UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES HORIZON ENDOWED CHAIR IN NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (OPEN RANK)

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DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: We seek an outstanding scholar holding a Ph.D. in Native American and Indigenous Studies or a relevant field. The successful candidate will have: (1) a strong record of research productivity; (2) commitment to student mentoring; (3) excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and learning; and (4) evidence of applied expertise through collaborative community engagement with tribal nations and Native American communities. The demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding is preferred.  Open research area. The successful candidate will contribute to the mission and goals of the Native American Studies Department by adding to and enhancing NAS's existing curriculum. This position includes the ability to create and teach specialized upper division courses and graduate seminars. NATIVE AMERICAN INITIATIVES AT OU: For more information about Native American Studies at OU, please visit our website at nas.ou.edu and our Facebook page at OU Native American Studies. The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research/creative activity, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In addition to establishing the new Native Nations Center for Research, The University is launching the Native Peoples Initiative (NPI), the goal of which is jto make OU the premier center in North America for research that places the cultures of Native peoples and the sovereignty of Native nations at the center of academic study - spanning subjects from art, culture, religion, history to governance, law, health, business and the environment. The campus is also home to significant Native American holdings and collections in the Fred Jones Museum of Art, the Western History Collection, and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. OU has a large Native American student body and active Native faculty and staff. Norman, Oklahoma has the third highest Native American population in the United States for towns of 100,000 or more. The state is home to 39 Native nations and over 40 American Indian languages representing at least 6 families. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, all materials (application letter, vitae, and name and contact information of three potential references) should be submitted online via ByCommittee at https://soonerway.ou.edu. A complete application must include: a curriculum vitae; a letter of application (cover letter); a writing sample; and the names and contact information of three references. Three letters of recommendation will be required prior to a campus interview. We will begin reviewing applications on October 15th, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Direct inquiries to Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Chair of the Department of Native American Studies and Search Committee Chair at acobb@ou.edu. The position will begin in August of 2020. THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PROTECTED VETERANS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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Norman, OK, USA

405-325-2312