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Assistant Professor - LGBTQ Citizenship, With Emphasis in Transgender Studies - Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

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The faculty cluster in the area of LGBTQ Equity, part of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of LGBTQ Citizenship, with emphasis in transgender studies, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

We define transgender studies broadly as work that explores the complex environments, dynamics, and/or emergent ramifications of gender identity (including agender) in a changing and transnational world. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary scholarship who are engaged in research that has relevance to transgender issues. Areas of specialization might include (but are not restricted to) political movements and coalition building; issues related to transgender identities and socialities; systems of institutionalization (prisons, shelters, juvenile detention facilities) and transgender populations within them; political economy; migration studies; conceptions of identity and/or transition; histories of transgender identities; the roles of medicine and technology; issues related to youth and/or aging in transgender populations, political and technical assemblages of recognition, identification, and surveillance; analyses of labor, money, insurance, welfare, and value; religious and ethical engagements and emergent forms; literary and film criticism and cultural/media studies.

Teaching duties include a diversity of undergraduate and graduate courses in the home department. The successful candidate will be appointed to one or more departments at Berkeley in affiliation with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. The successful candidate will be expected to become a core faculty member of the LGBTQ Equity Haas Cluster and be actively involved in planning Cluster programming and research, as well as sharing responsibility for the administration of the Cluster. The Cluster is looking for a scholar who is both an outstanding researcher as well as has the capacity for distinguished teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Cluster is also interested in individuals who may have had non- traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for personal reasons (e.g., caretaking or disability), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in the arts, advocacy, or professional service).

Basic qualifications: The basic qualification required to be considered an applicant for this position is a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or the completion of all degree requirements (except the dissertation) at the time of application.

Additional qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Gender Studies or any related field is required by the start date.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit the following materials for a complete application: a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching statement, Statement of Contributions to Diversity and Writing Sample (up to 25 pages in length). Applicants should also arrange to have three letter of reference submitted via the application portal. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by January 31, 2018.
Please contact Perla Pinedo at with questions regarding the application process.

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Please visit the office for Faculty Equity & Welfare home page at faculty for more information.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Writing Sample - Up to 25 pages in length

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required