American Indian Studies

Part-time faculty positions in American Indian Studies

June 14, 2018

Program: American Indian Studies  

 Effective Date of Appointment:  Fall 2018/ Spring 2019    


About the University:

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to traditionally underserved students and enrolls the largest number of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.


About the College:


The College of Humanities comprises nine departments: Asian American Studies, Central American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, English, Gender and Women’s Studies, Linguistics/TESL, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. The College is also home to six interdisciplinary programs: American Indian Studies, Civic and Community Engagement, Jewish Studies, Liberal Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Queer Studies. The College offers thirteen bachelor’s degrees, six master’s degrees, and twenty-three minor programs and supports the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration of our faculty and students. The College plays a fundamental role in the university’s general education program and in meeting the university’s commitment to serving the needs of the region.


About the Program:

The American Indian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that promotes an understanding of American Indian history, cultures, and tribal sovereignty. The program seeks to revise Western knowledge of the history and culture of the United States to include American Indian perspectives and contributions. The program seeks to demonstrate the relevance of American Indian perspectives to contemporary political, economic, and social issues in the United States and the globe.


CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. 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 101Introduction to American Indian Studies


AIS 222Gender, Sexuality, and American Indian Communities


AIS 301American 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.


$3,896-$5,971 per 3 units class, commensurate with terminal degree and prior experience. From $797 to $1,194 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 2018 – 2019: June 30, 2018           For Spring Semester 2019 Only:  Nov. 9, 2018    


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 is 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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


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 Recruitment Services at (818) 677-2101.