We seek candidates who can contribute to the University's distinctive educational objectives, which include interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.
The candidate will be jointly appointed in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) in the College of the Environment (2/3 FTE) and in the Department of American Indian Studies (AIS) in the College of Arts and Sciences (1/3 FTE). SMEA is a broadly interdisciplinary faculty with shared interests in the human dimensions of global environmental change. AIS faculty members represent a range of disciplines and approach their teaching and research from a decolonizing, community-based, and global perspective. AIS works with national and regional Indigenous communities through the UW Tribal Leaders Summit, Native American Advisory Board, the UW wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House, and through campus symposia and conferences. AIS is a campus leader in facilitating the recruitment and retention of American Indians, First Nations, and Indigenous faculty and students. The Assistant Professor will be expected to collaborate across these and other relevant units on campus to advance interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching around Arctic Indigenous environmental health.
The Assistant Professor will teach courses and supervise students in SMEA and AIS. Teaching responsibilities will focus on development of courses to address social and environmental resilience in Arctic Indigenous communities under climate change, Arctic Indigenous environmental science and policy, health and well-being in Arctic Indigenous communities exposed to climate change, and/or sustainability in Indigenous communities. The Assistant Professor will join an active community of scholars and students focused on Arctic and Indigenous issues. For example, the Arctic Studies minor is jointly offered by College of the Environment and College of Arts and Sciences and includes a strong focus on Arctic Indigenous influence in international relations; the UW-Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies brings scholars, scientists, practitioners and leaders involved in Arctic affairs to the University of Washington; and the UW
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