Native Studies Center, Director/Faculty and Faculty (Two Positions)
The College of St. Scholastica invites applicants for two tenure track interdisciplinary positions in Ojibwe Language and Culture and Native Studies (salary and rank at Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience). These positions will be responsible for the development of a Native Studies Center as well as implementing innovative programming to meet the needs and demands of contemporary Indian country. Priority will be given to complete applications received by September 14th, with a preferred start date of January 2019, though the position will remain open until filled.
The first of these positions (of cohort), the Director/Faculty position, will be housed in the appropriate department according to candidate´s area of expertise. Along with other faculty and staff, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development of a Native Studies Center and teach a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary undergraduate courses in Native Studies, with potential for development of graduate level courses in the future. In addition, this person will have the opportunity to reformulate the existing American Indian Studies minor; assume academic advising duties; and participate in service and scholarly work. Duties will be split between teaching 3 to 4 courses per year and directing the Native Studies Center with an 11 month contract.
The second position (of cohort), the Faculty position, will be housed in the Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies (GCL). The successful candidate will teach a spectrum of undergraduate courses (with possibility of graduate courses in the future) in Ojibwe language and culture and other related courses (e.g., beginning to advanced Ojibwe, Sustainability, Philosophy, Health Humanities, Linguistics, Education, Social Work); work closely with the development of a Native Studies Center along with other faculty and staff; have the opportunity to develop courses and the American Indian Studies minor; assume academic advising duties; and participate in service and scholarly work.
Masters level (required) or Ph.D./Ed.D. (preferred) in Ojibwemowin, Linguistics, or closely related field. Native or near-native fluency in Ojibwemowin and English required. Possible areas of specialization include Education, American Indian Studies, and Indigenous Art and Music. The successful candidate will have teaching experience, show the potential for active scholarship, and demonstrate a dedication to working with diverse communities, specifically tribal communities. First-hand knowledge of traditional belief systems in Ojibwe communities is preferred. Salary and rank at Assistant or Associate professor, commensurate with experience.
The College of St. Scholastica is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world.
For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.