Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Ethnic Studies advertised during the 2021-2022 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2022.

Last year's page: Ethnic Studies 2020-2021

Best of luck to everyone!

For closely related fields, see also: American StudiesComparative LiteratureEnglish Literature, and Queer/Women's/Gender Studies.

For specific regional studies, see East Asian Studies, Languages, and LiteraturesEastern European & Eurasian Languages & Literatures, French & Francophone StudiesGerman Studies, ItalianMiddle Eastern Studies & Languages, Northern European Studies & Languages, Spanish and PortugueseSouth Asian, Indian Ocean, & Himalayan Studies & Languages . If a link is in red it means the page has not yet been created for this year.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2021-2022

Ethnic Studies Fields[]

African & African American (incl. Black Studies)

Asian & Asian American

Chicanx & Latinx

Jewish Studies

Native American

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Jobs for 2021-22[]

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) - Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor, Indigenous and Native North American Studies[]

Princeton University is undertaking a search for faculty members at all academic ranks in any field in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, and across all geographic areas, as part of a major effort to advance Indigenous and Native North American Studies in teaching and research across the university. The search is expected to yield multiple positions, including at least one at the rank of tenured full professor. These positions will support the significant expansion of Indigenous and Native North American Studies on campus, broadening and deepening curricular offerings and research opportunities. Appointments may be made in a single department or across units. In addition to contributing to their own department and scholarly discipline, candidates should be prepared to work with students, faculty, and alumni to promote and sustain a vital, innovative, and intellectually expansive community for Indigenous and Native North American Studies and Indigenous-centered scholarship at Princeton.

Ph.D. expected. Candidates must demonstrate research excellence and a strong publishing record, commensurate with their rank, and be committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The university is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community with a culturally diverse faculty. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in their chosen fields.

Senior scholars should submit a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae and a list of references (to be contacted later in the search process). No writing samples are required at this time.

Junior scholars should submit a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae, a list of references (to be contacted later in the search process), and one writing sample (article or dissertation/book chapter).

Applications must be submitted online at

Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2021.

Questions about this search may be directed to:

Deadline: 1 Oct. 2021


Tulane University (New Orleans, LA). Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Transnational Asian Humanities. (Joint Appointment with Art History, English, or Communication). Deadline: Oct 14. FT, TT.


University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL, USA) . Assistant professor appointment specializing in Sociology, Race, and Gender, for the Department of Gender & Race Studies.

We seek candidates whose sociological research addresses outcomes in specific environments and communities, such as prisons, schools, housing, the workplace, urban and rural populations, and immigrant and refugee populations. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021. TT. FT.

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University of Colorado Denver (Denver, CO). Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, specializing in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Deadline 11/30/2021. TT. FT.

The Ethnic Studies Program has an opening for a full-time Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, specializing in Native American and Indigenous Studies. The Ethnic Studies Program trains students in comparative Ethnic Studies. Students learn to think about race historically, relationally and intersectionally.

We seek a comparative Native American and Indigenous Studies scholar who can situate settler colonialism, native sovereignty, and land rights in different geographic and national contexts. We especially welcome additional expertise in the following fields to help us expand our course offerings based on our students’ interests: arts and artivism, disability studies, environmental racism, food ways, health disparities/public health, Indigenous Pacifics/Oceania, history of science.


Berea College (Berea, KY) Tenure-track Position in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Berea College, home of the new bell hooks center, invites applicants for an Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies to begin in August 2022. Applicants must have a PhD in hand, preferably in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or a complementary interdisciplinary field. The candidate will teach six classes each year, including the department’s introductory survey course—Decolonizing Feminism—as well as a queer and trans studies course, and a feminist and queer dis/ability studies course. The candidate is also expected to teach two classes each year in the General Education program.

Teaching and research expertise in the following areas are preferred: women-of-color feminism(s), anti-racist and anti-colonial feminism(s), sexuality studies, and disability studies. We especially welcome training and expertise in Native approaches to feminism, including Indigenous re/visions of (white) feminism’s institutionalization of queer and trans studies; as well as expertise in the intersection of Indigeneity and dis/ability, broadly construed.


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