Assistant Professor of Gender, Society, and Public Policy - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809734)

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Gender, Society, and Public Policy. We seek candidates whose research focus is the study of gender and applied social science. The ideal candidate would study gender inequality through the analysis of at least one of the following areas: social welfare, poverty, social segregation, housing, employment, education, incarceration, economic policy, immigration, and health care. Research that focuses on the critical study of structural inequalities in family systems, family formation, and compulsory heterosexuality within black studies and gender/sexuality studies will also be considered. While the preferred candidate would study how gender affects the lives of individuals through the application of statistics and survey methodology, a theoretical approach to the problems of gender inequality using either case studies or the law are also welcome. Candidates from a variety of relevant Ph.D. specializations are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to Sociology, Political Science, Law, Economics, Social Geography, Applied Anthropology, Public Policy, Education, Criminal Justice, Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Social Work.


Assistant Professor of Gender, Society, and Public Policy

The Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Gender, Society, and Public Policy. We seek candidates whose research focus is the study of gender and applied social science. The ideal candidate would study gender inequality through the analysis of at least one of the following areas: social welfare, poverty, social segregation, housing, employment, education, incarceration, economic policy, immigration, and health care. Research that focuses on the critical study of structural inequalities in family systems, family formation, and compulsory heterosexuality within black studies and gender/sexuality studies will also be considered. While the preferred candidate would study how gender affects the lives of individuals through the application of statistics and survey methodology, a theoretical approach to the problems of gender inequality using either case studies or the law are also welcome. Candidates from a variety of relevant Ph.D. specializations are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to Sociology, Political Science, Law, Economics, Social Geography, Applied Anthropology, Public Policy, Education, Criminal Justice, Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Social Work.

The Gender and Race Studies Department at the University of Alabama was formed in 2009 when the programs in Women’s Studies and African American Studies were brought together in one academic department. Women’s Studies at the University of Alabama is one of the oldest WGS programs in the southeastern United States, founded in the mid-1970s. Coursework in African American Studies has been a part of the University of Alabama since 1970. The Department of Gender and Race Studies currently offers an undergraduate minor and an M.A. in Women’s Studies and an undergraduate minor and a major in African American Studies. The Faculty are expected to teach courses that meet the needs of both the African American Studies and Women’s Studies programs. The Department provides a rich and supportive intellectual environment for faculty, and faculty members typically teach two courses per semester in their area of expertise. Pursuit of an active research agenda leading to the publication of a number of articles or a book is required for tenure as well as service to the University community and professional organizations. The successful candidate will present a record of scholarship and teaching that is consistent with tenure-track work at a research university. PhD is required.
The appointment will begin August 16, 2016.
To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Send three letters of recommendation, and an article-length writing sample directly to Search Committee, Gender and Race Studies, University of Alabama, Manly Hall 104, Box 870272, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0272. For more information, contact the search committee chair Dr. Utz McKnight, at mcknight.utz@ua.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We welcome applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. 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 will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

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, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • GENDER & RACE STUDIES
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • GLBT Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Public Administration & Policy
  • Sociology
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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