Lecturer/Assistant Professor Indegenous Education

Dickinson State University Dickinson , ND 58602

Posted 2 months ago

Lecturer/Assistant Professor Indegenous Education


Department of Teaching, Leading and Professional Practice, Indigenous Education

The Department of Teaching, Leadership and Professional Practice is seeking a non-tenure track Instructor/Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2019.

The Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Professional Practice is dedicated to the scholarly pursuit and dissemination of knowledge to aid in the professional development of teachers, teacher educators, and scholars at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We engage in teaching, research, and service that inform exemplary policy and practice at all levels of education, from early childhood through higher education. Through our practice, scholarly pursuits, and service to the educational community, we emphasize, embrace and reflect upon the intertwined processes of teaching, learning and professional practice. We promote constructive learning environments to enhance students' abilities to appreciate diversity and operate as productive citizens of a global society.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will serve as an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Indigenous Education, non-tenure track, with primary responsibilities in teaching, advising, and service/outreach. The successful candidate will teach three to four courses per semester, supervise field placements and student teachers, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in grant activities, outreach and service. Additional teaching opportunities are available in summer.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and may be increased through grant-procuring activities.

This position aims to recruit a teacher educator with expertise in indigenous education and experience teaching diverse P-12 students, preferably American Indian students. The position will support a grant-funded bachelor's degree in Indigenous Language Education. The ideal candidate will be able to teach general teacher education courses as well as specialized courses in indigenous education. Candidates with expertise and/or experience in indigenous language education are preferred.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Education

  • Background in Indigenous Education

  • Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students

  • Ability to teach a range of courses in Teacher Education depending on area/s of expertise

  • Dedication to working with diverse communities, specifically tribal communities

Preferred Skills/Desirable

  • Ph.D. in Education

  • PK-12 Teaching Experience, especially with American Indian students

  • Expertise in indigenous language education or language activism

  • Experience or willingness to teach online courses

  • Experience supervising field experiences and student teaching

  • Ability to write grants and secure external funding related to Indigenous Education

  • Enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe

  • Multilingual

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 2019 and include the following materials:

  • Letter of Interest

  • Curriculum Vita

  • Names and contact information for three references

Position is open until filled.

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by the Hiring Department and EEO/AA for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. [Add this line ONLY IF you do NOT have funds to support a visa processes for a candidate: This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.]

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran's Preference

North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.This position is subject to a criminal history record check.

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