University of Oregon, Dept.of Women’s and Gender Studies

Oct 04, 2016 Dec 01, 2016

The Department of Women¹s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon is seeking a scholar with teaching and research interests in Black feminist theory and feminist theories of race, particularly as race intersects with sexualities and gender. The Department is especially interested in scholars whose work engages feminist thought broadly defined, with emphasis on critical race studies; queer of color critique; transnational feminisms; colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial thought; or other relevant bodies of theory. The Department is also interested in candidates with experience working with African American students and African-American communities. We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches. We are particularly interested in applicants trained in feminist, women¹s, and gender studies and African American Studies, although we welcome applications from those trained in other fields in the humanities and social sciences that complement existing strengths among the Department¹s tenure and tenure stream faculty. The appointment can be made either at the assistant, associate or full level and is 100 percent within the Department of Women¹s and Gender Studies.

The department has strengths in feminist theory; transnational, indigenous, and queer feminisms; and media and technology. The department is working to strengthen and deepen its commitment to intersectional feminist studies. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching Black feminist theories and histories at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as other courses in the department¹s curriculum. The successful candidate may also contribute to our new certificate program on gender-based violence, as well as building a new doctoral program.

Only candidates who will have completed the requirements for the PhD by July 1, 2017 will be considered. The department strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities. We will begin screening applicants on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan on interviewing at NWSA in Montréal in November 2016, conducting additional Skype interviews as necessary, and bringing finalists to campus for interviews in late November through early December 2016.

The Department of Women¹s and Gender Studies search is part of a cluster hire in the University of Oregon¹s College of Arts and Sciences. These open-rank searches for tenure-track faculty will bring at least three scholars to a campus expanding its existing expertise in African American Studies in the contexts of Africa and the African Diaspora in twenty-five departments and across six schools and colleges. The University of Oregon will hire a cohort of scholars with complementary strengths and shared interests whose scholarship and teaching will enhance the study of race and ethnicity at UO and beyond and help us work toward establishing a comprehensive curriculum in Black Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

These hires will occur in several departments, including English, History, and Women¹s and Gender Studies. For information about all three searches, please visit our ad in the Chronicle of Higher Ed.

To apply for the position in Women¹s and Gender Studies, please send a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words and three letters of reference to: Academic Jobs Online, position 7854.
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The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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