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Assistant Professor, Native American History

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 8th, 2019
Next review date: Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Dec 1, 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 Department of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the area of Native American/Indigenous History, with an emphasis on North America (U.S., Mexico, Canada) to begin July 1, 2020. This position will be filled by a scholar of Native American/Indigenous history, ethnohistory, and/or historiography, with an active research agenda. The holder of this faculty position in Native American/Indigenous History should have a PhD in Native American (American Indian, Indigenous, First Nations) Studies with an emphasis on history, or in History, or a related field, and a clear commitment to Native American/Indigenous History, in terms of theory, methodology, pedagogy as they pertain to the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. The holder of this position must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused on Native American/Indigenous History, as well as work with students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the first day of classes.

We seek individuals with a commitment to the enhancement of our Native American Studies undergraduate and graduate programs. Our department is inter/multidisciplinary and hemispheric in perspective. We offer an undergraduate major and minor and graduate program (M.A., Ph.D., and D.E. Designated Emphasis) in Native American Studies.

Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a curriculum vitae, two representative writing samples or publications, student evaluations from two classes, the contact information for three references, and a statement of contributions to diversity. Candidates should submit the application packet through the Recruit online portal at

For full consideration applications should be submitted by December 1, 2019. The position is open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, and the Native American Studies Department are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/equal opportunity employer.

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Writing Sample/Publication 1

  • Writing Sample/Publication 2

  • Student Evaluations Course 1

  • Student Evaluations Course 2

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)