Academic Department Head - Ctr For Native Am Studies

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Work type: Academic Administration
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Faculty-College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies

Position Title: Academic Department Head - Ctr For Native Am Studies
Department: Native Am Studies, Center For
Term of Assignment: Tenure Earning
Term End Date, If Applicable:  
FLSA Status:  Exempt = not eligible for overtime
Work Schedule: Typically M-F, 8am-5pm, some evenings and weekends.
Salary: Competitive
Travel: Less than 10%
Brief Statement of Duties
Brief Statement of Duties: This leadership position will expand upon the vibrant trajectory of academic programs and decolonizing research projects that the Center for Native American Studies (CNAS) has established and supported. This leader will honor Indigenous ways of knowing and being, foster partnerships with intertribal organizations and tribal nations in the region, and lead the team on new and courageous paths that will address challenges and concerns that future generations will face. This position recognizes and honors the distinct needs of students on campus and global campus students.
Lead the CNAS in short and long-term strategic actions as well as oversee departmental activities including budget management, scheduling courses, student recruitment, faculty hiring and evaluation, grant writing, fundraising -- all while respecting shared governance with the university’s multiple unions. This position is the liaison with the university administration and associated departments as well as the public. This is a campus based position.
Minimum Qualifications
Required Education: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree
Discipline / Degree Area: Native American/Indigenous Studies or related field
Required Specialized Training/Certifications: Discipline relative to or associated with Native American/Indigenous Studies or a tribal nation specific field (i.e. Anishinaabe studies).
Required Minimum Work Experience: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Discipline relative to or associated with Native American/Indigenous Studies or a tribal nation specific field (i.e. Anishinaabe studies).
Leadership and supervisory experience.
Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Native American Studies or a related field (including on-line teaching).
Demonstrated Native American Studies (or related field) curriculum design at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Experience teaching in multiple learning environments (face-to-face and on-line)
Commitment to educational excellence in teaching undergraduate students.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties: Ability to meet the demands of the position in a timely manner.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated record of servant-leadership style balanced with cultural humility.
Demonstrated experience with academic program review and reporting.
Demonstrated experience in NAS inclusion in multiple disciplines.
Demonstrated mentorship of Native Americans in higher education.
Demonstrated grant writing/fundraising experience.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Active creative works and/or research portfolio that illustrates reciprocity with tribal nations and/or inter- tribal organizations.
Previous experience working with bargaining units.
Previous experience with food sovereignty and/or traditional ecological knowledge movements.
Knowledge of treaties between Indian nations and respective nation-states (United States or Canada).
Familiarity with current issues in Indian Country.
Demonstrated advocacy for and experience in decolonizing and Indigenizing the academy.
Familiarity working with tribal nation colleges and/or American Indian minority-serving institutions.
Previous experience with dual enrollment processes for American Indian high school students.
Level and type of knowledge pertaining to Anishinaabek peoples' language, history, values and epistemologies.
Familiarity with and/or knowledge of the Okanagan Charter.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover letter, CV, sample of scholarship - research, writing, or creative (please upload under teaching philosophy), and unofficial transcripts. 
Contact Information:
April Lindala - Chair,
Equal Employment Opportunity: NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

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