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Assistant Professor of Black Trans and Queer Studies

University of Colorado
Boulder County, Colorado
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Jan 14, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Black Trans and Queer Studies
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Job Summary
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of Black trans and/or queer studies. The department is especially interested in an interdisciplinary scholar whose work draws upon Black feminist/queer/trans radical thought and engages with critical, abolitionist, and/or decolonial frameworks. Historical period and geographical focus of research are open. Interdisciplinary scholarship is strongly encouraged.
The candidate's research and teaching will demonstrate a solid grounding in Black studies and Black feminisms and their intersection with queer studies and/or transgender studies. Candidates will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and should demonstrate an ability to teach required courses in the department's curriculum as well as those in the candidate's area of expertise. Candidates will likely have training in fields such as anthropology, art history, Black or Africana studies, English, ethnic studies, film studies, geography, history, performance studies, sociology, women and gender studies, or other related fields.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) has experienced rapid growth over the past few years and is searching for a candidate to complement its interdisciplinary and intersectional focus. WGST offers an undergraduate bachelor of arts degree, a minor, and certificates in LGBTQ Studies and Global Gender & Sexuality Studies as well as a graduate certificate for CU students enrolled in another disciplinary master's or doctoral degree program. The WGST faculty is composed of 12 core and 17 associated members from over 12 different departments or programs across campus. Over 145 students are enrolled in our undergraduate program, which strives to foster critical thinking skills applied to the study of women and gender, particularly in relation to our three key areas of concentration: race/ethnicity, sexuality, and global/transnational studies. For more information about our department, visit
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
To teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conduct research in their areas of expertise, and provide service to the department, the college, the campus, and larger professional community.
What You Should Know
Standard teaching load per semester-based academic year is 2-1. The anticipated start date for the appointment begins August 15, 2022.
All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement ( . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer
The estimated salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000, plus moving and start-up funds to be determined upon acceptance of the position.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits ( , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder ( .
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Be engaged. Be inclusive. Be Boulder.
What We Require
Candidates must have the PhD or equivalent terminal degree awarded prior to the start of the appointment.
What You Will Need
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in the role.
- Outstanding academic and scholarly credentials.
- Ability to distribute time effectively across research, service and teaching.
- Willingness to accept and integrate feedback towards the tenure process.
- Capacity to work with members of the department to build an inclusive departmental culture.
- Ability to develop and support a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.
Special Instructions
Application materials include:
- Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines candidate's qualifications.
- Current Curriculum Vitae.
- List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request.
- A Research Statement.
- A Teaching Statement.
- Statement of candidate's contributions to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) through research, teaching or service-related work that challenges forms of marginalization such as racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia.
- Sample of written work. Applicants are also welcome to submit other non-written scholarship and artistic work.
During the application process candidates will need to enter contact information for three references and the department will request letters of recommendation. Letters will only be requested after an initial screening.
Please limit research, teaching, and JEDI statements to 2-3 pages in length for each statement.
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by November 30, 2021 and the department will continue screening applicants until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs ( .
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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
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The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
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