Academic Coordinator for the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Initiative
Open date: June 30, 2023
Next review date: Friday, Jul 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Oct 6, 2023 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 Duties of the Academic Coordinator fall into the following categories:
COORDINATION OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (65%):
Academic Coordinators have primary responsibility for the administration and coordination of the building cross-divisional institutionalization of the American Indian and Indigenous Field programs and may have responsibility for directing the activities of other academic appointees or staff. Types of activities that might be included, but are not limited to, are:
- Academic program planning and development.
- Assessment of program and constituency needs.
- Evaluation of academic program activities and functions.
- Development of proposals for extramural funding of campus programs and identification of support resources.
- Liaison representation with other agencies and institutions in the public and private sectors. This is particularly important because our field requires consultation in relationships with multiple communities and people who have established protocols for respect. This of course does not have to be someone of California Indian heritage but should be a person with a record of building and maintaining reciprocal relationships with Native peoples and communities.
- Supervision and leadership of other academic appointees or staff.
- Other duties as appropriate.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (10%):
The candidate will provide intellectual leadership and scholarship to programming across the three divisions of Letters & Science. The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her/their specific field. The candidate may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups, or at seminars, meetings, or educational functions.
UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (25 %):
The candidate will participate in the administration of their units and the University through appropriate roles in governance and policy formulation. In addition, they may represent the University in their special capacity as scholars during the discharge of their responsibilities. The candidate may engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing (guest lecturing and teaching non-university credit courses), and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not part of this position. Academic Coordinators cannot be required to teach a University-credited course(s) as a part of their job description.
In the case of this 50% position for the field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, teaching that reflects the Academic Coordinator’s field/s of expertise is outside of the purview of this position. If such teaching is pursued, this outside work must be negotiated according to specific departmental requests and established administrative channels.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
- 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02526