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University of Toronto Scarborough – Associate Professor/Professor of Black Feminist History (Jan. 16, 2023)

Date Posted: 11/23/2022

Closing Date: 01/16/2023, 11:59PM ET

Req ID: 26524

Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)

Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: Department of Historical & Cultural Studies

Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Black Feminist History. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

In addition, the University of Toronto Scarborough is implementing a new Strategic Plan: Inspiring Inclusive Excellence. Consistent with the values and objectives in that plan, we especially welcome candidates who self-identify as Indigenous or those who have lived experience in Black or other racialized (persons of colour) communities. This position is part of a cohort of similar faculty searches in Anthropology, Arts, Culture & Media, Biological Sciences, Health & Society, Historical and Cultural Studies, Language Studies, Political Science, Management, and Sociology. New colleagues will have the opportunity to be connected with previous cohorts of faculty from under-represented groups, including those hired in the last three years in departments spanning the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in History or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must demonstrate a considered and long-term engagement with Black feminist scholarship both conceptually and methodologically. Regional and period specialization are open, but candidates must have active research agendas grounded in relevant archives and, when appropriate, vernacular languages, focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: intersectional histories of race; African and African diasporic knowledge production; social and intellectual movements; histories of political and economic thought; Black Indigeneities; Black gender subjectivities; Black environmentalism and ecologies; Black transnationalism; Black sexualities, especially Queer and trans; histories of gendered violence, dispossession, and colonialism; race-critical studies of science, technology, health and medicine; Black historical geographies. We especially welcome candidates who have lived experience related to Africa or its diaspora.

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