University of Illinois, Gender & Women’s Studies, Advanced Associate or Full Professor

Oct 07, 2014 Dec 05, 2014

The Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an Advanced Associate or Full Professor in Intersectional Feminism and Critical Praxis beginning in Fall 2015.

This position can be fully held in Gender & Women’s Studies or the candidate can request a percentage of the line be split between GWS and a second academic in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This is a senior appointment in the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster, a campus initiative designed to expand interdisciplinarity and diversity at UIC through multiple hires over several years.

We seek a highly accomplished candidate with national or international distinction whose research investigates the intersection of feminist politics, critical theories of difference, and questions of resistance. We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. Fields of inquiry may include, but are not limited to Postcolonial Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Native North American Indigenous Studies, women of color feminisms, feminism in the global south, critical pedagogy in diverse communities, critical race theory (CRT), and participatory action research (PAR). Applicants should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines. Responsibilities as a senior member of the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster will include mentorship of junior scholars in overlapping fields of inquiry, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate fields, advancing the Social Justice Initiative at UIC, and providing leadership for engaged scholarly projects that link to non-academic community partners.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. For fullest consideration, please submit application by December 1, 2014. We will review applications until the position is filled. Applicants should go to Applications (position number 46125) and complete the on-line application providing the names of three senior scholars who can speak to the intellectual significance of the candidate’s body of work, and upload a letter of application and curriculum vitae.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is also designated as a Minority Serving Institution through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative, which supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and English language learner students, fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Jennifer Brier, Brier, Chair of the search committee. The position is subject to budgetary approval. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

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