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Brandeis University - TT Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and African and Afro-American Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

  • From Ethnic Studies page: "12/7: Campus interview scheduled"
  • Position Filled [posted 3/12]

Brown University - Women's and Gender Studies / American Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

Brown University's Department of American Studies seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Women’s and Gender Studies. Applicants can come from a range of disciplinary homes but should also have experience with the varieties of interdisciplinary scholarship prominent in contemporary American Studies. We seek candidates who focus on women from an anthropological, cultural, historical, and/or socio-political perspective, though we would be particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship takes up issues of work or labor and sexuality and who are open to transnational approaches. Faculty in the Department of American Studies work closely with students in ethnic studies and public humanities, and the best candidates should expect to do the same. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate research promise and accomplishments appropriate to rank, and be prepared to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both MA and Ph.D. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by July 2014 and must show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability.

  • Application Instructions: To expedite the process, please submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (article or chapter length) no later than October 15, 2013.
  • Link to Apply: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21956
  • Also posted at American Studies 2014
  • Any news? None
  • Request for Skype interview via email (12/6) x3
  • 12 Skype interviews scheduled
  • Email rejection from the search co-chairs (12/6)
  • Care to share the names of the search co-chairs? 
  • Anyone else still in the dark? (12/7)
  • Me! (12/7)
  • Me too! (12/7) x10 maybe they had so many applications it is taking longer to reject us. or more postively, we are on some kind of a skype interview back up list.
  • seems to be an inside candidate for this position :(   <---what makes you think so?
  • there is not an inside candidate for this job.
  • No rejection letters still?
  • I still haven't gotten any response. No idea why not, but I'm not holding my breath.
  • Any updates? In-person interviews scheduled? And I'm assuming those who did not receive a rejection letter but were not contacted about Skype interviews are on some sort of back up list. (12/27).
  • Received invitation for campus visit (1/7)
  • Notification that I was not selected for campus visit. They selected four out of the twelve. Best of luck to the candidates! (1/9)
  • Did anyone else never receive a rejection? I didn't and am now worried Interfolio didn't properly submit my application.
  • I didn't either. But I'm pretty sure they received the materials. <--what makes you sure? Just curious. I find it strange that some people got rejections and others did not. (02/24)
  • Just (finally) got my email rejection, offer has been made (03/06) x4

Cal State Fullerton - Women & Gender Studies (Assistant Professor, Tenure Track) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Women and Gender Studies program at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies with training and research focus in the area of Global Feminisms and Post-Colonial theory. Particular focus on Latin American feminist movements and social justice preferred. 

Position 
Main responsibilities of this position are to develop and teach introductory and core Women and Gender Studies courses. Department faculty also have opportunities to develop courses in their areas of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the program, advise students, serve on academic committees, and participate in the broader disciplinary community. 

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching as well as research, peer-reviewed publication, and service at the departmental, College and University level. 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. by the time of appointment (August 2014)
  • A background and research specialization in Women and Gender Studies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching of a very diverse, often first-generation, student population. Experience teaching Women and Gender Studies courses.
  • A strong record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community.

The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. CSU Fullerton operates on a semester system that enables faculty to teach in January and/or during the summer for additional salary. Faculty may also apply for intramural grants to do research during those months. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf 

Job Control Number 
23603G-14-006 



  • 
Please submit: (1) a cover letter describing teaching and research experience and interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of recommendation to: 

Dr. Rebecca Dolhinow 
Women and Gender Studies 
California State University, Fullerton 
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868 
(657) 278-3742 
Email: rdolhinow@fullerton.edu 

Electronic applications are encouraged. 


  • Application Deadline: 
Review of applications begins immediately. To assure full consideration, please submit all required application materials by October 4, 2013; position will remain open until filled. For more information about the program, visit our web sitehttp://hss.fullerton.edu/womens/ 


  • Any updates on this?
  • Not yet. (Oct 14).
  • Received snailmail confirmation of complete application (10/21).  "Once the initial review of applications has been completed, we will contact all applicants with the results...." 
  • Received email to fill out diversity & inclusion data flow form (10/21) x2
  • Received snail-mail letter confirming receipt of materials. (10/26)
  • I had a skype interview last week for this one. [posted Nov. 9]
  • Received snailmail rejection letter (2/15)

Cal State Sacramento (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Women's Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, Women's Studies

The Department of Women’s Studies at California State University, Sacramento, is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2014. Area of Specialization: LGBTQ Studies. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2014; position open until filled. Please submit the following information: 

(1) a letter of application or cover letter, 
(2) a current curriculum vita, 
(3), the names and telephone numbers of at least three recent professional references, 
(4) official transcripts of all college work (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview), 
(5) copies of course syllabi and teaching evaluations (if available), 
(7) a writing sample, and 
(8) a statement of teaching and scholarly interests.

To ensure full consideration, applicants must send an electronic submission and a hard copy of the application materials to: Dr. Sujatha Moni, Chair of Hiring Committee, Department of Women’s Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 6000, J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6089. Email: smoni@csus.edu . For a full vacancy announcement, please visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/faculty/SSIS/index.htm

Requirements: Ph.D. in Women’s Studies or a Social Science discipline with concentration in LGBTQ Studies or ABDs who can complete their degree requirements by January 2014 following the start of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach introductory courses in Women’s Studies such as “Introduction to Gender & Sexuality,” ” Women’s Movement” and “Introduction to Women’s Studies; propose and teach introductory and advanced courses in LGBTQ Studies; contribute to department and curriculum building; and engage in scholarly and professional activities.

  • Anyone know why the initial posting and application review dates are so close? Is there an inside candidate?
  • The application date has been extended/re-opened. They seem not to have changed the review start date.
  • It expired a few days before the review date and was reposted.  It was initally posted in Nov or Dec.
  • Any news on this one? (02/01) x2
  • request for 3 letters of ref and phone contact info for 2 referees. (02/19) (x2)
  • Invitation for campus visit (3/7) X2
  • Offer accepted (4/16)

California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Gender, Race, Culture, Science, and Technology - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS - The College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks applications for a full-time (academic year), tenure-track assistant professor in gender, race, culture, science, and technology (GRCST) to begin September 15, 2014. Candidates must demonstrate the ability/potential to collaborate across disciplines and contribute to the curricular and scholarly development of the interdisciplinary area of GRCST. Although applications are sought from any traditional liberal arts discipline (arts, communications, humanities, social sciences) or interdisciplinary area, we are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in or connections to anthropology, ethnic studies, geography, philosophy, sociology, or women's and gender studies. Disciplinary expertise alone is not sufficient; that expertise must intersect in meaningful ways with science and technology.

Cal Poly operates on a teacher-scholar model in which faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, produce scholarship in their field(s) of interest, and provide service to the institution. The typical teaching assignment is three, four-credit courses per quarter. For this specific position, teaching and service assignments will be divided between the interdisciplinary program in GRCST and the new faculty member's home department in proportions agreeable to all parties.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is a comprehensive polytechnic university with a strong commitment to its Learn by Doing philosophy. Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts offers 17 highly selective Bachelor of Arts programs and 5 Master's degree programs with 250 full-time faculty and nearly 3,000 undergraduate majors. Our distinguished faculty is actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, and service. Cal Poly is among the most selective universities nationwide; student quality is high, with applications significantly exceeding admissions.

This is one of four, college-wide searches in the broad area of science, technology, and society (STS), reflecting the college's commitment to integrating liberal arts disciplinary knowledge and values into efforts to solve pressing contemporary problems while preparing our students for future leadership roles in such efforts. The four interdisciplinary, STS search areas are, in alphabetical order, (1) ethics, public policy, and technology; (2) gender, race, culture, science, and technology; (3) media arts, society, and technology; and (4) science and risk communication.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: A completed terminal degree (Ph.D., in most disciplines) by the listed start date and evidence of successful university teaching are required. Disciplinary expertise must intersect in meaningful ways with science and technology.

For applicants in philosophy, expertise in feminist ethics and feminist social and political philosophy is required as is an ability to teach introductory courses in the history of philosophy.

For applicants in Ethnic Studies or Women's and Gender Studies, the ability to teach ES/WGS 350 - Gender, Race, Science, and Technology is required.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills: Backgrounds in or connections to anthropology, ethnic studies, geography, philosophy, sociology, or women's and gender studies. Please see the Department Information for more specific details on preferred qualifications. For applicants in philosophy, expertise in feminist epistemology is highly preferred.

  • call to schedule phone interview (1.28.14)

Colgate University - TT Asst. Prof. in Women's Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program in Women’s Studies at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2014. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire; preference will be given to candidates with degrees or certificates in Women’s and Gender Studies. Annual five-course load includes interdisciplinary courses on global feminisms related to one or more of these three areas: 1) transnational women’s health, 2) global education and critical literacy, and/or 3) transnational sexualities. In addition to specialty courses, the successful candidate will also teach courses in feminist theory, feminist epistemology and methods, and an introduction to women’s studies. Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

  • Cover letter, c.v., and three references must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2753. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) meetings in November, 2013. 
  • ^anyone know when we'll hear about NWSA interviews?
  • I'd guess in 2 weeks. But then again, last year, I found out about an interview a week beforehand -- so who knows.  
  • I was asked for my phone number via email from their office manger but have heard nothing since.... Good luck to all!  This capitalism problem is a mess; sending solidarities for our collective movement building feminist work!
  • I just got invited for a NWSA / Skype interview.  Good luck to all! (Oct. 15)
  • Also invited for NWSA/skype interview (Oct 15). x 3
  • 11 long listed candidates.
  • Did anyone gather when we'd hear about on-campus interviews? I forgot to ask.
  • They said they wanted to have the campus visits before winter break. I didnt hear anything more specific.
  • Any news? 
  • None here (Nov. 20) (x2)
  • Invitation for campus visit.  Good luck to everyone!  This process is wretched. May the collectivity of feminist social justice projects outshine - and transform - this capitalist pain and violence... [posted Nov. 20] x2
  • ^ congrats!  Did the request for a campus visit come by phone or email? (Nov 23)  
  • - mine was by phone
  • Offer made and accepted. 
  • Congrats! And gosh, I wish they would tell people they interviewed that they didn't get the position...

