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Tenure-Track Position of Assistant Professor in Black Feminisms - The Department of Sociology - Virginia Tech 

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

The Department of Sociology invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Black Feminisms. The appointment will begin Fall 2018 and will be a part of the department's Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies programs. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the start of appointment, contribute to the department's graduate and undergraduate programs, maintain a program of research excellence, and participate in a new university-wide initiative (see below).  The normal teaching load is two courses each semester.

Applicants should have knowledge and skills related to the university's Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition strategic growth area ( ) as well as willingness to contribute to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Science's strengths in narrating the human experience, diversity, and social justice. In addition to having and/or demonstrating the potential for an active research agenda, the successful applicant will possess the capacity to teach courses in both the Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies programs including, but not limited to race, class, gender, and sexualities; feminist methodologies; Black women in the US; feminist theory; special topics in Black feminism; race and gender in religion and culture; and topics in Africana Studies. Applicants whose research focuses on race, gender and environmental inequality, or on health disparities, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will contribute critical perspectives to a university-wide, interdisciplinary initiative to enhance curriculum and research focused on Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition ( ESDHC ).  ESDHC  is a strategic growth area that seeks to explore and analyze crucial issues related to diversity, especially those highlighted through the application of the analytical lens of intersectionality. Faculty engaged in this area seek to highlight the ways in which issues of identity, equity, and social disparity impact multiple academic disciplines, fields of study, and areas of inquiry.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law: (

PhD in Sociology or related field at the time start of appointment.
Capacity to teach courses in both the Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies programs including, but not limited to race, class, gender, and sexualities; feminist methodologies; Black women in the US; feminist theory; special topics in Black feminism; race and gender in religion and culture; and topics in Africana Studies.

Applications must be submitted online on or before October 15, 2017, at (posting # TR0170125). The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references with email addresses. Any additional material that cannot be submitted online should be sent to the Black Feminisms Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, 560 McBryde Hall (0137), 225 Stanger St., Blacksburg VA 24061

Joint Tenure-Track Position at the Level of Assistant Professor in the Area of Intersectionality - The Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies Program at the University of Tennessee  

The Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies Program at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of intersectionality, beginning August 1, 2018.  The position will have its tenure home in Sociology.  It will entail a 50 percent instructional commitment to Africana Studies, with expectations of teaching 200-level Africana Studies courses, cross-listed upper-division courses of interest to majors in both areas, and courses for Sociology graduate students and Africana Studies graduate certificate students .  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department of Sociology's strength in social justice ( ) and whose research resonates with our departmental areas: criminology; political economy and globalization; environmental sociology; and a new area in critical race and ethnic studies.  Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching and will be expected to seek external funding as a condition of tenure and promotion.  A Ph.D. in Sociology, Africana Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related area is required at the time of appointment. 
The Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies Program at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville have strong international reputations for their excellence.  We offer a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to research, teaching, and public engagement.  The University of Tennessee - Knoxville seeks candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.   Currently the University has approximately 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students.  The City of Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants and shopping. Trip Advisor recently named it a Top Ten Destination on the Rise.  The Knoxville metropolitan area has a population of more than 857,000 and is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Review of applications will begin October 23 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and three recommendation letters to .   Direct all questions to Dr. Lois Presser, Search Committee Chair ( ).  More information on the Department of Sociology is at ; more information on the Africana Studies Program is at .
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Position in Black/Womanist Scholarship (with specialization in Theology, Biblical Interpretation, Theological Ethics, Church History, or Religious Studies) - University of San Diego

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a teacher-scholar with expertise in Black/Womanist scholarship. The candidate's area of specialization should be theology, biblical interpretation, theological ethics, church history, or religious studies. In additional to their specialization, ideal candidates will be conversant with religion and culture; religion and race; religion and gender/queer theory; religion and politics; and/or religion and peacebuilding. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose teaching and research will advance the interests of African Americans and communities of color. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of specialization, and may include courses that fulfill the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement in our newly revised core curriculum.

Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2018. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active scholarly agenda are expected. The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic university. The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is a diverse community of scholars who advance the teaching and study of religion with particular attention to fostering understanding of Catholic traditions. Our department is committed to racial justice and diversity in our course offerings and in our mentoring of all students. Information about the department is available at

Applications should include a letter of intent and dossier, including CV, graduate school transcripts, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, student evaluations). Please send all materials via email to Three letters of reference should also be sent by the candidate's references, either by email to or by mail to Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry, Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492. Applications should be complete by October 24, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in Boston on November 18 and 19, on a pre-arranged basis.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and seeks gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity in its administration, faculty, staff and student populations. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All candidates must register as applicants for this position at, job number 23799. Please, however, do not upload your application documents electronically via this site. Rather, send your application materials to

Contact: Emily Reimer-Barry, or 619-260-6827.

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