Open Positions

ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship: Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Humanities

 

As part of Northwestern University’s Indigenous Studies Research Initiative , the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, to begin September 1, 2016. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. The Fellow will be jointly appointed between the Humanities Institute and an appropriate humanities-related department. Candidates must complete all degree requirements for a PhD or MFA before September 1, 2016.

The fellow will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses per year. The fellow will also give one public lecture per year. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

Northwestern’s home region—the Greater Chicago area—is full of rich potential for scholars working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including close collaboration with the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The American Indian Center of Chicago, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Great Lakes native communities.

For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/

Applications will be accepted online only. Application materials include a research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, CV, writing sample of approximately 25 pages or comparable evidence of scholarly or artistic accomplishment, a sample syllabus, graduate transcripts, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references—including the dissertation advisor—whom we will contact for letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 4, 2016. Inquiries about the search may be sent to thomas.burke@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.



Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies

 

As part of Northwestern University’s Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. This person will be jointly appointed between the Humanities Institute and an appropriate humanities-related department, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a PhD or MFA before September 1, 2016.

Northwestern’s home region—the Greater Chicago area—is full of rich potential for scholars working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including close collaboration with the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The American Indian Center of Chicago, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Great Lakes native communities.

For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/

Applications will be accepted online only. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, writing sample of approximately 25 pages or comparable evidence of scholarly or artistic accomplishment, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references, whom we will contact for letters of recommendation. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2015, and the search will remain open until an offer is accepted. Inquiries about the search may be sent to thomas.burke@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

 

 

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