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Assistant Professor/Professor - Native American and Indigenous Law - School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2020
Title Assistant Professor/Professor - Native American and Indigenous Law - School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 5/29/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Indigenous Law

Assistant Professor/Professor - Native American and Indigenous Law - School of Law

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track Assistant/Full Professor faculty position in the School of Law with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. We welcome applications from scholars writing in Native American and Indigenous Law, including but not limited to Federal Indian Law, as part of a campus-wide cluster hire in Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Over the next three years, UC Berkeley will dedicate six new faculty positions to establish the university as an international center of excellence in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Building upon very substantial existing campus assetsincluding an undergraduate major and graduate program in Native American Studies and strengths in Native American languages and literature, indigenous archaeology and cultural anthropologythe goal is to make UC Berkeley the pre-eminent institution of higher education in the field.

Candidates will be evaluated and must be suitable for appointments in both the Law School and the Department of Ethnic Studies, which houses the Native American Studies (NAS) program. Further information about Berkeley Law is available at and further information about the NAS program is available at

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the School of Law. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

Basic Qualifications:
All candidates must either: a) hold a J.D. degree (or equivalent international degree), b) hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent international degree), or c) be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
Candidates who do not hold a J.D. or Ph.D. degree, but who have advanced to candidacy status for a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, must have the Ph.D. or equivalent international degree conferred by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will:
  • demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs.
  • demonstrate evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant field such as Federal Indian Law, Indigenous Peoples, and/or Native American Studies.
  • demonstrate teaching experience in teaching basic and advanced courses in Federal Indian Law, Indigenous People, and/or Native American Studies.
  • demonstrate a track record of authentic engagement with Native Nations.
  • demonstrate evidence of their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in ways that align with UC Berkeley's mission to meet the educational needs of California's diverse population (see:

Application Procedure:

All candidates must complete an online application with Berkeley law via the following link:

To receive full consideration for any position, please submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline listed above. Please direct questions to:

Letters of reference, copies of scholarly manuscripts, and other materials may be requested of top candidates for tenured or tenure-track positions. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University is responsive to the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about family friendly resources, potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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