Decolonialism, Migration, and International Social Movements

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810989

Position Summary: The Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama is looking for a dynamic scholar to fill the position of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall 2018, with expertise in any of the following research areas of 1) decolonialism, 2) migration, and 3) international social movements. The successful candidate will be a tenure-track faculty member of the Department of Gender and Race Studies and will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active research agenda, and perform professional service in keeping with rank and position. The teaching load, salary, and benefits are competitive. This is a tenure-earning position, with the expectation is that the person hired will fulfill the research, teaching, and service requirements for tenure and promotion. ABD's will be considered but a completed Ph.D. by Fall 2018 is a requirement for employment at the announced rank and position.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: Assistant Professor: Decolonialism, Migration, and International Social Movements The Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama is looking for a dynamic scholar to fill the position of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall 2018, with expertise in any of the following research areas of 1) decolonialism, 2) migration, and 3) international social movements. The successful candidate will be a tenure-track faculty member of the Department of Gender and Race Studies and will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active research agenda, and perform professional service in keeping with rank and position. The ideal candidate would be capable of teaching courses on issues of gender, race, and sexuality as they intersect with the development of international economic, social, and political issues. A scholar whose research interests include a comparative country focus as well as migration analysis would be of particular interest, as would someone who studies critical theories of decolonialism, including those relevant to migration, colonialism, imperialism, and/or international social and political movements. We are an interdisciplinary research and teaching department, with faculty currently from the disciplines of Political Science, English, Philosophy, History, and Sociology. The candidate could have a Ph.D. in Gender/Women's Studies or Feminist Studies, African American Studies, Latin American or Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, English, Economics, Modern Languages, Communications, Geography, Political Science, Art and Art History, Law, or any discipline relevant to their research. The Department of Gender and Race Studies was formed in 2009 out of two interdisciplinary programs each of which had been at the University of Alabama for more than forty years. Offering an undergraduate major in African American Studies and a minor in African American Studies as well as an undergraduate minor and graduate major (the M.A.) in Women's Studies, the Department fulfills an important academic mission for the University and has more than 1500 students take classes in its course programs each semester. The M.A. in Women's Studies is a research program from which students upon graduation go on to attend top-tier Ph.D. programs in a variety of disciplines. This is an interdisciplinary department where faculty teach and conduct research in their respective field of expertise, while also actively participating in writing groups, seminars, and a successful speaker series conducted by the department. The teaching load, salary, and benefits are competitive. This is a tenure-earning position, with the expectation is that the person hired will fulfill the research, teaching, and service requirements for tenure and promotion. ABD's will be considered but a completed Ph.D. by Fall 2018 is a requirement for employment at the announced rank and position. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018. To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and an article-length writing sample. Send three letters of recommendation directly to Search Committee, Gender and Race Studies, University of Alabama, Manly Hall 104, Box 870272, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0272. For more information, contact the search committee chair Dr. Utz McKnight, at utz.mcknight@ua.edu. Review of applications will begin October 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We welcome applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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