Cornell University - TT Asst. or Assoc., Black Queer/Sexualities Studies - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • The Africana Studies and Research Center (ASRC) and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (FGSS) at Cornell University invite applicants for a joint tenure-track position in black queer/sexualities studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3251
  • Candidates invited to campus in January (2/7)

Dartmouth College - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The Program in Women's and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College seeks a scholar with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training to fill a new position in LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies to begin Fall 2014.  We aim to appoint an individual committed to innovative scholarship and teaching in LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies and whose areas of cross-disciplinary interest might include: transnational feminism, race/ethnicity/migration-immigration, or media and visual culture. 

The Program in Women's and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College, historically, the first of its kind in the Ivy League, is highly interdisciplinary and teaches approximately 600 students per year.  Dartmouth College has an even distribution of male and female students; approximately a quarter of the undergraduate student population are members of minority groups.  Dartmouth College provides very generous research support for faculty, a flexible teaching calendar (4 courses per year distributed on the quarter system), and numerous college-wide forums for interdisciplinary conversations.

Qualifications: The search will be conducted open rank (advanced Assistant/recent Associate preferred).  Individuals should demonstrate a strong record of scholarly publications and teaching excellence; those candidates at the level of Assistant Professor should show extraordinary promise in both areas.

  • Application Instructions: Applications are only accepted online via Interfolio. The application page for this position is: http://apply.interfolio.com/23053
  • Questions may be directed to the Women's and Gender Studies Program Office at 603-646-2722 or wgstp@dartmouth.edu. 
  • Closes: Nov 15, 2013.
  • anyone know or hear anything yet?
  • No word yet here, Dec 10, 2013.x6
  • No word here either. Dec. 16.  x2
  • Received an email invitation (via Interfolio) for a Skype/telephone interview the first week of January (12/18)
  • Rejection (1/9) x2
  • Campus interviews scheduled (01/14)
  • Offer extended.

Dickinson College - TT Assistant Professor - Women's and Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Dickinson College invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 2014. Ability to teach all core courses in women’s and gender studies (introduction, methods and theories, senior seminar) is required as well as the ability to create an inclusive classroom environment for an increasingly diverse student body. The position involves a five-course teaching load per year. We are especially interested in candidates able to teach a course (or courses) in transnational/global feminist studies; other relevant areas include sustainability and gender; sexualities studies; digital/media/pop culture studies and gender; and health and gender. PhD (or graduate certificate) in Women’s and Gender Studies required; ABDs will be considered.

  • We will begin reviewing applications immediately and plan to conduct preliminary interviews at the NWSA conference in November.
  • Dickinson College is located close to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, and two hours or less from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Dickinson is a top tier, highly selective independent liberal arts college that prides itself on a faculty who combine excellent teaching and research.
  • So, this ad looks exactly like the profile for their current VAP. Anyone able to confirm whether or not this is an inside hire?
  • Does anyone know what happened to the tenure track prof. this job seeks to replace?
  • ^she quit. <-- story is much more complicated than "she quit."  Anyone hired should be careful not to piss the powers that be off.<--yes, i know, but it's not my story to tell. I'm not one to put my friends' business in the streets.
  • ^The VAP or the tenure track prof?
  • The TT prof. The VAP, as I understand it, is just a temporary thing, although I'm sure she'll apply? (10/3/13) 
  • Job now closes on October 15, 2013
  • ^does anyone know why the date abruptly changed?
    • my guess is because they are doing NWSA interviews? 
    • the original deadline was Sept 27. Maybe they didn't get enough good applications? (hard to imagine...)
  • When do you think we'll find out about NWSA interviews? I'd like to book my flight...
    • yup, still waiting... (10/31)
    • They're doing Skype interviews instead of NWSA interviews. A friend received a request. (10/31)
    • Anymore news/Skype requests on this one?
    • Campus visit invitation earlier this week.  Good luck to all! [posted Nov. 17] X2

Eastern Michigan University - TT Asst. Professor, Women's and Gender Studies (Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position: Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2014. Responsibilities include new course development, teaching undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary research methods, enhancing departmental connections with community organizations, and coordinating WGST 200: Introduction to Women's Studies, a general education course.

The EMU Women's and Gender Studies Department was founded as a program in 1975, offered Michigan's first Minor in Women's Studies, and became a department in 2009. The department currently offers an undergraduate major and minor in Women's and Gender Studies, a Queer Studies minor, an MA in Women's and Gender Studies, and a graduate certificate in Sexualities or Globalization. The department is interdisciplinary, with its own dedicated faculty and department members from EMU's five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health & Human Services, and Technology, and the University Library. The EMU student body was the highest rated in Michigan for ethnic diversity by U.S. News and World Report's 2011 Best Colleges Edition, and was rated as one of the most LGBT friendly universities in the nation by the Campus Pride Climate Index. More information about WGST@EMU is available at http://www.emich.edu/wgstudies/

Applicants must have at minimum, an ABD in Women's and Gender Studies, or in a related field based on interdisciplinary work by the time of appointment. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred. Primary consideration will be given to applicants with a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, an active research agenda in the field, and the ability to work in a culturally and racially diverse environment. Demonstrated record of research and/or work with local, regional, national or global community organizations is desirable.

  • All applications must be submitted online at https://www.emujobs.com . Application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one page teaching philosophy statement, a one page research agenda statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference should be available upon request. For more information contact Suzanne Gray, Search Committee Chair at sgray17@emich.edu or (734) 487-2517. Review of applications will begin December 6, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for Skype interview via email (12/30) x2 (Note: It looks like they are interviewing at least 10, up to 15 people, in 20 minute interviews)
  • Have any of those who had Skype interviews gotten any news since?
    • Nope! Though I was told that their schedule included notifying us this week (i.e. this week that just ended)...
  • Campus Interview invite (1/17) x2
    • I'm assuming that there was more than one, but does anyone know that there was more than one campus invitation? Has anyone who had a skype interview gotten a rejection since? (1/23)
    • My impression is that there are four campus visits scheduled at the moment.  
    • There are 5 candidates coming to campus.  No rejections will go out until someone is hired.

Harvard University - Gender and Culture - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of History and the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature seek to appoint a tenure-track professor (at the assistant or untenured associate professor level) in the modern history of gender and culture, in a regional specialty other than the United States. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in history, and for interdisciplinary instruction in history and literature. Doctorate in history or a related discipline is required by the time the appointment begins. Strong teaching experience as well as demonstrated competence in relevant research languages is desired. Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a brief statement of current and future research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography, and names and contact information of three references to: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4919. Applications are not considered complete until the required three letters of recommendation are received.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2013. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
  • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented (History) 2013-14
  • Has anyone heard anything? Thanks. (x4)
  • Does anyone know if interviews have been scheduled or have ANY news about this job? *anxious job seeker*
  • Received skype interview request via email (11/26)
  • would you mind sharing your field/geographical area?
  • interviews were conducted this past week: anyone hear back yet? (x2)
  • any word?
  • Invited to on-campus visit (1/7)

Grand Valley State University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor - Women and Gender Studies and Liberal Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Women and Gender Studies and Liberal Studies (Joint Tenure-track position) - Assistant Professor
  • Faculty teach six courses (3 WGS/3 LIB) per year reflecting both the candidate's expertise and the needs of Women and Gender Studies and Liberal Studies. Courses taught may include: Introduction to Gender Studies (WGS 200), Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (WGS 224), Sexual Orientation and the Law (WGS 310), Queer Theory (WGS 365), Diversity in the United States (LIB 201), LGBTQ Identities (LIB 325), Feminist Research Methods (WGS 300) and Interdisciplinary Research Methods (US 300). All faculty advise and mentor students while maintaining an active record of research and service. We value activism and social justice and have a strong commitment to service learning
  • Required Qualifications and Education -Ph. D. completed by August 1, 2014; -Strong potential for excellence in teaching interdisciplinary studies and LGBTQ/Sexuality studies; -A productive research agenda in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies
  • Preferred Qualifications and Education -Ability to teach feminist and queer theory and interdisciplinary research methods. -Experience teaching and advising undergraduate research. -Potential to foster and support diversity among students, faculty, and community. -Commitment to service learning, activism and social justice.
  • Review will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled.
  • did last year's search here fail? The job is slightly different, but there's significant overlap. Also, they don't have anyone new on their website.
  • I was interviewed for the position last year and was told they had made an offer (x2). Perhaps it was rejected? 
  • I believe Debjani Chakravarty was just hired to start in Fall 2013. LINK
  • This is a liberal studies + women's studies hire. This might be replacement hire for some faculty retiring. Women's studies hired someone last year but guess they have the budget to hire another person half time. 
  • any updates on this one? almost down to the wire if they're interviewing at NWSA-- 10/21
  • any updates on this? -- 10/28
  • Not yet.  Had to resend a letter that was required by 10/25, so it sounded like they were planning to review this week.  
  • request for NWSA interview received -- 10/28 x6
  • request for campus interview--12/06
  • request for campus interview -- 12/23
  • Was told by committee that they hope to have a decision by the end of February.
  • Are campus visits for this position finished yet?
  • They were planning to conclude interviews by the first week of Feb.
  • Anyone heard anything? -- 2/24
  • Offer made and accepted (2/26)
  • Offer made, verbal acceptance [posted 2/27]

Illinois State University - Assistant Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Assistant Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program, under the Direction of the Program Director, provides leadership and actively works to support the academic activities of students in the program. Through programming and curricular outreach activities, both on and off campus, supports the mission of the program, increasing awareness and participants in the program.

