The Native American Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in contemporary Native American and Indigenous topics, beginning fall semester 2022. We seek an engaged interdisciplinary candidate who combines scholarly work on pressing Indigenous issues with a demonstrated record of deep commitments to Native American communities. Preference for scholars researching in contemporary US- or Canadian-based Native, Indigenous, or First Nations contexts. The research focus is open; areas of interest include but are not limited to: Native sovereignty; resource stewardship; environmental justice; Native language politics; education and alternative epistemologies; food sovereignty; arts; media and popular culture; contemporary ethics; queer Indigenous studies; critical museum studies; and/or decolonization. Completion of a Ph.D. in Native American Studies or a related discipline or interdisciplinary field is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to the curriculum of the Native American Studies Program. Colgate sustains an undergraduate curriculum of Native American studies of the Americas, with more recent openings to broader framings of global Indigenous studies. We welcome candidates who will offer an array of Native American Studies courses that draw on their expertise. The successful candidate may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

We invite applicants to submit a cover letter (1-2 pages), a CV, an article-length writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three individuals who would be prepared to submit reference letters at a later date. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities and candidates may want to review Colgate’s plans in this area:

In their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications must be submitted through  Our review of applications will begin March 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.

Situated on the traditional lands of the Oneida Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3200 students located in central New York state.

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