The School of Social Transformation (SST) at Arizona State University seeks applications for a full-time tenure-eligible position at the rank of Assistant Professor in transnational feminism(s). The anticipated start date is fall 2020. The specific area of specialization within the field of transnational feminisms is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research and perspective is interdisciplinary and engages intersectionality, in conversation with transnationalism, as a framework for structural analysis. We understand “transnational” to refer to flows and intersections across established boundaries and bodies of knowledge and not (or not only) in a limited geographic sense.

Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to:

-indigeneity; (de)coloniality; settler colonialism; postcolonialism; neocolonialism
-globalization; development; global capitalism (e.g. neoliberalism; precarity); (neo)imperialism; empire
-migration and mobilities (e.g. refugees; asylum seekers; labor migrants; trafficking; medical migrants)
-activism, advocacy, and movements (e.g. environmental/climate justice; economic justice)
-Anthropocene and the posthuman
-labor (e.g. affective labor; invisible labor; care economies; service economies)
-bodies/embodiments (dis/abilities; cripistemologies; cyborgs;)
-representational regimes (visual, narrative, digital)

The position is located in The School of Social Transformation which is in The College: Liberal Arts and Sciences and houses African and African American Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, Justice Studies & Social Inquiry, Social and Cultural Pedagogy, Women’s & Gender Studies and the Center for American Indian Education. SST is an innovative interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary unit that places just solutions to societal challenges at the center of its scholarship and teaching endeavors. SST champions the ASU Charter which envisions a New American University that measures itself “not by whom it excludes but by whom it includes and how well they succeed.” The faculty of SST work in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary fields (including creative arts), and they are distinguished nationally and internationally for their scholarship and creative endeavors. The faculty is committed to training students to think in more complex ways about race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, social and economic justice, immigration status, and labor and intersections among these social locations; to be accountable to the communities with which they engage; and to engage social transformation on the local, national and global levels. Located in Tempe, Arizona, SST addresses many of the demographic changes and social issues that reflect the challenges that we face nationally and internationally thereby highlighting the relevance of our school’s mission as well as the ASU Charter. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Essential Functions:
Typical teaching load is two courses per semester within SST (graduate, undergraduate, online, etc.). Develop courses in areas of transnational analysis and transnational feminisms. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda; contribute service at the school, university and professional levels; and provide high quality instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum qualifications:
A Ph.D. in fields related to social sciences and/or humanities with emphasis on and evidence of interdisciplinary feminist training preferred (e.g., Gender Studies; Sexuality Studies) by time of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

• Evidence of promise in scholarly publishing and an ongoing research trajectory focused on transnational formations and frameworks with an emphasis on gender as a salient axis of investigation.
• Evidence of promise of ongoing teaching excellence and the ability to teach a range of courses in transnational theory, transnational feminisms, critical globalization studies, critical development studies, and mobilities/migration.
• Evidence of and/or interest in teaching online and in-person.
• Evidence of and/or experience in capacity to build strong scholarly and collegial relationships with colleague across units of SST (Women and Gender Studies, Justice Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, and African/African American Studies)
• Demonstrated success in meeting the needs of diverse student populations.

Application: Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 25, 2020. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
To apply, please submit the following materials electronically to:
· Cover letter describing your research, teaching and demonstrated commitment to transnational and global feminisms and social transformation
· Curriculum vitae
· Transcript from the Ph.D-granting institution
· List of three references, including contact information
· A writing sample
· A 1-page statement explaining how you would contribute to diversity and inclusion of SST at ASU or a 1-page statement describing how your work addresses diversity and equity in your field(s) of study.
Questions about this position should be directed to Karen Kuo, Chair of the Search Committee via email to
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