Job Opening: Assistant Professor, African and Afro-American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis

The Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) and the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Brandeis University seek applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with specializations in Black Feminisms and Queer Studies.  The successful candidate will begin the position in the Fall of 2019.

We seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching approach the subjects of Black Feminisms and Queer Studies from a variety of perspectives, which not only foreground the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and sexuality, but also explore the frontiers of critical thought pioneered by Black feminist and queer theorists and activists.  Discipline and specialization are open. Candidates should demonstrate a developed research agenda, excellent teaching performance, and record of publication commensurate with the rank of the position being applied for.

The full-time position carries a 2-2 teaching load.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in Black Feminist Thought and Queer Studies, as well as advanced courses in their areas of expertise.  Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the appointment.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, an article or chapter length writing sample that reflects their expertise in Black Feminisms and Queer Studies, and three letters of reference on Academic Jobs Online at:  Questions can be directed to: Shannon Kearns (

Author: Fannie Bialek

Fannie Bialek is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University.

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