Faculty (open-rank), Indigenous Studies
Posting Link https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/36153
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The Department of Indigenous Studies
at the University at
Buffalo, The State University of New York invites applications
across all academic ranks for a faculty position with research
specializing in Indigenous relationships to the environment. This
search is 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 one position at the Assistant,
Associate or Full Professor rank as part of a multi-year faculty
hiring initiative in Indigenous Studies.
The College of Arts
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.
We seek a candidate who studies the environment and anchors their
research in Indigenous methodologies, themes, narratives, and
concerns. Areas of expertise could include, but are not limited to
Indigenous ecological knowledge, environmental justice, critical
environmental theory, climate change, natural resource and resource
management, water and land access and governance, place-based
education, food systems, health and the environment, or
sustainability practices, among others. 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 17, 2022.
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.
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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 rank.
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
Special Instructions Summary
Review of applications will begin October 17, 2022
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae, statement outlining creative
accomplishments/research interests, statement of teaching (or
relevant professional community experience), and up to three (3)
samples of scholarship or creative work.
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