Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Black Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies

University of California Irvine School of Humanities

United States

Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies in Black Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies

Job #JPF06402
  • School of Humanities - Gender and Sexuality Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 16th, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies with a focus on Black feminist theory and cultural studies. Open to a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological approaches that foreground: media, technology, data, surveillance, digital activism; critical studies of race, gender, sexuality and Black feminist theory, including Black queer/trans/sexuality studies; Black feminism in the global south; Black diaspora studies; critical race theory; decolonial feminisms; or disability studies to complement Department’s existing strengths in feminist transnational analysis, critical interdisciplinarity, and cultural theory.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2021.

Application Procedure: Submit the following materials via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, AP Recruit, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06402

The online application includes: a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Statement, a Reflective Teaching Statement, a Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement, a writing sample (30 pages) and a minimum of three reference letters. Applications completed by November 15, 2020 will be granted full consideration. The recruitment will close on November 22, 2020.

For UCI's guidelines on how to prepare a reflective teaching statement see https://ap.uci.edu/faculty/guidance/teachstatement/. This statement should:

Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. This should also include mentorship that they have given to others in the line of research or outreach activities. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

Job location

Irvine, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Research Statement
  • Reflective Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Writing Sample - 30 Pages
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://ap.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/AuthReleaseForm.pdf
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
 


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