Assistant Professor – Decolonial, Intersectional, Anti-Racist Feminisms

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Assistant Professor in Decolonial, Intersectional, Anti-Racist Feminisms (Tenure-Track) The Gender Studies Department at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in the theory and practice of decolonial, intersectional, anti-racist feminisms at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2021. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to the following groups:  Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities. Candidates from these groups who wish to qualify for consideration must self-identify.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent by date of appointment, a strong record of scholarship and/or creative work, a demonstrated commitment to teaching in an interdisciplinary undergraduate Gender Studies program at all levels, and the ability to draw on experiential knowledge in research and teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision and mentorship. Further, as a member of a small department, the candidate will be expected to share in administrative duties both at the departmental and university level and to show a willingness to participate in the possible development of an interdisciplinary M.A. program or graduate certificate.
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Additional information

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself. Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement.  Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Contact information

Interested applicants who have questions about the position are encouraged to contact the Chair, Laura Parisi, at To apply, please send the following application materials (electronic only, in pdf or Word format) to
  1. A cover letter;
  2. A complete curriculum vitae;
  3. The names and addresses (including email and telephone numbers) of at least three academic referees whom the department may contact; additional references from no more than two non-academic community members are welcome but not required;
  4. Copies of two selected relevant publications and/or creative works; and
  5. Summaries of teaching evaluations.
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide a list and brief description of five proposed courses that add breadth to the existing curriculum. Due to COVID 19, we are currently planning to hold interviews via Zoom unless conditions permit in person interviews. Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

Application deadline

Closing date for application is midnight PST on December 1, 2020.

Equity statement

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University of Victoria is committed to the ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus community both inside and outside the classroom.  UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
Listing Location

Victoria, Australia