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Adolph L. Dial Endowed Professorship

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jul 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of American Indian Studies at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) invites applications for the Dr. Adolph L. Dial Distinguished Endowed Professorship in American Indian Studies (AIS). The value of the endowed position is currently $1.5 million.

Legislatively designated as North Carolina’s Historically American Indian University, UNCP was founded in 1887 and is the only four-year accredited public university in the United States established by American Indians for the education of North Carolina’s American Indian population. The current American Indian student enrollment is 14%. For information about the university and department, visit

This is a 12-month position with a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor with a teaching load of no more than two courses per semester. The distinguished professor will receive annual discretionary funds, currently $20,000, available to support the research and initiatives of this position.

Although not an absolute, the preferred applicant would have research focusing on American Indians of the Southeastern United States. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and visionary leadership is required. The successful candidate will lead the Department of AIS and may teach undergraduate introductory, upper-level, and graduate AIS courses in addition to doing research and scholarship to promote and engage American Indian communities of the Southeast United States. There should be evidence of commitment and dedication to Indigenous pedagogies and methodologies, commitment to collaborating with American Indian students, faculty, and staff, and demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities.

The Endowed Professor will lead the development of a Southeast American Indian Studies Program and play a central role in planning a future School of Southeast American Indian Studies at UNCP. Finally, the selected candidate will oversee the newly formed American Indian Heritage Center, the Museum of the Southeast American Indian and the development of a robust online program in AIS.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC Pembroke), part of the University of North Carolina system, is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. UNC Pembroke has a student population of 8,000 in various graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs. Originally founded in 1887 to educate

American Indians, UNC Pembroke has grown rapidly in recent years and today is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse universities in the eastern United States. Southeastern North Carolina offers proximity to major cities and nearby beaches and an affordable cost of living. Additional information about the university ( and department ( is available online.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  A PhD and achievement of tenure and appropriate accomplishments for the rank of full professor are required. Preference will be given to candidates with PhDs in American Indian Studies, Native American Studies, Indigenous Studies, or the international equivalent. Candidates with PhDs in related disciplines will be considered. Review of credentials will begin immediately. Special consideration will be given to applications that are received by July 1, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  

Review of credentials will begin immediately. Special consideration will be given to applications that are received by July 1, 2021.

To apply, please upload the following to our Online Employment System at : (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) and contact information for three academic references.

Please direct questions to Dr. Jane Haladay, Department of American Indian Studies,

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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