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Faculty openings for Native American Studies and Chinese Language and Culture

The application deadline for Native American Studies is November 1, 2022. The Chinese Language and Culture opening was recently closed, currently with an expectation of reopening in the next year.

Faculty in Native American Studies


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-eligible position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in Native American Studies, beginning July 1, 2023, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The appointment will be in one of the following academic units: Anthropology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music and Theater Arts, or Science, Technology, and Society. A PhD in a field in the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences with a specialization in Native American Studies is required by the start of employment.


The successful candidate must make major scholarly contributions to Native American Studies, including using theoretical and methodological approaches to research and knowledge production rooted in Native American and Indigenous cultures. We encourage candidates who seek to engage and benefit Native American communities through their scholarship, teaching, and professional outreach. Faculty in SHASS are known for excellent undergraduate instruction and advising. Units with graduate programs have established an equally enviable reputation for high quality graduate teaching and advising . Faculty duties for this position include teaching undergraduate and, potentially, graduate courses in Native American Studies. All faculty are expected to fulfill service obligations to their academic units, the university, and their professional communities.

Application Instructions

Candidates must submit a letter of application, a research statement (of no more than two single-spaced pages), a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Please identify which academic unit(s) you wish to be affiliated with. The application deadline is November 1, 2022. All applications should be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/113203.

For more information about the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences please visit: https://shass.mit.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Faculty in Chinese Language and Culture

This search has been closed, currently with the expectation it will reopen next year.