Position in Critical Feminist Science and Technology Studies
Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
November 1, 2017
Starting Date: 
August 16, 2018
Post date: September 5, 2017

The Program in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with the departments of Anthropology, Communication, Criminology Law and Justice, and Sociology, invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured position in Critical Feminist Science and Technology Studies subject to budgetary funding. The position is part of cluster hire initiative focusing on Social Justice and Human Rights. We are looking for a scholar working at a nexus of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and intersectional feminism. Topics of scholarly inquiry might include but are not limited to: postcolonial critiques of scientific epistemologies and methodologies; gender, race and biopolitics; digital feminism; posthumanist theorizations that blur the boundaries between human and machine; racialization of technological innovation especially in the context of reproductive and biometric information technologies; molecularization of human identities through biological and computational innovations; race, sexuality and gaming; and a reimagining of the so-called digital divide through critical studies of informatics.

We seek candidates with an earned PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Communications, Criminology or Sociology; strong promise of scholarly achievement and teaching success (at the undergraduate and graduate levels); good prospects for external research funding; and demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship. The appointment will be interdepartmental, with 50% in Gender and Women’s Studies and 50% in Anthropology, Communication, Criminology, Law and Justice, or Sociology, depending on the candidate’s expertise.

UIC is a Carnegie Research Extensive University (Research I), is the largest institution of higher education in the Chicago area, is in the top 50 U.S. universities in federal research funding, and is among the top 200 universities in the world. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The tenure-line faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are represented by UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP (UICUF) and covered by the terms of UIC's collective bargaining agreement with UICUF.

Application Instructions 

The desired appointment date for the position is August 16, 2018. Electronic applications accepted only – Interested parties should submit an on line application. Click on the Job Board, then our position and submit a letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, samples of relevant scholarly publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names of and contact information for three references.

For fullest consideration please apply by November 1, 2017. The search will proceed until the position is filled. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Review Begins: 
September 5, 2017

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