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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:58 PM

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 2018 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) contemporary popular culture or media studies, B) social and political theory, or C) movement history. In addition to standard undergraduate courses in Women’s Studies and/or African American Studies, the ideal candidate would be able to teach senior undergraduate seminars in Black Feminism and Black Intellectual Thought, and an advanced research seminar in the MA program on contemporary problems in Gender, Sexuality, and Race. 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 Gender/Women’s Studies, Feminist Studies, African American Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Ethnic Studies, History, Political Science, Rhetoric, Sociology, Art or Art History, English, or another field relevant to their research. The teaching load, salary, and benefits are competitive. 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 2018 is a requirement for employment at the announced rank and position. Assistant Professor: Contemporary Issues in Race, Gender, and Sexuality. 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 2018 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) contemporary popular culture or media studies, B) social and political theory, or C) movement history. In addition to standard undergraduate courses in Women’s Studies and/or African American Studies, the ideal candidate would be able to teach senior undergraduate seminars in Black Feminism and Black Intellectual Thought, and an advanced research seminar in the MA program on contemporary problems in Gender, Sexuality, and Race. 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 Gender/Women’s Studies, Feminist Studies, African American Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Ethnic Studies, History, 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 MA) 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 MA 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. The teaching load, salary, and benefits are competitive. 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 2018 is a requirement for employment at the announced rank and position. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018. To apply, go to and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and an article-length writing sample. Send three letters of recommendation directly to Search Committee, Gender and Race Studies, University of Alabama, Manly Hall 104, Box 870272, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0272. For more information, contact the search committee chair Dr. Utz McKnight, at utz.mcknight@ua.edu. Review of applications will begin October 18, 2017, 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. Special Instructions to Applicants Please upload the article-length writing sample to the “Other Document 1” tab. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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