The Department of American Indian Studies, College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona is seeking an outstanding
teacher/scholar/administrator for a full-time, tenured position as Head of
the Department of American Indian Studies. The position, anticipated to
begin at the start of the 2015-16 academic year, requires an excellent
scholar at the Associate or Full Professor level with a Ph.D. or equivalent
who is qualified for tenure at the University of Arizona. Topical specialty
and regional focus is open, though a specialization in North American
native communities is required. The Department of American Indian
Studies is administered by the Department Head with the participation of
the faculty consistent with the University of Arizona's culture of shared
The University of Arizona is a top-ranked, research-intensive, land grant
institution that embraces a distinctive interdisciplinary culture and tradition.
One of the premier departments in the field of American Indian or
Indigenous Studies in the United States, AIS at the University of Arizona
grants Ph.D., M.A., and J.D./M.A. degrees as well as minors at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, and anticipates offering a B.A. degree
beginning in the Fall of 2015. AIS also offers graduate certificate programs
in American Indian Higher Education, Nation Building, and Natural
In addition to an outstanding record of scholarship and teaching in higher
education, candidates must offer evidence of administrative experience,
the ability to seek and obtain external funding, demonstrated experience in
working with tribal communities, and a commitment to serving American
Indians. The Department Head is expected to maintain an active research
agenda, to foster and support fellowship and grant seeking activity among
colleagues, and to teach courses appropriate to American Indian Studies.
This position offers exciting opportunities for expanding the program and
developing new partnerships with the twenty-two federally recognized
tribes/nations within Arizona and with American Indian nations/Alaskan
Natives throughout the Southwest and beyond. American Indian Studies
seeks to develop a strong understanding of the languages, cultures, and
sovereignty of American Indians/Alaskan Natives which honors our
ancestors and their wisdom.
Initial review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and continue
until the position is filled. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity
employer that recognizes the value of a diverse community and
encourages applications from the full range of experience and ethnic
identity and gender.
Application web site:
Job Number 56940.