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Assistant Professor in in Gender and Women's Studies and African American and Africana Studies

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor in in Gender and Women's Studies and African American and Africana Studies
Requisition Number FE02144
Working Title
Department Name 8E002:Gender and Women's Studies
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2020

Required Related Experience

n/a

Required License/Registration/Certification

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Job Summary

The University of Kentucky in Lexington is in the second year of a multi-year hiring plan to build a more inclusive curriculum, diversify our faculty, support our Program in African American and Africana Studies, and to contribute to our new undergraduate major in that program. Faculty will have tenure homes is departments relevant to their training and research focus and are expected to actively help build and support the AAAS program. Last year we hired seven new faculty (https://aaas.as.uky.edu/uks-new-faculty-hires-taking-african-american-africana-studies-next-level-0). This year we plan to hire additional faculty, in diaspora studies, black feminisms, environmental justice, ethnomusicology, and the economics of inequality. This ad is explicitly a call for applications for a position in Women of Color Feminism/Critical Race Theory, with an emphasis on Black Feminisms.

The Program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) and the Department of Gender and Womens Studies (GWS) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seek applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor who will actively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs and the research profiles of both units. We seek to hire a scholar in the area of Women of Color Feminism/Critical Race Theory, with an emphasis on Black Feminisms. Possible sub-specialties might includebut are not limited toareas such as diasporas, environmental justice, migration studies, indigenous feminisms, transnational feminist studies, hip hop feminism, and decolonial methodologies within black studies.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2020. We encourage candidates with a PhD in Gender and Womens Studies, African-American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, and/or related fields. The successful candidate will teach in African American and Africana Studies and Gender and Womens Studies; GWS will be the successful candidates tenure home. Expectations for teaching include required core courses in the undergraduate curriculum of GWS and AAAS, and graduate curriculum in GWS. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, as well as a strong commitment to departmental and university service.

Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests that shows strong engagement with both GWS and AAAS, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) one publication or professional paper (upload as Specific Request 1), and 4) diversity statement (in one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity; upload as Specific Request 2). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin November 20, 2019 and position will remain open until filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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