Northern Arizona University, History
Assistant Professor in Native American or Indigenous History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Arizona, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
This is a tenure-track, full-time, benefit eligible, position located in Flagstaff, Arizona.
NAU is located at the border of the Navajo and Hopi Nations, with a large community of Native American students, representing more than 94 tribes. There are a number of active scholars and practitioners among the faculty who engage deeply with Native American/ Indigenous issues, including a department of Applied Indigenous Studies and a vibrant Native American Cultural Center.
About the Department
The Department of History consists of 18 full-time faculty members, 13 of whom are tenure-track and tenured, and 1 staff member. Our mission centers on the study of regional histories in a global context, with a special emphasis on the importance of transregional connections.
We have around 330 undergraduate majors, one-half of whom major in History and Social Studies Education. We also have an active Master’s program and are developing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in collaboration with three other departments, including Applied Indigenous Studies.
The department of History at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History specializing in Native /Indigenous North America. The appointment begins fall of 2017. In keeping with the department’s mission, we are looking for a colleague who demonstrates the ability to undertake teaching and scholarship focusing on indigenous histories in a global context. The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in Native American/Indigenous history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to other courses required by the department for its majors. Preference will be given to scholars whose research and teaching can also contribute to the department’s thematic strengths at the graduate level, which at present include Global/Comparative history; Environment & Health; Colonialism and Nationalism; Class, Race, & Ethnicity; Gender & Sexuality; and Public History.
- An earned Ph.D. in History, or related fields, completed by August of 2017.
- Demonstrated ability to teach research or historiographical courses required of majors or graduate students.
- Evidence of potential for ongoing scholarly achievement, with publications or other scholarship demonstrating engagement with theoretical literature on the candidate’s area of expertise.
- Demonstrated ability to teach freshman surveys, upper division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars in Native American/Indigenous history.
- Willingness to engage in collaborative research and outreach relevant to Native American communities in the region.
- Willingness to engage in service to the profession and contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of approximately 29,000, including more than 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.
The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings/ . The online application must include a single attachment containing:
1) Cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position
2) Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three professional references
3) A 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy
4) At least two sample syllabi, including one for a graduate level course
5) Writing sample not exceeding 50 pages
Save all of the above items in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document and upload it as “Resume.”
6) Three letters of recommendation, sent separately, via email, to the History Department’s Administrative Associate, to Cristi.Mallery@nau.edu.
Other materials may be requested of finalists selected for interviews.
If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact the department for assistance.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Cristi Mallery at Cristi.Mallery@nau.edu
|Primary Category:||Native American History / Studies