American Indian Studies

Adjunct Faculty Opportunities in American Indian Studies

February 27, 2020

Program: American Indian Studies  

Effective Date of Appointment:  Fall 2020/Spring 2021    

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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Note: All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank. Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.



Salary Range

AIS 101  Introduction to American Indian Studies


AIS 222  Gender, Sexuality, and American Indian Communities


AIS 301  American Indians and Popular Culture


AIS 304  American Indian Law and Policy


AIS 333 American Indian Philosophy

1. Ph.D. in American Indian Studies or related field is desirable. Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies or related field is required.

$4,126-$5,516 per 3-unit class, commensurate with terminal degree and prior experience. From $719 to $1,077.40 per course per month, for a 6-month pay period.


 2. Experience teaching American Indian Studies at the college level is desirable.

 3. Evidence of scholarly activity in American Indian Studies is desirable.

 4. Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population is required.

Application Process: Applicants should forward a current resume and a letter which designates specific courses or areas they are interested in teaching, proof of degree (i.e. photocopy of diploma or transcripts), and two letters of recommendation. Whenever possible, applicants should provide times available for teaching assignments. The resume should include educational background, prior teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and/or related professional experience.

Application Deadline:        

For AY 2020 – 2021: May 6, 2020   For Spring Semester 2021 Only:  Nov. 9, 2020    

 Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Scott Andrews


American Indian Studies Program

California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8450

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of applicants.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of American Indian Studies at (818) 677-5280.