Assistant/Associate Professor of Native American Literature and Creative Writing (South Dakota State University)

The English Department at South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track (9-month) Assistant or Associate Professor of English to teach courses in Native American Literature and Creative Writing. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in English (or closely related field) with an emphasis in Native American Literature in hand by August 15, 2015 as well as effective written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability and willingness to collaborate within and across disciplinary lines.
Emphasis must be demonstrated in each of the following ways: 1) Ph.D.-level coursework in Native American Literature; 2) Ph.D. or MA-level coursework in Creative Writing; and 3) a dissertation project focusing on issues pertaining to Native American Studies. Also must demonstrate the following: Ability to teach courses in Native American Literature; ability to contribute to the American Indian Studies program at SDSU, preferably through a specific vision for integrating and sharing languages, modes of literature and storytelling, and cultures of the northern plains native peoples; ability to teach courses in American Literature, preferably Early American Literature; ability to teach creative writing courses; potential in scholarship and publication; willingness to develop and teach distance education courses; and interest in developing community outreach and/or Service Learning programs. Experience or training in reading/speaking/translating Lakota/Dakota/Nakota languages is desired. Tenure-track assignment includes: 3-3 teaching load with expectations in scholarship, advising, and departmental, college, and university service. Teaching load can vary depending on level of scholarship and service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Full consideration given to applications received by December 23, 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Baggett at (605) 688-5191 or To apply, visit, search by the position title, and follow the electronic employment process. SDSU will not be interviewing at the MLA in Vancouver. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

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