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Instructor, Lecturer, or Assistant Professor of Practice – Indigenous Food Systems:  The Department of Sustainability & Environment and the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Dakota

Instructor, Lecturer, or Assistant Professor of Practice – Indigenous Food Systems

The Department of Sustainability & Environment and the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Dakota are recruiting a new faculty member at the level of instructor, lecturer, or assistant professor of practice to begin in August 2023. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary expertise in Indigenous/Native American food systems.

The successful candidate will contribute to a food systems specialization that is being developed within the undergraduate sustainability major. They will develop and teach elective courses within their area(s) of specialization and may teach other core courses for the Sustainability or Native American Studies programs. They will work closely with USD’s Native Student Services and may wish to contribute to the Institute of American Indian Studies’ programming.

Required qualifications:

· Educational background in sustainability, food systems, Native American/American Indian/Indigenous studies, or a related field and expertise in Indigenous/Native American food systems

o A Master’s degree by the time of appointment is required at the instructor level, and a doctoral degree by the time of appointment is required at the lecturer or assistant professor of practice levels.

· Strong track record of engagement with Indigenous communities

· Teaching experience and interest and/or experience recruiting, mentoring, and advising students

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Preferred qualifications:

· Invested in building reciprocal relationships with local Native nations and Native communities

· Uses Indigenous-informed, place-based, experiential, and/or culturally informed pedagogy and is familiar with Indigenous studies theory and methods

· Is knowledgeable about healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable food systems

· For the assistant professor of practice: experience incorporating Indigenous knowledge or ways of knowing into research and experience conducting Indigenous-led and/or community-based research

Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/31254 and must provide a cover letter that describes their background with respect to the qualifications listed above, a CV, a statement of teaching interest, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Candidates applying at the assistant professor of practice level must also provide a statement of research.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Meghann Jarchow, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sustainability & Environment (Meghann.Jarchow@usd.edu).

USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environment for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.