Contemporary Issues in Race, Gender, and Sexuality

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Requisition Number:0812238Number of Open Positions:1Position Title:Assistant ProfessorOther Title Information:Contemporary Issues in Race, Gender, and SexualityOrganization:204281 - GENDER & RACE STUDIESPosition 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 of 2020 with expertise in the study of contemporary issues of race, gender, and sexuality. The successful candidate will be a tenure-track faculty member of the Department of Gender and Race Studies and will be expected to teach courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as engage in an active research agenda and perform professional service in keeping with rank and position.

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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 of 2020 with expertise in the study of contemporary issues of race, gender, and sexuality. The successful candidate will be a tenure-track faculty member of the Department of Gender and Race Studies and will be expected to teach courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as engage in an active research agenda and perform professional service in keeping with rank and position.

Applications are invited from those whose research and teaching interests focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality in the context of any of the following: A) social movement history, B) contemporary popular culture or media studies, C) social and political theory. In addition to standard undergraduate courses in Women’s Studies and/or African American Studies, the ideal candidate will be able to teach senior undergraduate seminars in Black Feminism and Black Intellectual Thought and advanced research seminars in the M.A. program in contemporary problems in Gender, Sexuality, and Race, or a social movement history from 1945. We are an interdisciplinary department, with faculty currently from the disciplines of Political Science, English, Philosophy, History, and Sociology; the ideal candidate would have a PhD in History, Gender/Women’s Studies, Feminist Studies, African American Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Rhetoric, Sociology, Art or Art History, English, or another field 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.

This is a tenure-earning position, with the expectation 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. before Fall 2020 is a requirement for employment at the announced rank and position.
The appointment will begin August 16, 2020.

To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae. For more information, contact the search committee chair Dr. Utz McKnight, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, 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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Search Initiation Date:10/02/2019Expected Starting Date:08/16/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:

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Posted: 10/18/2019
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