The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia is launching a new faculty hiring initiative devoted to Race, Justice and Equity, building on a broad range of recent commitments, including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project to hire 10 Tenure/Tenure Track faculty working on the Global South; an expansion and University endowment commitment to the Carter Woodson Institute and Department of African and African-American Studies; the establishment of the Dean’s Doctoral Fellowships to enhance our recruitment of underrepresented graduate students; and a parallel new project in collaboration with the Mellon Foundation to appoint 30 Race, Justice, and Equity Postdoctoral and Arts fellows across the University (20 in Arts & Sciences).
These commitments further our mission as a public university, dedicated to the promise of democratic life, and consistently engaged with the unfinished struggles for democracy, freedom, and justice with which our national and institutional histories are so deeply entangled. The present historical moment—and the deep histories that have produced it—call us to engage with renewed urgency the particular histories of inequality affecting Black communities in the United States and across the globe. Our hiring, research, teaching, and institutional practices and commitments must respond to that call.
As part of this newest initiative, UVA Arts & Sciences is launching a cluster of 10 new tenured/tenure track searches for faculty members working in Black studies in national and global contexts, with intersecting fields of interest across disciplinary domains. Appointments will span multiple fields: Music and Sound Studies, Black Political Thought and Philosophy; Sociology of Race; Black Feminist Theory; Studio and Digital Art; Race, Media and Technology; Black Diaspora and Latinx studies; Environmental Justice; Race and Health, Black Youth studies. We will launch five of these searches immediately and the next five in the Fall of 2021.
These new faculty members will join a community of colleagues at UVA already working in and across disciplines on the social, cultural, political, historical, and environmental questions that are central to African, African-American, and Diaspora communities across the US and around the world. The University of Virginia’s location and history necessitates that we sustain and expand research and teaching in these areas.
The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Virginia’s invites applications for a tenure track or tenured appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Black feminist theory and/or Black queer studies. Research centering global and transnational approaches to understanding Black gender and/or sexual inequality is preferred. In addition to pursuing an outstanding research program, the successful candidate will be expected to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students. The department is especially committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our faculty work with colleagues across various disciplines, subfields, and methodological backgrounds in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Applicants must be on track to receive a PhD in a relevant field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences by May 2021 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
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We will begin to review applications on January 18, 2021, the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2021, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2021.
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