Assistant Professor, Women in Technology - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Gender and Race Studies seeks an Assistant Professor with the specialization of Women in Technology in order to add diversification of opinion and perspective to the department’s research and teaching interests.

The Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment specializing in Women and Technology. We seek candidates whose political, theoretical, and cultural approaches to the study of women address issues of science and technology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work may include feminist critiques of science studies; critical approaches to medical history; biological and/or medical anthropology; reproductive technologies/reproductive justice; sociology of science and technology; digital technologies, including the impact of new technologies on marginalized populations or the challenges or opportunities for social justice offered by digital environments; and other research that examines the confluence of race, gender, and sexuality in the creation of technologies and related industries. Candidates from a variety of relevant Ph.D. specializations are welcome to apply, including but not limited to Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, African American Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, English, Biology, and Media and Cultural Studies.

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 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. The Department of Gender and Race Studies currently offers a undergraduate minor and an M.A. in Women’s Studies and an undergraduate minor and a major in African American Studies. The M.A. program in Women’s Studies offers students the research, training, and course preparation they need to be successful at top PhD programs in Women’s Studies, Feminist Studies, African American Studies as well as traditional disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants will be expected to contribute to a rich and rewarding intellectual environment and offer courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Pursuit of an active research agenda leading to the publication of a number of articles or a book is required 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. ABD considered if degree is completed by start date.

The appointment will begin August 16, 2015.

To apply, go to and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a transcript of graduate work, and an article-length writing sample. Send three letters of recommendation 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 Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014, 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a writing sample to the “other document 1” tab and a transcript of graduate work to the “other document 2” tab.

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

  • Assistant Professor, Women in Technology
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Women's Studies
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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