Company: TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies @ CSUSM
- California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)
- Jan 21, 2021 Full time Education Job Description The Department
of American Indian Studies at the California State University San
Marcos (CSUSM) located on the traditional territory and homelands
of the Luise--o/Pay--mkawichum people this land remains the shared
space among the Kuupangaxwichem/Cupe--o and Kumeyaay and Ipai
peoples invites applications for a tenure-track position in
American Indian Studies. We seek individuals with a commitment to
the enhancement of our American Indian Studies major and
department. This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars
interested in a career at a teaching-centered institution that is
home to the largest per capita American Indian student population
in California. Our department provides students with a research,
community, and place-based program of study. We accomplish this
through an integrated approach to understanding tribal knowledge,
sovereignty, diverse histories, tribal legal and political status,
community, culture, and social needs of American Indians in
California and the US. Students in AIS learn to work effectively
with and for Original Nations and tribal communities as they
interface with non-Indian communities to exercise tribal
sovereignty. We offer both the undergraduate major and minor in
American Indian Studies. We are looking for a scholar who
specializes in the following areas specifically from an American
Indian Studies perspective: tribal governance and administration,
community and economic development, indigenous planning, tribal
business, innovation and entrepreneurship with a strong focus on
place-based learning and decolonizing research. Candidates must
have a PhD in American Indian Studies (Native American, Indigenous,
First Nations), Public Administration, Business, or related
disciplines completed before the appointment begins. MINIMUM
- PhD in American Indian Studies (Native American, Indigenous,
First Nations) or related disciplines; ABDs are encouraged to
apply, but the Ph.D. must be conferred by August 2021.
- A clear commitment to American Indian epistemology, in terms of
theory, methodology, pedagogy as they pertain to the field of
American Indian Studies.
- Demonstrated knowledge of sovereignty, culture, and federal
Indian law and policy.
- Demonstrated experience in working in collaboration with
California Native American tribes, communities, organizations
and/or other Native American nations.
- Teaching experience that emphasizes Indigenous culture and
knowledge is requisite.
- Ability to teach a variety of general education,
upper-division, hybrid, and online classes, including independent
studies as needed.
- Demonstrated active research agenda and a strong record of
Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR).
- Evidence of ability to communicate American Indian perspectives
including cultures and histories.
- Evidence of academic and/or professional background necessary
to contribute to the development and growth of place-based
curriculum and pedagogical practices.
- Evidence of potential ability to obtain external research
grants. DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience teaching American Indian students at the University
- Evidence in developing curriculum in decolonization, tribal
sovereignty, resistance, resurgence and resilience and courses
addressing settler colonialism.
- Evidence of working collaboratively with other departments and
programs across disciplines. DUTIES: The successful candidate will
regularly offer a variety of general education, upper-division,
hybrid, and online classes, including independent studies as needed
and will help build the department's American Indian Studies major.
Additionally, the successful candidate may offer AIS related
classes that are intersectional throughout CSUSM, including but not
limited to, community and economic development, business and
economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, planning and public
policy. They will design and sustain an active research agenda and
a strong record of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
within the discipline. In addition, they will engage in service and
take on leadership positions within the department, college,
university, and discipline as appropriate. APPLICATION: All
applications must include:
- Cover letter that address the above minimum and
- Statement of teaching philosophy that describes the role
faculty play in student success.
- Syllabi for two courses taught in AIS or closely related field,
- Two representative writing samples or publications.
- Student evaluations from two classes, if applicable.
- Copies of all transcripts that include relevant course
- Three confidential letters of recommendation addressing the
- Statement of contributions working within tribal communities.
Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to: AIS
Tenure Track Search Committee at--aisTT2021@csusm.edu . A review of
applications will begin onFebruary 13, 2021; however, the position
will be open until filled. This position is part of CSUSM's
inaugural Diversity and Equity Cluster Hire Initiative. We seek to
recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve
as role models for our diverse student body and who have a
demonstrated commitment to the academic success of our students.
Candidates can demonstrate their commitment to diversity and equity
through their teaching or research and creative activity or
service. CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving
Institution (HSI) and named one of the--top--32 Colleges most
friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers
in Higher Education.
Visit--http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more
information.-- California State University San Marcos is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly
committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus
community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without
regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex,
genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital
status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion
or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military
status. The person holding this position is considered a limited
mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect
Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a
condition of employment. This position is subject to employment
verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal
record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon
successful completion of a background check, including a criminal
records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals
disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the
candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Email me
jobs like this About California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)
AIS --provides a bridge between campus and community activities and
engagement. Our goal is to create culturally intelligent graduates
who will contribute to the regional workforce, including working
for Tribal Nations, in meaningful ways. All of our courses include
tribal community engagement-with guest lectures, field trips,
participatory research, and service learning activities.
Keywords: TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL, San Marcos , Assistant Professor, Education / Teaching , San Marcos, California
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