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American Indian Studies Program: Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #18242
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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American Indian Studies Program: Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer

A full-time, instructional academic staff position is available in the American Indian Studies Program for the 2022-23 academic year beginning August 21, 2022.  The official title is Lecturer with a working title of Visiting Assistant Professor.  This is a one-year appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree is required from a regionally accredited institution. Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is required. Ability to bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives to the program and campus is an asset. A doctorate is preferred.

DUTIES: Teach the equivalent of 15 credits/semester as assigned. Courses include American Indian cultures, contemporary issues, and expressive culture, including American Indian literature and film.

THE UNIT: The American Indian Studies program consists of one full-time tenured faculty member, one full-time lecturer, and 9 affiliates from 6 departments and services across campus. The program is committed to the study of the cultures, values, history, and contemporary life of Indigenous Nations and peoples of North America. For more information on the program please visit our website: https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/american-indian-studies/

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 10,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/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 the American Indian Studies: Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer position (Job ID # 18242) 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.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Debra Barker;   barkerdk@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 5, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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