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Assistant Professor

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California State University Long Beach


Long Beach CA

Skills And Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., M.F.A., or Ed.D. with a focus on American Indian Studies. Candidates possessing terminal degrees in American Indian Studies, Education, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, History, English, American Studies, Art, or any other academic discipline in the College of Liberal Arts are encouraged to apply. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the terminal degree by August 1, 2022.
  • Expertise in American Indian Studies
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for successful scholarly and creative development and sustained publication or exhibition
  • Demonstrated commitment to working community-based participatory research, community-engaged service learning, and tribally-defined research needs
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Required Education:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in American Indian, Native American, First Nations and/or Indigenous Studies at the college level
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching comparative Ethnic Studies courses including Native Americans, African Americans, Latino/a/x and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
  • Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with programs and departments
  • Experience with grant proposal and management
  • Demonstrated history of working with American Indian communities, organizations, non-profits, programs, Tribes/Tribal Nations
  • Expertise with California Indian studies and urban American Indian experience in California.
  • Experience/expertise with NAGPRA
  • Experience/knowledge about American Indian and/or indigenous maritime traditions
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body

A successful candidate would be a Culturally Competent Content Specialist who can bring both a current theoretical and academic understanding of American Indian Studies as well as cultural intelligence, experiences and competence gained from actual lived experience in the American Indian community(s) who are the subject of the candidate’s scholarly and/or creative activities and the courses taught and developed in American Indian Studies.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Teach lower and upper division courses in American Indian Studies (AIS) including comparative courses, surveys, special topics courses, and other core courses within the AIS. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Collaborate with Africana Studies, Asian American Studies and Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies to support existing courses and develop new courses that satisfy the CSU Ethnic Studies requirement
  • Participate in curriculum development and AIS Program activities
  • Develop and maintain an active and focused research, scholarly and/or creative agenda leading to conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, grant funding and exhibitions as appropriate to one's specialty area
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Participate in service to the program, college, university, and community

Salary And Benefits:

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Info:

Link to Assistant Professor

Contact Info:

Craig Stone, Program Director

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