Indigenous Studies Tenure-Track Full-Time Assistant/Associate Professor


Job #JPF07818

Application Window

Open date: October 3, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Nov 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a tenure-track position, preferably at either advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level, for an Indigenous/American Indian Studies scholar who would advance research, contribute leadership and join in building the teaching program in the Department of American Indian Studies.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Studies scholars with expertise in a wide variety of disciplinary and research foci including tribal or community governance, environmental studies, language and culture reclamation and revitalization, cultural geographies and/or philosophies, whose experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence, diversity, and engagement with tribal communities. Geographic area of expertise is open but we especially encourage applicants with research experience in California Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will also have a strong record of research productivity, demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding, commitment to student mentoring and supervision, and teaching excellence. Evidence of using decolonizing methodologies and sustained engagement with Indigenous communities is imperative. Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of appointment.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of Indigenous Studies scholars at UCLA and be a faculty member in the Department of American Indian Studies. For more information on the American Indian Studies Center and the AIS Interdepartmental Program, which will transition from Interdepartmental Program to Department this year, visit: and

Complete applications should include: 1) a cover letter addressing current and future research, teaching, and community engagement; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and email addresses of three references 4) two writing samples (samples will not be returned); 5) a statement of research; 6) a statement of teaching; 7) a statement that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI statement); 8) A completed authorization to release information form.

Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at beginning October 3, 2022. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received; candidates are urged to apply before November 7, 2022 to ensure full consideration but the position will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

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Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Paul V. Kroskrity, Search Committee Chair, at

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2023.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter – a cover letter addressing current and future research, teaching, and community engagement

  • Writing Samples – 2 writing samples required. Writing samples will not be returned.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form – Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
The names and email addresses of three references

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA