University of Oregon Pro Tem Instructor (Ethnic Studies) in Eugene, Oregon

Pro Tem Instructor (Ethnic Studies)

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Work type:Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Instruction, Women's and Gender Studies

Department:Ethnic Studies


Annual Basis:9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

October 31, 2017; position opened until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Successful online applications will include:

• Statement of interest describing qualifications

• Curriculum vitae

• Two sample syllabi

• Statement of teaching philosophy

• At least two letters of recommendation

Department Summary

The research and teaching of the UO Ethnic Studies Department examines the way that race, as a system of domination, is intimately tied to issues of gender, class, sexuality, migration, indigeneity, and colonialism. With our students, we interrogate historical and contemporary manifestations of white supremacy and explain how systems of domination and acts of resistance create and recreate racial subjects.

While Ethnic Studies traditionally centers the social construction of race in the United States, it also pays significant attention to transnational migrations and diasporas resulting from the slave trade, indentured labor, colonialism, imperialism, and globalization.

Position Summary

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon seeks to hire an instructor to teach three courses in the Winter quarter of 2018 and three courses in Spring 2018. Depending on area of expertise, courses could be a mix of specialized and more general offerings. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. While we are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in Black Studies and/or Native Studies, especially in the Pacific Northwest region, we welcome applications from scholars in all sub-fields of ethnic studies.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred but applicants who have advanced to candidacy in a Ph.D. program will also be considered.

Demonstrated teaching experience and familiarity with Ethnic Studies are required.

Professional Competencies

Successful candidates will have professional experience, demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching, and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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Advertised:06 Oct 2017Pacific Daylight Time

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