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Faculty (open-rank), Indigenous Studies

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

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 strongly desired.

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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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 rank.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 underrepresented students.

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