University of Denver — Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of Equality Visiting Professor

The University of Denver’s Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality invites applications for its Visiting Professor (open rank) Program. As part of its IRISE’s efforts to prioritize racial inequality in the work of the university and beyond, we welcome applications from assistant, associate, or full professors examining racial inequality in the United States. We are especially interested in scholars that apply or would like to apply their research in a community-engaged setting to address issues of health and or educational inequity.

The primary responsibilities of the IRISE Visiting Professor would be to work at a university and interdisciplinary level with IRISE affiliated faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and IRISE Visiting Community Scholars on a specific research, scholarship or creative works project AND to contribute to the development and planning on a Racial Health and Educational Equity Summit in early Summer 2020.

The Visiting IRISE Professor would also be expected to teach at least one undergraduate or graduate class that would contribute to IRISE approved courses and or Critical Race and Ethnic Studies minor curriculum, participate in relevant IRISE workshops, and contribute to the intellectual life of the university, relevant academic units and the larger community in their field of expertise.


  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
  • $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses.
  • Period of Residency: one academic year (2019-2020).
  • Office Space, library resources, and appropriate administrative and research support.

Application Process
Inquiries about this position can be made to Dr. Tom I. Romero, II Associate Professor of Law and Affiliated Faculty in the Department History and Assistant Provost of Inclusive Excellence Research and Curricular Initiatives at

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

The following documents are required to be fully considered, please include with your application:

  • A letter of application describing current and proposed future areas of research in the areas of race and ethnic studies and or community-engaged research.
  • CV
  • A recently published work or a conference paper.
  • References (minimum of 3 references)

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.