American Indian Studies

AIS Seeks Assistant/Associate Professor to Be New Director

November 9, 2018

The American Indian Studies Program is accepting applications for an assistant or associate professor. A brief description of qualifications and the position are below. The full description and the link to the online application can be found at the CSUN Faculty Affairs website. The review of applications will begin on Dec. 1.



Candidates must have a doctorate from an accredited institution and a thorough knowledge of the field of American Indian/Indigenous Studies. Leadership experience in an academic setting is preferred, as it is expected that the successful candidate will be the Director for the American Indian Studies Program. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.



Faculty success at CSUN is measured by three criteria: teaching effectiveness; contributions to one's field of study; and service to the University and Community. In addition, the Director for AIS works closely with other faculty members, American Indian students, and community members toward building links between CSUN and the American Indian community in Los Angeles County. The Director schedules classes, manages the Program's budget, and supervises tenure-track and part-time faculty members. The Director is a faculty advisor for the American Indian Student Association. The Director develops curriculum as needed and works closely with University administrators. The standard teaching load at CSUN is 12 units (four courses) per semester, but the Director receives two course reassignments each semester and a summer stipend.