The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York invites
applications across all academic ranks as part of a multi-year
faculty hiring initiative in support of the university’s new
Department of Indigenous Studies. This search is expected to yield
multiple positions at the Associate or Full Professor rank and at
the Assistant Professor rank as part of a multi-year faculty hiring
initiative in Indigenous Studies.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the recent recipient of a $3.2
million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the
creation of a new Department of Indigenous Studies with an
innovative and interdisciplinary structure. Academic and community
engagement within this new department will recognize Indigenous
nationhood and sovereignty as foundational to building ethical and
productive scholarly, educational, and experiential learning
relationships with Indigenous people, organizations, and
communities. Deeply committed in supporting present and future
generations of Indigenous students and scholars, UB’s Department of
Indigenous Studies will promote research, educational, and outreach
initiatives aligned with community priorities to ensure the
continuity of Indigenous knowledge and languages, and the health
and sustainability of Indigenous people, land, and water.
The mission of the Department of Indigenous Studies is to foster
excellence in Indigenous-centered scholarship, research, and
teaching, and to promote multidisciplinary research and teaching
beneficial to Indigenous Nations, communities, and organizations in
local, national, and global contexts.
While the research foci are open, selected areas of expertise could
include Indigenous ecological knowledge, environmental justice,
literary studies, political history, language, ethics and
philosophy, gender and sexuality, and media and popular culture.
Although we recognize the importance of studying Indigeneity in
global contexts, scholars focusing on Native North America are
Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021.
Located on the traditional territories of the Seneca Nation of the
Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the University at Buffalo is New York
State’s largest and most comprehensive public university. A premier
center for graduate and professional education, UB is a member of
the Association of American Universities and is among the leading
research-intensive public universities in the United States.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply
including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
- PhD in Native American Studies, Indigenous Studies, or closely
related field in hand by time of appointment.
- Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of scholarship
and/or creative professional activity commensurate with academic
- Demonstrated engagement with Indigenous communities and a
verifiable relationship to an Indigenous community.
- Preference also will be given to those candidates with a record
of socially-engaged research, experience teaching relevant courses
at University, and experience mentoring Native and other
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