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Associate Professor of Native American Studies (GIS & Water Resources emphasis) 6 months 3 weeks ago #298

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Native AmericanStudies (Geographic Information Systems and Water Resource emphasis) and
Director of the Elouise Cobell Land and Culture InstituteThe College of Humanities and Sciences at the Universityof Montana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate
Professor with a joint appointment in Native American Studies and a second
department in a field related to Tribal Geographic Information Systems and
water resources for Fall, 2020. The successful candidate will also serve as the
Director of the Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute, with teaching and
research responsibilities and roles related to Native American land and
cultural preservation. UM and the College of Humanities and Sciences embrace
diversity as a core value. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds
are especially welcome. The Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute officiallyopened in October 2014. The Institute is named in honor of Elouise Cobell, the
leader from the Blackfeet Tribe who in 1985 embarked on one of the largest and
most complicated class-action lawsuits ever brought against the U.S.
government. The Cobell Institute offers unprecedented technology and learning
environments, and is ideally situated for opportunities for collaboration with
tribal colleges, tribal governments, federal agencies (e.g., USDA Forest
Service, USDI Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Fish & Wildlife Service
and Bureau of Indian Affairs) and other regional institutions. The Institute
provides flexible classroom designs, advanced distance-learning platforms and a
multiscreen theater room that will emphasize storytelling traditions in Native
American culture. One highlight of the facility is a Star-Gazing Round Room,
which uses the same technology as the American Museum of Natural History and
NASA, and immerses viewers in an interactive display of the environment and the
sky. It can be used for traditional storytelling and for astronomical teaching.The successful candidate will be expected to work towardsfulfilling the Cobell Institute mission of (1) providing project-based learning
and tribal and community outreach using high-level tools essential to the
future of Native American communities, (2) training students and researchers of
the Institute in land use; resource mapping; economic analysis; history; and
cultural and language preservation related to Native American issues and those
of rural and urban areas of the region, and (3) seeking partnerships with
community organizations (including business and economic development), tribal
colleges, and other partners to broaden the horizons of future generations and
to engage students in projects of real-world problem solving for local
communities as they pursue their own education.A doctoral degree with proven expertise in TribalGeographic Information Systems and water resources is required. The successful
candidate will be expected to teach an undergraduate course in Native American
Ecological Perspectives and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Other responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students,
conducting and publishing scholarly research, seeking extramural funding, and
providing professional service to the department(s), university, and community. The Department of Native American Studies, housed in theCollege of Humanities and Sciences, has an active undergraduate degree program
and strong ties to many other academic disciplines on campus. The Faculty
offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, and faculty work often with students in the
UM Interdisciplinary M.A. and Ph.D Programs. The collegial learning environment
in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative
scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. The department is
committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and
intercultural awareness and provides a positive, inclusive, and mutually
supportive working and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff.UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employerand has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all
areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications
from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in
demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the
center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and
research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner
with place; and proudly tell the UM story. To learn more about the Native American StudiesDepartment, go to: http://hs.umt.edu/nas/ To learn more about the Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute, go to: http://hs.umt.edu/cobell/ About UM and MissoulaThe University of Montana is one of the nation'soutstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research,
and strong professional programs.  It is
located in Missoula, a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community, often singled out
in national publications for its quality of life. Abundant recreational
opportunities in surrounding state and national forests are easily
available.  Nearby Glacier National Park
and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.
Missoula is ranked as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, one of
“The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids,” one of the “Best College Towns”, and
was recently featured in the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/lifestyle/vacation-ideas/things-to-do-in-missoula/ . How to ApplyPriority Application Date: December 1, 2019For best consideration, applications and should bereceived by December 1, 2019.   Position
is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is
filled.Applicants must submit all application materials to beconsidered for the positions.  Upload the
following materials: (Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application.
Please combine documents accordingly for uploading)•             Coverletter addressing the qualifications•             DetailedCurriculum Vitae (CV)•             UnofficialGraduate transcripts•             Statementsregarding research program and teaching philosophy•             Statementthat addresses how your cultural, experiential, and/or academic background
contributes to the understanding of diversity at the University•             Namesand contact information for three (3) professional references Contact for recruitment: Dr. Julia Baldwin, AssociateDean, College of Humanities & Sciences, (406) 243-2620, jbaldwin@mso.umt.edu .Criminal Background Investigation is required prior toOffer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this
position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the
hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is
available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and
women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in
accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application
materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing -
Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment
tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility -
All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification
by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).Need additional help? Check out our UM Jobs FAQ website.Job LocationMissoula, Montana, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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