American Indian Studies San Diengo State University

Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies: Land and Literature

San Diego State University, Department of American Indian Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position, assistant professor rank, in American Indian literature, with a specialization in literature and land or the environment, to begin Fall 2014. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in indigenous community sustainability and / or Native American women’s issues are especially invited to apply.

The successful candidate will have research expertise and / or creative literary publications in the field of American Indian literature, a demonstrated ability to foster and maintain partnerships with indigenous communities, and an interest in practice-based research. S/he will be able to teach a broad range of interdisciplinary American Indian studies courses, including the introductory lower-division “American Indian Heritage” course as well as upper-division general education courses such as “American Indian Oral Literature,” “American Indian Poetry and Fiction,” “American Indian Identity,” and “American Indian Religion.”

Qualifications include demonstrated skills in teaching undergraduates, commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated promise in continuing research or creative arts publication. Ph.D. shall be in hand at time of appointment. Application screening will begin on October 1, 2013.

The American Indian Studies Department is one of the oldest departments of American Indian Studies in the nation. Members of the faculty value service to American Indian students, local urban and tribal communities, and national and global indigenous communities. Candidates are encouraged to review the department website: _______.

Send cover letter, CV, scholarly writing sample, three relevant course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. David Kamper, Department of American Indian Studies, 5500 Campanile Drive, MC 6036, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-6062. Applicants will not be considered until all items are received.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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