Wednesday, September 14, 2016

American University: Position Open in race and gender

Race and Global Studies
 Assistant Professor Tenure Track
School of International Service American University

The School of International Service at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Race and Global Studies to begin August 1, 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should have a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2017. As a school that includes a diversity of scholarly disciplines and approaches, we seek the best candidates without respect to a particular discipline. We seek scholar-teachers whose work is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant.
Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to university service. Candidates should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The ideal candidate is a scholar-teacher who brings together conceptual and empirical innovations in the investigation of race, racism, racialization, and power in global context. SIS is particularly interested in scholars who adopt transnational, cross-national, historical, and/or intersectional approaches to the study of race. The search is open as to academic discipline, research methods, levels of analysis and geographic area. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, race and diasporas, displacement and migration, race and violence/human rights, relationships between institutions and racial identities, as well as race and the environment, labor or global health.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, and a copy of a recent published paper or working paper. Applicants should also submit the names and emails of three references who will automatically be contacted and asked for a confidential letter of recommendation.

Queries about the search should be sent to Queries about the online application system should be sent to

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