The Academic Council of the American Indian and Indigenous Collective (AIIC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Native American and Indigenous Studies. The Visiting Assistant Professor will have research and teaching experience in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, broadly defined, focusing on the Peoples of North America. While the area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in scholars with research and teaching interests in the histories, cultures, artistic and cultural production, sovereignty, political and social realities, and feminist and indigenous approaches to knowledge systems and epistemologies of Indigenous people. The AIIC Visiting Assistant Professor will be expected to make at least one public presentation of his or her research.
The Visiting Assistant Professor is expected to provide intellectual expertise to the campus in his or her area of focus, as well as to engage with students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as faculty colleagues in the AIIC and the home academic department. The candidate is also expected to participate in the broader AIIC community at UCSB while in residence. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. We welcome applicants with a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with Indigenous communities. This position carries a five course workload over three quarters.
Academic title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2018.
Position Available : During the 2018-19 academic year.
Duration of Position: The initial appointment will be for one year.
Application Requirements: Applications are accepted via the UCSB Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01270
Please refer to position # JPF01270 in all correspondence.
• Cover Letter that describes your relevant research, expertise, and experience with Native American and Indigenous Studies; teaching experience; and publication record — required
• Curriculum Vitae: Your most recently updated C.V. — required
• Sample Syllabi: Minimum of two required and a maximum of three will be accepted — required
• Statement of past engagement with Native American and Indigenous communities (one page) — required
• Statement of Teaching Interests, Teaching Philosophy, and Courses Taught (2 pages) — required
• Writing Sample, no more than 20 pages — required
• Representative Teaching Evaluations — if available
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted). Please note that your references or dossier service will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
Recruitment Period: Applications received by August 8, 2018 will receive primary consideration. However, the position will remain open and applications will be accepted until filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Describes your relevant research, expertise, and experience with Native American and Indigenous Studies; teaching experience; and publication record
Sample Syllabi 1 - Minimum of two required and a maximum of three will be accepted
Sample Syllabi 2 - Minimum of two required and a maximum of three will be accepted
Sample Syllabi 3 (Optional) - Minimum of two required and a maximum of three will be accepted
Statement of Past Engagement - Statement of past engagement with Native American and Indigenous communities (one page)
Statement of Teaching Interests - Statement of Teaching Interests, Teaching Philosophy, and Courses Taught (2 pages)
Writing Sample - No more than 20 pages
Representative Teaching Evaluations - if available
- 3-5 letters of reference required