Assist Prof, Liberal Studies major/African American Studies and/or Women & Gender Studies minors
Summary:The University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant professor to begin August 16, 2024, serving a major in Liberal Studies and minors in African American Studies and/or Women and Gender Studies. Applicants are invited to affiliate with the newly formed Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice. We seek a specialist in interdisciplinary or intersectional studies, multicultural and ethnic studies, Black studies, women's and gender studies, sexuality studies, or related area. Standard teaching load is 3 courses per semester in both online and on-ground modalities. Field is open, with tenure home possible in Sociology/Anthropology, English, History, Human Development Counseling/Social Work, or Art/Music/Theatre. Responsibilities include working with students within interdisciplinary programs above. Engagement with the campus community is expected and presence in the local community is strongly encouraged and valued.
Ph.D. is required by August 2024 in a relevant discipline in the humanities, social sciences, arts, or related transdisciplinary fields. Advanced candidates are invited to serve as Director of the Institute, with a reduced teaching load (2-2), and may be eligible for a shortened timeline for tenure and promotion. Candidates with public-facing scholarship or interest are especially welcomed.
This position provides opportunities to collaborate with faculty whose teaching, scholarship, and service explicitly engage diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
This is a full-time on-campus position tenure-track academic appointment. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Teaching: LIS 301 (Self-Directed Learning) or LIS 303 (Introduction to Liberal Studies), LIS 451 (Senior Seminar), Liberal Studies Electives, and university requirements (ECCE, CAP, and/or first-year seminar). AAS core courses or crosslist, or crosslist to WGS are possible.
Scholarship: Interdisciplinary and public-facing scholarship, including presentations, publication/creative work, etc. as expected of UIS tenure-track faculty.
Service: Service to the home department and/or Institute, including participation in governance, potential for grant-writing, community outreach/engagement, and possible internship coordination.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. by August 2024 in a relevant discipline in the humanities, social sciences, arts, or related transdisciplinary fields. Specialization in interdisciplinary or intersectional studies, multicultural and ethnic studies, women and gender studies, sexuality studies, or related area.
Preferred Qualifications: Public-facing scholarship; online and on-ground teaching experience in interdisciplinary programs or cross-listedcourses; mentoring of non-traditional or returning college students in addition to traditional college students; prior program administration experience (program-building, community outreach, grant writing, etc.)
Application deadline: 12/10/2023