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Associate or Professor - Native American and Indigenous Studies Program

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Associate or Professor - Native American and Indigenous Studies Program

Job No: 514686
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Native American and Indigenous Studies Program Coordinator and Professor

Associate or Full Professor - Academic Year

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Position Description

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The university invites applications for an open-rank position as founding faculty and program coordinator of Native American and Indigenous Studies.

The Position

Currently, California State University Dominguez Hills offers a minor in Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. The interdisciplinary minor in Indigenous Peoples of the Americas focuses on the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America. The successful candidate selected will be responsible for elevating the current IPA minor to a B.A. degree and developing courses in Native and Indigenous Studies from an Ethnic Studies perspective.

For more information: Academic Catalog Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Minor


Responsibilities include: teaching courses in Native American and Indigenous Studies, developing the program's curriculum, developing a B.A. degree, creating retention, tenure and promotion guidelines for the program and fulfilling all the duties of program coordinator. Additional professional responsibilities include research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will join a supportive community of scholars who understand the discipline. They will be expected to teach courses with a focus on Native American & Indigenous people and Ethnic Studies at the undergraduate levels, mentor students, collaborate with colleagues in Ethnic Studies (Africana Studies, Asian Pacific Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies) in the College of Arts and Humanities, collaborate with creators of the Indigenous Peoples of Americas program, engage with community partners, particularly Native American community partners, maintain an active research profile, and take lead as coordinator in building the department of Native American and Indigenous Studies.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all CSUDH students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Required Qualifications

1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D.) in American Indian, Native American, Indigenous, Ethnic Studies, and/or other relevant interdisciplinary fields from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application. At the time of appointment, tenure must have been granted from another accredited degree-granting institution.
2) Demonstrated outstanding teaching experience at the undergraduate level of a diverse student population.
3) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals, community engagement, and/or creative activities in American Indian, Indigenous, and/or Native American Studies.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Administrative experience as program director, coordinator and/or department chair.
2) Demonstrated history of and scholarly and/or creative expertise in working with American Indian communities, organizations, non-profits, programs, and/or Tribes/Tribal Nations.
3) Experience of or potential for successful teaching of comparative Ethnic Studies courses involving populations that include Native Americans, African Americans, Chicana/Latina/o/x, and Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Employment Requirement

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at:

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in October 2022. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than October 1, 2022.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

  • *Given CSUDH's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

    **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    **For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Dr. Marisela Chavez, Search Committee Chair

    Native and Indigenous Studies

    California State University, Dominguez Hills

    1000 East Victoria Street

    Carson, CA 90747

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Applications Close: Open until filled

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