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Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies
Department American Indian Studies Prog (9006)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The American Indian Studies Department (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a concentration in natural resources or a related field to start August 2017. We seek an outstanding scholar who conducts innovative research into questions of Indigenous land, ecological restoration, environmental sustainability, conservation, traditional ecological knowledge, fish and wildlife, energy issues, and/or natural resource management. Specializations can include, but are not limited to, climate change, water and energy resources, environmental justice, and extractive industries. While the specific area of work is open, research interests that bridge current disciplinary and university strengths in the natural resource concentration are highly desirable, and applicants should explicitly describe in their cover letter how they envision integrating natural resources with tribal communities and their cultural, health, and sovereignty issues, thereby connecting the position and its intellectual content to engagement and outreach. The applicant’s cover letter should describe how the applicant envisions contributing to the current program in American Indian Studies and potentially working with related departments, schools, institutes and centers at the University of Arizona. Applicants should have Ph.D. by time of appointment, a strong record of research, publications, and a commitment to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Evidence of success in generating external funding is desirable.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Maintain an active teaching and research career
• Mentor undergraduate and graduate students
• Teach four courses (undergraduate and graduate levels) per year

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The American Indian Studies Department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2017
• A strong record of completed research or plan for future research
• Publication or strong potential of continuing publication
• Teaching experience or preparation for teaching career

Preferred Qualifications

• Evidence of working with Indigenous communities
• Evidence of success in generating external funding is desirable; or, evidence of fundable research
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Commitment to mentoring diverse students, specifically American Indian and Indigenous students

Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20732
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/14/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Ben Colombi
Bcolombi@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/01/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/18/2016
Special Instructions Summary
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Ph.D.; OR, will you by August 1, 2017?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Reference/Referee Contact Information
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents