Assistant Professor, Disability Studies Program

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Assistant Professor, Disability Studies Program

  • Employment Type: Faculty - Regular
  • Bargaining Unit: AAUP
  • FTE: 1
  • Division: N/A
  • Department: Disability Studies Program
  • College: College of Arts and Letters
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Requisition ID: req902
  • Position Control Number (PCN): 962016
  • Posting Period: until filled
  • Position Description

    The Disability Studies Program at the University of Toledo invites applications for an Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 17, 2020.  Situated within the College of Arts and Letters, UToledo’s Disability Studies Program is an exciting interdisciplinary program with a strong international reputation.  For more information, see:  


    We desire a colleague who can help us further dream and develop an already strong Disability Studies academic program.


    Address questions to Dr. Jim Ferris ([email protected]). 

    Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Preliminary interviews will be conducted electronically and finalists will be invited to campus.   


    We seek an outstanding social science scholar and teacher with an interdisciplinary or disciplinary Ph.D.  Disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields sought include but are not limited to African American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration, Sociology, and Urban Studies. 

    Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of and use of interdisciplinary Disability Studies scholarship in their research and teaching, as well as the ability to teach Introduction to Disability Studies.

    We prefer applications from candidates whose research and teaching incorporate intersectional analyses and whose pedagogy is inclusive; preferred qualifications also include experience mentoring first generation and underrepresented minority college students. 

    Candidates should apply at with the following documents: a CV, a teaching statement, and a letter of application that includes information about upper level Disability Studies courses the applicant is qualified to teach.

    Please submit two reference letters to [email protected]


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

    The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

    The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

    The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30.AM. and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.




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    Posted: 8/29/2019
    Application Due: 10/28/2019
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