This job has expired

Faculty in Native American Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Nov 15, 2022

View more

Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job Details

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-eligible position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in Native American Studies, beginning July 1, 2023, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter.  The appointment will be in one of the following academic units: Anthropology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music and Theater Arts, or Science, Technology, and Society. A PhD in a field in the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences with a specialization in Native American Studies is required by the start of employment.

The successful candidate must make major scholarly contributions to Native American Studies, including using theoretical and methodological approaches to research and knowledge production rooted in Native American and Indigenous cultures. We encourage candidates who seek to engage and benefit Native American communities through their scholarship, teaching, and professional outreach. 

Faculty in SHASS are known for excellent undergraduate instruction and advising. Units with graduate programs have established an equally enviable reputation for high quality graduate teaching and advising . Faculty duties for this position include teaching undergraduate and, potentially, graduate courses in Native American Studies. All faculty are expected to fulfill service obligations to their academic units, the university, and their professional communities.

Candidates must submit a letter of application, a research statement (of no more than two single-spaced pages), a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.  Applicants must select the disciplinary unit (i.e., Anthropology) for which they wish to be considered. The application deadline is being extended from November 1, 2022, to November 15, 2022.

For more information about the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences please visit:


Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational and privately endowed university which admitted its first students in 1865. Today, MIT is one of the world's leading universities, with the primary purpose of education and research. MIT is organized into five schools and one college which encompass numerous departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Enrollment at MIT includes over 4,100 undergraduate students and over 6,140 graduate students. MIT is located on 154 acres in Cambridge, MA (on the MBTA's Red Line) and extends more than a mile along the scenic Charles River Basin. We employ over 10,000 individuals, both on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. The MIT culture is rich with intellectual and cultural stimulation and provides unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth. We take pride in offering our employees greater autonomy, flexibility, and an opportunity to grow and learn new skills. MIT offers sophisticated educational resources, a cutting-edge computing environment, world-class libraries, diverse arts programs, and athletic activities that provide our employees with the ability to learn, work and play in a collaborative and enjoyable environment. Other benefits that MIT has to offer include a generous tuition assistance plan, health/life/dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and twelve paid holidays. MIT also offers on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, on-site computer and professional development programs, and much more. Visit the MIT web site at MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert