Friday, January 21, 2011

Chair of Native American Studies Opening

California: San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians Endowed Chair Of Native American Studies

The University of Redlands seeks outstanding candidates to fill the position of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Endowed Chair of Native American Studies. Rank is open at the level of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor; terminal degree is required. We seek candidates with broad expertise in Native American culture, history or policy, driven by the questions and concerns of Native American populations, to establish an interdisciplinary Native American studies program, conduct applied research in the field of Native American studies, and develop programs to foster the success of Native American students in higher education. An established record of successful engagement with Native American communities is required.

Potential candidates should demonstrate leadership skills necessary to develop a Native American Studies curriculum, which should expand understanding of the Native American experience in southern California in such a way as to inform future planning and policy decisions in the region. The ability to establish positive relationships and partnerships with southern California Native American tribes is critical to the program’s success; candidates should possess relevant community (including tribal, local and/or regional communities) and student outreach experience.

Experience with integrating technology into curriculum development and implementation or applied research activities is highly desirable. The University places a great deal of emphasis on excellence in teaching. The position will require integrating classroom and experiential learning opportunities.

Other responsibilities include teaching introductory courses, a commitment to professional development, and university service. The University of Redlands is a private, comprehensive, liberal arts institution located sixty miles east of Los Angeles. We actively encourage applications from women and under-represented groups, especially Native Americans.

Additional information about the University and its mission and facilities is available at

Those seeking additional information regarding the position should contact Wesley Bernardini, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at or 909-748-8707.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, vitae, and one letter of recommendation addressing the candidate’s record of engagement with Native American communities by March 1, 2011.

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