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 www.uncp.edu.
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
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
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 (uncp.edu) and department (uncp.edu/ais) is available
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,
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
: (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching
philosophy, (4) and contact information for three academic
Please direct questions to Dr. Jane Haladay, Department of
American Indian Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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