Job – Assistant Professor, Race and Critical Disability, Due: Nov 7, 2014

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the area of Race and Critical Disability beginning Fall 2015.  This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative on “The Racialized Body” focusing on the ways that contemporary and historical notions of race, racial ideology, and racial politics are manifested in how “the body” is (re)presented, inhabited, and regulated.  For the position in Race and Critical Disability, we seek scholars whose research examines the intersections of race, ethnicity, and disability.  We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses any or multiple of the following areas: 1) institutionalized forms of violence in relation to both racialized and disabled bodies; 2) disability justice movements and their engagement of race; 3) social construction(s) of raced/disabled bodies; 4) race, disability, and citizenship; 5) social causes of differential distribution of disability across populations in the US;6) race, disability, and embodiment; and 7) intersections of critical race, queer, and crip theories.  We welcome candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative projects that focus on the body in or outside the U.S. context.  Departmental home at UIC is open to a range of possibilities including Sociology, Anthropology, English, History, and/or one of the interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies and Disability and Human Development.   Scholars who adopt an intersectional perspective will be strongly considered as will candidates whose work attempts to (re)imagine a sociology of disability.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Complete applications received by November 7, 2014 will be given full consideration, however, earlier application submissions are encouraged.  Applicants should complete an online application including the names and email addresses of 3 references at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46358 Application should include: 1) a cover letter that should address research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample.  The final authorization for this position is subject to availability of state funding.

Questions about the position can be directed to either Prof. Rod Ferguson rfergus@uic.edu or Prof. Cynthia Blair cmblair@uic.edu, co-chairs of the search committee.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistc faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

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