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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.

Candidates must meet the Basic Qualifications of a Ph.D., completed by July 1, 2019. Qualified applicants will have the preferred qualifications of 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 prefer 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.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2019.

Position Available : During the 2019-20 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/JPF01359
Please refer to position # JPF01359 in all correspondence.
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