Assistant or Associate Professor of Pacific Islands Studies, University of Utah

The Divisions of Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah are excited to request applications for a joint appointment (50% in Ethnic Studies and 50% in Gender Studies) at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Pacific Islands Studies. Applicants demonstrating an active research agenda that engages with the Pacific Islands and/or Pacific Islander diasporas from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a strong grounding in intersectional analyses of indigeneity, race, and gender are encouraged to apply. The University of Utah values candidates who show a strong commitment to teaching in a diverse scholarly environment and engaging in service, including the Pacific Islands Studies Initiative. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester, including foundational courses in both Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies, courses that are part of the Pacific Islands Studies undergraduate certificate, and more advanced courses that align with their research and teaching interests. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to and actively participate in division, school, and university-wide initiatives.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references. The cover letter should detail research and teaching interests and also describe how one’s work and experience contribute to the success of underrepresented students. Candidates who advance to the next round will be asked to submit additional materials. Applications should be submitted by October 17th, 2022, although those received after this date will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. For further questions about the position, please contact Maile Arvin at [email protected].

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