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.


NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES. The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Native American Studies. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States as well as those who use comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, new media, or heritage language revitalization (especially Ojibwe or other Algonquian languages) are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American studies will receive full consideration.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.  A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences is required prior to appointment. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY

Application Deadline for full consideration is September 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Candidates should submit application materials via email attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. under the subject line “NAS Position.” Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

  1. Cover Letter addressed to the Chair, NAS Search Committee

Please be sure the cover letter includes: Your name and address; your email address and phone number

  1. Curriculum Vitae

Please be sure your CV includes:
College attended and degree obtained
Graduate institution, degree obtained and name of Ph.D. advisor
Post-doctoral institution and name of mentor (if applicable)
Honors received
Research and Teaching Experience
List of publications

  1. Statement of current and future research plans
  2. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence: institutional teaching evaluations, course syllabi, teaching awards
  5. Statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion in Academia (limit to 2 pages).

Recommendation Letters: Applicants should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

Confirmation: Upon receipt of your application you can expect an email acknowledgment with a request and instructions to submit a voluntary survey to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.  

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.