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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Social Science, Instruction

Department: CAS Ethnic Studies
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
September 17, 2018; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Please submit an application letter that outlines the candidate’s research interests; a CV; a sample syllabus; a statement on teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information of three references. The letter of interest should include a statement that describes the candidate’s engagement with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Position Announcement
The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor specializing in Race and Sport beginning Fall 2019. This tenure track position is broadly conceived and we welcome applications from scholars working on any dimension of race and sport, including, but not limited to, cultural studies, media, history, social science approaches and urban studies. We especially encourage applications from scholars engaged in intersectional analyses, including gender, sexuality, comparative and relational approaches, as well as transnational perspectives. The department is open to expertise in any field of ethnic studies, including African American, Asian American, Chicanx/Latinx, Native Studies, Pacific Islander and Arab-American Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory, upper-division, and eventually graduate courses. It is expected that the candidate will develop both specialized courses in sport and race, as well as other, more general courses that contribute to the major and our proposed Ph.D. program.

The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. by Fall 2019. Candidates must show evidence of and be committed to scholarly excellence, as seen in publications, grants, fellowships and research collaborations. Evidence of teaching excellence in ethnic studies is required as well.

The department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) is a vibrant and collegial community that is poised for growth. Currently, the department ranks number three in terms of undergraduate ethnic studies degrees granted in the US. The department offers a BA/BS in ethnic studies; a minor in ethnic studies; administers a minor in Native American Studies; and is in the process of developing a Ph.D. program. In 2017 Oregon became the first state in the US to require Ethnic Studies at the K-12 level, as well as coursework on Oregon’s Indigenous peoples. This faculty line is part of a broader effort at UO to develop sport as a serious site of scholarship across numerous disciplines, including journalism, business, and design.

All questions should be directed to: Laura Pulido, Department Head, lpulido@uoregon.edu

Department or Program Summary
The research and teaching of the UO Ethnic Studies Department examines the way that race, as a system of domination, is intimately tied to issues of 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 subjects.

While Ethnic Studies traditionally centers the social construction of race in the United States, it also pays significant attention to transnational migrations and diasporas resulting from the slave trade, indentured labor, colonialism, imperialism, and globalization.

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. (by time of appointment)
Demonstrated teaching experience and familiarity with Ethnic Studies 

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with a Ph.D. (awarded) are preferred.

About the University
The University of Oregon has approximately 23,634 undergraduate and graduate students. Of these, 31% are students of color. The University has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and actively supports this goal. 

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference


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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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 uocareers@uoregon.edu 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 by 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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