Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Interdisciplinary Cohort Hire in Studies of Racial Retrenchment

Posted: 11/17/2019 (Employment)

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for up to five open-rank, tenure-track or tenured positions to begin Fall 2020. This interdisciplinary cohort hire is focused on recruiting scholars with ambitious research agendas who address racial retrenchment, or the losses and setbacks that often follow racial justice and diversity gains. Scholars who study race in relation to gender, sexuality, disability, indigeneity, migration, the environment, mass incarceration, poverty, socio-economic class, capitalism, populism, fascism, global ideological trends, and other systems of power are especially welcomed.

These hires are part of a new multidisciplinary project at UT called GRIDS—The Gender, Race, Indigeneity, Disability, and Sexuality Studies Initiative. Candidates’ tenure lines will be housed in one or more of the following departments in the College of Liberal Arts: African and African Diaspora Studies, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and American Studies. Candidates will have the opportunity to build research partnerships and mentoring relationships with their cohort through GRIDS. Associate and Full Professors will have the option of holding a joint appointment with any two departments named above, or if appropriate, the opportunity to hold a 50% teaching appointment in the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, or the Center for Asian American Studies.

Please submit an electronic application via Interfolio with your CV, letter of interest, writing sample, statement describing your work addressing racial equity in your field(s), and a list of three references and their contact information addressed to Dr. Karma Chávez and Dr. Cherise Smith, co-Chairs, College of Liberal Arts Diversity Committee. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, submit by November 15. Please direct any questions to: Karma Chávez at

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Deadline: 12/01/2019

Location: University of Texas at Austin (Open until filled)