Assistant Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Full-Time Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty
Elon University invites applications for a permanent full-time faculty position in Native American and Indigenous Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), beginning August 2024. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. This position’s primary responsibilities will be to teach six undergraduate courses per academic year, from within their field of specialization and the Core Curriculum, Elon’s general education curriculum (no less than three COR courses per year). At least one of the courses should also be designated as AER (Advancing Equity Requirement), focusing on systemic racial inequities in the United States. Developing and maintaining a strong program of research and scholarship is an expectation of all Elon faculty as teacher-scholar-mentors. Additional duties include regular service on departmental and university committees, academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate students, and exploring potential curricular development as appropriate to the interests of the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will be appointed in the most appropriate department and School/College (such as World Languages and Cultures, Sociology/Anthropology, History/Geography, or other departments/disciplines appropriate to the candidate’s strengths and interests). We especially welcome applications from underrepresented identity groups, particularly those from native or indigenous groups.
The successful candidate has the option to join Elon’s Advancing Equity Scholars cohort. Members of this cohort will engage in Elon’s Advancing Equity curricular and scholarly initiatives to (1) include methods to address or remedy injustice and inequality throughout their courses and/or (2) teach a course focused on racial equity in the U.S. Participation in this cohort includes course development funds and other benefits.
We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. All members of the Elon community have a shared responsibility to act deliberately toward equitable outcomes. Inclusive Excellence is Elon’s framing of diversity, equity, inclusion, and other constructs that support belonging and well-being, resulting in the creation of a community where people strive to dismantle oppression and where individuals flourish. For more information about Elon’s Division of Inclusive Excellence, visit: https://www.elon.edu/u/inclusive-excellence/.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu.
Minimum Required Education and Experience
Minimum requirements include an earned PhD by appointment start date (ABD considered), college/university teaching experience, and evidence of strong research in an area relevant to Native American Studies and/or Indigenous Studies.
Preferred Education and Experience
Preference will be given to candidates who can best nurture and grow the university’s developing partnership with the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, on whose ancestral lands Elon University is situated.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please click on the link below to upload a cover letter of application, curriculum vita, and one page statement on your inclusive teaching approach of undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting:
Elon is a selective, mid-sized private university renowned as a national model for engaged and experiential learning. Students work closely with faculty who are dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarship. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs.