Associate or Full Professors in the Social Sciences Studying Racism and Inequality
Location: Providence RI
Internal Number: 98150
Intellectual and political interest in the persistence and eradication of racism and other forms of systemic inequality mark our contemporary moment. In the United States, the high-profile killings of African-Americans by police, the expansion of the American carceral state, the persistence of systemic inequalities (political, social, racial, economic, related to gender and sexual identity, etc.), the rise of the Movement for Black Lives, and the disparate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic have all refocused attention on the intersections of race, systemic inequality, and anti-racist mobilization. In keeping with Brown University's commitment to dismantling racism on campus and beyond, we seek to hire outstanding senior scholars working on various aspects of racism and systemic inequality from the vantage point of the Social Sciences (broadly understood).
Building on the success of Brown's ongoing initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum, we seek to hire a group of senior scholars who can further enhance the work already being done on campus in areas such as: the quantitative study of systemic inequality, as well as historically informed, qualitative, interdisciplinary, and mixed methods scholarship, in specific social domains (such as education, health, voting and political behavior, immigration, mass incarceration, etc.); theorization of racism and its persistence and impact, historical racial formations; scholarship on anti-racist resistance and movement-building and transnational and inter-group solidarities, etc. The search is open with regard to geographic region, though a strong preference is for scholarship in areas where racism, racial hierarchy, and racial inequality are centrally organizing logics.
We are interested in nationally and internationally-recognized candidates with outstanding scholarly records and a vibrant and ongoing research agenda. Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and have a demonstrated investment in diversity and inclusion.
Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio:
Letter of interest describing relevant research, teaching, and service/administrative experience
Current curriculum vitae
Names of three references whom the search committee may contact later in the process
Letters of interest should explicitly address the candidate's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022, but applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, School of Public Health, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.