[Job] Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies, UCLA

Job #JPF04675


Open date: August 15th, 2019
Next review date: Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for an Indigenous Studies scholar in sociology, geography, or related social science fields. The successful candidate will be housed in the relevant disciplinary department, with teaching and service responsibilities split between the department and American Indian Studies.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Studies scholars with expertise relating to tribal or community politics, governance, geographies and/or philosophies, whose experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence, diversity, and work with tribal communities. Geographic area of expertise is open. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research productivity, demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding, commitment to student mentoring and supervision, and teaching excellence. Evidence of sustained engagement with Indigenous communities is imperative. Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of appointment.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of Indigenous Studies scholars at UCLA. For more information on the American Indian Studies Center and AIS Interdepartmental Program, please visit: http://www.aisc.ucla.edu/ and http://www.americanindianstudies.ucla.edu

Complete applications should include: 1) a cover letter addressing current and future research, teaching, and community engagement; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of reference; 4) two writing samples (samples will not be returned); and 5) an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI statement) that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04675 beginning August 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received; candidates are urged to apply before October 20, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Teresa McCarty, Search Committee Chair, at Teresa.McCarty@ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at:


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – Addressing current and future research, teaching, and community engagement.
  • Writing Samples – Two writing samples (samples will not be returned).
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • References – Three letters

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required