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Indigenous Education Faculty (Tenure or Tenure Track)

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Duluth
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID352367


Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9403

Employee ClassInstr Fac/UEA

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The College of Education and Human Service Professions at the University of Minnesota Duluth is seeking applicants for a faculty colleague (Open rank) with a research and teaching focus on Indigenous Education to begin August 21st, 2023. This position is either a tenured position OR a tenure track faculty position depending on faculty qualifications. To be eligible to apply for the tenured position, candidates must have been awarded tenure previously, have an earned doctorate and a strong record of teaching, a substantial body of research, and service appropriate for tenure and appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.Responsibilities will include developing and teaching Indigenous education courses in both graduate and undergraduate programs; implementing a strong research agenda; program development; working with local American Indian communities and providing University outreach and service. Additional responsibilities will include advising students, providing consultation with other faculty, and teaching courses in the Department of Education. Work with Administration, colleagues, and students to continuously support and advance the department in line with University, college and department mission and vision; The College of Education and Human Service Professions and the Department of Education seek an educator of excellence, committed to anti-racist pedagogy and social justice. This faculty position consists of: teaching undergraduate and graduate pre-service or practicing teachers based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; possible supervision of student teachers per specialization; advising students enrolled in education programs; serving on department, university, and state-wide committees; and other activities as assigned. Scholarship that advances the field, including research and publication, is required.***This is a faculty position.***


Required/Essential Qualifications:
Assistant Professor: Applicants for the position in the Department of Education are required to have:
1. Doctorate in Education or a related field from an accredited university completed by the time the contract begins.
2. Experience working with Indigenous communities.
3. Evidence of ability to integrate cultural content and social justice issues into the curriculum
4. A strong research agenda.

Required Qualifications for Associate and Full Professor Rank: Applicants for the position of Associate or Full Professor must meet the requirements above and possess a distinguished record of academic achievement (scholarly research or other creative work, teaching, and service) that satisfies the criteria for Associate of Full Professor status in the Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Research capacities and record of publication in one or more of the following areas: Indigenous education, contemporary Indigenous issues and practices, Indigenous pedagogy and traditional knowledges and language revitalization
* Demonstrated success working with culturally diverse students, colleagues, and communities and fostering social justice
* Experience working with indigenous communities within the United States
* Experience working with indigenous communities in K-12 education settings
* Teaching experience at the university level
* Experience with teaching licensure, program accreditation and review
* Interest in community partnerships
* Teaching experience in E-12 settings
* History of successful grant writing
* Demonstrated knowledge of treaty rights and Native sovereignty

About the Department

The Department of Education is one of five departments in the College of Education and Human Service Professions and is the home of the Ruth Meyers Center for Indigenous Education. The Department offers 16 undergraduate teaching licensure programs and produces more licensed Special Education teachers than any other program in the state of Minnesota. Licensure and Minor offerings include: Early Childhood Education (currently under construction); Integrated Elementary and Special Education; Secondary licensure options; K-12 Education (art, music, physical education); TESOL/TEFL minor; African and African-American Studies minor; Special Education minor, Early Childhood minor; Deaf Studies minor; and Master of Education degree program. The Department of Education home page can be found at https://cehsp.d.umn.edu/departments-centers/educThe College of Education and Human Service Professions promotes research and practice in the social and human sciences. Our collective teaching, scholarship, and service supports student development as engaged citizens, reflective learners, critical thinkers, and evidence-informed practitioners in a culturally sensitive, socially-just learning environment. The college is committed to and is a campus leader in the areas of diversity/anti-racist work, community outreach and sustainability. Both the college and the Department of Education have been nationally and regionally recognized for multiple programs that partner with and serve Indigenous communities.The University of Minnesota Duluth was recently ranked one of the top 50 regional universities in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Reports). The city of Duluth, located approximately two and a half hours north of Minneapolis, is nationally ranked as one of the best and most affordable places to live and work. Perched on the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by natural forests, Duluth offers some of the best outdoor recreational activities and boasts of thriving industries in technology, healthcare, aviation, and education. The city of Duluth is recognized as a "Climate refuge city."


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 352367.Complete applications must include:
    1. Letter of Application addressing qualifications, including your research agenda and commitment to anti-racist work
    2. Current Curriculum Vitae
    3. Contact information for three professional references (references will be contacted only for finalists)Completed online applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2022. Job open date: October 25, 2022. This position will remain open until filled. Finalists may be asked to provide further information and documentation.Please send any inquiries to search committee co-chairs Dr. Roxanne Gould (goul0069@umn.edu) or Dr. Alyssa Boardman (board043@d.umn.edu). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 612-624-3316. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

    About the U of M

    University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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