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American Indian/Indigenous Studies Faculty Search

October 16, 2013

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in American Indian/Indigenous Studies to begin in Fall 2014. In line with building our newly established Ph.D program in Comparative Ethnic Studies, we welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches and innovative theoretical perspectives. The Department of Ethnic Studies is particularly interested in candidates with areas of specialization that complement the Department’s existing strengths, and who have the potential to increase the profile of the program as well as the Department’s ties with other departments/centers on campus (e.g. Native Legal Studies, Indigenous Governance, Environmental Science, Geography, Sustainability Studies, Political Science, Critical Prison Studies, Performance Studies, Transnational Indigenous Pacific Studies, and Community Health, among many other possibilities).

The successful candidate must show potential for, or evidence of, an active research agenda/strong publication record, and have PhD in hand by fall 2014. We will also consider advanced assistant professors who have a demonstrable track record of tier one excellence in research productivity. The successful candidate must also show potential for, or evidence of, a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and to the training and mentoring of doctoral students.

The Department of Ethnic Studies openly embraces diversity and inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, genders, classes, sexualities, nationalities, and religions. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

Our campus is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to Denver and to the Denver International Airport. We are located within walking distance of the American Indian Law Library and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) with whom we collaborate in a variety of ways. CU Boulder is home to a variety of nationally funded research centers and Institutes such as the Center for the American West, Institute for Behavioral Sciences (IBS), the Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the Bueno Center, and our own Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in the Americas (CSERA). Boulder is also home to federally funded research facilities such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as well as other major research centers in the University of Colorado system.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in American Indian Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies and/or other relevant disciplines with a specific focus in American Indian/Indigenous Studies.

Application Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at:, posting #F00715, and must include:

  1. A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate’s qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified.
  2. A current CV/resume
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Writing sample (limited to 25 pages)
  5. Teaching evaluations and sample syllabi

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.


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