JOB: American Indian Studies, Ohio State University

The Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University at Newark announces the opening of a tenure-track position in American Indian Studies (at the rank of assistant or associate professor) at our Newark campus to begin autumn semester 2012. The Newark campus is an extended campus in The Ohio State University system and is located about 35 miles east of the Columbus campus.

Summary of Duties: Although the specific research area is open and teaching responsibilities will be focused on general education classes that draw on the instructor’s area of specialization, the ideal candidate should have expertise and experience in the teaching of humanities courses that introduce students to cross cultural perspectives within or outside the United States. The most serious consideration will be given to candidates with knowledge of the American Indian cultures of the Midwest and their modern situations (e.g., Native groups and individuals relocated from their ancestral homelands), as reflected, for example, in literature, oral history, and/or art.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Demonstrable teaching and research interest in American Indian Studies. Teaching experience at the college or university level is desired. Additional Information: Requires successful completion of a background check. Application Procedures: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their fit for the position, a cv, a sample syllabus, a writing sample (not to exceed 25 pp) and three letters of recommendation the Office of Human Resources, Assistant or Associate Professor of American Indian Studies to: The Ohio State University at Newark, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. Review of applications will begin December 5, 2011. To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. “EEO/AA employer”.

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