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Univ. of San Diego hiring Tribal Liaison, Professor of Practice


The University of San Diego (USD) is a Roman Catholic institution committed to
advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal, professional and scientific
knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders
dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. USD invites applications for the
position of Tribal Liaison/Professor of Practice starting August 15, 2014. Review of applications begins February 28, 2014. Priority will be given to those who APPLY BEFORE THIS DATE

This is a fulltime, benefit-based, 10-month position with two integrated areas of duties: half of the
position serves as the University’s Tribal Liaison, supervised by the Associate Provost
for Inclusion & Diversity; half as Professor of Practice, supervised by the Dean of the
College of Arts & Sciences and the appropriate Department Chair.
The Tribal Liaison responsibilities include linking the University and its resources to the
many tribal communities in its service area. Federally-recognized American Indian
Tribes are considered sovereign nations, which underscores the need for appropriate
interpretation of law and cultural protocol. Key responsibilities are becoming the campus
expert in University and Tribal protocol issues, and developing and implementing
programs, activities and networks that connect the University to urban- and reservationbased
American Indian communities. The Tribal Liaison will advise on and implement
best practices for the recruitment and retention of American Indian students, staff, and
faculty at USD, function as a liaison between the campus community and American
Indians and Tribal Nations in the larger San Diego County area and beyond, and work to
build collaborative relationships among those entities. The Tribal Liaison will provide
guidance and assistance to administrators, faculty and staff regarding tribal events,
issues, educational needs, and protocol.
The Professor of Practice position is a non-tenure track instructional appointment in
the College of Arts & Sciences. Responsibilities include: 1) teaching four courses per
academic year; 2) holding one office hour per week per course taught; 3) performing
departmental and/or college service duties as needed. Teaching duties include:
designing syllabi and selecting instructional materials in coordination with the Chair;
leading lectures and discussions, preparing and grading examinations, mentoring
students in office hours, and assigning final grades.
A Master’s degree or equivalent in an academic discipline, with expertise in American
Indian Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a relevant field required. A Doctoral or terminal degree
preferred. This is a 10-month assignment paid over 12 months. For a full description of
the position, qualifications, and other information, visit the University of San Diego
Human Resources jobs website http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs/ and reference job
number IRC#12831. Inquires should be directed to Esteban del Rio, Ph.D., Associate
Provost, Inclusion & Diversity, at cid@sandiego.edu.
TO APPLY, complete BOTH of the following:
• Search IRC#12831 and choose the “Apply Now” button on the jobs website
(http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs/) and follow instructions. If you have any questions or
difficulties regarding the website, please contact the Employment Services Team at
619-260-6806, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu.
• Submit via email: 1) a cover letter that includes relevant teaching experience,
research, and direct experience working with and in American Indian communities; 2)
resume/vita; 3) sample syllabi; and 4) have three reference letters sent directly to
cid@sandiego.edu by your recommenders.