In seeking outstanding candidates to lead the Initiative on a continued growth trajectory, the University will give greatest consideration to the following attributes and qualifications:
1. Academic Accomplishment.
Because the Director will be actively engaged in faculty recruitment, evaluation, promotion, and retention in a home department, and is responsible for the quality of the various research and teaching programs housed within the Institute, he or she should have a strong scholarly record appropriate for a tenured faculty appointment (Associate or Full Professor).
2. Record of Community Engagement.
The Director's record should demonstrate an appreciation of the important role of community engagement in informing Native American and Indigenous Studies. The Director should have experience working with Native American nations and Indigenous communities through his/her research, teaching, and/or service.
3. Administrative Experience/Leadership Style.
As the Initiative continues to develop, the Director must be capable of managing a growing organization with many different stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, administrators, donors, local tribal nations, etc.). Key qualifications for this position include a demonstrated record of successful fundraising, program development, faculty recruitment, and organizational management, and a leadership style that is both inclusive and collaborative.
4. Vision and Strategy.
The Initiative was launched following a robust and participatory planning process and has the goal of becoming one of the leading centers for Native American and Indigenous Studies in the country. While maintaining continuity with the broad direction of the plan will be important, the next Director will also be expected to advance his/her own vision for realizing the University's ambitions for the Initiative.
Applicants sould submit a letter of interest and current CV. An interdisciplinary search committee of faculty members chaired by the Dean of the Faculty will begin reviewing applications immediately, with fullest consideration given to those received before December 16, 2016. Please direct inquiries to Deputy Provost Joseph Meisel at Joseph_Meisel@brown.edu .
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.