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Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Native American Studies in the American Ethnic Studies Department, Kansas State University.


The American Ethnic Studies Department at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in Native American Studies in the American Ethnic Studies Department, Kansas State University. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related field by August 2016.  In line with our departmental vision, we especially welcome applicants who apply decolonial, comparative, interdisciplinary, intersectional, and social justice approaches in their teaching and research. Also, the ability to teach comparative ethnicities would be welcome.

Our academic unit is on the threshold of dramatic growth, having attained departmental status in 2013. We are a cohesive unit with a strong vision and a supportive spirit of collegiality. We are poised to respond to the rapidly changing demographic dynamics and social changes in the American heartland and beyond. Kansas State University is a mid-sized university (25,000 students) situated in a small town, at the confluence of two rivers, with the largest remaining expanse of prairie nearby. Various large cities are within driving distance.


The successful applicant will teach 5 courses per year, in addition to pursuing a research agenda towards tenure. Departmental service in the form of student advising and mentorship, committee work, and community outreach are also part of every faculty members responsibilities.


Application deadline is November 23, 2015. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Include electronic submission of the following materials in one pdf file:

  • Cover letter detailing fit for the position
  • Teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • CV
  • Names and contact information of three references

Email all application materials as one pdf file to:



Address all application materials to:

Professor Yolanda Broyles-González

Head, American Ethnic Studies Department


Review of applications begins November 24, 2015 and will continue until position is filled.

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