Senior Scholar in Feminist Studies

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Senior Scholar in Feminist Studies
Position overview
Percent time: 100% FTE Anticipated start: July 1, 2022
Application Window
Open date: October 22nd, 2021
Next review date: Monday, Nov 22, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Apr 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Position description
UCSB Department of Feminist Studies: Senior Scholar in Feminist Studies
The Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) invites interdisciplinary scholars at the advanced Associate or Full professor rank to apply.
The Department seeks outstanding candidates with exceptional, interdisciplinary research and excellence in teaching and mentoring, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student community, and our undergraduate program. Demonstrated administrative experience, interest, and vision is crucial; we seek a senior scholar who would play a leadership role in the future. The field of specialty is open, and the position will remain open until filled. We especially invite candidates who will strengthen our concentrations on social justice, new sexualities, and anti-racist scholarship. We are also interested in:
  • Environmental justice, including queer and gendered approaches
  • Women of Color feminisms, including indigeneity and critiques of settler colonialism
  • The politics of the body, including health inequalities, transfeminism, and disabilities
  • Productive and sexual labors
The UCSB Division of Social Science is also conducting a separate search for the inaugural director of the Center for Feminist Futures at the Associate or Full professor rank ( Building on a long tradition of outstanding research and teaching on gender and sexuality at UCSB, the Center will bring together scholars and students to engage in and disseminate publicly facing research that moves us toward gender justice. For this director position, department affiliation is open, with a preference for at least 50% appointment in the Department of Feminist Studies.
The Department of Feminist Studies is home to the Hull Chair, the first endowed chair in women’s studies in the University of California system, and has ten full-time faculty members and numerous affiliated faculty members in the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Division of Social Sciences, and Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. The Department has a dynamic graduate program and offers Ph.D. and doctoral emphasis degrees. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.
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  • Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. in Feminist Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field
Preferred qualifications
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary engagement in research, teaching, and/or service
  • Outstanding record of publishing innovative, engaged research
  • Academic administrative experience, vision, and interest
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring
  • Demonstration of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • At the level of Associate or Full professor rank
Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Three publications or evidence of completed research
  • Statement of Teaching and Mentoring
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Contribution to Diversity statements will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/lor public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as experienced with effective strategies for educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups and participation in recruitment, retention, retention and mentoring of diverse students.
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
  • References will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at the long list (10 candidate) stage.
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Campus Information
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)
Job location
Santa Barbara, CA


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