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JOIN OUR LECTURER POOL!

San Francisco State University, American Indian Studies (AIS) Department seeks applicants for their Lecturer Pool. Applications for Lecturer positions will be accepted on an ongoing basis. A Ph.D., M.A. or equivalent degree in American Indian Studies or relevant discipline is required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Course in the following areas are being considered for Fall 2019:

1.    AIS 205: American Indians and U.S. Laws

2.    AIS 235: American Indian Images and Issues in Mass Media

3.    AIS 410: Perspectives of Native California Indians 

4.    AIS 535: American Indian Film

Send letter of interest, CV, and contact information of three references (Note: Letters of recommendation upon request.) to ATTN: Joanne Barker, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, American Indian Studies Department at jmbarker@sfsu.edu or College of Ethnic Studies, 1600 Holloway Avenue, EP 103, San Francisco, CA 94132. The vita should include educational background and any relevant prior teaching experience.

 

Important Dates for Summer 2019

 

·         June 10, 2019: First Day of Instruction/ Add Classes requires a Permission Number (R1/R4)

·         June 20, 2019: Last Day for Faculty to Drop Students (R1/R4)

·         June 21, 2019: Last Day to Drop/Withdraw Classes without a Grade of W (R1/R4)

·         June 21, 2019: Last Day to Add Classes with Permission Number (R1/R4)

·         June 22, 2019: Last Day to Withdraw for Documented and Compelling Reasons Ends 

(R1/R4)

·         June 24, 2019: First Day of Instruction (R2) 

·         June 24, 2019: Last Day to Add Classes with Permission Number (R2)

·         July 7, 2019: Last Day for Faculty to Drop Students (R2)

·         July 8, 2019: Last Day to Drop/Withdraw Classes without a Grade of W (R2)

·         July 8, 2019: Last Day to Withdraw for Documented and Compelling Reasons Ends 

·         July 12, 2019: Last Day of Instruction (R1)

·         July 15, 2019: First Day of Instruction (R3)

·         July 25, 2019: Last Day for Faculty to Drop Students (R3)

·         July 26, 2019: Last Day to Drop/Withdraw Classes without a Grade of W (R3)

·         June 26, 2019: Last Day to Add Classes with Permission Number (R3)

·         August 9, 2019: Last Day to Withdraw for Documented and Compelling Reasons Ends 

·         August 16, 2019: Last Day of Instruction (R2,R3, R4)

* Please complete your graduation application and begin the process of advising and obtaining signatures at least ONE month prior to the deadline. (Summer graduation applications due July 12, 2019.

* Please use the following to search for American Indian Studies classes for the current semester: https://webapps.sfsu.edu/public/classservices/classsearch

* More dates and deadlines can be found in the Academic Calendar using the following link: 

https://webapps.sfsu.edu/public/webcalendar/acad/cal/today/week/20187

 

20 Best Deal for Colleges on Native American Studies

 

 

 

San Francisco State University

#2 - San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

Points: 12
Enrollment: 29,465
Net Price: $9,356

San Francisco State University, a large institution in the heart of the city, is committed to combining strong academics with opportunities for personal development. Among the College’s 118 majors is the Bachelor of Arts degree in American Indian Studies (AIS). The primary scope of this degree is to give students an understanding of the complex history, social issues, and politics of the Native American people. Outside of the classroom, students on the AIS track have the chance to work with local community groups. One of these groups is the American Indian Child Resource Center (AICRC), a respected nonprofit that serves Native families in need.

 

Archived News:

 

"B.A. Created in American Indian Studies"
by Katrina Van Loan, Staff Writer
http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/news/004990.html

AIS Major Approved
The proposal was approved unanimously by the Academic Senate in December 2006 and has been approved by the CSU Board of Trustees as part of SFSU's Master Plan in March 2007. It is now being edited in preparation for a review by CPEC.
To see a copy of the proposal, click here.
http://www.sfsu.edu/~ais/AIS.pdf

Honoring The Past

Richard Oakes (Mohawk)-AIS
Founder and Indian Activist
-About the Richard Oakes Memorial Center at SFSU
-History of American Indians in California
-Alcatraz Is Not An Island
-The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island, 1969-1971- Photo Collection

Wilma Mankiller (Cherokee) - SFSU Alumnus
Mankiller: A Chief and Her People
By Michael Wallis and Wilma Mankiller
(Griffin Trade Paperback, 1999)

Deron Marquez (San Manuel Band of Mission Indians)- Tribal Chairman and SFSU Alumnus
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians