Colgate University, Native American Studies

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Position ID:Colgate University-Native American Studies-VAP [#21129]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Native American Studies
Appl Deadline:2022/03/10 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/02/08, finished 2022/06/24)
Position Description:    

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Native American Studies

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.

Further information about the Native American Studies Program can be found at: Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Colgate recognizes a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near reservations.

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Colgate University
Native American Studies Program
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346