University of Michigan Seeks Professor of American Culture, Native American Studies

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The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track position in Native American and/or other U.S.-related Indigenous Studies as part of the Provost’s Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative (ARHI). They seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on Indigeneity, Race, and American Belonging in the United States and those who use comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose expertise in Native American and Indigenous studies falls within the humanities or humanistic social sciences (including but not limited to gender & sexuality, environmental studies, history, digital studies, museum studies, visual and expressive culture, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences is required prior to appointment. This is a university year appointment with an expected start date of August 26, 2024.

Application deadline for full consideration is August 21, 2023, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Qualified persons should submit preliminary application documents as email attachments to under the subject line “NAS ARHI Position.” Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

1. Cover Letter addressed to the Chair, NAS Search Committee. Please be sure the cover letter includes: Your name and address; your email address and phone contact information.

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Writing Sample (limit to 25 pages)

Persons whose applications are selected for further review will be individually asked to provide additional documents, including but not limited to: evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a diversity statement, and a statement of current and future research plans.

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