Cornell University, Africana Studies & Research Center/Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
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The Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC) and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (FGSS) at Cornell University invite applicants for a joint tenure-track position for scholars working at the intersection of gender, race, and environmental studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching focuses on some configuration of the following areas of inquiry: cultural geography, social and political theory, environmental inequality, eco-feminism and queer ecologies, biotechnology, bioethics, environmental sustainability (broadly and creatively defined) and/or histories of science. We are seeking interdisciplinary scholars whose work highlights methodologies and themes associated with environmental humanities with a focus on race, gender, sexuality and/or inequality as categories of analysis in the African diaspora.
The position is open to all humanities and qualitative social science disciplines. The Department and Program will work closely together to ensure that the 2/2 teaching load and committee, administrative and service responsibilities will be shared between ASRC and FGSS, with the successful candidate teaching foundational, undergraduate and graduate courses. The tenure home will be in ASRC. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core mission and institutional developments of both ASRC & FGSS. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement about teaching experience and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017 and should be submitted through academicjobsonline.
Developed as part of the provost’s task force on Arts and Humanities at Cornell and co-sponsored by the Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination, and Culture committee, this position will be positioned as part of a new initiative in “Humanities, Art, & Public Life.” The department specifically seeks a creative scholar with the potential for developing new directions in humanities teaching and research and is interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars to be hired over the next five years across the university, as well as already existing programs such as the Society for the Humanities, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and the Center for Inequality Studies. For more information about the position, please contact Kevin Gaines, Chair of Africana Studies and Research Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or Durba Ghosh, Director of the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at email@example.com. For academic jobs online and other technical assistance, please contact Treva Levine, Africana Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or Trisica Munroe, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at email@example.com
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