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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.

Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to the Department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University. Depending on rank, the successful candidate will show evident promise, or a highly distinguished scholarly record, of excellence in scholarly research and publication, teaching, and intellectual and institutional leadership.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their experience, teaching, research, and service. Applications must include a diversity statement addressing past or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching and/or service. In particular, the statement may highlight any experiences working with diverse populations – mentoring activities, research interests, committee service, courses taught, recruitment and retention activities – and describe how their professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in related activities would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.

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 welcome.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. for appointment as Assistant Professor or expect to obtain it within a year of joining the faculty as Instructor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants should upload a vitae, three letters of recommendation (applicants at the rank of associate professor or above need only provide three references), examples of scholarly work, teaching materials, and diversity statement. The Department will begin reviewing applications October 31, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Position funding is subject to budget availability.

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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