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Black Feminist Theory Position: University of Oregon

The Department of Women¹s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon is
seeking a scholar with teaching and research interests in Black feminist
theory and feminist theories of race, particularly as race intersects with
sexualities and gender. The Department is especially interested in scholars
whose work engages feminist thought broadly defined, with emphasis on
critical race studies; queer of color critique; transnational feminisms;
colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial thought; or other relevant bodies of
theory. The Department is also interested in candidates with experience
working with African American students and African-American communities. We
are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological
approaches. We are particularly interested in applicants trained in
feminist, women¹s, and gender studies and African American Studies, although
we welcome applications from those trained in other fields in the humanities
and social sciences that complement existing strengths among the
Department¹s tenure and tenure-stream faculty. The appointment can be made
either at the assistant, associate or full level and is 100 percent within
the Department of Women¹s and Gender Studies.

The department has strengths in feminist theory; transnational, indigenous,
and queer feminisms; and media and technology. The department is working to
strengthen and deepen its commitment to intersectional feminist studies. The
successful candidate will contribute to teaching Black feminist theories and
histories at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as other courses
in the department¹s curriculum. The successful candidate may also contribute
to our new certificate program on gender-based violence, as well as building
a new doctoral program.

Only candidates who will have completed the requirements for the PhD by July
1, 2017 will be considered. The department strongly encourages applications
from women and members of underrepresented minorities. We will begin
screening applicants on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the
position is filled. We plan on interviewing at NWSA in Montréal in November
2016, conducting additional Skype interviews as necessary, and bringing
finalists to campus for interviews in late November through early December

The Department of Women¹s and Gender Studies search is part of a cluster
hire in the University of Oregon¹s College of Arts and Sciences. These
open-rank searches for tenure-track faculty will bring at least three
scholars to a campus expanding its existing expertise in African American
Studies in the contexts of Africa and the African Diaspora in twenty-five
departments and across six schools and colleges. The University of Oregon
will hire a cohort of scholars with complementary strengths and shared
interests whose scholarship and teaching will enhance the study of race and
ethnicity at UO and beyond and help us work toward establishing a
comprehensive curriculum in Black Studies in the College of Arts and

These hires will occur in several departments, including English, History,
and Women¹s and Gender Studies. For information about all three searches,
please visit our ad in the Chronicle of Higher Ed.

To apply for the position in Women¹s and Gender Studies, please send a
letter of application, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words
and three letters of reference to: Academic Jobs Online, position 7854
(https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7854). If you have questions please
contact Josie Mulkins, Business Manager, at wgs@uoregon.edu.

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.