Assistant Professor in Native American and Indigenous Studies

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The Native American & Indigenous Studies program within the School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice (SCGSJ) invites applications for the position of Linguistic Anthropologist with an Indigenous language expertise. Native American & Indigenous Studies is one of four programs in the newly formed School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice. Other programs are African American and Diaspora Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Latina/o Studies. In looking towards the future, the SCGSJ seeks to provide a robust, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education that is informed by the historical, social, political, and cultural forces shaping society. This position would be supported 75% in Native American & Indigenous Studies and 25% in Anthropology. The University of Wyoming is a nationally recognized public research university focused on students who seek personalized learning in a Rocky Mountain environment. Laramie, a town of about 30,000 people, provides both a milieu of a University with approximately 13,000 students, and a distinctive identity as an important city in a predominantly rural, sparsely populated state. The larger cities of Colorado’s Front Range, including Denver, are within 2 hours drive. The location is ideal for a wide range of outdoor summer and winter sports and activities. Responsibilities: * Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Native American & Indigenous Studies and Linguistic Anthropology on-campus and through distance delivery. * Establish and/or continue a productive research agenda. * Advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. * Conduct service activities at the School, College, and University level as appropriate. Required Qualifications: * Terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Linguistic Anthropology or closely related field (ABDs are encouraged to apply with expected completion of the Ph.D. within one year). * Expertise in current issues and practices in Linguistic Anthropology, Indigenous language retention and revitalization. * An active research agenda as demonstrated by participation in the development of or assistance with community language programs and language documentation activities, publication of refereed articles, submitted proposals for funding, etc. * Evidence of classroom teaching experience or applied work experience in an Indigenous language revitalization program. Desired Qualifications: * Cross-cultural teaching experience * Expertise in and experience with Native American Education and Native populations * Experience in diverse settings * Proven ability to assist with the development and promotion of Indigenous language teaching courses at the University of Wyoming and elsewhere in the state * Experience/interest in international and distance education * A demonstrated record of successfully working with and advocating for racially and gender diverse groups including students, staff, faculty, and community constituents * Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and through written communication across a range of platforms with a diverse group of constituents * Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of groups both inside and outside of a university setting, including community and statewide constituents Review of applications will begin immediately, with continual review until filled. The position is to begin in August 1, 2019. For full consideration, submit an online application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy, a research philosophy, and a list of three references all in one Word document to: Graduate transcripts and three current letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date. ABD’s are encouraged to apply.  If you have any questions please contact: Dr. Angela M. Jaime Director, Native American & Indigenous Studies Search Committee Chair 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071 (307)766-6520
(307) 766-6520