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CNAIR Director Search (Full Professor)

CNAIR Director search (full professor)


THE CENTER FOR NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS RESEARCH: To date, CNAIR and its affiliates have achieved excellence in three areas of research:  Environment Related Sciences and Social Welfare, Global Indigeneity, and the Indigenous Midwest & Urban Indigenous Studies. In addition, affiliated faculty at Northwestern excel in education, history, global health, and museum studies. CNAIR is well poised for leadership to build on these strengths and expand our demonstrated research and academic programming excellence. We have established a Native American and Indigenous studies minor that is growing quickly. CNAIR currently provides annual fellowships for students and faculty, hosts a brown bag series as well as an annual symposium. In addition, CNAIR hosts both an artist-in-residence program as well as an elder-in-residence program. The new Director will continue to provide leadership across these activities and expand the center in new directions. 


Minimum Qualifications  

Desired Qualifications 



All materials must be submitted electronically.  

Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. 

Applicants should submit the following materials via Northwestern’s online application portal 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 28th, 2022.  Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2022. 

Candidates have the option to submit an optional diversity statement that addresses how the candidate contributes to inclusive, accessible, and equitable educational environments for Native and Indigenous students and communities (tribal nation, urban, etc.).  

All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button. 

Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved. 

Contact for Inquiries 

For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact with subject line: CNAIR Full Professor/Director Search.