The College of Social Sciences at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a Lecturer in American Indian Studies (AIS) to begin September 2019. This is a non-tenure track position.
The successful candidate would be responsible for teaching courses for the AIS minor. The candidate will work with the AISP Director to advance the AIS minor and EWU's goals of diversity and inclusivity by maintaining and expanding AIS course offerings, and promoting the differences in and achievements of diverse populations.
Review of applications will begin in March 2019. Contract is renewable annually dependent on performance, need, and funding.
1.Teach courses within the AIS minor including, but not limited to, Introduction to Indian Studies, American Indian History, Federal Indian Law & Policy, Native American Cinema, Native American Literature, Salish Language & Culture and courses focused on Native American/Indigenous Research Methodologies. 2.A normal workload for a lecturer is 45 credits. 3.In collaboration with the AISP Director, participate in curriculum development. 4.Provide academic advising for students enrolled in the program; 5.Other activities as agreed upon by the Lecturer and AISP Director 6. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.
Eastern Washington University is a comprehensive public university and is Washington State's fastest growing public education institution. We are a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. Over 12,000 students, 600 faculty and 800 staff make Eastern their destination of choice for learning opportunities and professional achievement in high-quality liberal arts and professional programs offered in Spokane, Bellevue, Everett, Shoreline, and Vancouver, as well as on our beautiful main campus in Cheney. The city of Cheney offers a safe, small-town atmosphere 20 minutes from Spokane, Washington's second largest city, and outstanding four-season recreational opportunities.
Eastern is located near five reservations as well as the city of Spokane, which has the ninth largest urban Indian community in the United States. The American Indian Studies Program is a 50-year-old academic and retention program with approximately 250 - 300 Native American undergraduate and graduate student enrollments. AISP currently offers a minor in American Indian Studies and with two other racial diversity studies programs has developed a major in Race & Culture Studies.
Eastern is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidate(s) will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.
SPECIALACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.
Conditions of Employment
The required start date for this position is 09/13/2019. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/13/2019.
Master's Degree in general American Indian studies, history, federal policy and law, anthropology, sociology, political science, government, the Interior Salish language and literature. Successful candidate will be able to also teach courses in discipline(s) outside of American Indian Studies, or other related field.
Three or more years' experience teaching university or college level.
Excellent communication/collaboration skills.
Experience with student advising.
Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preference will be given to candidates who also possess one or more of the following:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.
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