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 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 governance. 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 Resources. 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: https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1416431419947 Job Number 56940.