NAU Applied Indigenous Studies Lecturer Position

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.


UPCOMING TALK: “Hopi Runner Harry Chaca and the 1929 Vallejo Pre-Olympic National Marathon”, UC Riverside, February 7

I am scheduled to give a talk entitled “Hopi Runner Harry Chaca and the 1929 Vallejo Pre-Olympic National Marathon” this Thursday February 7 at 1:30PM.

My presentation is part of the two-day symposium, “Sherman Institute: The American Indian Boarding School Experience”, which will be held at UC Riverside’s Costo Library.

For more information about the gathering, please visit UC Riverside, Sherman Indian High School Host Symposium

Below is the schedule for the event:

Sherman Institute: The American Indian Boarding School Experience

February 7, 2013: Costo Library (4th Floor Rivera Library)

9 AM: Wlecome by Clifford E. Trafzer and Lorene Sisquoc, Moderators

Invocation by Henry Vasquez

9:30-10: David Adams (Cleveland St. University), “What We Don’t Know about the
History of Indian Boarding Schools”

10-10:30: Robert McCoy (Washington St. University), “Building to Assimilate:
Mission Architecture of Sherman Institute”

10:30-11: Diana Bahr (UCLA), “Robert Kennedy and Sherman Institute, A Promise

11-11:30: Leleua Loupe (CSU Fullerton), “A Network of Control: Exploiting
Indigenous Labor in the West”

11:30-12: Kevin Whalen (UCR), “Indian School and Company Town: Sherman
Student-Laborers at Fontana Farms Company, 1907-1930″

Lunch Break

1:30-2: Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (University of Illinois), “Hopi Runner Harry
Chaca and the 1929 Vallejo Pre-Olympic National Marathon”

2-2:30: William O. Medina (Riverside Community College), “Patriotic Indians at
Sherman Institute”

2:30-3: Jason Davis (CSU San Bernardino), “Paradigm Shift: Assimilation to
Preservation at Sherman Indian School”

3-3:30: Kathleen Bartosh (UCLA), “Domesticity and Defense: The Female Experience
at the Sherman Institute, 1930-1960.”

3:30-4: Jean Keller (Palomar College), “Before Sherman Institute: The Perris Indian

Rupert Costo Chair, California Center for Native Nations, Native American Student
Programs, Native American Educational Program of UC Riverside and the Sherman
Indian Museum offer this Symposium as Sponsors.


Sherman Institute: The American Indian Boarding School Experience

February 8, 2013, Sherman Indian High School Auditorium

9-10:  Panel 1,  Former Students, Staff, and Faculty

10-11:  Panel 2,  Current Students, Staff, and Faculty

11-12:  Panel 3,  Sherman Scholars and Historians

12-1:  Lunch Break

1-4:  Sherman School Museum is Open

2-3:  Visit to Sherman School Cemetery

Symposium is sponsored by the Sherman School Museum and Costo Chair, California Center for Native Nations, Native American Educational Program,

and Native American Student Programs of UC Riverside.