Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor – American Indian Studies / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2013
American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a position as Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor for the 2012-2013 academic year. Renewal of this position beyond the first year is possible depending on the program’s needs and demonstrated classroom success. For information about AIS at Illinois, see http://www.ais.illinois.edu.
The primary duty of this faculty member will be teaching general education and other basic courses in American Indian and Indigenous studies. Teaching load will be 3/3, with additional teaching in the summer possible. Depending on experience and scholarly background, courses might include Introduction to Native Studies, Indigenous Expressive Culture, Indigenous Thinkers, Contemporary Issues in Indian Country, Language and Culture of Native North America, Native Religious Traditions, Introduction to American Indian Literature, Federal Indian Policy, or American Indians of Illinois.
Opportunities for professional development are available for the faculty member in this position, including course development resources and travel funding. Further, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the life of the AIS program, including conferences, events, and program governance.
Candidates are required to have a minimum of 2 years’ teaching experience at the college level. In addition, candidates seeking Lecturer status are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Those seeking Instructor status are required to have a Master’s degree. The target starting date is August 16, 2012. Salary is competitive and is dependent on qualifications and experience. The initial appointment will be for one-year. The appointment may then be renewed by the Program annually for subsequent years based on funding and strong performance reviews.
Applicants need to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the contact information for three references on teaching accomplishments. The teaching statement should include evidence that the applicant has been or would be a successful instructor in sections of 40 or more.
To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the applications materials. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April 30, 2012. Applicants may be interviewed before this closing date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after this closing date. For further information about the application procedures, contact the Program by email at email@example.com. AIS asks that all candidates review the program’s statement on identity and academic integrity, which can be found online at http://www.ais.illinois.edu/about/integrity/.
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CHANCELLOR’S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Under the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the American Indian Studies Program seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year. One of the positions may be renewable for a second year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow’s development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While fellows will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are encouraged to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program.
The Fellowship stipend for the 2012-2013 academic year is $42,000, including health benefits. An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related expenses. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2012. Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2012, to August 15, 2013.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation to Robert Warrior, Director, American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All application materials should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by January 20, 2012 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships are filled. For further information, contact Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Chair, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, American Indian Studies: Phone: (217) 265-9870, Email: email@example.com, or visit the Program’s website at www.ais.illinois.edu.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer