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Lecturer: Professor of Practice Indigenous Language

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

This grant-funded, renewable, non-tenure track Lecturer position is responsible for teaching 24 credits each academic year in the Department of NAIS with the specialty of teaching indigenous languages 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or higher in a field that supports the teaching of Indigenous languages with the ability to teach an Indigenous language at both lower and upper-division levels. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities    
Preferred Qualifications
  • An educational background in Indigenous Studies (AIS, NAS, and NAIS) at the bachelor's, master's and/or doctorate degree levels. 
  • The teaching areas of the applicant should reflect specialized knowledge of Indigenous North America languages, especially those of the Southwest. 
  • An established record of College-level teaching that demonstrates knowledge of and embraces Indigenous pedagogies. 
  • A demonstrated record of mentoring Indigenous students and/or other underrepresented students. 
  • A record of collaborative and community-based engagement with an Indigenous community. 
Major Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the NAIS department by developing language and culture courses in the major and 24 credits in an academic year. 
  • Collaborate and participate in the creation of the “All Our Nations Language Revitalization Hub”  
  • Provide academic and career advising to NAIS majors, double-majors, and minors. 
  • Provide service to the NAIS department by participating in department events and programming; contributing to annual curriculum and program assessment; participating in the shared responsibility of representing the department at recruitment events, commencement, and Senior-seminar research symposia. 
  • Mentor and supervise undergraduate NAIS student research. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. 
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508. 
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
Work Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic). 
  • Ability to work in a confined area. 
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. 

Salary is $50,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
    • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:

Application materials received by May 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.
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