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The Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open-rank position in Racial and Ethnic Politics. The search is open with respect to sub-field and methodological approach. We welcome work that considers racial and ethnic politics from a historical, comparative, or intersectional perspective. Successful candidates will have a research agenda centered on the understanding of racial and ethnic politics from the perspective of at least one marginalized group.

Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to the Department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University. The successful candidate will show evidence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and publication, teaching, and intellectual and institutional leadership (for associate and full rank).

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The application should highlight any experiences working with diverse populations; examples might include mentoring activities, committee service, courses taught, and recruitment and retention activities.

UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.

Applications from candidates with strong methodological skills are especially welcomed.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. for appointment as Assistant Professor or higher ranks, or expect to obtain it within a year of joining the faculty as Instructor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Application Instructions
Applicants should upload a cover letter, vita, three letters of recommendation (names and contact information only for applicants at the associate and full rank), examples of scholarly work, teaching materials (a statement of teaching philosophy and sample course evaluations), and diversity statement.

The Department will begin reviewing applications October 1, and continue until the position is filled.

Position funding is subject to budget availability.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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