Dr. Martin Reinhardt speaks at NMU 2016 Commencement

Congratulations to Northern Michigan University’s graduates. The December 2016 graduation ceremony took place on Saturday, December 10. Dr. Martin Reinhardt was a featured commencement speaker.

Dr. Martin Reinhardt is an Anishinaabe Ojibway citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from Michigan. He is a tenured associate professor of Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University and serves as the president of the Michigan Indian Education Council.

Martin’s current research focuses on revitalizing relationships between humans and indigenous plants and animals of the Great Lakes Region. He is a former research associate for the Interwest Equity Assistance Center at Colorado State University and the former vice president for diversity and research for Educational Options, Inc.  He has taught courses in American Indian education, tribal law and government, and sociology.

Martin has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University where his doctoral research focused on Indian education and the law with a special focus on treaty educational provisions. He majored in sociology for his undergrad and graduate degrees.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State University and master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Martin has previously served as the primary investigator for the Decolonizing Diet Project, chair of the American Association for Higher Education American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus, co-primary investigator for the Michigan Rural Systemic Initiative, and as an external advisor for the National Indian School Board Association.

NMU Center for Native American Studies Looking for an Assistant Professor

Center for Native American Studies, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI/USA is looking for an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies!

The Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University invites qualified applicants to apply for a three year term Assistant Professor position. Northern Michigan University, with 8,600 students and 180 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for teaching introductory and advanced courses in Native American Studies, professional development and scholarship, and service. These courses may be offered on campus or off campus via distance education employing multiple technologies.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Native American Studies or related area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Proficiency or the willingness to become proficient, in utilizing instructional technologies. Ability to develop and deliver curriculum. Good oral and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to meet the demands of the position in a timely manner. Ability to assess student learning outcomes.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience teaching in higher education, preferably in Native American Studies. Ability to develop and refine Native American Studies courses, mentor students, and assist with outreach efforts in these areas on campus and in the wider community. Qualified to teach Anishinaabe language. Familiarity with tribal cultures of the Great Lakes Region. Experience in working with a diverse student population, especially American Indian students. Demonstrated commitment to social justice.

The review of applicants will begin November 29, 2015. Applications received after that date will not be considered. All applicants must include a letter of application, a current vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three reference. To apply for this position please visit: https://employMe.nmu.edu.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

Dr. Martin Reinhardt
Center for Native American Studies
Northern Michigan University
Phone: 906-227-1397