Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Department of Anthropology, New Mexico State University

The Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Native American and Indigenous Studies who is broadly trained and with preferred expertise that complements the Anthropology Department’s research and practice in one or more of the following areas: Native identity, tribal sovereignty, decolonization, Indigenous rights, tribal needs and values, intellectual property, heritage and language preservation, health disparities in Native communities, museum and visual studies, and colonial and postcolonial relations among Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups. Strengths in contemporary Native American Studies theory and research methodologies are essential, especially those that are collaborative, participatory, and focused on community action. Successful candidates will demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience working with Native American people. The development of a culturally sensitive and problem-oriented program of scholarship with potential for securing external funding is highly desirable. Abilities to contribute to Native American Studies program development, teach undergraduate and graduate students in multicultural university settings, and engage in outreach with Native American communities in the State of New Mexico, regionally in the greater Southwest, and internationally are strongly preferred.

Candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in a related field at time of appointment.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong potential for success in both research and teaching.  Appointment effective fall semester 2019 for the 9-month academic year.

Only online applications are accepted.

You will need to upload

  1. Letter of interest

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Unofficial transcripts that show award of terminal degree

  4. If desired, you may upload either one article or one book chapter

  5. You will also need to provide names and contact information (to include email) for 3 references.

New Mexico State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; Minorities, Indigenous, Females, Veterans, and those with Disability are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date is: November 9, 2018

Benefits Offered:  Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, alternative educational retirement plans, workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement.  Nine month faculty are not eligible for annual and sick leave.

To Apply:   Please visit https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/32737