What you read below is not made up. They are signs of the times. They tell of our decline and fall. As King Lear said, nothing will come of nothing.
#1. “The Program in Literature at Duke University invites applications for two Assistant or Associate professor positions in Theory, broadly conceived. We seek colleagues whose work explicitly reconceptualizes the critical value of theory today by rethinking the foundations of theoretical inquiry and by forging connections among some of the fields of modern thought that orient our research and teaching: literary and cultural studies, philosophy, political theory, decoloniality and post-colonial theory, film and media studies, gender and sexuality studies, critical race and ethnic studies, psychoanalytic theory, the environmental humanities, and science studies. Priority for one position will be given to scholars working in Latinx Studies.
“Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
“Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.”
#2. “Tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Black Study: The newly established Department of Black Study (DBS) at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for one tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Black Study, beginning July 1, 2023. Candidates will be firmly grounded in Black study. Duties include building an exciting, evolving department with a plan for a graduate program. While engaging through multiple disciplines and methodologies, Black Study critically addresses and seeks to overcome all forms of anti-Blackness while imagining and prefiguring an altogether new world by deeply engaging Black epistemologies in the African continent and its diasporas. The UCR faculty building a Department of Black Study envision and seek to practice Black Study as a fundamentally collaborative, relational, intersectional, as well as transformative endeavor that is theoretically, methodologically, and epistemically hybrid. We seek scholars, artists, and practitioners specializing in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary contemporary creative, spiritual, and community practice and whose work engages Blackness and Black Study in discourses of disability, queer, speculative or futurist imaginaries, Black radical feminism, the Black radical tradition, Black queer critique, among other areas.
“UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.”
“The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University, respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, on whose ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. We are committed to reconciliation through decolonization and Indigenization, telling inclusive stories about the past, and acknowledging different historical epistemologies.
“The Department of History, in conjunction with the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS), invites applications for the endowed Professorship in the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of comparative Muslim societies and cultures, to start July 15, 2023.
“The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or a related discipline completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter. They will demonstrate the potential for developing a significant program of original research and teaching that makes a substantial contribution to historical knowledge. The geographic area of specialization is open and NOT limited to the Middle East. Knowledge of one or more regional research languages is required.
“SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates who belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.”
“University of Amsterdam
“What are you going to do?
“You will work in the Department of Literary Studies and Linguistics, specifically in the capacity group Literary and Cultural Analysis (LCA). This capacity group currently consists of one professor and 15 to 20 lecturers, associate and assistant professors. Combining perspectives from Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Literary and Cultural Analysis is dedicated to research and teaching on contemporary culture, the arts, and literature at the intersection of politics and philosophy. We try to make sense of and reflect on works of literature, art, and (popular) culture in close relation to contemporary debates and developments. We draw from and develop theories rooted in experience (gender and queer studies, disability studies, affect and memory studies), environment and world (environmental humanities, post- and decolonial studies, world literature, infrastructure studies, media archeology) and interdisciplinary analysis (cultural studies, comparative literature, continental philosophy). Central to our research and teaching programmes is the hands-on engagement – through concept-driven close readings – with concrete cultural objects from Global Norths and Global Souths: visual art; films; poems; novels; fashion; television series; art installations; social media; and performances; but also culturally significant phenomena such as social movements and environmental or technological transformations. The fundamentally interdisciplinary character of LCA’s teaching and research makes it a highly dynamic group that collaborates closely with other capacity groups and departments.”
“The English Department at SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in Multiethnic Literature and teaching expertise in Latinx Literature. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach courses in Multiethnic and Latinx Literature, which might include Latino/a, diasporic, borderland, and/or immigrant narratives and intersectionalities.
“We welcome applicants from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, especially Latinx scholars, working on issues of race who are committed to diversity and inclusion in their scholarship and teaching and who are invested in doing this work collaboratively with our faculty. This appointment may also contribute to a number of curricular and research initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, including Black Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.”
“New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study
“The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University (NYU) invites applications for the tenure-track, position of Assistant Professor with a focus on Trans Studies/Queer Studies to commence September 1, 2023.
“We are especially interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose research agenda engages transnational, global or comparative geographical and/or temporal frames. The candidate must be eager to teach both specialized courses in Trans Studies and general courses that encourage students to engage with gender, sexuality, queer, feminist and trans theories as these intersect with any interdisciplinary concentration.”
“The University of Richmond Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) invites applications for the Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the rank of endowed full professor to begin in the 2023 academic year.
“The Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair will be an accomplished teacher-scholar who will hold an appointment in an academic department and have primary teaching responsibilities in WGSS. It is an interdisciplinary program that draws from many programs and departments across campus. WGSS has strengths in feminist & queer theories, methods, gender and violence, transnational and historical perspectives and has a thriving relationship with the will program, the WGSS board, and a large affiliate faculty across campus, including the new Africana studies program.
“The ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher with demonstrated success in a diverse undergraduate environment, a distinguished record of scholarship in women, gender, and sexuality studies, and demonstrated effectiveness advancing inclusive curricula and community. In addition, the SBS chair stewards the program in various ways, working closely with the program coordinator and board in program development, long-term vision and planning, and in workshops for UR faculty development.
“The University of Richmond is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”
“The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.”
“Please note: Native American and Indigenous candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
“The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) is an independent Center dedicated to interdisciplinary research, pedagogy, and mentorship in critical race, Indigenous, postcolonial, and queer studies. We seek to appoint two 1-year postdoctoral fellows to contribute to the Boarding School Education History Project. Fellows will work with co-principal investigators Drs. Eli Nelson and Elizabeth Rule to create a critical meta-archive documenting and deconstructing the impacts of boarding school education on Indigenous intellectual history and futurity. Fellows will work closely with the BBQ+ library on setting the organization and scope of the online collection and will have the opportunity to experiment with different ways of sharing and protecting Indigenous knowledge. Depending on their interests, fellows will also be expected to digitize archival material, conduct oral histories, and work with Indigenous libraries and collections.
“Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to shape the scope and focus of the archive based on their own research interests and community obligations. Areas of expertise are open, but in addition to training in Native American and Indigenous Studies, candidates who specialize in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: Indigenous geography, digital humanities, traditional ecological knowledge and Native science, intellectual history, and library and museum studies. PhD should be in hand by September 2022. Native American and Indigenous candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.“
“New York University
“Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2023, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
“The Liberal Studies Core is a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides a global and interdisciplinary foundation for nearly 100 NYU majors. The Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts is an innovative global studies major grounded in the spatial, conceptual, and temporal understandings of a highly interconnected world, with a program of study that is distinguished by experiential learning, study away, and independent research focused in an interdisciplinary concentration. We are especially interested in hiring qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the Liberal Studies community.
“We are especially interested in qualified candidates who share Liberal Studies’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who can contribute to the diversity of intellectual life in LS and NYU. Candidates must present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and a teaching approach informed by global perspectives.”
That’s enough. That’s more than enough. Don’t forgive them, Lord. They know exactly what they do.