Faculty Director, Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative Brown University

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Brown University invites applicants for the position of Faculty Director for our Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISI).  During a period of exciting growth and expansion, we look forward to welcoming an accomplished scholar to serve as Faculty Director of NAISI, in partnership with an Executive Director and supported by a faculty Steering Committee and an established office. The inaugural director will provide the intellectual leadership and vision to help us create a dynamic and leading academic program in Critical Native American and Indigenous Studies. By contributing to the scholarly field of NAIS and by engaging with Native American/Indigenous communities that currently define the field of NAIS, this position will help transform Brown’s program in the coming years as it continues to grow, innovate and lead the field.

NAISI was established in 2016 to integrate the strong constellation of interest at Brown in Native American and Indigenous Studies among students, faculty and administrators across a number of departments. Supported by an exceptional array of resources for research, teaching and study; student organizations; and increased engagement with Native American tribes and communities in the region, NAISI has quickly grown over the past five years to include 24 affiliated faculty across a number of departments.  In addition, NAIS has developed an undergraduate concentration (major) in Critical Native American and Indigenous Studies, and hired a staff of 6 (including two graduate student fellows).

Working closely with the Executive Director and the faculty Steering Committee, NAISI’s Faculty Director will articulate and advance a vision in Native American and Indigenous Studies and oversee significant resources to support the goals of the Initiative. As a tenured member of the Brown faculty, they will have opportunities to work collaboratively with fellow faculty, students, departments, centers and administrative offices across the university, offering leadership in the areas of academic engagement, research and teaching in NAIS. They will contribute to our expanding engagement with tribes and Indigenous peoples on the local, national and international levels.

Review of applications will begin Sept. 1, 2021. For more information and to view the full job description, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/86622 .