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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

University of Utah
Salt Lake City

Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Job Summary

Latinx Sexualities Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Utah

The University of Utah's School for Cultural and Social Transformation (Transform) in partnership with the College of Humanities and the College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral research/teaching position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. by the time of their appointment.

The Fellow's research interests will engage with interdisciplinary scholarship that may include, but is not limited to trans studies, disability studies, environmental studies, migration and immigration, decolonial and feminist theories, Indigeneity, Afro-Latinidades, and social justice activism.

The Latinx Sexualities Postdoctoral Fellow will be supported by mentors who will integrate them into the Division, College, and University and connect them to professional development opportunities related to teaching and scholarship. The Fellow will pursue their own research and teach one course based on their specialization in the Division of Gender Studies and one course in any of the units in the College of Humanities or the College of Social and Behavioral Science. They will also deliver one presentation of their work-in-progress; participate in Gender Studies, Transform, and College of Humanities and CSBS events; and partake in scholarly exchange at and beyond the University of Utah.

The salary will be $60,000 per year plus access to health benefits, with $2,000 per year for research/travel.


Review of applications will begin October 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter outlining research focus, teaching experience, and research plan during Utah residency

  • Writing samples—maximum of two, which may include dissertation chapters, journal articles, book chapters, and/or works-in-progress

  • Names and contact information for three reference writers

    Further materials may be solicited from candidates at a later date, including a statement of teaching philosophy, letters of recommendation, and (if hired) graduate transcripts.

    Gender Studies

    Gender Studies at the University of Utah is housed in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation (Transform)—a freestanding college for intersectional inquiry—alongside the Division of Ethnic Studies, Disability Studies, and the Pacific Island Studies initiative ( The Division of Gender Studies is a nationally recognized and top-ranked program and is home to Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies (

    College of Humanities
    The College of Humanities(CoH) provides students with critical skills that prepare them to succeed personally and economically in our increasing complex and global society. Departments include: Communication; English; History; Linguistics; Philosophy; World Languages & Cultures; Writing & Rhetoric Studies (

    College of Social and Behavioral Science
    The College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) brings disciplines together to create solutions for challenges such as health care, climate change, immigration, income inequality, and much more through innovative teaching, cutting-edge research, and a commitment to our local and global communities. Departments and Programs include: Anthropology; Economics; Family and Consumer Studies; Geography; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Environmental and Sustainability Studies; Health, Society and Policy; Public Administration and Public Policy (
    If you have any questions about the position, contact Dr. Gaytan (

    Applications are due by Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023


    Minimum Qualifications
    Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

    Scholars with a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences or Humanities, or interdisciplinary fields will be considered. The dissertation must be signed by June 30, 2024. Candidates must be untenured and within five years of their Ph.D.

    Special Instructions with any questions.

    Requisition Number: PRN35976B
    Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
    Work Schedule Summary: Flexible
    Department: 00008 - Gender Studies
    Location: Campus
    Pay Rate Range: 60000
    Close Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes

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