Assistant Professorship in Native American History

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO seeks applications for an Assistant Professorship in the History of Native America with an anticipated start date of August 2019. The position is probationary leading to a tenure decision. The University of New Mexico, located in Albuquerque, is New Mexico’s flagship institution.  It is a “very high activity” Carnegie Research University, a Minority-serving institution, and a Hispanic-serving institution.  The History Department features strong interconnected teaching and graduate programs on the U.S. West, United States, and Latin America. UNM is also a member of the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies. We seek a scholar who demonstrates a commitment to historical research on Native America, who can offer undergraduate and graduate courses in Native American history, and who is prepared to take an active role in mentoring PhD and master’s students in a graduate program with a long tradition of training scholars in the field. Duties include teaching courses in the program per semester. The successful candidate will hold the PhD in History or related discipline with significant training in Native American history. The degree must be awarded by the date of appointment. The candidate will demonstrate the qualifications summarized below: Minimum qualification: (1) PhD in History or a related discipline with significant training in Native American history, with degree awarded by the date of appointment. Preferred qualifications: (1) a record of publication or commitment to publish within the field of Native American History as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and writing sample; (2) teaching experience at the university or college level including ability to teach upper-division courses in Native American history and lower-division survey courses as demonstrated by some or all of the following:  sample syllabi, classroom experience, letters of recommendation, cover letter, and teaching evaluations; (3) interest in mentoring undergraduates and graduate students at the master’s and PhD levels as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation; and (4) commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, and ability to work with broadly diverse communities as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, list of courses, and teaching evaluations.   Required documents: (1) a signed letter of application detailing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., research agenda, teaching experience, and other relevant professional experience) and listing three references and their contact information (see instructions below for sending reference letters); (2) a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae (include an email address and telephone number); (3) an article-length writing sample of scholarly work; (4) a sample syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course and a list of courses that the candidate has taught or is prepared to teach;  (5) teaching evaluations, if available; (6) an official transcript; and (7) three letters of recommendation.  These are to be uploaded in UNM Jobs. Instructions:  Candidates are requested to include an e-mail address at which they can be contacted and to post the candidate name at the top of each page submitted. The above materials must be submitted electronically at and uploaded to reference posting number (req6544). In addition, please request that three letters of recommendation be sent to the department’s postal or e-mail address. Signed e-mail letters of recommendation may be sent to with subject line “Letter of Recommendation.”  For best consideration, all application materials must be received by November 15, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and is a family-friendly institution with dual career policies.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.