Required Qualifications: PhD at time of hire. 2 years of teaching experience.

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, e-mail, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.

  • Deadline: 12/17/2013
  • Link to apply: http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64650
  • Anyone apply for this job? Did you upload three letters of recommendation separately or just a reference list? There seems to be conflicting information on the posting and my efforts to contact the person listed have been fruitless.
  • This job is listed as "administrative professional" not a faculty position.  Does anyone have more information on that?
  • In response to the previous two posts: I did reach the contact person in HR and was told that because this isn't classified as a faculty position they are expecting people to upload their own letters. She added that if there was any difficulty with the uploads the letters could be emailed to her and she would upload them to the file by hand. Consequently, I asked my references (who are writing for me for other positions too, and for obvious reasons want to keep those letters confidential) to email their letters to her. I also noticed that the posting asks for no information about research, which makes me worry that it's a sort of cross between classified staff (who often do academic advising at large public schools) and a lecturer, which could be career suicide - or might not be. But that's speculation based on researching the department and the institution, then reading between the lines of the ad.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (Posted 1/21/14)
  • Nothing here, anyone else?
  • Skype interview request (1/30) X2

Indiana University, TT Assistant Professor of English, Feminist and Gender Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Indiana University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with specialization in feminism, critical gender studies and related fields. We welcome applications from scholars of any literary period. Successful applicants will have a PhD in hand by August 2014 and research and teaching interests in feminist theory or feminist approaches to literature. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit a letter of interest, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Judith Brown, Search Committee Chair at jcb@indiana.edu.

  • Materials must be received by Oct. 15, 2013. More information about our department is available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~engweb. The appointment is effective starting in the fall of 2014 with a teaching load of two courses per semester. Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity; we encourage applications from women, people of color, and persons with disabilities.
  • Any news on this given the October deadline?
  • Writing Sample requested (11/20) x4
  • MLA Interview 12/12 x2 <-- Were interviews announced by phone or email? thnxs
  • Phone and email
  • A very kind, simple rejection email 12/13 (So many of these emails are terrible--it was nice to receive one so straightforward and professional.) x4 <-- Any of these rejections after a writing sample request?
  • Anyone get a writing sample request but did not receive an MLA interview OR rejection notification? I'm in limbo over here.12/13 <--Never mind, I got it today.
  • Campus visits scheduled 1/22

Indiana University - Peg Zeglin Brand Chair in Gender Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington seeks to fill the Peg Zeglin Brand Chair in Gender Studies at the full or associate rank starting August 2014 with a scholar from any disciplinary background whose work centrally addresses feminism, sexuality and/or gender. Minimal requirements: Doctoral degree in relevant field and tenurable professional dossier. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose areas of specialization include any combination of the following: film and media; critical race and queer of color critique; disability studies; transgender studies; transnational and postcolonial feminism. Salary, fringe benefits, research and teaching expectations and opportunities are consistent with Research One institutions.

  • Review of applications will begin November 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information go to www.iub.edu/~gender/
  • To apply, submit electronically at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/544
  • Include a letter of application detailing how your research agenda, teaching experience and philosophy fit with the job description and department; curriculum vitae; and name/contact information for four referees to Barbara Black-Kurdziolek (baablack@indiana.edu) c/o L.H. Stallings, Search Committee Chair, Memorial Hall East, Room 130, 1021 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.
  • On-site interviews scheduled [posted 12/20]
  • rejection email from dept chair (1/10)
  • Not so much as a single acknowledgement of application received or a rejection letter.  Wow.(5/1/14)

Anyone know who they hired?

Indiana University - Professor & Director of Kinsey Institute  Edit

Indiana University seeks an exceptional researcher, scholar, mentor, and proven leader to develop the full worldwide potential of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University. The successful applicant will lead the Kinsey Institute as well as join the faculty of an appropriate department or school at Indiana University on the Bloomington campus.

Established in 1947 by the late Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, the Kinsey Institute has been a trusted source for investigating and informing the world about critical issues in sex, gender, and reproduction for more than 60 years. The institute has built a national and international reputation around research that advances sexual health and knowledge worldwide. The Kinsey Institute Collections encompass print materials, film and video, fine art, artifacts, photography, and data from six continents. Its holdings span more than 2,000 years of human history and run the gamut of technologies—from ink on paper to microforms and CD-ROMs—offering a valuable research archives for interdisciplinary research to a global community of scholars in human sexuality.

Research questions at the Kinsey Institute are informed by developments in psychology, neuroscience, biology, gender studies, public health, sociology, behavioral sciences and other fields, reflecting an emphasis on the complexities of research on sexual interests, sexual behaviors, and sexual health. The Kinsey Institute’s reputation is founded on research that is high quality, high-impact, authoritative, relevant, and evidence-based. Its research collaborators span many schools at Indiana University and beyond.

Qualifications: Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree and demonstrate a well-established record of excellence in research that qualifies her/him for a tenured full professorship at IU Bloomington. Successful applicants will have leadership and personal qualities consistent with the interdisciplinary, multi-method, and collaborative nature of the Kinsey Institute to lead faculty at IU Bloomington and worldwide collaborators to address major social behavioral issues related to sexuality. As a distinguished high-profile scholar, the director will be expected to serve as the intellectual leader of the institute in developing the institute’s worldwide stature as an authoritative place for research and information. The director must be able to contribute positively to a multicultural campus and work collaboratively to link the institute to the university and its schools and departments as well as other colleges, universities, and funding agencies and organizations throughout the world.

  • Applications received by December 2, 2013 will be assured consideration.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.  To apply in confidence, interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application, CV and a letter of interest including a statement on research at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/546  Or applicants may mail their documents to: Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University, Carmichael Center, Suite 202, 530 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN  47408-4003.
  • Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:  Sherry Knighton-Schwandt, Office of the Vice Provost for Research at sks@indiana.edu
  • Further information about the search, including the full position description, can be found at http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/directorsearch.html. Nominations may be submitted to: Kinsey-search@indiana.edu.

Lehman College, CUNY - Women's/Gender History and Online Education Edit

Louisiana State University - TT Asst. Professor, US Women's History (Joint Appt. with Women's Studies)Edit

Northern Arizona University - Two Lecturer Positions - Women's and Gender Studies (Non-TT) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGS) at Northern Arizona University invites applications for two non-tenured lecturer positions, both with a teaching emphasis. Candidates for both positions should have a passion for teaching and a research agenda that informs classroom pedagogy and practice.

Preference for one lecturer position will be given to candidates with training and expertise in transnational feminisms, such as in Islamic feminism or Latin American feminism. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach the required introductory Women’s and Gender Studies course, Women, Gender Identity, and Ethnicity, Transnational Feminisms and Advanced classes in WGS using an intersectional framework. Preference for the second lecturer position is training and expertise in Queer Studies to help build our new Queer Studies minor. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach the required introductory Women’s and Gender Studies course, Women, Gender Identity, and Ethnicity, and courses such as Introduction to Queer Studies, and Advanced Readings in Queer Studies. For both lecturer positions, preference is given to candidates with experience, ability, and interest in employing feminist pedagogy in the teaching of large and small classes, and evidence of teaching and service with an intersectional framework. Preference will also be given to candidates with a commitment to diversity and to working with other faculty members and student groups in and outside the classroom.

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies or related field in the Social Sciences or Humanities, completed by August 2014.

Both non-tenure track positions require teaching four courses per semester.

  • Review of applications begins on January 27th, 2014 but continues through the Spring until both positions are filled.  The positions begin Fall 2014.  To apply please go to the NAU HR website http://www.nau.edu/hr
  • Request for phone interview (2/24). (x2)
  • Phone interview (3/7)
  • Invitation for campus visit for the queer studies position (4/1)
  • Campus visit 4/15-17; has an offer been made yet?? No word. (5/6)
  • request for skype interview (5/27). Anyone know what's going on with this position?
  • ["Offer Accepted" posted in header on 6/2. Not clear whether this applies to one or both positions.]

Ohio State University - TT Assistant Professor - Feminist Political Economy - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University seeks a feminist scholar whose research focuses broadly on feminist economics, political economies, and/or globalization. Scholars doing interdisciplinary work on critical development studies, environmental studies, ethnographies of globalization, immigration and/or migration, women's and gender health issues, and/or economic formations of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and nation are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from scholars doing research in and across any geographic region. Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D. in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies preferred; applications from related fields are welcome. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution

  • Appl Deadline: 2013/10/11 (posted 2013/08/27, listed until 2013/10/11)
  • Any word on this? I have not even received an email/snail mail confirmation of materials received.
    • I also never received confirmation of materials received (10/29/13)
    • Skype interview scheduled for Nov 15 (11/6)
    • How many received invitations?
    • is there Anybody advanced from skype interview to the job talk invitation?(11/19)
    • campus visit scheduled over the phone (11/19) X3
      • offer extended and accepted.

