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Native American Literature

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.

The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for a tenure-track position in Native American Literature, with rank ranging from assistant professor through early associate professor. We welcome candidates whose teaching, research, and service reflect a commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates should demonstrate engagement with interdisciplinary approaches and topics such as sovereignty and indigeneity, print and material culture, works in translation, non-alphabet-based indigenous forms of writing, visual culture, oral traditions, eco-criticism, gender and sexuality, hemispheric and global perspectives, first contact and trans-border/intercultural contact, exploration and settler colonialism, ethnomusicology, anthropology, law, cultural heritage and repatriation, and language preservation and revitalization. The Department also welcomes creative writing candidates specializing in fiction or non-fiction who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the scholarly field.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation via the UCLA Recruit system at: Application dossiers are due by November 15, 2017; interviews will be conducted via teleconferencing. The position is subject to final administrative approval.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required