INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks to hire a full time assistant professor and/or add up to 6 people to its pool of temporary instructors and/or assistant professors to teach in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs on a part-time basis for the 2020-2021 academic year, August 31, 2020 - May 7, 2021.  Term contract(s) only. Appointments may include online classes, hybrid courses with periodic weekend syncronis classes, and/or traditional face-to-face classes. Note: Being a member of the pool does not ensure a contract will be offered; course offerings, and therefore teaching appointments, vary with demand and available funding. 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 Candidates are encouraged to apply whose specialization includes federal Indian law, tribal administration and governance, business administration, history and/or Anishinaabe studies. Courses will be filled on an add as needed basis. Possible courses include, but are not limited, to Business Processes in Tribal Administration (AMIN 4810), Federal Indian I (MTAG 5530), Tribal Natural Resource Program Management I (TRES 5101), Tribal Natural Resource Program Management II (TRES 5102), Foundations of Leadership and Ethics (MTAG 5310), and Applied Leadership and Ethics (MTAG 5320). The Department of American Indian Studies 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. The Twin Ports of Duluth and its sister city, Superior, Wisconsin, have a combined population of approximately 120,000 and offer an excellent quality of life. 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. Required qualifications
  • Masters degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field for undergraduate course; a terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field for master courses
  • One year of relevant teaching experience at the college level (graduate TA experience acceptable) or three years of professional experience in a relevant field
  • Effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to the position
  • Proficiency, or the willingness to become proficient, in utilizing instructional technologies (i.e. canvas).
Preferred qualifications
  • Terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field
  • Three or more years of relevant college-level teaching experience or five years of professional experience in a relevant field
  • Experience teaching upper division and graduate courses courses such as those offered by the Department
  • Expertise in using technology for teaching
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