Old Dominion University (VA) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor, Women's Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Women's Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position to begin August 2014. Requirements include a Ph.D., scholarly publications, established teaching record in women's and gender studies, and experience/interest in departmental administration. Prior scholarly expertise in gender in relation to race and ethnicity, intersectionality, and/or U.S. diversity will complement the existing emphases within the department. Experience with feminist pedagogies and graduate-level teaching will also be given high consideration.

The position carries an 18-hour (3/3) course load and includes teaching Feminist Theory, Introduction to Women's Studies, and Dimensions of Diversity. The development of new cross-listed course offerings with affiliated programs in African and African American Studies, Asian Studies, the Institute of Humanities and Gay Cultural Studies is also encouraged.

Old Dominion University established the first Women's Studies academic program within Virginia's public university system. We offer an active undergraduate major and minor, as well as a graduate certificate, within an engaged, student-centered, scholar-activist department. The department is supported by a strong community partner organization, as well as a university Women's Center and Women's Caucus.

  • For full consideration, send letter of application, vita, teaching philosophy statement, transcripts, and three letters of reference by November 15, 2013 to: Dr. Jennifer N. Fish, Chair, Department of Women's Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529.
  • Does anyone know if an unofficial transcript is acceptable for this application? 
  • got receipt of application + request for demographic info (11/19 X3)
  • Skype interview request (12/9)
  • Any news here? (1/27) - none yet (1/27)
  • Any updates? (2/1)
  • Any news after Skype interviews? (3/1)

  • no word here, following Skype interview! (x2)
  • any update on this search?  have they done campus interviews yet?

Oregon State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies -- Offer AcceptedEdit

The School of Language, Culture, and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to begin Fall 2014. We seek someone with a specialization in women of color and/or queer of color feminisms.

Competitive applicants will have a PhD in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or a related field by June 15, 2014 and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Additional qualifications: Evidence of an active scholarly agenda, a record of excellence in teaching, and a record of working with students from underrepresented groups, especially students of color and LGBTQ students.

The School of Language, Culture, and Society includes Anthropology; Ethnic Studies; World Languages and Cultures; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and has a focus on global justice. The WGSS web site can be found at:http://oregonstate.edu/cla/women_gender_sexuality/. The program offers a BA/BS and MA and is in the process of developing a PhD program.

  • Applications must be submitted using the university's online application process. Candidates should submit (1) letter of interest that clearly indicates the applicant's interest in the required specialization, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information for three professional references, and (4) a writing sample. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #0011528. Closing date is December 1, 2013. OSU is an AA/EOE.
  • They give Karen Mills as the contact, but anyone know if she is the search committee chair? 
  • Contacted for Skype interview via phone (1/2) x3
  • campus visit invite 1/16
  • Offer accepted

Pace University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Women's and Gender Studies - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University, New York, invites nominations and applications for an anticipated tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the upcoming 2014-15 academic year, with expertise in the nonprofit sector. Candidates from a wide range of social science disciplines, with expertise in grass roots organizations, advocacy, civil society, human rights, NGOs, and/or public policy directed to these areas will be considered. Expertise in the area of gender and a demonstrated commitment to Women's Studies as a discipline (a graduate degree, graduate certificate and/or coursework in Women's Studies) are preferred, as well as a commitment to both high quality research and teaching. The department currently has approximately 40 undergraduate majors and five faculty, with a larger number of faculty teaching cross-listed courses each year. The course load is 3-3 undergraduate courses per year. Because the current expertise of the department lies primarily in the humanities and cultural studies, we seek scholars with strengths in the interdisciplinary social sciences. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Affairs, Sociology, Public Administration, or related fields, and an active research agenda. A demonstrated ability to obtain external grant support is highly desirable. The faculty member appointed to this position will develop new courses for our students to support a combined B.A. /M.P.A. degree program in Women’s Studies and Public Administration. The successful candidate will teach courses such as feminist theories, feminist research methods, and are welcome to develop courses in other areas of our major and Queer Studies minor. Course assignments may include Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; Gender, Race, and Class; or supervision of student internships in the nonprofit sector. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, advising students, participating in program development, and committee service at all levels of university governance. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.

  • Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research program, teaching philosophy, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications received by December 2, 2013 are guaranteed consideration. Salary is commensurate with experience. We prefer to receive application materials electronically. Please send these as a pdf to: PaceWGS13@gmail.com. Pace University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/H/V, committed to ensuring a diverse learning and working environment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Received a nice confirmation from the department chair and the EEO survey from HR a few hours later. The email also said skype interviews will be held in mid-December. Seems like a fairly quick turnaround. (11/27) (x2)
  • Request for a skype interview and additional materials (12/10) x3
    • 9 skype interviews have been scheduled (2 out of 9 ABDs)
  • campus visit invites have gone out to finalists.

Pace University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (Queer Studies focus) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University, New York, invites nominations and applications for an anticipated tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the upcoming 2014-15 academic year; candidates with a wide range of expertise in the social sciences and a particular interest in sexuality and queer studies will be considered. Scholars doing interdisciplinary work using feminist research methodologies in areas such as critical development, transnational/globalization studies and/or feminist science studies at the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nation, and dis/ability are encouraged to apply. Expertise in the area of gender and a demonstrated commitment to Women's and Gender Studies as a discipline (a graduate degree, graduate certificate and/or coursework in Women's and Gender Studies) are preferred, as well as a commitment to both high quality research and teaching. The department currently has approximately 40 undergraduate majors and five faculty, with a larger number of faculty teaching cross-listed courses each year. The course load is 3-3 undergraduate courses per year. Because the current expertise of the department lies primarily in the humanities and cultural studies, we seek scholars with strengths in the interdisciplinary social sciences, and an active research agenda. A demonstrated ability to obtain external grant support is highly desirable. The successful candidate will teach courses such as feminist theories, feminist research methods, and is expected to develop courses in other areas of our major and Queer Studies minor. Course assignments may also include Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; Gender, Race, and Class; or supervision of student internships. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, advising students, participating in program development, and committee service at all levels of university governance. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research program, teaching philosophy, and three reference letters. Pace University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/H/V, committed to ensuring a diverse learning and working environment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications received by December 2, 2013 are guaranteed consideration. Salary is commensurate with experience. We prefer to receive application materials electronically. Please send these as a pdf to: PaceWGS13B@gmail.com.
  • Any news?  I haven't received confirmation of materials. (12/18)
  • I haven't received an invitation for an interview.  But you should have received confirmation of receipt of materials.  I'd double-check. (12/18)
  • email rejection (12/19) X2 
  • Skype Interview Scheduled - (12/19) 1 of 1 ABDs
  • campus interview invitations sent out (1/28)
    • Any updates on this? 
    • I know offers must have gone out... any word on when/to whom, etc.?

Penn State Harrisburg - Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnic/Gender Studies - POSITION WITHDRAWNEdit

  • Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnic/Gender Studies. The American Studies program offers the BA, MA and PhD and has an active public outreach component. The successful candidate will have credentials in ethnicity, gender, race and sexuality. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Culture, Problems in American Studies and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Ethnic America, African-American Experience, Women in American Society, American Masculinities, American Themes and Eras, and Introduction to American Studies. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies, and a commitment to university service and outreach. Experience with graduate instruction and advising in an American Studies program is desirable. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred. Degree must be in hand by the appointment date. Please visit our website at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst.
  • The review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please submit a cover letter explaining experience and match with this position, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations), and a curriculum vitae to: American Studies Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Guy, Director of Human Resources, Penn State Harrisburg, Box HNET-40338, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898 or via email at HBG-HR@LISTS.PSU.EDU. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
  • received HR demographic paperwork (10/25) x5
  • phone interview 11/11
  • invitation for phone interview 1/31/2014 via email
  • Snail mail letter from HR dated 4/8/14: "We were very impressed with the overall quality of the applicant pool. However, the decision was made to withdraw the position at this time." (4/8)

Penn State University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Bioethics - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Women’s Studies Department and the Bioethics Program at the Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty member (Assistant/Associate Professor) to teach and conduct research in women’s studies and bioethics, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in humanities scholars whose research addresses any of the following: global bioethics; health and human rights; access to health care; gender, sexual, racial and ethnic disparities and systemic problems in health and health care; and structural and environmental influences on health, including food systems. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program in gender, women’s studies and bioethics and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in Women’s Studies. The candidate’s research will contribute to and enrich Penn State’s “Bioethics Without Borders” research initiative rockethics.psu.edu/bioethics. Candidates for the position should demonstrate an understanding of various theories, methods, and approaches to bioethics, as well as the ability to communicate these to students in the undergraduate minor in bioethics and medical humanities, and to graduate students participating in Penn State’s new dual-title Ph.D. program in bioethics. See http://bioethics.psu.edu/graduate/index.shtml. Candidates should provide clear evidence of scholarly and teaching excellence. In addition to teaching core courses in the dual-title graduate programs offered by both Women’s Studies and Bioethics, the successful candidate will develop new courses as the Bioethics Program expands.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch. Please include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and any graduate mentoring experience, along with a CV, representative publications, and a brief teaching portfolio. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Staci Kelly (szk3@psu.edu). Inquiries may be sent to Jonathan H. Marks, search committee chair (jhm20@psu.edu). Ph.D. or relevant professional degree must be completed prior to commencement of employment.
  • Applications received on or before November 1, 2013 will be guaranteed full review. Start date: August, 2014
  • Updates:
  • Skype interviews scheduled for the week of November 18, 2013

Penn State University - Associate Professor or Professor of Black Feminist Thought and Theory, Gender and Sexuality or Queer/LGBT StudiesEdit

  • The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications for a position in Black Feminist Thought and Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Queer/LGBT Studies for a joint appointment in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Women’s Studies. We anticipate filling the position at the associate professor or professor level. Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience and scholarly credentials commensurate with an associate professor or professor appointment at a major research university. While we seek to hire an established scholar in the areas indicated above, we will consider applications from other disciplines in the broader field of African American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, including cultural and social anthropology, political economy, sociology, history, philosophy, and cultural geography. We particularly welcome applications from scholars with demonstrable expertise in the digital humanities. The new faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in both African-American Studies and Women’s Studies and contribute to the dual-title graduate degree programs. The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in fall 2014.
  • Contact: Applications for the position must be submitted electronically to: http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. The on-line application must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu. If the application and letters of reference cannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to Search Committee Chair, AFAM Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802.
  • Closing Date: 11/15/2013.

