No Longer Accepting Apps for Assistant Professor of LGBTQ Studies

Queer Theory/ Queer Studies with an Emphasis on Queer of Color Critique, or Transnational Queer Studies with a Focus on Race


The Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in queer theory/queer studies with an emphasis on queer of color critique or transnational queer studies critically examining race.  Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or supply evidence that all requirements for the degree will be completed by July 1, 2015.

We seek candidates with interdisciplinary training in humanities and social science fields whose research and teaching is committed to conversations in feminist studies, women's studies, transgender studies, or gender and sexuality studies.The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, service, and mentoring graduate students.

The position entails supervision of the LGBTQ Studies minor and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in queer theory, queer of color critique and/or transnational queer studies, as well as additional core and upper-division courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. We have a thriving major, minors, and a MA/PhD program with a focus on new sexualities and social justice.

Application Deadline is December 1, 2014. Apply by November 1, 2014 for primary consideration; position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application,curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Please submit all application materials via UC Recruit at:

Please direct any questions regarding this position to the search committee chair, Leila J. Rupp at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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