Job Opportunity: Visiting Professor of Native & Indigenous Studies

Occidental College’s transdisciplinary Department of Critical Theory and Social Justice invites applications for a one-year position as a professor critically engaged in the intersection of native/indigenous feminisms and colonial studies  (settler, franchise, post-, plantation, refugee, chattel, anti-Black, and colonial reversals) as they relate to power, dispossession, sovereignty, land, and futurities.

The Department is also interested in the study of indigenous peoples in African colonial and post-colonial contexts. Desired secondary specializations may include interdiscipinary frameworks, such as comparative empire studies, and race/gender/sexuality theory, queer theory, biopolitics, and social justice.

Occidental College is a highly-selective, urban liberal arts college recognized for its diverse student body, its commitment to academic excellence and equity, and its undergraduate research programs. Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.  We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates, especially women and persons of color, to apply.

Candidates should send their application as an electronic file to Please include: 1) a cover letter that details interest in teaching at Occidental and a discussion of the applicant’s research and teaching experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy; (3) a sample of scholarly work; (4) Curriculum Vitae; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses the applicant’s teaching.  All materials are due no later than January 29, 2021; applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.  Interviews of semi-finalists will be held via video conference.

Visit our website for information on the Department of Critical Theory and Social Justice, including current course offerings. Inquiries about the position or the CTSJ department can be directed to the Department Chair, Professor Caroline Heldman, at