American Indian Studies:  Assistant Professor

A probationary tenure-track faculty position is available in American Indian Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 25, 2014.


  • The successful candidate will teach courses as assigned in the American Indian Studies Program, including courses in the American Indian Studies core curriculum; those related to domestic intercultural immersion; contemporary issues in American Indian communities; theories and research methodologies in American Indian Studies; and courses in the candidate's area of preparation
  • The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the expansion of the Program and its core curriculum.
  • Applicants will be asked to develop new courses, including introductory, upper division, and online courses.
  • The successful candidate will participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to AIS majors and minors as assigned; engage in service to the university and community; and participate in AIS Program, college, and university committee work.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to create and sustain relationships with regional American Indian communities.


  • Required are coursework and a terminal degree in American Indian Studies (or related field in the humanities, social sciences, or education) with a research focus in American Indian Studies from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Preparation in American Indian Expressive cultures will be highly valued.
  • Candidates who are ABD may be considered, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 25, 2014.
  • The successful candidate will have evidence of effective teaching.
  • Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.
  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential.
  • Active engagement with American Indian communities is an asset, as is the ability to bring diverse perspectives to our campus.

The Program

Established in 1976, American Indian Studies is a vibrant interdisciplinary program with a major and a minor. Our major, created in 1996, was the first in the UW System. Please visit our website to view the courses we offer, cross-listed with affiliated departments. UW-Eau Claire has an active Native American Student Association which organizes and hosts an annual spring pow wow. Additional information is available on our website: .

Application Procedure

Materials required in pdf format:

  • Letter of application
  • Description of teaching philosophy
  • Written evidence of effective teaching
  • Writing sample (15-25 pages)
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: UW-Eau Claire Careers. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to 'American Indian Studies: Assistant Professor--Job ID # 9263' and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions, please email or phone 715-836-6045.

The priority deadline for applications is October 18, 2013. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references of our choice with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 9/23/2013