Open-rank, open-field faculty position in Native American & Global Indigenous Studies (NAGIS)

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The University of Miami Working Group in Native American and Global Indigenous Studies (NAGIS) is pleased to announce a tenure-track or tenure eligible position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) in Native American and/or Global Indigenous Studies beginning on August 15, 2022. The search is open to scholars of any rank, specializing in any region or period, working in any of the disciplines comprising the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Comparative, interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and/or global perspectives on indigeneity and Indigenous Studies are particularly welcomed.
The successful candidate will join an appropriate academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences and play a key role in the creation of a curriculum and associated program in Native American and Global Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will also strengthen existing faculty and programming in NAGIS across the university through excellence in research, teaching, and service, including sustained community engagement and outreach. The expected teaching commitment is two courses per semester. The successful candidate should demonstrate creativity and technological sophistication in teaching and mentoring students. In addition, to be eligible for this appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. by July 31, 2022.
Applications should be submitted via the UM Careers website at and shall include:
      1. Cover letter
      2. Current curriculum vitae
      3. Brief document describing your plans for future research
      4. Document describing your teaching philosophy
      5. Document explaining your commitment to diversity
      6. Contact information for three references
Please compile the above-mentioned application documents in a single PDF and upload under the Resume/CV section of the online application. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews are expected to be conducted via Zoom during the week of December 13, 2021. Inquiries, requests for information, and nominations can be sent to
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Coral Gables, FL, USA

The NAISA logo was designed by Jonathan Thunder, a Red Lake Ojibwe painter and digital artist from Minnesota. NAISA members inspired by canoe traditions among their own people sent examples to Thunder, who designed the logo with advice from the NAISA Council. The color scheme was chosen to signify those Indigenous peoples who are more land-based and do not have canoe traditions.