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 Studies of Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training in Native American and Indigenous Studies. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States, past or present, as well as those who use comparative and transnational indigenous studies frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, indigenous feminism, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, and new media are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American and Indigenous Studies will receive full consideration. The successful candidate will teach introductory, methods, and seminar courses in American and Native American Studies at the undergraduate level. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching and scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the University and the profession. 


Ph.D. in American Studies, Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, Literature, or a closely related field required by the start of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Expected start date of September 1, 2018.

Rank and Salary

The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any Rutgers University faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; and retirement plans.

Application Instructions
A completed application will have the following materials:

1. a letter of interest

2. a curriculum vitae

3. writing sample (no more than 25 pages)

4. three letters of recommendation

Addressed to Professor Lou Masur, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, submitted electronically via Interfolio. 

Application Deadline

Completed applications received by December 1, 2017, will receive full consideration.