Penn State University - Assistant/Associate Professor of African Studies/Women’s Studies - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • The African Studies Program and the Department of Women’s Studies invite applications for a position in African Studies and Women’s Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in African Studies and Women’s Studies. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research focuses on gender and sexuality in colonial or postcolonial studies and or African feminism. This position is part of a college-wide initiative to enhance African Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and strengthen intellectual ties between the Department of Women’s Studies and the newly-created African Studies Program. We expect to make an appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The candidate will also be expected to contribute strongly to the development of the African Studies Program. Candidates should have the potential to publish in high-quality venues and to win external funding, and have good teaching credentials. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2014. Faculty positions at Penn State involve substantial research support; in addition, junior positions offer significant release time. The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in the fall 2014.
  • Applications received by November 30, 2013, will receive first consideration; but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Electronic submission strongly preferred.
  • Submit a cover letter explaining your research and teaching experience, current CV, samples of scholarly writing and teaching evaluations (with a key) to: http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Candidates with fewer than four years since completion of the Ph.D. should also send an official graduate transcript. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu . If the application and letters of reference cannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to Search Committee Chair, African Studies Program, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. For additional information contact Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu . Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
    • [NOTE in header about Campus Visits posted on 1/26]

Portland State University, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies - TT Assistant Professor - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) department at Portland State University (PSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in sexuality and queer studies. The position starts in September 2014.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in intersectional feminist/queer theories and methodologies from a social sciences perspective. Candidates should demonstrate strong research potential in their field. Teaching responsibilities will include feminist social sciences theory and methods courses as well as intro- and upper-level undergraduate courses in sexuality and queer studies. The candidate will serve as an advisor to Women’s Studies majors/minors and Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies minors. The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department is a founding partner in the forthcoming School of Gender, Race, and Nations within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the graduate program of the new school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach a typical load of 24 credits per year (64-credit courses), including both undergraduate and graduate offerings.
  • Participate in departmental and university service, including active engagement on the WGSS Governing Board and its consensus-based governance structure.
  • Engage actively with/in the community, in line with PSU’s mission.
  • Pursue an active research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications and externally-funded grant proposal submissions.
  • Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
  • Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting.
  • Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Required / Minimum Qualifications: PhD in WGS or related social science field with specialization in sexuality/queer studies. PhD degree must be in hand by time of appointment. 

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools. 

  • To Apply: For consideration, complete applications must be received by 5pm (PST) on Monday, September 16, 2013. Complete applications must include the following: cover letter; CV; one page reflection on pedagogical philosophy and experience, including a list of courses taught; and 3 letters of recommendation. Semifinalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and extended teaching materials at a later date. Submit all application materials as pdf attachments to WGSSsearch@pdx.edu. Correspondence will be done primarily through e-mail. For questions about this position, please contact WGSSsearch@pdx.edu. Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution, and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Updates on PSU

  • Email sent on 9/27 stating decisions regarding candidate progress will be communicated beginning Sept 30th. Affirmative action survey link included. 
  • Anyone contacted? [posted 10/1]
    • Not yet. [posted 10/1]
    • Any updates? [posted 10/8]
    • Nope. [posted 10/12]
    • writing sample request received 10/14 X 3
  • Ummm, I've heard really bad things about this particular department... especially about racism and several women of color leaving some years ago. Anyone have more info??
  • I've heard the same complaints as listed above, very recently.
  • I have also heard some horror stories about racism in this program, and wonky politics in general.
    • Can anyone elaborate?  I've been invited for a telephone interview and would like to hear more specifics about these rumours...
    • Phone interviews scheduled for mid-Nov.
    • Rejection email post-phone interview 12/02 x2

Princeton University - Open Rank Professor - Study of Women and Gender in the Middle East -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Princeton University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in the study of women and gender in the Middle East. Applicants may come from a range of disciplinary homes but should have experience with the varieties of interdisciplinary scholarship prominent in Middle Eastern Studies. We seek candidates who focus on subjects relating to women, gender, and feminism from anthropological, cultural, historical, or social perspectives. The position will be based in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. The ability to teach courses on the wider context of Middle Eastern societies is desirable. Evidence of scholarly achievement, dedication to service activities, an ability to offer courses beyond the field of specialization and, above all a commitment to effective undergraduate and graduate teaching will be taken into serious consideration.

To apply, please complete an online application at https://jobs.princeton.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including an indication of proficiency in the relevant Middle East languages and teaching experience), and, for candidates applying at the assistant professor level, a writing sample. All applicants must supply three names of references and their contact information in their online application. For any questions, please contact kchirik@princeton.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
  • Any news? Have anyone's references been contacted to send letters?
  • nothing here (12/16)
  • Request for additional materials week of 12/16
  • Have they selected the finalists for this position? 1/7
  • No news here...have they even done preliminary interviews?
  • Also have not heard any news since materials request. (1/10)
  • Campus invites issued (1/23)
  • Does anyone know if those invited are exclusively senior scholars or a mix in rank? (1/27)
  • It is mixed.
  • Have they announced who they've chosen for this position? 
  • Offer made and accepted (05/06/2014)
  • any idea what the scholar works on?

San Francisco State University - Asst. Prof - Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University invites applications for an assistant professor working in the arena of sexuality specifically as sexuality intersects with race and ethnicity. Teaching experience and research in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: critical race studies; postcolonial theory, queer theory and queer of color critique; ethnic studies; reproductive health, justice, rights and/or sexual rights in communities of color. Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University is a dynamic and growing intellectual center of study, research, and training with a national and international profile, including the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality. Applicants for this position must have an earned doctoral degree or its equivalent in their field. We seek a teacher-scholar with broad knowledge of and demonstrated leadership skills in the field of sexuality studies; a likelihood of achieving national visibility in sexuality studies; a capacity to work as part of a team of faculty and staff; an ability to mentor and teach students from diverse gender, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and potential to develop an extramurally funded research program as Research Faculty at the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality. Areas of teaching in this position will include introduction to sexuality studies; sexuality, race and sexual rights; and critical race and ethnic studies. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and women are urged to apply.

Qualifications: Ph.D. completed by August 2014, from accredited institution in the Humanities or Social Sciences, including but not limited to Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Anthropology, History, and Cultural Studies. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and a strong research portfolio are also desired.

Start Date: August 2014

  • Applications: Applications will be reviewed beginning September 16, 2013, but the position will remain open until filled. Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, teaching dossier, and two writing samples. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to arrive under separate cover. All materials should be addressed to Dr. Andreana Clay, Chair, Search Committee, Sociology and Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. Email questions or inquires directly to the department at sxsdept@sfsu.edu.
  • Anyone hear anything yet?
  • Not yet (Oct 8th)
  • Phone interview requested (10/10)
  • Any other people get phone interviews? Do they plan on conducting phone interviews with people they interviewed at ASA?
  • Anyone recieve postal mail from them? I'm told there's a letter in my univ mailbox but I'm out-of-town. Maybe they confirm receipt of applications? Thanks.
  • Yes they sent out letters confirming receipt of applications a couple weeks ago (10/29)
  • Received an email rejection (10/29)
  • I've received neither a rejection, nor a phone interview request. And I received a receipt of app at the end of Sept (10/31) x3
  • FWIW to add to the confusion - I had a phone interview but never received a receipt of app prior to it. (10/31)
  • Ok this is officially the most excruciating search ever! I received an email confirmation days after they received my app. No word of rejection or interview (11/1) x 2
  • Campus Interview Scheduled (11/4) x2
  • Received a wonderfully kind, snail mailed rejection (11/26)
  • Heard through colleague that the job was offered to a candidate just prior to December holidays (12/30)
    • ACK. (12/31)
    • A friend of a friend was invited for a campus visit in mid-January--so either the offer did not work out or the information about the December offer was incorrect.
    • Maybe that's for the women's studies position because rejections went out for this already.
  • To clarify, the search for the Sexuality Studies position has concluded. Not clear if ppl name names on here but the position went to someone who is ABD. The search for the WGST hire is ongoing - campus interviews are happening now. (2/3)

San Francisco State University - Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women and Gender Studies Department at SFSU seeks to hire a junior scholar with expertise in transnational feminist methodologies whose research addresses one or more of the following fields: science and technology studies, disability studies, indigenous feminisms, and/or health inequalities and the environment. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women and Gender Studies or experience in the discipline. This scholar must teach from a perspective that emphasizes the mutually constitutive nature of categories of difference, and their course offerings should complement and extend our department's strengths in transnational feminist cultural studies and interdisciplinary social sciences.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (or completion of degree requirements by August 1, 2014), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and demonstrable high-quality scholarship. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications. San Francisco State University, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

