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Assistant Professor

Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Latinx gender studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. We welcome applicants with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: border and migration studies, transgender studies, feminist geography, indigenous studies, and/or carceral studies.

The successful candidate will demonstrate potential to publish interdisciplinary research and preparation to teach foundational courses in Gender and Women's Studies.  Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.  

A PhD in Gender and Women's Studies, Latinx Studies, or related field is required.  The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2020; the starting salary is competitive. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.  

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following application materials: letter of application, CV, a writing sample (no longer than 30 pages), and the contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department after the initial screening.   Additional materials may be requested at a later date.  Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 15, 2019.  For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Professor Mimi Thi Nguyen at .

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


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