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Department of Gender Studies
Indiana University Bloomington
Assistant or Associate Professor in Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University Bloomington has received authorization for a staged cluster hire for two tenure track positions in Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The first hire will have a starting date in August 2016, and be at either the assistant or associate professor level. The second search will also be at the assistant or associate level and will take place in 2016-2017, as the College budget permits. The ideal candidate will be a scholar whose work is situated at the intersections of Critical Race, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies and must possess a PhD in one of these fields or a related field. Candidates from other interdisciplinary fields whose work centrally addresses feminism, sexuality and/or gender will be considered. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose areas of specialization include any combination of the following: critical race and queer of color critique; transnational and postcolonial feminisms; film and media; dis/ability studies; and transgender studies. We are open to various interdisciplinary methodological approaches.

In 2006, Indiana University Bloomington’s Department of Gender Studies was the first in the nation to offer a Ph.D. in Gender Studies. We have now graduated eight doctoral students and have 40 presently working toward the degree as well as a robust doctoral minor affiliation comprised of graduate students from across the campus. We also offer an undergraduate major as well as undergraduate and graduate minors in Gender Studies. Current areas of strength in the department include race and ethnicity studies, feminist theory, media studies, cultural studies, sexualities, sexual health, spatial studies of sexuality and gender (including queer rurality and diasporic formations), and studies of science, medicine and technology. The Department of Gender Studies maintains strong ties with other campus units at Indiana University including: The Kinsey Institute; the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity; the School of Public Health; the newly formed School of Global and International Studies; and the newly formed Indiana University Media School.

The department is in the midst of a dynamic period of growth and innovation, and full participation in the development of our department will be essential. Applicants must hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research and publication profile. Teaching responsibilities include both the undergraduate and graduate core and elective courses and advising student research at all levels, including direction of doctoral dissertations. More on our programs, faculty, andcurrent graduate students can be found at Salary, fringe benefits, research and teaching expectations and opportunities are consistent with peer RU/VH institutions.

Review of applications for the first position in the cluster hire will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit materials electronically via

Include a letter of application detailing how your research agenda, teaching experience, and philosophy fit with job description and department, a curriculum vitae, and enter the names and contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to Stephanie Sanders, Search Committee Chair, Memorial Hall East, Room 130, 1021 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.