The Department of American Indian Studies at the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) located on the traditional territory and homelands of the Luiseño/Payómkawichum people this land remains the shared space among the Kuupangaxwichem/Cupeño 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.

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