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Now open: Tenure track, assistant professor position in economic, racial/ethnic, and/or gender inequality, to begin Fall 2020

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

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. 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.

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