University of Virginia — Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia seek a scholar and teacher of national prominence to hold the Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice. This endowed position will be at the rank of full professor with tenure. The anticipated start date for the appointment is July 25, 2018.

Fields of specialization may include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • the Civil Rights and Black Power movements
  • critical race theory
  • the global dimensions of the Black freedom movement
  • black politics
  • policing, criminal justice, and mass incarceration
  • culture and the arts
  • race and neoliberal public policy
  • schools and education policy
  • civil rights law and legislation
  • housing and metropolitan inequality
  • the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter movement
  • gender, black feminist, and queer politics
  • public health and environmental inequality
  • politics and the media
  • stratification economics
  • the history of Black Studies and race in higher education
  • black internationalism

The successful candidate will train undergraduate and graduate students in the study of race and in the history of civil rights and social justice while actively pursuing research in the field. Experience must include a record of advancing the field through the publication of original and significant research; a reputation as a leader in the field of race, civil rights, and social justice and/or as a scholar whose work is shifting the canon of the field; recognized excellence in teaching and mentoring. A Ph.D. in history, Africana Studies, or related field is required.

Candidates must apply through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search on posting number 0621991 and electronically attach a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, and a curriculum vitae. Letters of reference will be discreetly solicited later in the application process.

If requesting information or nominating an individual for this position, please contact Shelley M. Thomas, (434) 924-6255, smt7f@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@ are to be directed to Shelley M. Thomas, (434) 924-6255, smt7f@virginia.edu.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

U.Va. will perform background checks for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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