  • Candidates should send their letter of application with a curriculum vitae and the names of three current references to: Hiring Committee, Department of Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, CA 94132. (No email applications.) Requests for letters of recommendation, writing sample, syllabi, teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations will be made after the first round of review.
  • Review of applications will begin November 14, 2013. The University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities. 
  • Received email acknowledging receipt of application (11/13) x3
  • Affirmative action survey sent over email (11/20) x3
  • has anyone heard anything?
  • Nothing here (12/13) x3
  • Request for materials. 12/16 x 4
  • Any news? (01/16)
  • Yes, sorry -- I know someone who got invited (yesterday) for an on campus interview. (01/16)
  • Ack!  Were there Skype or phone interviews conducted or was it materials requested -> on-campus invites? (01/16)
  • Having received a rejection following an interview today, I feel your pain. From what I understand they went straight from materials requested to on-campus invites. (01/16)
  • I was one of the campus invitees. Chair indicated they hoped to reach decision by late last week. I haven't heard anything. Anyone have any updates they feel comfortable sharing? (2/25) 
  • my friend announced she got the offer for and accepted this position last week. (4/8)

State University of New York at New Paltz - TT Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2014. The WGSS Program at SUNY New Paltz is a small but thriving interdisciplinary program offering both a major and a minor, with a Coordinator and four core faculty jointly appointed in WGSS and another academic department. This hire will be wholly housed in WGSS.

  • Duties: The successful candidate will teach six courses per academic year, including a required course in feminist theory, the introductory WGSS survey course, and the capstone course; maintain an active research agenda; and provide service to the Program and University, including advising students.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in Women's or Gender Studies preferred, Ph.D.s in other disciplines will be considered if combined with excellent training in WGSS. Primary research and teaching area in feminist theory; preference for additional research and teaching areas include one or more of the following: Women of Color Feminisms, Health and the Body, and/or Culture and Representation.
  • Contact Information: Electronic submission preferred. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, scholarly writing sample(s), a transcript, prior student teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three current letters of reference (sent directly by letter writers) to: WGSSsearch@newpaltz.edu, Search Committee Chair, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, SUNY New Paltz. Please note search number F13-34 on all materials submitted.
  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, priority will be given to applications received by November 5,2013.
  • received detailed letter from search chair acknowledging receipt of materials and reminding that search closes Nov 5. perhaps the most thorough acknowledgement i've had this season! (and yes, I know it's early..) x4 --> yes, thank you New Paltz! (10/31)
  • care to share name of chair of search committee? (11/4) - Karl Bryant (11/4)
  • Does 'transcript' mean transcript of phd degree? (11/04) - It's my understanding that it refers to all graduate school transcripts (11/4)
  • Any news on interviews? (11/20)
  • Did they mail out affirmative action surveys? Or are they already sending out rejections? I'm travelling but have heard that they sent something in the last week or so. (11/20) ---> I received an affirmative action survey almost two weeks ago. (11/21) x2
  • Skype interview request (11/26) x5  (sent via email)
  • Anyone get an on campus yet? I haven't heard anything... (12/17) Still waiting to hear (12/17) x2
  • 12/20... and I haven't heard anything since the Skype interview... my assumption is that other people have already been invited for campus interviews because I can't imagine they'd wait until after the holidays to extend invitations. Thoughts? --> I assume so, esp. since they were planning on doing campus visits around the end of January. (12/20) 
  • friend received an on-campus invite. [posted 12/27]

Syracuse University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Women's and Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Women's & Gender Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies, appointment to begin August 2014. We seek an interdisciplinary Feminist scholar with a strong record of research and teaching in women's and gender studies consistent with a tenure track appointment at a research university. Specifically, we invite applications from candidates who specialize in Latina, Chicana, Latin American, and/or indigenous scholarship. Candidates with expertise in feminist, decolonial, queer methods and theories will be given top consideration. Interdisciplinary doctoral training training required; Women's Studies or Interdisciplinary Ph.D. preferred.

Qualifications: Interdisciplinary doctoral training required; Women's Studies or Interdisciplinary Ph.D. preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications: Interdisciplinary doctoral training required; Women's Studies or Interdisciplinary Ph.D. preferred.

Responsibilities: The candidate's work should complement the mission, goals, and strengths of the WGS Department at SU. The candidate will be expected to contribute to our core undergraduate curriculum and to build a future graduate degree program. Our department (http://wgs.syr.edu/) is distinguished by its commitment to intersectional, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches, and an emphasis on issues of race, class, disability, sexuality, and ethnicity as an inherent part of our signature focus on transnational feminist analyses of gender and gender justice. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates must attach a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and one publication or writing sample of no more than fifty pages. Three letters of recommendation are required and will be requested directly from your references through our employment system at the time your application is certified and submitted. Please have an accurate email for each of your references available to enter at the time of your application.

  • Contact search co-chairs, Dr. Chandra Talpade Mohanty (ctmohant@syr.edu) or Dr. Robin Riley (rlriley@syr.edu) with any questions. We will begin screening applications on November 25, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Online App. Form: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/52310
  • Wow, that's a small window between when it was posted and when they start reviewing. 
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled (Mid-January). 3 candidates, I guess. X2 (12/17)
  • Offer made and accepted. [posted 4/28] By the way, offer was made in February 18 and it was negotiated until April 8. 

Texas A&M - TT Advanced Assistant Professor, Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Studies with an Emphasis in Gender - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Texas A&M - TT Advanced Assistant Professor (English), Gender and Sexuality Studies with an Emphasis in Rhetoric - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

As part of a set of three hires, the Department of English at Texas A&M University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the advanced assistant professor level for the fall of 2014 in Gender and Sexuality Studies with an emphasis in Rhetoric. A Ph.D. in English or a related field is required, as are compiled strong records of teaching and publication beyond graduate school. Successful candidates will have active research agendas foregrounding rhetoric within the field of gender and sexuality studies. Job responsibilities include teaching (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses), conducting and publishing scholarly research, and undertaking appropriate academic service.

  • Please upload using the MLA / Interfolio ByCommittee platform a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages.
  • To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be uploaded by November 4, 2013. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Larry J. Reynolds, Search Committee Chair, at LJR@TAMU.edu. Interviews will take place at the MLA convention. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu
  • MLA interview scheduled 12/14

Towson University - TT Assistant Professor - Women's and Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in women and health. Teaching load 3-3 for the first year and 3-4 thereafter. The candidate will be required to teach a graduate level core course on women and health in the department's Master's degree program. Qualifications: A.B.D.s may apply but Ph.D. is required by August 2014.
  • Candidates with a Ph.D. in fields other than Women's and Gender Studies or Health/Health Sciences will be considered if their research and teaching demonstrate knowledge and effective use of current theories, methodologies and substantive findings relevant to the discipline of Women's and Gender Studies. Please send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; writing sample (article or dissertation chapter); graduate school transcripts; teaching evaluations (if available); and three letters of recommendation to wgstsearch@towson.edu by December 1, 2013.
    • received request for phone interview (1/20) x2
    • They're interviewing 9 candidates later this week.
    • Campus interview invite x2 (1/29)
    • Any news?  (3/4)
    • Received rejection email 4/4. letter states offer was made to another candidate and accepted. 

Tulane University - Endowed Professor Women’s Literature, Advanced Associate (Historical/Theoretical Field Open)Edit

  • The Tulane English Department invites applications for a new endowed chair in Women’s Literature (historical and/or theoretical field open), the appointment to be made at the advanced Associate Professor level. Applicants should have a distinguished record of research and teaching. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply and to consult, before submitting their materials, the websites for Tulane’s Newcomb College Institute at http://tulane.edu/newcomb/ and the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at http://tulane.edu/nccrow/about.cfm. 2-2 teaching load.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15. Applications will continue to be accepted and evaluated, however, until the position is filled. Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio.
  • NOTE: position posted in Sept. 20 MLA JIL, but Interfolio link does not seem to be working yet: http://apply.interfolio.com/22676 (UPDATE: Link is now working, as of Oct. 6)

Tulane University -  TT Asst. Prof. - U.S. Women/Gender/Sexuality, 20th Century - AHA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • TT position in U.S History with specialization in the history of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the 20th Century at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Candidates must complete the requirements for the Ph.D. no later than June 2014. *"The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including an introductory undergraduate survey on Women and Gender in U.S. History; and will also work collaboratively with the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University: http://tulane.edu/newcomb/."
  • Applicants should submit letter of interest, CV, and three letters of reference to Women/Gender/Sexuality Search Committee, Department of History, Tulane University through Interfolio. Letters of recommendation may be submitted via Interfolio, email or hard copy. Consideration of applications will begin on Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Akron, Director of Women's StudiesEdit

The University of Akron invites applications for the position of Director of Women's Studies, effective July 1, 2014. The Womens Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program offering an undergraduate minor in addition to a certificate at the graduate and undergraduate level. The program is housed in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS) and the Director's position reports to the BCAS Dean's Office.

Given that Women's Studies is inherently interdisciplinary, the disciplinary home of the Director may be in any department/school at the University. The successful candidate must be qualified for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level with tenure in the academic unit consistent with the candidate's academic credentials. Responsibilities will include conducting high quality research and teaching that relates to one or more of the following areas, including but not limited to, women, gender, queer studies, and/or feminism and feminist theory. The Women's Studies Director will receive at least 25% release time from teaching to direct the program and related activities.  Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.

