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.

Company Description:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Department of History and American Studies at Roger Williams University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2017, with an area of specialization in race and race relations in the United States. Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory and research courses in American Studies, as well as electives related to the candidate's area of specialization in race and race relations in the United States. In general, all tenure-track faculty at Roger Williams University must demonstrate effectiveness in the following three categories: 1) teaching; 2) scholarship; and 3) institutional and/or community service.


A Ph.D. in American Studies or related cultural studies field such as African American Studies, Black Studies, Native American Studies, Asian American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Transnational Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, etc. is required by time of hire. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching experience and an on-going program of scholarly activity.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

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For additional information regarding this position, please contact: Dr. Laura D'Amore, American Studies Search Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants please attach: 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; 3) a CV; 4) a sample syllabus; and 5) names and contact information of at least three references.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017



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