Wednesday, October 07, 2015

JOB: Assistant professor in health, inequality, and social justice - University of Michigan


*The University of Michigan’s Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in health, inequality, and social justice. We seek candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching experience and interests in gender, sexuality, race, class, and/or disability, and in community-based health and health activism.
 The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach that includes feminist, gender studies, and/or queer analysis and training in American studies; history; women’s studies; literature; anthropology; science, technology, and society studies; ethnic studies; African American studies; public health; and/or social work. Candidates should evidence scholarly commitment to studying inequalities in health and society. The search committee will consider candidates who focus on the United States, as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2016. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to the appointment in any relevant field in the humanities, social sciences, public health, or social work.
Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to Applicants should provide:
• Cover letter addressed to Chair of the Health, Inequality, and Social Justice Search Committee
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of current and future research plans
• Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
• Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (or a teaching portfolio containing such a statement)
• Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards that can be part of a teaching portfolio) In addition, candidates should provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly to from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

 Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is November 30, 2015. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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