The Director will be responsible for coordinating and developing the curriculum and academic programming on campus relevant to Women's Studies, advising and mentoring students, overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Program, managing the budget, and supervising a staff currently consisting of a full-time college lecturer, three part-time faculty members, and two graduate assistants. The Director will also work with a core of committed faculty members who offer disciplinary courses that are approved to be part of the Women's Studies curriculum and who serve on the Women's Studies Academic Advisory Committee. The successful candidate should have experience with a Womens Studies Program and be a dynamic and visionary leader who will build the program in terms of visibility, reputation, enrollment, and numbers of minors and certificates. Interested candidates may visit the current Women's Studies Program website at http://www.uakron.edu/ws/ or contact Kathryn Feltey, Interim Director of Women's Studies at 330-972-6877 or by email at felteyk@uakron.edu

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should complete an online application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For complete details and to apply for this position, visit http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/. Job#7790.
  • NOTE: this postion was just posted at H-NET on 10/29/13.
  • Anyone know why they're doing a rolling hire on this? It could just be university policy, or it could be that they have an inside candidate they want to hire but are being forced to do a national search for show...
  • Has anyone heard anything on this position?

University of Alabama - Asst. Professor, Gender and Sexuality - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Departments of Gender and Race Studies and American Studies at the University of Alabama invite applications for a joint appointment tenure-track assistant professor position specializing in gender and sexuality. We seek candidates specializing in political, theoretical, and cultural approaches to the study of gender and sexuality. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in their specialization such as Black Queer Politics, and a graduate seminar in the department of American Studies, Modern Gay America.

Appointment is 75% in Gender and Race Studies and 25% in American Studies; service requirements will NOT exceed those of faculty with appointment in a single department. Tenure will be in the Department of Gender and Race Studies.

Pursuit of an active research agenda leading to the publication of a number of articles or a book is required as well as service to the University community and professional organizations. The successful candidate will present a record of scholarship and teaching that is consistent with tenure-track work at a research university. PhD in hand preferred, ABD considered.

The appointment will begin August 15, 2014. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We welcome applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

  • Contact: To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, and curriculum vitae. Send three letters of recommendation and a transcript of graduate work and an article-length writing sample directly to Search Committee, Gender and Race Studies, University of Alabama, Manly Hall 104, Box 870272, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0272. For more information, contact the search committee chair Dr. Utz McKnight, at mcknight.utz@ua.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of application (1/3/13).  Skype interviews will be scheduled for a shortlist in two weeks.  Campus visits after this.  Encouraged applicants to also consider the dept.'s Pre-Civil war position (listed in AfAm Studies).
  • Skype interview request via email (1/21)

University of Alabama, Birmingham - TT Asst. Professor of English (Women's Lit. and/or Gender Studies) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialization in Women’s Literature and/or Gender Studies. College-level teaching experience required. 3/2 teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses in Women’s Literature/Gender Studies, as well as composition courses and sophomore literature surveys. PhD must be completed by August 15, 2014. Our 30+-member department offers B.A. and M.A. degrees within a nationally ranked teaching and research urban university with over 18,000 students. Visit us at http://www.uab.edu/english.

  • Deadline for applications will be May 15, 2014. Please submit letter of application and cv via the MLA Interfolio ByCommittee platform at http://apply.interfolio.com/24685 . Requests for writing samples and dossiers will be made after our initial screening. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment
  • Also posted at Generalist 2014
  • Rejection (sent three days ago to the wrong email address...)
  • Offer Accepted 6/26

University of Arizona - Asst. Professor, Transgender Studies (2 Positions) - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Arizona is pleased to announce a cluster hire of 4 tenure-track faculty positions in transgender studies over the next two years. Two positions are being offered this year in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), with a start date of fall 2014. Two positions to be based elsewhere in the university will be advertised next year, with a start date of fall 2015. This cluster hire is one element of the University of Arizona's unprecedented investment in the field of transgender studies. Other elements include support for a new peer-reviewed journal, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, which will be published by Duke University Press starting in 2014, with the editorial office housed at the University of Arizona's Institute for LGBT Studies; a new interdisciplinary Center for Critical Studies of the Body; and an anticipated graduate degree program in transgender studies.

Transgender studies concerns itself with the variability and contingency of gender, sexuality, identity, and embodiment across time, space, languages, and cultures. It pays particular attention to the socio-political, legal, and economic consequences of noncompliance with gender norms; to the histories and social organization of minoritized transgender lives and communities; to forms of cultural production that represent or express gender variance; to the medicalization of identity and the depathologization of bodily difference; and to the emergence of novel forms of embodied subjectivity within contemporary techno-cultural environments. Because we seek to hire the most innovative scholars in this rapidly evolving field, we are open to considering any area of specialization, research agenda, and inter/disciplinary training compatible with faculty service in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

We invite applications for two assistant professor positions, one of which will be based in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and the other in another suitable department within SBS (see http://sbs.arizona.edu). In addition to possessing requisite expertise in transgender studies, applicants must be qualified to teach core courses in their home departments, and ideally will fulfill strategic priorities set by SBS in the following areas, broadly defined: health, the environment, technology, and global impact/regional roots.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references by October 14, 2013 to uacareertrack.com, job number 53456.  Shortlisted candidates will be asked to supply additional materials.

  • To apply online go to http://www.UACareers.com/53456 . Review begins 10/14/13 and continues until filled. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer - M/W/D/V
  • Anything on this? Anyone have a sense of timeline?
  • received request for more materials (letters of rec, writing sample, statement of teaching phil) (11/21) x5
  • invited for campus visit (12/17) x2
  • job offer made by phone (2/26)

University of California, Berkeley - TT Assistant or Associate Professor, United States/Women, Gender, Sexuality HistoryEdit

University of California, Irvine - Open Rank Professorship in Women's Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine, announces an opening for an open-rank professorship in critical studies of gender, sexuality, and law. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research complements existing departmental strengths in feminist transnational studies, race, and sexuality. Possible fields of expertise include, but are not limited to, feminist legal studies, social justice movements, labor and migration, political economies, transgender studies, bioethics, and international humanitarianism. Successful candidates should demonstrate ability to teach a range of introductory and advanced courses across our innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum.

  • Please apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/ and submit a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, completed application should be submitted by December 1, 2013.
  • Any news? Still now news on this one? (Jan 26)
  • Invite for phone interview via email [posted 1/27] 
  • Skype interview request via email (1/27) (x2)
  • Does anyone have a list of who will be on the interview?  We are legally entitled to ask, correct?
  • On-campus interview request via email (2/21)

University of California, Riverside - TT Assistant Professor for Feminist Political Ecology/Sustainability Studies -  CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Women’s Studies at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and conduct research in feminist political ecology/sustainability studies, to begin July 1, 2014. This position supports the commitment of the department to curricular and research initiatives in sustainability studies that foreground relations between sex/gender systems and the systems and practices that are conducive or not to the pursuit of a livable world for all humans and non-humans in the present and future. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to interdisciplinary candidates whose work focuses on transnational issues and settings and is informed by feminist/queer methodologies and critical race theory. Candidates from a wide variety of disciplines, including but not limited to women’s and gender/sexuality studies, geography, environmental studies, ecology, anthropology, science and technology studies, health studies, critical food studies, and ethnic studies are encouraged to apply. The appointment supports the department’s development of new curricular and research initiatives in diverse aspects of sustainability, including sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity, resource use, the political ecology of consumption, health, food, climate change, environmental degradation, histories of human-environment interaction, etc. The successful candidate will participate in the development of a new B.S. in Gender and Sexuality Studies and will collaborate with programs and initiatives across the campus in sustainability studies. A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment, along with evidence of an active research agenda. Salary commensurate with education and experience. EEO/AA employer.

  • Interested candidates should send electronic applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, at least three letters of recommendation, and writing sample to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00051 or to the Department of Women’s Studies, Attention Victoria Cross, UC Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521. Electronic application and submission of materials is strongly preferred. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Chikako Takeshita, Chair, Women’s Studies Search Committee, at chikako.takeshia@ucr.edu.
  • Campus interviews scheduled (2/4)

University of Kansas - TT Asst. Professor, Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at the University of Kansas is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in sexuality studies, expected to begin as early as August 18, 2014. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ for more information.

