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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies

Job no: 532292

Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Social Science, Instruction, Sociology, Political Science, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: Select

Application Deadline

October 15, 2023 (updated); position open until filled

Required Application Materials

Please submit the following materials:

  • a CV
  • an application letter that outlines the candidate's research interests and that describes the candidate's engagement with and professional contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • a statement on teaching philosophy
  • a sample syllabus (use the "additional required document 1" field to upload)
  • and the names and contact information of three references

    Position Announcement

    The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) seeks to hire two tenure-track professors (rank open) beginning Fall 2024. The Department anticipates making one hire in Latinx studies (discipline and area of concentration open) and another in carceral studies (discipline and area of concentration open). However, we will also consider applications from candidates with strengths in critical refugee studies, environmental justice, or SWANA studies. We encourage applications from scholars engaged in interdisciplinary, relational, and intersectional analyses of race, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, and other vectors of power. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses in their fields, as well as other, more general courses that contribute to the various majors and minors under the Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies umbrella. Questions should be directed to Ernesto Martinez, Department Head,

    Department or Program Summary

    The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon is a vibrant and collegial community. We are relational, interdisciplinary, and intersectional in our work, centering the ways that race, as a system of domination, is intimately tied to gender, class, sexuality, migration, indigeneity, and 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 and colonial subjects.

    Currently the department ranks third in terms of undergraduate ethnic studies degrees granted in the US, and demand for our classes continues to grow. The department offers a major and minor in ethnic studies; administers a major and minor in Native American and Indigenous studies; administers minors in Latinx studies and Black studies; and offers a Ph.D. in Indigenous, race, and ethnic studies. Among these affiliated programs, we serve over 200 undergraduate majors

    and minors. The University of Oregon is conducting a cluster of searches in Latinx studies this year in history, anthropology, English, linguistics, political science, and sociology, so the successful candidates will join a cohort of new hires across the university in addition to a welcoming intellectual community in the department.

    Minimum Requirements

    The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. by Fall 2024. Candidates must show evidence of commitment to scholarly excellence, as seen in publications, grants, fellowships, and research collaborations appropriate to their rank. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence or potential for excellence in Indigenous, race, and ethnic studies is required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Demonstrated excellence in relational, comparative, intersectional, and transdisciplinary scholarship.

    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.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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