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Assistant Professor–American University

American University: College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Critical Race, Gender and Culture Studies


Washington, DC

Open Date

Jul 26, 2022


The Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2023. The candidate’s tenure line will reside in the CRGC Department and is part of the department’s mission to build an anti-racist, feminist, de-colonial community of scholar-teachers who will advance the university’s commitments to justice and equity. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2023. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in Transgender and/or Queer Studies with a focus on Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. Applications from scholars in the qualitative social sciences such as Anthropology, Sociology, or Psychology are welcome.


Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality intersectional scholarship and teaching in areas including, but not limited to, settler colonialism and its legacies for transgender and/or queer communities; sexuality and racial formations; and transnational or comparative approaches to transgender and/or queer people’s epistemologies, cultures, cultural productions, or activisms.  In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, college, and university service.


Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by October 15th. Please submit applications via: .  Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and a writing sample.  Contact with any questions.


American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit    The university’s comprehensive Inclusive Excellence Plan commits it to racial and other forms of equity in all areas of campus life and institutional practice. Learn more about American University’s work toward full diversity, equity, and inclusion at


The Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Department offers undergraduate degree programs in African American and African Diaspora Studies; American Studies; Arab World Studies; Asia, Pacific, and Diaspora Studies; Latina/o/x Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Learn more about the department at

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