Duke University Trinity College of Arts & Sciences in Durham, North Carolina seeks candidates for a tenure-track professorship at the assistant professor level in the study of United States Indigenous people (American Indian, Kānaka Maoli, and Alaskan Native Corporations). This hire is part of a sustained, multiyear commitment by Trinity College of Arts & Sciences to increase the expertise and representation of Native, Indigenous, and/or First Nations people of the Americas studies across core departments. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is centrally located in United States Indigenous studies while also substantially linked to other fields of inquiry. Candidates will be considered by the departments in which the tenure home will be located: Biology, Cultural Anthropology, English, Evolutionary Anthropology, Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Literature, and Philosophy.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a sustained commitment in scholarship, teaching and service to working with U.S. Indigenous communities on projects directly addressing the interests, perspectives, and needs of these communities as well as demonstrating decolonizing methodologies, such as participatory and collaborative work, while articulating their positionality with these communities. Candidates whose work demonstrates active engagement with these communities are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates submitting materials by Wednesday, February 1, 2023, will receive full consideration. Please submit a cover letter, cv, work sample (an article or a chapter), and the names of three references. Candidates should also indicate their preferred primary department and, where applicable, the secondary department.
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