GRS - Assistant Professor - Tenure/Tenure Track - 521544 at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Job no: 521544

Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)

Location: Tuscaloosa

Categories: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty



Department/Organization

204281 - Gender & Race Studies



Rank

Assistant Professor



Position Summary

The Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor, working with a specialization in the study of social geography and queer studies, to begin on August 16, 2024. The successful applicant should have demonstrated research knowledge in exploring how placemaking for the Black queer community occurs across gentrifying urban spaces. A successful applicant must have previous postdoctoral experience, and evidence of having experience within an interdisciplinary institutional environment.



Detailed Position Information

The Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor, working with a specialization in the study of social geography and queer studies, to begin on August 16, 2024. The successful applicant should have demonstrated research knowledge in exploring how placemaking for the Black queer community occurs across gentrifying urban spaces. A successful applicant must have previous postdoctoral experience, and evidence of having experience within an interdisciplinary institutional environment.


The University of Alabama is a student-centered R1 research university. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research program and be committed to providing a strong education to undergraduate and graduate students. A Ph. D. in Gender Studies is preferred. Familiarity with alternative teaching formats is preferred.


Applicants should complete the online application at careers.ua.edu. The application should include a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, a research statement and a teaching statement. Names and contact information for three referees who can speak to their professional/academic qualifications (one of which concerns teaching) should be included as part of the applicants' cover letter or CV. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.



Minimum Qualifications

A successful applicant must have previous postdoctoral experience, and evidence of having experience within an interdisciplinary institutional environment.


The University of Alabama is a student-centered R1 research university. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research program and be committed to providing a strong education to undergraduate and graduate students.



Preferred Qualifications

A Ph. D. in Gender Studies is preferred.



Instructions and Required Materials for Application

The application should include a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, a research statement and a teaching statement. Names and contact information for three referees who can speak to their professional/academic qualifications (one of which concerns teaching) should be included as part of the applicants' cover letter or CV. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.



About the Division/College/School

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama offers an exciting and dynamic environment for faculty seeking to make an impact in their field and in the lives of the innovators and changemakers of tomorrow.


As the largest college at The University, we house over 8000 students and 1000 faculty and staff across our 25 departments.


With nationally recognized programs and award-winning faculty, our College has positioned itself as a leader in higher education. Our facilities and resources include state-of-the-art laboratories, research centers, and performance venues, providing students with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for research and creative expression.


The College is committed to the liberal arts philosophy that fosters creative and critical thinking and a lifetime of learning.



About the University

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state's flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.


A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities - Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.


As the state's largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.



About Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.


It's a vibrant community that's filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that's complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.


With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It's within a few hours' drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South's finest offerings.



Background Investigation and EEO Statement

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf



Advertised: 04 Dec 2023 Central Standard Time

Applications close: 01 Aug 2024 Central Daylight Time



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