Northern Arizona University — Lecturer, Ethnic Studies

Job Title: Lecturer, Ethnic Studies
Location: Ethnic Studies
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 604901
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Special Information:
This position is teaching-focused, non-tenure eligible, at the rank of Lecturer. This position provides a one academic year appointment starting in August 2020.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship:
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
The Ethnic Studies Program at Northern Arizona University is seeking candidates who will contribute to department efforts to advance programs and teaching and learning. We seek applicants with a record of and potential and willingness to participate in the college’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses focusing on African American Studies and Ethnic Studies. This position is focused on our undergraduate liberal studies program and Ethnic Studies. The successful candidate will collaborate with other program faculty to promote student achievement and other goals of the Ethnic Studies Program. The position includes a 4/4 teaching load with some flexibility to meet other program needs.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. or doctorate degree in Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, or a related field with a focus on African American studies completed by the date of hire is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
We prefer candidates whose application portfolios include the following:

  • evidence of scholarly research in an area of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies. teaching experience in higher education
  • evidence of teaching excellence and quality teaching materials in one or more of the following areas: Introduction to African American Studies; Race, Identity and Film; Black Cinema; Introduction to Ethnic Studies; Race & Sports
  • evidence of commitment to diversity: scholarship and/or experience focused on issues of diversity or diverse populations; working with diverse populations on campus and in the community evidence of service and engagement working with African American communities and organizations
  • evidence of service and engagement related to promoting Ethnic Studies in local, national, or international contexts.

General Information
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

Background Information
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E- Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Salary
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. The first review of applications will occur on April 16, 2020; weekly review of applications will occur thereafter.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings’ link, locate vacancy 604901, and then “Apply” at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position and highlighting your teaching interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching excellence; (4) a statement describing your commitment to diversity; (5) writing sample; (6) unofficial transcripts of all college-level work; and (7) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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