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Assistant Professor Feminist Science Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 21st, 2019

Last review date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


The Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of Feminist Science Studies, beginning fall 2020.

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any historical period, whose research critically engages the lived realities of race, gender, and sexuality in regional, global, and or transnational contexts.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD or ABD, with at least six months teaching experience in a relevant field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences; a robust research agenda; and a demonstrated commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments.

A PhD is or equivalent in Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies or a relevant field is required by the start of appointment.

We particularly welcome applicants whose work engages with Black, African American, or African Diaspora Studies. We also invite applicants with the following areas of research and teaching expertise: Indigenous sciences; public health and/or medicine and race; environmental justice and/or climate justice; reproduction; surveillance/prison/border technologies; and race science and genetics. Ethnic Studies at UCSD is an exciting place to pursue feminist science and technology studies. An important STEM campus, UCSD is home to the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop and to a decolonial design research group. Ethnic Studies is also convening an Indigenous Futures Lab and discussing an STS concentration in our PhD program.

Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous national and tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to produce a dynamic geopolitical location, UCSD's Ethnic Studies Department is a vibrant community of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and dis/ability. The department's innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts. Ethnic Studies is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the university, our home communities, and the broader public.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will commence December 13, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications are accepted electronically at:

Please include an application letter, resume, sample publications of no more than 40 pages, three letters of reference, teaching statement and a separate personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - Teaching philosophy (1 page max)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Writing Sample - No more than 40 pages

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required