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.


Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in Critical Ethnic Studies beginning fall 2016. This is a new position and will provide primary support and coordination for the major in Critical Ethnic Studies approved in fall 2014. Expertise in the field of Critical Ethnic Studies as well as the ability to teach the four approved core courses of the major required. At Kalamazoo the Critical Ethnic Studies program works from Indigenous, national and transnational interdisciplinary frameworks. Preference may be given to candidates with specializations in the following areas: epistemology, historiography, and de-colonial methods and pedagogies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate liberal arts teaching, including occasional contributions to the College’s Shared Passages Program (first-year and sophomore seminars, and senior capstones), and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both in and out of the classroom. Ph.D. (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2016) required. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 325,000 which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. 

Completed applications received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, description of scholarly interests and research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation are required. All application materials should be addressed to Dr. Amelia Katanski, Chair of the Critical Ethnic Studies Search Committee, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 and submitted in PDF form at The letters of recommendation should be sent in PDF form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, see our home page at and program web site at Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.