American Indian Studies
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University
The American Indian Studies Program (AIS) in The College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State
University invites applications for a full-time faculty position
(open rank – Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). The
anticipated start date is August 2022. This is an academic year,
benefits-eligible, tenure eligible position. To
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION
Assistant, associate, or full professor level with a
specialization or focus on Indigenous geographies. Areas of
Specialty may be in any one or a combination of the following:
Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous methodologies, community and
regional planning, design, architecture, environmental studies,
sustainability, geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
technologies, cartography; placemaking, placekeeping, data
sovereignty (GIS and mapping), TEK; Planning on Indigenous Lands,
Contemporary Indigenous Architecture, Indigenous Design and
Planning, Indigenized Mapping, Reclaiming Geospatial Data;
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and
maintain a rigorous research program; teach courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels in American Indian Studies;
contribute to curriculum development and graduate advising; serve
on school, college and university committees; and provide service
to the school, professional associations and the community. The
College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and
continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive
environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can
strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
ABOUT AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES:
American Indian Studies at Arizona State University is a diverse
and innovative graduate and undergraduate degree program at one of
the top universities in the Southwest. AIS offers a B.S.
degree, an undergraduate minor, and an M.S. degree. At ASU,
AIS emphasizes tribal governance and planning, food sovereignty and
sustainability, Indigenous community health and research,
Indigenous print and material cultures, land-based pedagogies, and
Indigenous intellectual history. The AIS faculty is embedded
in Indigenous communities, actively collaborates with other
departments and programs across the campus, and engages in a
national and international network of professional associations and
consultancies. Centered in the ancestral homeland of the Akimel
O’odham, ASU is a crossroads for Arizona’s twenty-two Indigenous
nations, including one of the largest Native urban populations in
the US. ASU has an enrollment of more than 4,000 American Indian
students from Arizona and elsewhere. See our website for more
- Earned Ph.D. or equivalent in American Indian or Indigenous
Studies, social sciences, humanities or a related field by time of
- Knowledge of Indigenous sovereignty, culture, and federal
Indian law and policy.
- An active research agenda that utilizes Indigenous research
paradigms, methodologies and epistemologies.
- An active teaching agenda in Indigenous issues, research
methodologies and epistemologies.
- Effort and ability to obtain external research grants.
- Work with tribal governments or communities.
- Experience teaching Indigenous students at the university
- Experience working collaboratively with other departments and
programs across disciplines.
- Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student
populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.
- Evidence of commitment to creating and maintaining an inclusive
The initial deadline to apply is December 10,
2021, for full consideration. If the position is not
filled, applications will be evaluated every other Friday
thereafter until the search is closed.
- Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete
applications will not be considered. Applications should be
submitted at: http://apply.interfolio.com/95790
- Applicants must submit: (a) curriculum vitae, (b) a letter of
application including a statement on how they meet the required and
desired qualifications stated above, how they fit into our American
Indian Studies program, strengths they will bring to the program;
(c) a statement of their teaching philosophy; (d) a statement
addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to
diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive
excellence; (e) at least one (1) representative writing sample(s);
(f) the names and contact information (telephone, mailing address,
or email address) for three professional references.
Questions concerning American Indian Studies and the position
should be addressed to David Martínez at David.Martinez.email@example.com
or (480) 727-9818.
Background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or
any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
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