Requisition Number: 0808668
Position Summary: The Departments of Gender and Race Studies and American Studies at the University of Alabama invite applications for a joint appointment tenure-track assistant professor position specializing in gender and sexuality. We seek candidates specializing in political, theoretical, and cultural approaches to the study of gender and sexuality. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in their specialization such as Black Queer Politics, and a graduate seminar in the department of American Studies, Modern Gay America.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: Women's Studies at the University of Alabama is one of the oldest programs in the southeastern United States. Coursework in African American Studies has been a part of the University of Alabama since 1970. The Gender and Race Studies Department at the University of Alabama was formed in 2009 as a blend of programs in Women's Studies and African American Studies, and currently offers an undergraduate minor and major in African American Studies, and a minor and M.A. in Women's Studies. The Department of American Studies was founded in 1963, and offers both an undergraduate major and an M.A. It is the largest free-standing American Studies department between William and Mary and University of Texas, Austin. Both Masters programs offer students the research training and course preparation they need to be successful at top PhD programs in Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, African American Studies, and American Studies as well as traditional disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants will be expected to contribute to this rich and rewarding intellectual environment and offer courses that met the needs of all three undergraduate programs of study and both M.A. programs. Appointment is 75% in Gender and Race Studies and 25% in American Studies; service requirements will NOT exceed those of faculty with appointment in a single department. Tenure will be in the Department of Gender and Race Studies. Pursuit of an active research agenda leading to the publication of a number of articles or a book is required as well as service to the University community and professional organizations. The successful candidate will present a record of scholarship and teaching that is consistent with tenure-track work at a research university. PhD is required. ABDs will be considered for the position if completed by expected start date.
UA EEO Statement: The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.