California State University, Long Beach, American Indian Studies/ College of Liberal Arts

Position ID:CSULB-AIS-ASSTPROF1 [#19326, 2651]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Area: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Starting Date:2022/08/17
Appl Deadline:2022/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/08/26, updated 2021/09/24, listed until 2022/05/31)
Position Description:    

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College of Liberal Arts 
Department of American Indian Studies
Tenure-Track Position Opening 

Recruitment Number: 2651 
Position: Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies 
Effective Date: August 17, 2022 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D., M.F.A., or Ed.D. with a focus on American Indian Studies. Candidates possessing terminal degrees in American Indian Studies, Education, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, History, English, American Studies, Art, or any other academic discipline in the College of Liberal Arts are encouraged to apply. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the terminal degree by August 1, 2022.
• Expertise in American Indian Studies
• Evidence of, or clear potential for excellence in teaching at the college level
• Evidence of, or clear potential for successful scholarly and creative development and sustained publication or exhibition
• Demonstrated commitment to working community-based participatory research, community-engaged service learning, and tribally-defined research needs
• Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in American Indian, Native American, First Nations and/or Indigenous Studies at the college level
• Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching comparative Ethnic Studies courses including Native Americans, African Americans, Latino/a/x and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
• Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with programs and departments
• Experience with grant proposal and management
• Demonstrated history of working with American Indian communities, organizations, non-profits, programs, Tribes/Tribal Nations
• Expertise with California Indian studies and urban American Indian experience in California.
• Experience/expertise with NAGPRA • Experience/knowledge about American Indian and/or indigenous maritime traditions
• Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (FA is encouraging departments to include this language) 

 A successful candidate would be a Culturally Competent Content Specialist who can bring both a current theoretical and academic understanding of American Indian Studies as well as cultural intelligence, experiences and competence gained from actual lived experience in the American Indian community(s) who are the subject of the candidate’s scholarly and/or creative activities and the courses taught and developed in American Indian Studies. 

• Teach lower and upper division courses in American Indian Studies (AIS) including comparative courses, surveys, special topics courses, and other core courses within the AIS. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
• Collaborate with Africana Studies, Asian American Studies and Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies to support existing courses and develop new courses that satisfy the CSU Ethnic Studies requirement
• Participate in curriculum development and AIS Program activities
• Develop and maintain an active and focused research, scholarly and/or creative agenda leading to conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, grant funding and exhibitions as appropriate to one's specialty area
• Advise and mentor students
• Participate in service to the program, college, university, and community 

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

The American Indian Studies Program at CSULB is the oldest American Indian Studies Program in the CSU. Located on the ancient Gabrieleno-Tongva village and sacred site of Puvungna, CSULB is the only University in the United States to have reburied the indigenous people of the land on a university campus. The first reburial of one Gabrieleno-Tongva ancestor was in 1979 and the second reburial under NAGPRA, took place in 2016 with almost one-hundred human remains reburied. In addition to our partnership with the California Indian community, CSULB also serves one of the largest urban American Indian communities in the United States. Leaders in the Urban American Indian Community developed and have supported the Annual CSULB Pow Wow for the past fifty years. The Pow Wow is a public event and the oldest and largest continuous student-sponsored event on upper campus attracting over six thousand people to CSULB each year. A section of lower campus is an active ceremonial site and gathering place for California Indian people that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These events on lower campus, although numerous, are generally private events not intended for the general public in contrast to the Annual Pow Wow. Candidates who are interested in this balance of serving California Indians and urban American Indians in California are highly encouraged to apply for this position. 

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: ;

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
• An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
• Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
• CV
• Names and contact information for three references
• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree

• Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
1. Teaching Evaluations of all courses evaluated from the past two years (as applicable)
2. A signed SC-1 form,
3. Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and 
4. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:

Requests for information should be addressed to:
Craig Stone, Program Director 
California State University, Long Beach 
American Indian Studies Program
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840 or 562-985-5305

Review of applications to begin December 15, 2021. 
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled). 


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 

 The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. 

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
California State University, Long Beach
American Indian Studies Program
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840