Open-Rank Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenured) – Indigenous Studies
- Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside
- Position(s): Open Rank Professor in Indigenous Studies (tenure-track or tenured)
- Starting Date: July 1, 2023
- Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Minimum qualifications for the position include a terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in Ethnic Studies, Indigenous Studies, Gender and Sexuality/Women’s Studies, or related fields. Previous college teaching experience; experience working with Native American/Indigenous communities; and interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment. Advanced ABD candidates will also be considered.
Scholarship and teaching reflect developing trends in the areas of Ethnic Studies, Indigenous Studies, Gender and Sexuality/Women’s Studies, or related field is a preferred qualification. Advanced ABD candidates will also be considered.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The Ethnic Studies Department is seeking a faculty member to teach in the areas of Native American/Indigenous Studies and Feminist/Gender Studies. The faculty recruited in Native American Studies will join an active and vibrant community of scholars whose work is focused on North America but is also hemispheric and global in both the sense of its international reach and its cross-disciplinary scope. We are seeking applicants to fill a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The ideal applicant will be a culturally grounded feminist scholar with expertise in the areas of Native American/Indigenous Feminist Studies and/or Afro Indigenous Feminist Studies with demonstrated lived experience working with Indigenous groups and/or communities. The placement of the successful candidate will be in the Ethnic Studies Department, but opportunities to teach cross listed courses in other departments within the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) is possible.
Responsibilities will include keeping an active research agenda and record of publications; teaching a regular course load (4 courses per year) at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and participating in departmental activities and administrative service at college and campus levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach required courses and electives in their areas of specialization. In addition, the successful candidate will actively contribute to developing and strengthening the campus’s cross-disciplinary Native American/Indigenous Studies program and is expected to advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students’ research.
Assistant Professors applications must include a two-page cover letter indicating current research interests and to describe their vision for Native American Studies and how they work toward that vision in their research, teaching, and service. The cover letter should also explain how their research is accountable to Indigenous communities. We also require a curriculum vitae, one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), two sample course syllabi, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and teaching evaluations. Applicants must provide 3-5 letters of recommendation, and one must be from an indigenous community leader.
Associate and Full Professor applications must include a two-page cover letter indicating current research interests and to describe their vision for Native American Studies and how they work toward that vision in their research, teaching, and service. The cover letter should also explain how their research is accountable to Indigenous communities. We also require a curriculum vitae, one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), two sample course syllabi, Statement of and teaching evaluations, the names and contact information of 3 -5 references; one must be from an Indigenous community leader.
Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01668
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To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by January 3, 2023.
Department Contact person: Gerald Clarke, email@example.com
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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