential for excellence in teaching Native American courses, potential for excellence in service/outreach, and strong communication skills. Service and outreach commitment to Native American communities should be established through past or current examples of mentoring, activism, and outreach.

Examples of potential candidates’ areas of expertise in Native American Studies include but are not limited to: Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous knowledge systems, land rights and tribal sovereignty, contemporary literary and visual culture, history, health, Indigenous education and leadership, tribal governments, sociopolitical and political economy, decolonial feminism, settler colonialism, and heritage language revitalization.

Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who can teach the core ethnic studies courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (i.e. introduction to ethnic studies, ethnic studies research methods, ethnic studies theory & history, etc). Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, intersectional, and/or comparative are also strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in Native American Studies, or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Native American Studies; and, we also welcome applicants with degrees in related disciplines with a research and teaching focus germane to Native American Studies.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, including graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor students, have an active research agenda, and engage in outreach/service with Native American communities.

Closing Date for Application: Full consideration will be extended to completed applications received by November 1, 2017. Review of applications will commence on that date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To view the full position details and to complete an
application, go to: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/50058.

Applications must include a cover letter stating interest, a curriculum vita, a sample of recent writing or publication, evidence of teaching/advising excellence, if available, and letters from three references. Application materials of semi-finalist candidates will be made available for review by the entire tenure-track faculty of the Ethnic Studies Department.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.