Pro Tem Instructor/Lecturer in Ethnic Studies

Position Summary
The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon seeks to hire an instructor(s) or lecturer(s) to teach in the 2021-22 academic year, with a particular focus on the winter and spring terms. Depending on area of expertise, courses could be a mix of introductory courses and more specialized offerings. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. Positions are open until filled. While we are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in Asian-American studies, carceral studies, Black studies, literary studies, and relational studies, we welcome applications from scholars in all sub-fields of Indigenous, race, and ethnic studies.

Department Summary
The research and teaching of the University of Oregon Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies examines the way that race, as a system of domination, is intimately tied to issues of gender, class, sexuality, migration, indigeneity, and settler colonialism. With our students, we interrogate historical and contemporary manifestations of White supremacy and explain how systems of domination and acts of resistance create and recreate racial subjects.

While Ethnic Studies traditionally centers the social construction of race in the United States, it also pays significant attention to transnational migrations and diasporas resulting from the slave trade, indentured labor, colonialism, imperialism, and globalization.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in ethnic studies or cognate field
• Experience teaching at the college or university level

• Ph.D. in ethnic studies or cognate field
• Experience teaching at the college or university level

Professional Competencies
• Professional experience, demonstrated ability, or potential for quality teaching
• Commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong research profiles

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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