In response to the ignored and suppressed histories of racism, inequality and injustice in the Americas, the University of Washington Tacoma invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in interdisciplinary Histories of Colonialism and Resistance in the Americas, with a global, imperial, Atlantic, and especially hemispheric context emphasizing Latinx, Indigenous, and/or African American perspectives. This position will exercise leadership and vision in building an intersectional, interdisciplinary, and historical curriculum to support our majors and the campus urban-serving and social justice mission. This position supports the Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies (EGLS) and History majors within the Social and Historical Studies Division (SHS) of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS) at UWT.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach sections of UWT’s two-part U.S. History survey (to 1877, and 1877-present) and to develop other courses, especially addressing gender, slavery, race, and labor in the Americas, social movements, and subaltern perspectives. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research agenda in a related field, and to teach economically and ethnically diverse students. Tenure-track faculty teach six classes per year on a nine-month (three quarters) schedule, combining lower-level introductory courses with upper-level courses in their areas of specialty. This is full-time tenure track position with a 9-month service is scheduled to begin September 16, 2022. We will review applications beginning October 15 until the position is filled.
The minimum qualification for this position is a completed PhD, or foreign equivalent, in History, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, or a related field. Candidates must have expertise with multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary approaches to race and ethnicity in the colonial Americas, and early and contemporary histories of racism. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a strong research agenda, knowledge of critical race theory, and decolonial approaches to history with a global framework.