Position in Disability Studies, Syracuse University

Posted on February 14th, 2015 by Hannah Tweed

The Disability Studies Program in the Department of Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education at Syracuse University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of Disability Studies. We seek an interdisciplinary Disability Studies scholar whose areas of expertise and training lie within the social sciences, particularly sociology of disability and/or history of disability. The successful candidate may also have expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Disability Studies in Education
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Race and Disability
  • Queer Disability Studies
  • Transnational Disability Studies
  • Cultural Studies & Disability
  • Disability Advocacy/Activism
  • Participatory research or other inclusive modes of inquiry
  • Youth/media/popular culture and disability

Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in Disability Studies or a closely related field is required (completed by August 2015). The successful candidate will show evidence of a strong research trajectory and potential for funded research.

Responsibilities:
The candidate will be expected to conduct research, seek external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Disability Studies, both in face-to-face and online formats. The candidate will also advise undergraduate and graduate students and supervise dissertation research.

Salary:
Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure:
All candidates must complete an on-line application here and attach a current CV; cover letter explaining your interest in the position, research interests and teaching philosophy (one document); a representative publication or other work sample; and contact information for three references to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on 1st March 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position may be sent by email to the Search Chair, Alan Foley (afoley@syr.edu).

Direct link to this posting available here.

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