Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies in the Americas

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New York University: NYU - NY: Gallatin School of Individualized Study


New York

Open Date

Sep 1, 2021


The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University (NYU) seeks to fill an Assistant Professor position with a focus on Indigenous Studies in the Americas. The position will start on September 1, 2022. Within the Americas, we are particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching draw on Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies and pedagogies, and who focus their work on sovereignty, Indigenous futures, and/or transnational conversations on Indigenous rights. The School also seeks perspectives that engage with feminist, queer, trans and anti-racist theorizing. Other areas of interest include extractivism, environmental justice, and (settler, post-, de/anti-) colonial studies. The teaching load for this position is four courses per year (two in the fall and two in the spring). Additionally, faculty carry an advising load up to 20-25 students. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia. Interest in institution-building is also a plus, as the successful applicant will contribute to the university-wide Indigenous Studies minor, the Native Studies Forum, and the Native American and Indigenous Student Group. This search is part of a cluster hire in Native American and Indigenous Studies that includes the following departments and Schools: The Gallatin School, The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, English, Cinema Studies (Tisch), Spanish and Portuguese, and History. More information about this cluster, and NYU's broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, can be found here, and here. Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students that are part of New York University. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor. To learn more about the Gallatin School, please visit our website at


Qualifications:  Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a strong record of research and writing.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the contact information for three academic references.  The letter of application should include the names of at least two potential courses they may teach.  Applicants also should include a one page statement of their commitment and relationship to Indigenous communities in teaching, mentorship, and practice. Additional materials including writing sample, teaching statements, sample syllabi, and recommendation letters will be solicited at later stages of the search process. We encourage submission of applications by October 18th; we will begin reviewing applications that week and will finalize our interview list soon after. Apply through Interfolio: For questions, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Human Resources at


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New York, NY, USA

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