Full-time Temporary Instructor Native American and Indigenous Studies Department
Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado
The Native American and Indigenous Studies Department at Fort Lewis College invites applications for a full-time, temporary instructor (9-month contract), to teach in the Native American and Indigenous Studies program which emphasizes Indigenous epistemologies and worldviews. Position duties and expectations begin August 14, 2017.
• Ability to teach following courses: Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies; Native American History; and Contemporary Native Nations.
• Ability to teach upper-division course in field of specialization.
• Ph.D in Native American Studies or a Ph.D. in a closely related discipline, such as political science and history with a specialization in Native American societies and cultures. ABD will be considered.
• College teaching experience.
• Teaching load is 12 credit hours per term (four courses).
Application Process: Applicants should email as PDF files the following materials:
• Letter of Application, addressing how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, as well as detailing your teaching experiences.
• Current curriculum vitae.
• Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts.
Applications received by 9 A.M., April 17, 2017 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will be required to submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three reference letters, and pass a background check per state law.
Inquiries about the position may be addressed to:
About Fort Lewis College and Durango: Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 3,600 of which 33% are Native Americans and 11% Hispano.
The campus is located on a mesa top in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains overlooking the town of Durango. The College contributes directly to the cultural and economic vitality of the area. Durango is the hub of Southwestern Colorado, situated in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks reaching 14,000+ feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous opportunities for skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, etc. With an area population of 45,000, Durango is cosmopolitan for its size and is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. It is 3.5 hours driving distance from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. People from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.