Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Black Hills State University
Working Title Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies
Posting Number F00106P
Department BHSU-College of Liberal Arts
Physical Location of Position (City) Spearfish
Posting Text

The College of Liberal Arts at Black Hills State University seeks applications for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in American Indian Studies, to be housed in the School of Mathematics and Social Sciences.

Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of successful teaching experience in the area of American Indian/Native American Studies, in particular the Plains Indian populations. We particularly welcome applicants whose work encompasses American Indian and Indigenous centered knowledge production and epistemologies. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary and intersectional research that engages with racialization, environmental justice, science and technology studies, political economy, history, and education.

*Ability and willingness to develop and teach a broad range of American Indian Studies courses in face-to-face and online formats is essential.
*Teaching load is 12 credits per semester.
*Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda.
*Other responsibilities include advising students and professional service.

*A Ph.D. in American Indian/Native American Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology or closely related field is required.
*ABDs may be given consideration.

Applications must be made online at Please include a letter of application, C.V., unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references in your online application. This position is open until filled with a first review date of March 2nd at 11pm (MDT). For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at 605.642.6545. Questions specific to the position may directed towards Urla Marcus at 605.642.6578 or at

Black Hills State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory background check.

Posting Date 01/24/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/02/2018
Advertised Salary $47,000 - $50,000 DOE/Q
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state University with 4,500 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • BHSU Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SD Department of Labor
    • Rapid City Journal
    • Black Hills Pioneer
    • Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other