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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tenure-track Search at Colorado State University

The Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University invites applications for one 9-month tenure track position in either African American or Native American Studies. Applicants need to have completed a doctorate degree by August 15, 2014. Applicant must demonstrate potential excellence in research/scholarship in African American or Native American Studies; potential for excellence in teaching, potential for excellence in service/outreach, and strong communication skills. Applications should be received by November 1, 2013.

Examples of potential candidates' areas of expertise in African American Studies include but are not limited to: sociocultural politics, history, social movements, education, cinema, critical race theory and its engagement with criminal justice, gender and black feminist theory, African American arts and cultural expressions, sports, and diaspora studies.
Examples of potential candidates' areas of expertise in Native American Studies include but are not limited to: Indigenous knowledge systems, contemporary literary and visual culture, history, health, Indigenous education and leadership, tribal governments, sociopolitical and political economy.
Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who can teach core ethnic studies courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level (i.e. introduction to ethnic studies, ethnic studies theory & history, etc). Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, intersectional, and/or comparative are also strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in African American or Native American Studies, or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in African American or Native American Studies; however, we also welcome and encourage applicants with degrees in other disciplines.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, including graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor students, have an active research agenda, and engage in outreach/service with the African American or Native American community.
Ethnic Studies Department: The Department currently consists of 9 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 5-8 special instructors, and 3 research scientists. The faculty members come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds that encompass both the humanities and the social sciences. Ethnic Studies' mission is "to critically examine the interlocking forces of domination that are rooted in socially constructed categories of gender, sexuality, class, race, disability and national status. Our faculty and researchers are committed to interdisciplinary, indigenous, international, and comparative approaches that challenge systemic marginalization of diverse populations.
We are especially committed to nurturing civic-minded and culturally informed students who strive to strengthen the communities in which they reside. In support of the land-grant mission of Colorado State University, the Department engages with communities on and off campus in order to effect meaningful change in public policy and social life." Ethnic Studies offers a MA, BA and minor in ethnic studies along with a graduate certificate, major concentration, and minor in women's studies. There are approximately 200 students enrolled in our programs.
University: Colorado State University (CSU) is a land-grant institution and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive. There are a total of 1,559 faculty members with 1,003 tenure-track appointments. The student enrollment is approximately 29,500 undergraduates and graduates. CSU is located in Fort Collins (pop. 150,000) at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
Closing Date for Application: Full consideration will be extended to completed applications received by November 1, 2013. Review of applications will commence on that date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We prefer applications to be sent electronically, if possible, to Jodi.Griffin@colostate.edu
Applications must include a cover letter stating interest, current vita, sample of recent writing or publication, evidence of teaching/advising excellence if available, and letters from three references. Application materials, including letters of recommendation of semi-finalist candidates, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Ethnic Studies Department. Application materials may be mailed to: Ethnic Studies Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Ethnic Studies, 1790 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1790. Fax: 970-491-2717.