We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment

Assistant Professor for Feminist Political Ecology/Sustainability Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 1st, 2013
Last review date: January 3rd, 2014
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2014
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Women’s Studies at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and conduct research in feminist political ecology/sustainability studies, to begin July 1, 2014. This position supports the commitment of the department to curricular and research initiatives in sustainability studies that foreground relations between sex/gender systems and the systems and practices that are conducive or not to the pursuit of a livable world for all humans and non-humans in the present and future. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to interdisciplinary candidates whose work focuses on transnational issues and settings and is informed by feminist/queer methodologies and critical race theory. Candidates from a wide variety of disciplines, including but not limited to women’s and gender/sexuality studies, geography, environmental studies, ecology, anthropology, science and technology studies, health studies, critical food studies, and ethnic studies are encouraged to apply. The appointment supports the department’s development of new curricular and research initiatives in diverse aspects of sustainability, including sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity, resource use, the political ecology of consumption, health, food, climate change, environmental degradation, histories of human-environment interaction, etc. The successful candidate will participate in the development of a new B.S. in Gender and Sexuality Studies and will collaborate with programs and initiatives across the campus in sustainability studies. A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment, along with evidence of an active research agenda. Salary commensurate with education and experience. EEO/AA employer.

Interested candidates should send electronic applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, at least three letters of recommendation, and writing sample to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00051 or to the Department of Women’s Studies, Attention Victoria Cross, UC Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521. Electronic application and submission of materials is strongly preferred. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Chikako Takeshita, Chair, Women’s Studies Search Committee, at chikako.takeshia@ucr.edu.

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://www.womensstudies.ucr.edu/




3-6 letters of reference required