Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Native American and/or First Nations Literature

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The English Department at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Native American and/or First Nations Literature to begin Fall 2023.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Teaching 21 credits each academic year in the Department of English, including core and elective courses for the major, composition courses, and courses in the General Education curriculum.
  • Participating in department events and programming, annual curriculum and program assessment.
  • Representing the department at recruitment events, commencement, and other campus-wide activities.
  • Mentoring undergraduate student research.
  • Developing and teaching online and/or hybrid courses for the English Department.
  • Holding regular office hours.
  • Engaging authentically with students, the department, and colleagues.
  • Taking responsibility for all grading of student work and submitting grades at the end of each semester.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Maintaining knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility, including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
  • Producing and remediating digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Specialized Skills & Experience

  • Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Native American and/or First Nations Literature by August 2023.

Preferred Education, Specialized Skills & Experience

  • Experience teaching composition courses.

Reports To / Supervisory Responsibility

Chair of the English Department

Work Environment

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • Optional remote work privilege.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands to operate a computer.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.


Presentations at conferences are typical.

FLSA Status/ Position Type/Expected Hours of Work/ and Salary Range

  • Exempt
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • 9 Month Position
  • $54,000 per year

To Apply

Email all application materials to Dr. Shawn Fullmer at

Equal Opportunity

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.
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ADAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


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Durango, CO, USA

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