The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado
Boulder invites applications for a tenured associate professor
position in African American Studies. We are particularly
interested in candidates who examine gender and sexuality, and have
outstanding teaching and research records in Black feminism or
Black queer studies. In line with building our newly established
Ph.D. program in Comparative Ethnic Studies, we welcome
comparative, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches and
innovative theoretical and methodological perspectives. The
successful candidate must have an overall research and teaching
record that will enable them to achieve tenure and promotion to the
rank of associate professor by May 1, 2022 in the Department of
Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Candidates
will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
and show evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching
excellence and to the training and mentoring of doctoral students.
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record
of post-tenure research excellence and productivity.
The Department of Ethnic Studies openly embraces diversity and
inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that
attracts students of all races, genders, classes, sexualities,
nationalities, and religions. The University of Colorado is an
Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse
workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic
minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative
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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The Department of Ethnic Studies (DES) at the University of
Colorado Boulder is dedicated to centering the epistemologies,
histories, and lived experiences of marginalized communities of
color and Indigenous nations in order to challenge and critique all
forms of oppression and to advance emancipatory, self-determining
futures for all people. DES offers a B.A, minor, a BAM (BA and MA
in Education) an undergraduate certificate in Critical Sports
Studies, a PHD in comparative ethnic studies and graduate
certificate in comparative ethnic studies. We draw upon our
strengths in engaged scholarship and culturally-sustaining pedagogy
to examine how race and the interrelated categories of culture,
ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, class, sexuality, religion,
dis/ability, and legal status impact the past and present lives of
people locally, regionally, and globally.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
To offer graduate and undergraduate courses in African American
Studies and to mentor students and to continue with tier one
refereed research in the areas of African American Studies and
assist with the service obligations of the primary unit, the
college and the campus.
What You Should Know
What We Can Offer
- We are on 2/1 teaching load for tenure-track and tenured
faculty. We have the newest doctoral program in comparative ethnic
studies. We have one of the highest graduating senior satisfaction
- The anticipated start date is August 15, 2022.
- As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment
to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a
reference check pilot
program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty
appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to
allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a
candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically
conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or
discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final
candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to
complete an Authorization to Release Information.
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to
comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine
requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination
or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of
The estimated salary range is $95,000 - $110,000. Moving and
startup funding will be made available to the final candidate upon
acceptance of the position.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- A Ph.D. in African American Studies, Women, Gender &
Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or other
relevant disciplines with a specific focus on African American
Studies, black feminism, or black queer studies.
- Must be eligible for tenure at the rank of associate professor
in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado
Boulder by, May 1st, 2022.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in
- Training, research and pedagogy in African American
- A research focus on gender or sexuality within African American
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A letter of application that specifically addresses the
candidate’s qualifications for the position, with areas of
specialization, research and teaching interests clearly
- A current CV/resume.
- Evidence of teaching excellence (Teaching/Course
- A Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
- A Statement of Research Philosophy.
- A Syllabus/Syllabi.
- A statement on diversity and social justice issues.
- A PDF Sample of Work.
During the application process you will need to enter contact
information for three references and we will request letters of
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by October
15, 2021 and will continue screening applicants until the position
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
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