Assistant Professor of Native American Literature and Indigenous Studies

The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Department at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Native American Literature and Indigenous Studies, with the appointment anticipated to begin on July 1, 2023. We are interested in all approaches related to Native American and/or Indigenous literatures, particularly those that engage with the global and hemispheric contexts of Indigenous literary and cultural production from the nineteenth century to the present. Appropriate secondary fields include but are not limited to: women’s, gender and sexuality studies; ecocriticism or environmental humanities; oral and traditional literatures; poetry and poetics; comparative literary studies; critical race theory; ethnic studies; Pacific Islander studies; queer theory; performance and media studies; digital studies; and creative writing. Core teaching responsibilities will involve courses in Native American and/or Indigenous literatures, media, and/or cultural studies. Applicants should have a demonstrated trajectory of outstanding scholarship and teaching in the field, the potential for broader forms of community, institutional, and administrative leadership, and a body of scholarly work that will complement but not duplicate existing areas of expertise in Native American and Indigenous Studies at Dartmouth. Dartmouth has a long standing commitment to interdisciplinary studies and NAIS has long-established relations with other departments and units whose interests and activities in Indigenous studies intersect with our own. For more information about our department, please visit:

The Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Dartmouth as a whole, are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their letter of application how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D. in English, Native American Literature, Comparative Literature, Indigenous Studies, or a closely related field; or be ABD with Ph.D. received by the start of the appointment. Effective classroom teaching is essential for this position.


Application Instructions

Please submit all materials electronically via Interfolio:

1) Letter of application

2) CV

3) Three (3) confidential references

The review of applications will begin on November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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