The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position in Race, Migration, and Indigeneity (RMI), to begin Fall 2018. RMI is a pioneering multi-disciplinary unit that investigates the complex social dynamics of race, ethnicity, human movement, and power relationships. The primary geographical focus is the United States, but extends to transnational and diasporic scholarship as well. This new program is intended to build closer ties among existing ethnic studies programs (African-American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American studies) as well as reach out to other interdisciplinary units and to core disciplines in the arts, humanities and sciences.
The successful candidate will help to establish an internationally recognized academic research program, have a strong interest in graduate and undergraduate instruction including mentoring of graduate student research, and a commitment to program, department, college, and university service appropriate with rank. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.
The College of Arts & Sciences is conducting a cluster hire of tenure-track faculty to help establish the program, with the goal of hiring 2-3 positions this year. Each of the faculty hired under this program will have tenure homes in a department or program within the College of Arts and Sciences, and each will be expected to teach one or two courses a year for the RMI program. Positions are open-rank, but at least some hires will be at the junior level. Full professors who would like to help build this innovative program are encouraged to apply.
RMI brings together faculty and students who study the relational nature of racial formations in the U.S. Candidates should be innovative scholar-teachers who conceptualize race/ethnicity, migration, and indigeneity in intersectional ways and who work to cross-pollinate ideas among various fields of inquiry. Candidates working on topics such as social movements; intersectional feminism(s); border politics (US-Mexican and US-Canadian); citizenship; Latino/a, Asian American, and Afro-Indigenous communities; Asian American and/or Pacific Islander literature, religion, and media representations are particularly urged to apply.
Since RMI serves as a hub for multi-disciplinary, cross-ethnic, and/or cross-racial studies, scholar-teachers trained in any of the disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, or technology may apply. We welcome applications from anyone working in disciplines that do not normally consider ethnicity as a major topic of concern, but whose own research and teaching interests could make unique contributions to the RMI program. Potential examples include scholar-teachers who specialize in psychology, cognitive science, human biology, ecology, environmental racism, or the human dimensions of climate change.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to employment. Candidates must submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, current CV, teaching evaluations, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must also submit a brief statement of their understanding of the importance of diversity in a university setting. The statement should identify the types of diversity-related research, teaching, and service activities in which the candidate would anticipate adopting a leadership role.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 8, but they will be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit application materials online until the search is complete. Questions about the position should be directed to: Dean Michael McGinnis, Search Committee Chair (RMI@indiana.edu). Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.”