Recruitment Number: 2641
Position: Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies
Effective Date: August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. with a focus on American Indian Studies. Candidates possessing a terminal degree in American Indian Studies, Education, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, History, English, American Studies, or any other academic discipline in the College of Liberal Arts are encouraged to apply. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the terminal degree by August 1, 2021.
- Expertise in American Indian Studies.
- Evidence of, or clear potential for excellence in teaching at the college level.
- Evidence of, or clear potential for successful scholarly and creative development and sustained publication or exhibition.
- Demonstrated commitment to working community-based participatory research, community-engaged service learning, and tribally-defined research needs.
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in American Indian, Native American, First Nations and/or Indigenous Studies at the college level
Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching comparative Ethnic Studies courses including Native Americans, African Americans, Latino/a/x and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with programs and departments
Experience with grant proposal
Demonstrated history of working with American Indian communities, organizations, non-profits, programs, Tribes/Tribal Nations
Expertise with urban American Indians in California and California Indians
Experience/expertise with NAGPRA and/or indigenous maritime traditions
An ideal candidate would be a Culturally Competent Content Specialist who can bring both a current theoretical and academic understanding of American Indian Studies (AIS) as well as cultural intelligence, experiences and competence gained from actual lived experience in the American Indian community(s) who are the subject of the candidate’s scholarly and/or creative activities and the courses taught and developed in AIS.
- Teach lower and upper division courses in American Indian Studies (AIS) including comparative courses, surveys, special topics courses, and other core courses within the AIS. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
- Collaborate with Africana Studies, Asian American Studies and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies to support existing courses and develop new courses that satisfy the CSU Ethnic Studies requirement which will go into effect Fall 2021
- Participate in curriculum development and AIS Program activities
- Develop and maintain an active and focused scholarly and/or creative agenda leading to conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, grant funding and exhibitions as appropriate to one’s specialty area
- Advise and mentor students
- Participate in service to the program, college, university, and community
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The American Indian Studies Program at CSULB is the oldest American Indian Studies Program in the CSU. Located on the ancient Gabrielino-Tongva village and sacred site of Puvungna, CSULB is the only University in the United States to have reburied the indigenous people of the land on a university campus. The first reburial of one Gabrielino-Tongva ancestor was in 1979 and the second reburial under NAGPRA, took place in 2016 with almost one-hundred human remains reburied. In addition to our partnership with the California Indian community, CSULB also serves one of the largest urban American Indian communities in the United States. leaders in the Urban American Indian Community developed and have supported the Annual CSULB Pow Wow for the past fifty years. The Pow Wow is a public event and the oldest and largest continuous student-sponsored event on upper campus attracting over six thousand people to CSULB each year. A section of lower campus is an active ceremonial site and gathering place for California Indian people that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These events on lower campus, although numerous, are generally private events not intended for the general public in contrast to the Annual Pow Wow. Candidates who are interested in this balance of serving California Indians and urban American Indians in California are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf
How to Apply - Required Documentation:
- An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
- Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
- CV (including current email address)
- Names and contact information for three references
- Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
- Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
1. A signed SC-1 form,
2. Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)
Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:
Requests for information should be addressed to:
Craig Stone, Program Director
California State University, Long Beach
American Indian Studies Program
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Craig.Stone@csulb.edu or 562.985.5381
Review of applications to begin March 15, 2021
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)
A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.