[AIW] UIUC, Tenure-Track Position in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

AIW - Bartl bartl at american-indian-workshop.org
Sun Sep 26 10:08:49 CEST 2010

Assistant or Associate Professor of American Indian and Indigenous Studies

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign (ais.illinois.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professor or tenure-eligible associate professor with a target
start date of August 16, 2011.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with

The successful candidate will have a record of research excellence and
publication in American Indian and Indigenous studies or have potential to
develop such a record. The primary focus of the search will be in the areas
of Indigenous health or urban studies. Along with focusing on research and
publication, the position requires significant contributions to
undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, and program, university, and
other forms of professional service. Current program faculty do ongoing
research in comparative Indigenous studies, media studies, expressive
culture, intellectual and literary history, educational history, sports,
social and political theory, language revitalization, policy, governance,
and performance, and the search committee will be interested in candidates
who can complement those areas. Candidates with strong potential in
sponsored research, especially tied to current campus-wide initiatives in
health and wellness, genomic biology, informatics, and public scholarship
are encouraged to apply. A joint appointment or teaching arrangement with
another academic unit on campus is likely. Minimum qualifications include a
completed terminal degree (i.e. PhD, MFA, JD) by the start of appointment,
clear knowledge and experience in American Indian and Indigenous studies,
scholarly achievement and promise, and evidence of teaching ability.
Experience working closely with American Indian or other Indigenous
communities is an important consideration.

To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through
https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application detailing
current research plans, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three
references by November 1, 2010.  For inquiries regarding the position,
contact ais at illinois.edu or 217-265-9870. Illinois is an Affirmative Action
/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and
inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

John McKinn (Maricopa, Gila River Indian Community) Associate Director
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign American Indian Studies Urbana,

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