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Director of Indigenous Studies

Apply now Job no: 498772
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Official Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Business Title: Director of Indigenous Studies
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment:

Tenure Track (Assistant Professor) or Tenure Possible Upon Appointment (Associate Professor)

Position Summary:

The College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenure possible upon appointment) of Indigenous Studies and Director of the Indigenous Studies Program. The position is open to qualified candidates with a doctoral degree or appropriate terminal degree. Possible fields of degree could be but are not limited to Indigenous Studies, History, English, Education, Social Work, Anthropology, Human Services, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Law, Business, Health, Geography, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies, Fine and Performing Arts, or relevant disciplines, with an open tenure home. We are searching for an individual who has a strong interest in and skills appropriate to developing a certificate program into a minor and supporting our Indigenous Studies Program through campus leadership, curricular development, scholarship, outreach/recruitment, and student mentorship. Our Indigenous Studies Program is globally focused, yet for this position preference will be given to those candidates whose lived experience, knowledge, and research is centered on and with Indigenous communities of North America.

Responsibilities include acting as Director of the Indigenous Studies Program, which will entail overseeing an Indigenous Studies Certificate with the aim to develop a minor or major, developing and teaching relevant courses including an introductory Indigenous Studies course, maintaining a productive research agenda relevant to Indigenous Studies, advising and mentoring students, conducting appropriate service activities at Department, College, University, community, and professional levels, and assisting with community engagement. More details outlined below.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is dedicated to creating a campus culture founded on four shared elements: Inclusive Excellence, Sustainability, Liberal Education, and Shared Governance. We have earned national recognition both for our efforts in sustainability and the creation of the University Studies Program (our general education program). UW Oshkosh invests in increasing the success and persistence of our underrepresented students.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

Responsibilities  
Qualifications  
Required:
  • Doctoral Degree or Appropriate Terminal Degree in fields such as but not limited to Indigenous Studies, History, English, Education, Social Work, Anthropology, Human Services, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Biology or other Natural Sciences, Law, Business, Health, Geography, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies, Fine and Performing Arts, or related discipline.
  • Lived experience, knowledge and/or research centered on and with Indigenous communities.
  • Some college teaching experience.
  • An active research agenda relevant for Indigenous Studies.
  • Experience in advising and mentoring students, especially those typically underrepresented on college campuses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Preferred:
  • Lived experience, knowledge and/or research centered on, around and with Indigenous communities of North America.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in work centered on decolonization.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in land-based education programming and curriculum development.
  • At least two years college teaching or commensurate practitioner experience.
  • Administrative, organizational, and/or community leadership skills.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of the position, including brief statements on teaching philosophy/approach and research.
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for three professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.
  4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official or copy).

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at recruitment@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Wednesday, December 15th are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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