Tenure-Track Professor, Department of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth

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Job Description:
The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks to add a full time (100% FTE, 9 month term) assistant, associate, or full professor. This is a tenure-track/tenured position that will begin August 2019; appointment will be at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, depending on past experience and record of scholarship

  Candidates are encouraged to apply whose specialization includes expertise in indigenous environmental stewardship and sustainability, leadership and ethics, treaty rights, fisheries and wildlife stewardship, ecology, and conservation practices.

  This faculty member will contribute to the academic programs of the department by teaching up to 18 contact hours per year. Courses will be for the Master of Tribal Resources and Environmental Stewardship and the Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program as well as our undergraduate programs. Depending on rank, this faculty member will serve as the Director of the Master of Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship program. This faculty member will be responsible for serving as an undergraduate and graduate advisor for a diverse community of students, participating in faculty governance and professional service, and maintaining an active research agenda.

  We are committed to attracting candidates from diverse cultures and communities because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.

  The Department of American Indian Studies is committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. The Department is located in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth, a comprehensive regional university with 85 majors and graduate programs in 25 different fields, and a student enrollment of about 12,000. UMD affords a full range of academic/research resources in a setting more commonly found at smaller colleges. Duluth and its sister city, Superior, Wisconsin, have a combined population of approximately 120,000 and offer an excellent quality of life.

  American Indian Studies is an academic department continuing a robust four-decade legacy in which active scholars serve to educate students, colleagues, and the public about tribal sovereignty, indigenous cultures, and the historical and contemporary experiences of Native peoples and nations. The department has five programs: two majors (American Indian Studies and Tribal Administration and Governance), a minor (American Indian Studies), a Master of Tribal Administration and Governance and a Master of Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship. We strive to create strong relationships with Tribes within our geographic area and we work to fulfill our responsibility to all Native nations through consultation, partnerships, and research. Please see our website for additional information: http://www.d.umn.edu/~umdais/main/index.php

  To apply
Submit cover letter, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 40 pages. Finalists will be asked to provide letters of reference and documentation of qualifications and experience. All applications must be submitted online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment, job opening 326703

  Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application material by December 31, 2018. Application review will start on January 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.