Assistant Teaching Professor of Ethnic Studies
- NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
- 24 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 24 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Sociology
- Contract Type
- Full Time
Assistant Teaching Professor of Ethnic Studies
Location: Ethnic Studies
Job ID: 607093
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.
This is a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position beginning August 2023. This academic year appointment is a teaching position fulfilling Ethnic Studies, diversity requirement and general studies program needs.
The Ethnic Studies Program at Northern Arizona University seeks a full time Assistant Teaching Professor with the ability to teach courses focusing on Ethnic Studies undergraduate classes. This Assistant Teaching Professor position is a non-tenure eligible position subject to renewal, based on effective performance, department needs and continued funding. The Assistant Teaching Professor will focus on undergraduate courses which fulfill diversity requirements, general studies, and the Ethnic Studies Minor. The position includes the equivalent of a 4/4 teaching load with some flexibility to meet other program needs, research, and service duties.
Ph.D. or doctorate degree in Ethnic Studies or one of its specializations: African American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Asian American Studies, and Critical Race Studies or a related field with a focus on race and/or Ethnic Studies completed by August 2023.
Teaching experience in higher education is required.
We prefer candidates whose application portfolios include the following:
- at least one year of teaching experience in higher education
- evidence of teaching excellence in at least one, preferably Asian American Studies, or more of the following areas: Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Introduction to African American Studies, Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Critical Race Theory, and/or Race, Identity and Film, a comparative focus and/or generalist in US Ethnic Studies
- evidence of scholarly research in an area of Ethnic Studies
- evidence of success in working with diverse communities and populations
- evidence of service and engagement related to promoting Ethnic Studies in local, national, or international contexts
We encourage applications from individuals who meet some or all of the preferred qualifications. Please describe for us your interest and other similar experiences that may demonstrate your potential for success in this position.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 24, 2023.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Current Openings' links, locate vacancy 607093, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Application must include: (1) a cover letter describing your interests and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching excellence; (4) a statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; (5) unofficial trancripts of all college-level work, and (6) names and contact information for three references. Official transcripts will be required prior to an on-campus interview. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, DR@nau.edu, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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