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Postdoctoral Fellow, Native American Studies

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Montana seeks to fill a Native American Studies P ostdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate must be in full residence full-time at the University of Montana, Missoula for the duration of the award period. This position will work in the Native American Studies (NAS) Department at the University of Montana (UM) and perform independent research, teach one course in the Native American Studies Department, give one public lecture, and complete one publication or creative project for publication. The successful person will also be expected to participate in departmental and Native American community events. The successful applicant will also work in collaboration with the NAS Chair, the NAS Administrative Associate as well as the NAS Program Coordinator / Advisor for NAS as appropriate, on the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Speaker series, working (with others) on a website and advertisement of events.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details
  • The position is a 1.0 FTE Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits packaging including insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Salary for this position is $40,000 - $41,200 per year, commensurate with experience.
Required Qualifications
  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree; PhD must be on a Native American Studies topic and in a field of study appropriate to Native American and Indigenous Studies (Anthropology, Literature, History, Environmental Studies, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Background working in indigenous communities
  • Experience teaching an NAS subject
  • Experience integrating health and well-being with education
About the Native American Studies Department and UM

Native American Studies is an academic discipline committed to examining the contemporary and past experiences and life ways of the first Americans from their perspective. The curriculum is designed to provide a study of American Indians from a holistic and humanistic viewpoint by focusing upon their cultures, history, and contemporary life. Courses are designed for both Native American and non-Native American students so they can better understand human similarities and differences, thereby leading to the development of better communications and cross-cultural relationships.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

To learn more about the University of Montana, please visit the links below.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Monday, February 28, 2022 by 11:59 pm (MST)

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information
  • Transcripts – Official transcripts needed upon hire
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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