NOTE: This is a rather open-ended call for applications. We have been informed that the university is doing this as a cluster hire to augment the institution’s diversity.
Posted to LSA Website October 24, 2020
University of Texas, Arlington
Application Deadline: unavailable.
One of UTA’s goals is to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty, including underrepresented minority faculty in general and women faculty in STEM fields. Increasing the representation of faculty members who understand, and have overcome, race, gender-based, and ability barriers and biases is vital to the success and well-being of our students. Diversity is critical to academic excellence. As research demonstrates, diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and solve complex problems faster. UTA is committed to preparing all students to live and work in an increasingly global, diverse, and interconnected world by exposing them to a wide array of ideas, experiences, cultures, and individuals.
Position title: Executive Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center
Department or unit
College or University: American University
Application Deadline: Review begins October 30, 2020
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Antiracist Research and Policy Center (ARPC) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time Executive Director. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of scholars, professionals, authors, advocates, activists, organizers, and creators at AU. They will continue building a new vision for the Center, and help cohere and amplify the work of other scholars on campus, while advancing their own scholarly agenda related to antiracist, research, praxis, and/or policy. Research should include an active antiracist agenda, including the study of racial inequalities and racial disparities. The director must be committed to working collaboratively with the Center faculty, fellows, and other partners on campus and in the Washington, D.C. region. Qualified candidates may be eligible for a tenured appointment in an appropriate academic unit with teaching obligations subject to negotiation. Our ideal candidate will be an emerging or established thought leader in the field(s) of race, racism, racial inequality, colonialism, and related fields, as well as a thought leader in antiracism and related frameworks with a track record and established trajectory of high-impact scholarly, professional, and/or creative work that focuses on antiracism and equity. A focus on the specific experiences of historically marginalized racial groups in the U.S., particularly Black, Indigenous, and Latinx groups, and/or a comparative focus on racial oppression and liberatory movements within and beyond the U.S. is welcome, as are interdisciplinary approaches. Our ideal candidate will shape the Center’s vision and goals while contributing to fundraising efforts. They should have a significant record related to antiracism which they will continue to pursue while leading the Center, while also working collaboratively with the AU faculty, students and staff to help define and deepen innovative, pathbreaking, and intersectional approaches to antiracism-related research and praxis, policy analysis and advocacy, and creative projects on and beyond AU’s campus.
Position title: Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department or unit: Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies
College or University: Dartmouth College
Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2020
Job Description (no more than 300 words) Dartmouth College invites applications for a Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin American Studies. This fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses the politics of the Black experience in the hemispheric Americas using transnational and interdisciplinary frames. We especially invite scholars of Brazil and/or its diaspora to apply. Field specialization is open, but we will give particular consideration to research that focuses on the intersection of race and one or more of the following areas of interest: urban studies, violence and marginalization, environmental studies, gender studies, sociolegal studies, public health, religious studies, ethnomusicology, performance studies, and cultural representations. In addition, the fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting underrepresented scholars and others with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity and inclusivity. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to addressing underrepresentation in higher education. The successful qualified candidate must have completed the PhD by the start of the fellowship appointment. This is a two-year residential fellowship, with one course taught in the second year. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels will be set at the time of offer).
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Latina/o Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in U.S. Latina/o/x Studies, to begin July 1, 2021. The program seeks a U.S. Latina/o/x Studies scholar whose research and teaching center urban ethnography, urban studies, inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations, with attention to issues like migration, gentrification, the built environment, and community activism and organizations. Other areas of intersecting interest include U.S. Central American Studies, Latinx Indigeneities, and/or Afro-Latinidades. With a focus on contemporary issues, we seek a scholar who embraces and advances interdisciplinary approaches, particularly in the realm of interdisciplinary social sciences and/or cultural studies, as well as comparative, transnational, and relational approaches to Latinx Studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. at the time of their appointment. We welcome interdisciplinary degrees in fields such as Comparative Racial and Ethnic Studies and related interdisciplinary fields or disciplines. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in interdisciplinary U.S. Latina/o/x Studies. The Latina/o Studies Program at Williams has demonstrated success in mentoring and supporting pre-tenure faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations. Information about the program can be found at https://latino-studies.williams.edu/ By November 30, 2020, all applicants should send the following materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/77694. a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, as well as experience teaching a broadly diverse student body and/or creating an inclusive classroom climate;a curriculum vitae;a separate brief description of two or three courses you would be especially interested in teaching.
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Department of Africana Studies at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor who is a social scientist specializing in Afro-Caribbean thought and African diasporic peoples and cultures of the Caribbean. The Department will consider new PhDs as well as candidates at the advanced assistant professor level, who would be tenure-eligible within three years of appointment. While we welcome a range of areas of expertise, we are especially interested in scholars whose research explores the following topics: Black radical social and political movements, transnational connections between circum-Caribbean and African cultures, indigeneity, gender and sexuality, youth and digital cultures, health and medicine, religion, and environmental injustice. Williams Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary department that critically and systematically examines the cultures, histories, and experiences of people of African descent globally. Drawing from a wide variety of courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, students who earn a concentration in Africana Studies practice intellectually rigorous research, writing, and analysis of Africana culture that is also grounded in activism and life experience. Candidates should submit, via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/76807), the materials below. Where applicable, candidates should include (as relevant) how diversity, inclusion, and equity connect to their teaching, scholarship, and service: A cover letter of no more than two pages;A one-page teaching statement that includes how you envision teaching the Introduction to Africana Studies course;A one-page statement on scholarship that identifies the key questions driving your research;A curriculum vitae; andThree (3) letters of recommendation.