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

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Humanities, Philosophy/Religion, Research/Scientific/Grants, Social Science, International Studies, English, Instruction, Economics, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

September 30, 2022; position is open until filled

Required Application Materials

Application letter; CV; sample syllabus; statement of teaching philosophy; names and contact information of three references. Applications for faculty positions at the University of Oregon must include a statement on engagement with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the letter of application.

Position Announcement

The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (IRES) at the University of Oregon is conducting an open-rank, open-field search for a full, associate, or assistant professor in the tenure track with preference for scholars working in Black studies, Asian-American studies, Latinx studies, carceral studies, spatial/geographic studies, dis/ability studies, sports studies, or mobility/migration/diaspora/refugee/transnational studies. We are a relational and comparative department, so we particularly value scholars who can speak to the interlocking nature of racial formations, as well as those engaged in intersectional analysis of gender and sexuality and transdisciplinary work.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses, developing specialized courses in their area of focus, as well as other, more general courses that contribute to our majors, minors, and Ph.D. program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by time of appointment. Candidates must show evidence of and be committed to scholarly excellence, as seen in publications, grants, fellowships, and research collaborations. Evidence of teaching excellence and appropriate service interests is required as well.

The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) is a vibrant and collegial community, poised for growth with additional hires scheduled for next year. With more than 200 undergraduates majoring and minoring in our allied programs (ethnic studies major and minor, Black studies minor, Latinx studies minor, Native and Indigenous studies major and minor) and a new IRES PhD program entering its second year, we are one of the top ethnic studies degree-granting institutions in the United States. In addition to our core faculty with tenure homes in IRES, our graduate faculty spans multiple schools and departments, augmenting our intellectual community for faculty and students alike.

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. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2022.

All questions should be directed to Brian Klopotek, Department Head,

Department or Program Summary

The research and teaching of the UO Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies examines the ways 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 IRES 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 expertise within the allied fields of Indigenous, race, and ethnic studies are required.

Preferred Qualifications

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

About the University

University of Oregon is located in Kalapuya ilihi, the homelands of Kalapuyan peoples who were forcefully removed by the US government in the 1850s. Their descendants today are predominantly citizens of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they maintain active ties to this region and our campus. Like every state, Oregon has a history replete with racism against people of color, as well as a history of resistance and complications that we continue to work through and teach about as we strive to create a better future.

The University of Oregon has a student population of 22,298 undergraduate and graduate students. Of these, 32% are students of color. The university makes institutional commitments to diversity and actively supports its goal with resources such as the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence, the Black Cultural Center, the Many Nations Longhouse, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, the Multicultural Center, and the Division of Equity and Inclusion, among other initiatives.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area (pop. 250,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are an hour's drive from the Pacific coast to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.

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