Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate, Transgender Studies, UIUC

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate, Transgender Studies 

Department of Gender and Women’s Studies 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 


The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment in transgender studies for the 2022-2023 academic year (August 2022–May 2023). This is a one-year appointment with a start date of August 16, 2022, eligible for renewal for a second year. The research associate’s appointment provides a salary, a close working relationship with faculty in GWS and related departments, and assistance in furthering the associate’s development as a productive scholar. The research associate will give a public presentation on their research project and each year will teach one of the department’s regularly offered undergraduate courses. Research subfields could include, but are not limited to, the following: Black feminisms and queer critique; global migration and refugee studies; health, technology, and/or environmental studies; settler colonial studies; or indigenous studies, including occupation and resistance in the Global South.


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Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Applicants must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their degree in the past five years. Applicants’ primary research focus must be in transgender studies.


This is an external appointment. Current University of Illinois faculty members and graduate students at the Urbana-Champaign campus are not eligible to apply. Scholars who received their Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also not eligible for this appointment.


Salary and Appointment Information

Salary for the 2022-2023 academic year is $47,500 and includes a comprehensive benefit package. A research budget of $5,000 will be provided; an additional research budget of $5,000 will be provided if renewed for a second year.


Application Procedures and Deadline Information 

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and submit the following materials in a single PDF file: cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, substantive description of the research project to be undertaken during the appointment (2 pp.), and sample of scholarly writing (20-30 pp.). Online application will also require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. For candidates who have not yet completed their degree at the time of application, one of these letters must be from the chair of the dissertation committee addressing the likelihood of completion by the starting date of the appointment.


Complete applications received by January 28, 2022, will receive full consideration. For further information, contact the Department Chair Mimi Thi Nguyen ( or visit the department’s website at


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College Name or Administrative Unit:

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences




Postdoctoral Research Associate – Department of Gender & Women’s Studies (157016)

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Gender and Women’s Studies

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