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Assistant Professor in Chicano/a/x Studies

Employer
American Ethnic Studies/UW
Location
Seattle, Washington State
Salary
$90,000+
Posted Date
Oct 10, 2022

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The department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chicano/a/x Studies starting on September 16, 2023. American Ethnic Studies draws upon interdisciplinary, intersectional, comparative, and transnational frameworks to explore dynamic relations of race and power within the United States and larger diasporic and global contexts. The successful candidate is expected to produce and actively engage in public-facing scholarship to advance a rich and emerging field of scholarship, as well as to mentor a diverse student body.

The successful candidate will also teach comparative and ethnic-specific courses. The teaching load consists of four courses per year, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of nine months (September 15 through June 16). The University of Washington is a large, urban, public, R1 university located at the heart of Seattle. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.

Qualifications

By the time of the appointment, applicants must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in the area of Chicano/a/x/Latino/a/x Studies or Ethnic Studies, or a related field, such as American Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, or any field in the Humanistic Social Sciences. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chicana Studies
  • Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
  • Diasporic and Transborder Communities
  • Northwest Chicano/a/x/Latino/a/x Communities
  • Indigeneity, Empire, and Colonialism
  • Comparative/Relational Central American and Chicano/a/x Studies
  • Public Health and Environmental Issues
  • Media and Visual Arts Studies

Instructions

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials via Interfolio

http://apply.interfolio.com/113719

  1. A letter of interest that includes current and future research plans.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A writing sample consisting of either a published journal article, a book chapter, or a dissertation chapter. The writing sample should be roughly equivalent in length to a standard academic journal article.
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy and experience, not exceeding 500 words.
  5. A statement that addresses how the candidate’s teaching, service, scholarship, and/or mentoring promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, not exceeding 500 words.
  6. The names and contact information of 3-5 recommenders.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 10, 2022. Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an interview via video conference. Any inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee at aes@uw.edu.

 

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