Position: Applied Indigenous Studies, Lecturer

Vacancy Number: 600182

Department: Applied Indigenous Studies

Status: Full-Time, Regular

Location: Flagstaff

Special Information

• Non-tenure track Lecturer position will be a year-to-year
appointment with a possible three-year appointment in the future.

Application Procedure

• To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations and syllabi), and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to: AIS Search Committee Department of Applied Indigenous Studies Northern Arizona University

PO Box 15020
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5020

Job Description

• The Department of Applied Indigenous Studies (AIS) at
Northern Arizona University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track
lecturer. Primary duties will be to teach undergraduate courses in Applied Indigenous Studies; these courses address an applied focus for working with indigenous communities, skills in global and comparative studies, and introduction to the basic principles of U.S. American Indian law and comparison to other global Indigenous Peoples. The position begins August 2013.

Minimum Qualifications


• Minimum requirements include PhD, EdD, JD, or DrPH
conferred by August 2013 with major training in fields related to global comparative
indigenous studies. We recognize that Applied Indigenous Studies is a new, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary field and we welcome applications from areas that might include American Indian Studies, Native American Studies, or in related fields such as anthropology, sociology, education,  literature, fine arts, health, economics, law, or political science. Experience working with indigenous communities, preferably in government or community organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference will be given to individuals with evidence of interdisciplinary teaching ability, the potential for publications and working effectively with
students, colleagues, and community members from diverse cultures, especial Indigenous Peoples in the Southwest. In addition, we encourage applications from
candidates who are willing to incorporate web-based delivery strategies in their teaching
and mentor students as they undertake internships with tribal organizations and other
organizations that employ people working with indigenous communities.

General Information

• Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 25,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid
reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a
personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty
members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 65,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.


• $43,000 – $45,000

Application Deadline

• This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2013.


• Exempt