College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Studies
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) seeks an established scholar to take the position of Chair of the new department of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Studies (REGS) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).
Preferred area is in any field of Black Studies (including but not limited to African American Studies, diaspora studies, environmental justice, Women of Color Feminism, and Critical Race Theory), or with an emphasis on the experience of people of color within a subject specialty resident in the CAS (including but not limited to Art and Art History, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English Language and Literatures, History, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology).
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the new REGS Department, which may also be cross-listed in relevant subject areas. Expectations for teaching include participation in the general education program. Chair duties, in addition to those usually expected, will include active participation in recruitment of students, community outreach, and support for the emphasis areas in the department - Black Studies, Latinx and Latin American Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Individuals eligible to serve as department chair must have demonstrated by training, experience and performance that they are capable of assuming the leadership of the department. Consistent with the importance of this position, individuals eligible for appointment are expected to meet the following qualifications:
A full-time ranked faculty appointment, preferably full professor.
A record of scholarship in a discipline represented within the mission of the department.
Demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of the department, the school and the university.
Candidates must demonstrate an extensive record of scholarship, publishing, and teaching in the field, as well as a commitment to university service. Terminal degree in the field is required.
Managerial or administrative experience is desirable.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full time, benefit eligible,Tenure eligible 9-month academic appointment with 12-month administrative appointment.
Salary will be commensurate with position and rank.
Applications must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs . Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests that shows strong engagement with Black Studies or other field of interdisciplinary studies relevant to the department; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample of scholarship; 4) diversity statement (in one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity; 5) teaching statement; and 6) list of current contact information for three references. Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Maximum file size limit is 11 MB. For questions about how to apply, please call (816)235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855)524-0002.
Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.
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