United States Indigenous Studies

Position ID:Duke-Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences-ASSTPROF1 [#24832]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Native American Studies / United States Indigenous Studies
Appl Deadline:2023/09/18 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/05/11, finished 2024/03/23)
Position Description:    

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Duke University Trinity College of Arts & Sciences in Durham, North Carolina seeks candidates for a tenure-track professorship at the assistant professor level in the study of United States Indigenous people (American Indian, Kānaka Maoli, and Alaskan Native Corporations). This hire is part of a sustained, multiyear commitment by Trinity College of Arts & Sciences to increase the expertise and representation of Native, Indigenous, and First Nations people of the Americas studies across core departments. Candidates in all fields located within Trinity College will be considered. Preference, at this time, will be given to candidates whose research is primarily located in United States Indigenous studies. 

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a sustained commitment in scholarship, teaching and service to working with U.S. Indigenous communities on projects directly addressing the interests, perspectives, and needs of these communities as well as demonstrating decolonizing methodologies, such as participatory and collaborative work, while articulating their positionality with these communities. Candidates whose work demonstrates active engagement with these communities are especially encouraged to apply. 

Candidates submitting materials by Sunday, August 27, 2023, will be assured of consideration. Please submit a cover letter, CV, work sample (an article or a chapter, single-authored in applicable fields), and the names of three references. Candidates should also indicate their preferred primary department and, if applicable, a secondary department preference. 

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities including enrolled tribal members, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Durham, NC 27708