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Assistant Professor in Contemporary Native American Studies

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York
$89,500 (for ABD applicants) to $93,500 (for applicants with a PhD in hand)
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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The Native American Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in contemporary Native American and Indigenous topics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2024. We seek an engaged interdisciplinary candidate who combines scholarly work on pressing Indigenous issues with a demonstrated record of deep commitments to Native American communities. We are especially interested in scholars researching in US, Canadian, or South American-based Native, Indigenous, or First Nations. The research focus is open; areas of specialization could be but are not limited to: Native sovereignty; resource stewardship; environmental justice; Native language politics; education and alternative epistemologies; food sovereignty; visual arts; music; theater; literature; media and popular culture; contemporary ethics; queer Indigenous studies; critical museum studies; and/or decolonization. Completion of a Ph.D. in Native American Studies or a related discipline or interdisciplinary field is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to the curriculum of the Native American Studies Program. Colgate sustains an undergraduate curriculum of Native American studies of the Americas, with more recent offerings that frame Indigenous studies in a Pacific and global context. We welcome candidates who will offer an array of Native American Studies courses that draw on their expertise. All Colgate faculty are also expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum:

We invite applicants to submit a cover letter (1-2 pages), a CV, and the names and email addresses of three references willing to write letters on their behalf. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. A candidate’s cover letter should outline their scholarly work and their approach to teaching. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities, and candidates may want to review Colgate’s key goals in this area:  In their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. As candidates prepare their applications, they are encouraged to read further information about teaching and scholarship in Native American Studies at Colgate: Applications must be submitted through Interfolio at Our review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Later in the search process, as candidates move forward, they will be asked to provide an article-length writing sample and three letters of recommendation. 

Situated on the traditional lands of the Oneida Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3200 students located in central New York state.  Further information about the Native American Studies Program can be found at:

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

 It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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