John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professor in U.S. Southern Native Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Internal Number: 242695
Vacancy ID: FAC0004290
The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professorship in U.S. Southern Native Studies. We seek a visionary senior scholar of the Native South whose research, teaching, and service centers on Indigeneity and conceptualizes the region as consisting of enduring Indigenous spaces and localities. The department embraces a capacious definition of scholarship and welcomes applicants from traditional disciplines as well as emerging fields of inter- and transdisciplinary exploration. We are particularly interested in engaged scholars with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in contributing to critical conversations in the academy, producing public-facing work, and collaborating with Indigenous communities. In coordination with a cluster hire in American Indian and Indigenous Studies principally across four departments American Studies, Geography, Religious Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies the Dean of the College has convened a Working Group to seriously explore the development of an independent Curriculum in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. To learn more about the College of Arts and Science's cluster hire search in which this position is situated, please go to the College's website. Selected candidates will contribute to our ongoing process of reimagining scholarly, curricular, and community engagement around Native North America and global Indigeneity in the College of Arts and Sciences.
In addition, the Reed Distinguished Professor will pursue a robust research agenda, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and serve on undergraduate Honors, master's thesis, and doctoral dissertation committees. The Department of American Studies is currently the home for an undergraduate major concentration and minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, and American Indian and Indigenous Studies and Southern Studies are both counted as signature strengths of our Ph.D. program. To learn more, visit us at: https://americanstudies.unc.edu.
The Department of American Studies is committed to a vision of the University where all members of the community feel welcome, valued, and can thrive. The ideal candidate will share in this commitment. Please direct any questions you may have to the search committee chair, Professor Daniel M. Cobb, at email@example.com.
Education and Experience:
Candidates must hold the rank of either full professor or senior associate professor and have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, mentoring, and service. We are particularly interested in engaged scholars with a record of accomplishment in contributing to critical conversations in the academy, producing public-facing work, and collaborating with Indigenous communities.
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