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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


The University of Washington’s Information School (iSchool) is seeking two candidates for the position of a full-time 9-month appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Native North American Indigenous Knowledge, commensurate with experience and qualifications, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022. The iSchool is located in Seattle, Washington, on the homelands of the Coast Salish peoples whose land touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot nations.  

The successful applicant will be expected to employ Indigenous research methodologies; will be expected to work with qualitative, quantitative, mixed and/or design methods, and will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach and engage in research in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Cultural heritage management in libraries, archives, and museums
  • Digital archives and curation for cultural heritage
  • Indigenous environmental health or science
  • Indigenous health and wellness
  • Indigenous futurisms
  • Indigenous knowledge and new media technologies
  • Intellectual and cultural property rights
  • Language and revitalization 
  • Social movements such as NoDAPL or MMIWM
  • Tribal governance
  • Tribal sovereignty, self-determination and treaty rights


Applicants must have a PhD or foreign equivalent by date of appointment. A demonstrated record of successful work with North American Bands, Tribes or Nations is required. Applicants must have a demonstrated research record of working with Tribal sovereignty and the Indigenous knowledge held by American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) peoples in their research. Applicants must have a background working in arts and humanities, natural sciences, computational sciences, and social sciences, including but not limited to these disciplines: Game Studies, Environmental Health, Internet and New Media Studies, Law and Science, Library and Information Science, Museology, Science, Technology, and Society Studies.

How to Apply:

Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement*, and names and contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for letters of reference. Please contact Dr. Michelle H. Martin, Chair NNAIK Search, with questions ([email protected]). Preference will be given to applications submitted by April 3, 2022.

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