The American Indian Studies Program (AISP) at Michigan State University seeks to form an understanding of American Indian cultures and identities, the place of American Indian/Indigenous people in today’s world, and the changing demands of American Indian/Indigenous peoples in the pursuit of cross-cultural diversity.
Posting will close on 9/30/2014
The Native American Institute (NAI) works with tribes, Native American organizations, and various Michigan State University units to enhance the sovereignty, cultural continuity, and well-being of tribes, Native American communities, and Native American people.
Located in MSU's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, NAI undertakes outreach and engagement scholarship. NAI works across units in the College and the University. Of special note is NAI's close working relationship with MSU Extension (MSUE). NAI and MSUE jointly administer two tribally-focused MSU Extension programs.
NAI is undergoing a reorganization of purpose, approach, and strategy to best assist Michigan's Native American population. The Director will provide leadership for this effort in concert with Native American communities and university stakeholders, thereby carrying NAI into its next phase of vibrant community engagement.
The Director will be responsible for all aspects of leading and managing NAI. Specific responsibilities include: managing NAI faculty and academic staff; coordinating program planning efforts in partnership with community members and the NAI Advisory Group; co-directing the Building Strong Sovereign Nations tribal governance training program undertaken collaboratively with MSU Extension and the Indigenous Law and Policy Center; co-directing the Michigan Federally-recognized Tribes Extension Program and MSU Extension; nurturing new scholarly initiatives tied to NAI's outreach and research-oriented mission; generating external funding; and building productive collaborations across the university. The Director will hire and conduct academic staff evaluations; manage NAI resources and its budget; promote program excellence; ensure program accountability; and network with a variety of related units and constituencies, on- and off-campus.
October 15-17, 2014
AISP Affiliated Faculty Member Dr. Dylan Miner has a new book out Creating Aztlán
Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island
The American Indian Studies Program is located on the fourth floor of Baker Hall in Room 414.
Office hours for the summer are by appointment only. Please email Dr. Le Anne Silvey at email@example.com for an appointment.
American Indian Studies Program
Michigan State University
414 Baker Hall
East Lansing, MI
phone: (517) 432-2193