Vacancy | Assistant Professor Gender Studies & Critical Theory – Utrecht University (Deadline: 15 January 2021)

The Department of Media and Culture Studies (MCW) at Utrecht University is looking for an Assistant Professor with a Gender Studies & Critical Theory profile.

The candidate is expected to bring a broad expertise and will combine experience in teaching and research in the fields of transdisciplinary feminist and critical theory with a special focus on queer and trans studies. We welcome applications with additional areas of specialization in, among others, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, the Global South, indigenous studies, media studies, and critical-theoretical approaches to questions of diversity, inclusion and belonging from an intersectional perspective.

We are looking for candidates with a demonstrable motivation to teach, who have a flexible attitude, are willing to work inter and cross disciplinary with colleagues in the department, and who possess a proven commitment and talent for research. The position will consist of 70% teaching and 30% research.

As a tenured Assistant Professor you will teach in the Graduate Gender Programme Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Research Master’s curricula, Minors and Postcolonial Studies.

The candidate’s research adds to the Graduate Gender programme that consists of the following four thematic strands:

1. Cultural Critique
2. Colonial Legacies-Postcolonial Formations
3. Crossing/Contesting Boundaries
4. Critical Epistemologies

The Graduate Gender Programme is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

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