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Assistant Professor in Black Feminist and/or Black LGBTQ Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies Faculty Los Angeles, California

The department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black feminist and/or Black LGBTQ studies. The search is open to any historical period and field in a U.S. or transnational framework. We are especially interested in building upon our strengths in intersectional feminisms, popular culture, the arts and public scholarship, as well as political culture and social justice. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in relevant field of study. Our department offers minors in LGBTQ studies, and Gender & Global Justice, as well as a robust graduate certificate program for Ph.D. students. For more information about our department, visit

Candidates submitting materials by November 30, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, research and teaching interests, 2) a current CV, 3) a writing sample (limited to 30 pages), and 4) the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC to provide letters of reference. Letters will only be requested after an initial screening. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. For any questions about the application process, please email our department program specialist, Rebecca Zobeck at

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

REQ20094094 Posted Date: 10/08/2020

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