Job Posting - UTK Poli Sci

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

Assistant Professor - Economic, Racial/Ethnic, and/or Gender Inequality

Deadline: Open until filled

The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in economic, racial/ethnic, and/or gender inequality, to begin Fall 2020. The position is open with regard to field in Political Science (or related discipline) and methodological approach. We welcome applications from scholars across the discipline who analyze how political actors, processes, institutions, outcomes or individuals are racialized, classed, and/or gendered and/or who take intersectional approaches to understanding these questions. We are particularly interested in applicants with substantive research agendas that grapple with challenging issues of marginalization and exclusion and who exhibit a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate must have strong research skills and a theoretically motivated research agenda that will lead to publication in peer-reviewed outlets (journals and/or books). The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. More information about the Department is available at: Faculty within the department are also associated with a variety of interdisciplinary programs and working groups across the university, including but not limited to the Critical Race Collective; the Global Studies program; the Intersectionality Community of Scholars; and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality program.

All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or related field must be finished at the time of appointment. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, a current CV, graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly writing, and teaching evaluations (if available). All applicants should request letters from three references to be directly uploaded via Interfolio. Please submit application material in digital format via Interfolio at . Review of applications begins October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or inquiries, contact Professor Jana Morgan at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Area(s) of Specialization Desired: Economic, Racial/Ethnic, and/or Gender Inequality

Position Start Date: August 1, 2020