University of Portland: Ethnic Studies Professor

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at University of Portland invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track associate or professor rank faculty position in ethnic studies, beginning in fall 2020 (pending final budget approval). The successful candidate will lead the college’s formation and establishment of a new ethnic studies undergraduate major and minor that work across disciplines. The ethnic studies program will support the university’s mission of embedding diverse perspectives, especially of underrepresented populations, in our curriculum. Candidates should have experience in interdisciplinary and intersectional methods as they relate to ethnic studies. Expertise in an area(s) such as Latinx, Asian Pacific American, African American, Native American studies is especially welcome. The successful candidate should have higher-education experience commensurate with the rank of at least associate professor and also organizational or administrative experience that gives them the necessary expertise to initiate and oversee the new program. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and success in diversity & inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in the cover letter and the teaching statement.

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This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick time, tuition remission benefits, retirement contributions (generally after 2 years of employment), and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The job posting, with more details is available at