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Director of Center of Southwest Studies and Assistant/Associate Professor

Fort Lewis College, Department of Anthropology
Durango, Colorado
Salary range is $80,000-$90,000 for a 12-month full-time appointment, plus a comprehensive benefits
Closing date
Feb 5, 2022

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Area Studies, North American Studies, Museum Studies, Other
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Level of Experience

Job Details

Fort Lewis College invites applications for the Director of the Center of Southwest Studies, a teaching and research archives, library and museum, with an anticipated start date July 01, 2022 and to be determined with the candidate. The successful candidate will hold an academic Assistant/Associate Professor appointment (1-1 load) concurrent with the directorship; the appointment is expected to be a tenure-track position, with a five-year term as Director, with the possibility of a directorship reappointment upon successful review. We seek a dynamic individual who can lead the Center, building on its core values of student success, community engagement, and relationships with Indigenous communities.  


Reporting to the Provost, the Director of the Center provides vision and leadership on campus, within the Four Corners Region, and nationally, while integrating the Center’s collections and resources into both the curriculum and life of the campus. The next Director and Assistant/Associate Professor will join the campus community at a particularly important time as the implementation of the recently endorsed College strategic plan is underway. The Center’s student internships and programs are central to the strategic plan’s focus on experiential learning; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the development of new curricular pathways. The next Director will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of engaged faculty from multiple disciplines, including a new minor being developed in Southwest Studies, and to explore new forms of collaborative partnerships with the support of the Office of Academic Affairs.  



Fort Lewis College is a 4-year state-supported liberal arts college. The student population of about 4,000 is diverse, with 19% Native American and 5% Hispanic students. The Department of Anthropology is an independent department located in the Center for Southwest Studies where it shares space and program interests with the Department of Environmental Studies, the Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies, and the Office of Community Services. Faculty are given a complete range of employment benefits.

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