|The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) seeks an early-career scholar who investigates the history of Indigenous Peoples of the “North American West.” We are defining the region
in its broadest terms, cultural, geographic, and political. We include the entire western region of North
America, a geographic focus that transcends national boundaries, to include borderlands and diasporic
communities. Scholars whose work engages one or more of the following themes are particularly
encouraged to apply: migration and diasporic communities, kinship, sovereignty, race and ethnicity,
and/or gender. We are especially interested in applicants who are reflective about their methodologies in
ways likely to engage both public and academic audiences – that is, scholars who can lead conversations
not only about what we know but about how we know it. We wish to hire a scholar who will be able to
work in a multi-disciplinary environment, engaging a diverse student audience across multiple learning
platforms to provide exemplary teaching, research, and community engagement. For information about history at ASU see: https://shprs.asu.edu/
- A PhD in History or Indigenous Studies with an emphasis in history by the time of the
- Evidence of research excellence in the field of Indigenous history.
- Demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student body.
- Scholarship and service that reflects a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and
- The ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people, both academic and nonacademic.
- Ability or willingness to teach online.
To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/95219
submitting the following:
- A letter of application stating their qualifications;
- a CV clearly identifying areas of specialization;
- name and contact information for three references;
- a statement (250-300 words) addressing how their past and/or potential contributions to diversity and
inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Further supplemental materials, such as evidence of teaching effectiveness, may be requested of the final candidates, but please do not send them in your initial packet.
The applicant’s last name must appear in the name of each document that is uploaded as part of the
dossier. The cover letter may be addressed to Dr. Katherine M.B. Osburn, Search Committee Chair,
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
85287. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at
Application deadline is November 7, 2021. If not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter
until the search is closed.