  • Review of applications will begin on 11/04/13 and continue as long as needed until a qualified pool has been identified.
  • LINK to Apply
  • Anyone else having trouble loading the online application? It keeps telling me I have cookies disabled when I've just turned off all anti-tracking preferences! (09/28)
  • YES, I'm having the same problem on two different browsers.  Did you figure out a solution?
  • instead of clicking the link provided here, try go to the department website and click the link to apply from there. it worked for me. good luck.
  • Anyone get an invite to talk at NWSA? I know it was close to the deadline, but I'm wondering if not hearing anything about chatting there is a bad thing. There is also a sexuality conference coming up this week.
  • Heard they received 150+ applications. The Search Committee chair was not at NWSA, but at another sexuality conference. Don't know when they'll be in contact with folks to schedule, but I think they're supposed to be doing phone interviews by December 6. 
  • request for phone interview recieved by email (11/22) X2
  • Anyone have an idea about their campus interview timeline? (12/09)
  • Still nothing re: campus interviews? (01/03)
  • Campus interviews scheduled. (1/8)
  • Thanks for the update. Looks like I'm out. Congratulations to those invited for campus talks!
  • Offer made and accepted. (3/8)

University of Maryland - TT Asst. Professor of Women's Studies, LGBTQ studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland announces a full-time tenure-track position for an assistant professor specializing in LGBTQ studies. The successful candidate will be able to work across arts and humanities disciplines and have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Masculinities Across Racial and/or National Lines
Critical Race Theory, Queer Theory, Transgender Theory, Posthumanism
Sexuality in Artistic and Cultural Production

The Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the leading programs in its field both within the United States and beyond. Our department is in the process of merging with the LGBT Studies Program, and so we anticipate that new faculty will be able to contribute significantly to curricular and program development at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

With ten core faculty, and more than eighty affiliate faculty housed in other departments across the campus, our department embraces many perspectives and methodologies. We have a highly established Ph.D. program and a graduate certificate program. Our current women’s studies undergraduate offerings include a B.A., an undergraduate certificate, and a joint minor in Black Women’s Studies, while LGBT Studies offers an undergraduate certificate and an undergraduate minor. Fields of specialization at the graduate level are: (1) Gender, Race, Racialization, and/or Diaspora Studies; (2) Women’s Movements, Global and Local; (3) Bodies, Genders, Sexualities; (4) Gendered Labor: Households and Communities; (5) Art, Culture, Technologies, and Social Change. Feminist Studies, the oldest and leading journal of interdisciplinary scholarship in our field is housed on our campus. In addition to Feminist Studies, the executive offices of the National Women’s Studies Association are located nearby. The University of Maryland is situated in the greater metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. and has access to an exceptional range of rich cultural, political, and social resources.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2014.

  • Additional Information: Candidates should submit the following materials: a current curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a 3-4 page letter of application emphasizing their contributions to the interdisciplinary field of women’s and gender studies and describing their research experience and interests, teaching experiences and interests, and academic and/or community service to https://ejobs.umd.edu. This position is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.
  • Best Consideration Date: 12/02/2013.
  • Are people just uploading the cover letter under "writing sample?" I'm not sure what to do, but I did call their human resources, who were less than helpful... There's not place to upload the cover letter. <-- I just uploaded the letter in the writing sample link today, so this hasn't been corrected yet. 10/14
  • I uploaded the application without a cover letter. SCC contacted me on 11/04 explaining website glitch and asked to send CL by email. 11/06 x3
  • Did you have your letters sent to them or are you waiting for them to contact your references? (11/21) (x2) --> the job posting only asks for "the names of three references" (12/01)
  • Does anyone know if their referees have been contacted? (12/15)
  • Heard nothing yet (12/17)
  • Request for additional materials (recommendation letters and writing sample) (12/31)x3 <-- To the newer person who added today: did you receive your request today (7th), or on the 31st with the others? thanks.
  • ^ was this today via email? thanks. (12/31) <--Yes
  • Does anyone know the timelines for this search? (1/15)
  • Any news yet? (1/22)
  • Any additional news? (1/23)
  • Received phone invitation for a Skype interview. (1/24)x3
  • Received phone invitation for campus interview (2/2)x2
  • Offer made and accepted. April 2014.

University of Massachusetts Amherst - TT Associate or Assistant Professor, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Department (http://www.umass.edu/wost) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise broadly on environmental/ food justice or sustainability including those focusing on climate change, reproduction, or migration. The University of Massachusetts and the Western Massachusetts region have been national leaders in developing research and activist resources in sustainability, food justice, and environmental justice. Qualifications: PhD required by 9/2014 in field of or related to natural, social sciences or humanities, or interdisciplinary work. Ability to teach core Womens Studies courses; teaching experience required. Annual teaching load: two courses per semester. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, a syllabus or course outline for a course on Feminism and Environmental Justice as well as other relevant syllabi and course descriptions, two article-length writing samples, and three letters of recommendation.

Letters of reference can be emailed to wgsssearch@wost.umass.edu or mailed to: Chair of Search #R45569, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, 208 Bartlett Hall, Amherst, MA 01003. UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges. WGSS is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • You can apply for this position online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=45134
  • Open until filled (posted 12/09/13)
  • Invited for a campus visit (1/30/14) <-- was this campus visit invitation for the TT position listed here, or for the Associate Director position posted lower on this page? Thanks! (2/4/14)
  • It was for the TT position listed here. <-- Thank you for your quick response. While I'm disappointed not to be shortlisted, I wish the best to the candidates. It's a great job with a fantastic department. (I'm the poster who asked for clarification, above.)
  • Did they conduct skype/phone interviews or move right to campus visits? Seems very quick given how long they have taken for the other position listed below. Anyone else get campus visits or skype interviews for this position?
  • Very fast given the deadline was 3 weeks ago. Must be an inside hire. 
  • They skipped skype/phone interviews and went straight to campus visits. And it's not an inside hire. There are 3 candidates, none from inside.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - TT Assistant Professor / TT Senior Scholar (Crime & Justice Studies) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

CJS is interested in interdisciplinary scholars who focus on "critical studies of justice through the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and empire." 

Scholars from fields of "Queer/women’s/gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and Black Studies" welcome as well as Criminology and Sociology. 

TT Asst. Professor:

The newly created Department of Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2014.   We are interested in candidates who focus on critical studies of justice through the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and empire.  Applicants are invited from Criminology, Sociology and related fields, as well as interdisciplinary fields drawing upon Queer/women’s/gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and Black Studies.

The faculty in Crime and Justice Studies come from multiple disciplines including sociology, law and society and criminology and our curriculum emphasizes the innovative integration of approaches. The department is striving to become a leader in interdisciplinary teaching and research on matters of justice.  

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both core and elective courses within the Crime & Justice Studies department.  Specifically the successful candidate should have a strong theoretical foundation in social theory and/or the ability to teach a mixed methods research course.  There is the opportunity to assist in designing, creating and growing an innovative and progressive program, with the future prospect of creating/contributing to graduate studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective undergraduate classroom instructor, have developed a strong research program and exhibit a commitment to service in the community and the university.  

Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply.  ABDs will be considered but the Ph.D. must be completed by September 1, 2014 for contract renewal. Teaching experience is required with documented proficiency.

  • To apply, submit online a cover letter that outlines qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, a published or unpublished manuscript, 3 letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness including course syllabi and student course evaluations, and a graduate transcript to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.  Review of applications begins December 2, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.  UMass/Dartmouth is an equal opportunity -affirmative action employer.
  • Invited for campus visit (12/12)

Crime and Justice Studies position/Senior Faculty:

The newly created Department of Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth invites applications for a position at the Associate or Full Professor level starting Fall 2014.  The faculty in Crime & Justice Studies comes from multiple disciplines including sociology, law and society, and criminology, and our curriculum emphasizes an innovative integration of approaches. The department is striving to become a leader in interdisciplinary teaching and research on matters of justice.  

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both core and elective courses within the Crime & Justice Studies department.  Academic focus is open, but you must have the desire to assist in designing, creating, growing and administering an innovative and progressive program, with the future prospect of creating/contributing to graduate studies. 

The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective undergraduate classroom instructor, have developed a strong research agenda, and exhibit a commitment to service in the community and the university.  We are especially interested in candidates who focus on critical theory through the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and empire.  Applicants are invited from Criminology, Sociology, Law and Society, and related fields, as well as interdisciplinary fields drawing upon Queer/women’s/gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and Black Studies.

Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply. PhD required and years of experience commensurate to associate or full professor ranking. Research publications commensurate to associate or full professor ranking. Teaching experience is required with documented proficiency.

  • To apply please submit online a cover letter that outlines qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, a published or unpublished manuscript, 3 letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness including course syllabi and student course evaluations, and a graduate transcript to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/. Review of applications begins December 2, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.  UMass Dartmouth is an equal opportunity -affirmative action employer.

University of Michigan - TT Asst. Professor of Gender/Sexuality & Global SustainabilityEdit

The University of Michigan Women’s Studies Department, in partnership with the International Studies program, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position with a specialization in Gender/Sexuality and Global Sustainability to begin September 1, 2014. We are interested in a scholar who conducts research on and teaches courses about global environment, with a focus on feminist perspectives on sustainability (e.g. gender differentiated sustainable livelihoods, gender differentiated practices of sustainability, gender differentiated impacts of large-scale transformations associated with climate change, economic globalization, and migration, and more). The ideal candidate will add to existing areas of strength using theoretical approaches grounded in feminist, queer, trans, intersectionality, and/or transnational frameworks; will have broad, interdisciplinary interests in the social sciences or humanities; and will be a faculty member in the International Studies program as well as in the Women’s Studies Department. Rank is open, but hiring at the assistant professor level will be given priority. This is a university year appointment. We seek candidates who demonstrate outstanding research and scholarly contributions and who can contribute to our vibrant interdisciplinary community. Applications received by October 1, 2013 will be given first consideration, although we will accept applications after that date. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes their research and training, curriculum vitae, writing samples, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), and for entry-level candidates please include three letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts via e-mail to: pjl@umich.edu.

  • Submit letter of interest, CV, writing samples, current and future research plans, teaching philosophy and experience, teaching excelence, and entry-level candidates must submit 3 letters of rec and grad transcripts.
  • Priority deadline is October 1. Send materials to pjl@umich.edu
  • Any news on this position?  Does anyone know whether this is a confirmed post? (10/26)
  • A Michigan Society of Fellows postdoc is being interviewed next week for this position. (11/12)

University of Michigan-Dearborn - Asst. Professor of Women's & Gender Studies: Sexuality and LGBTQ Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of Michigan Dearborn invites applications for a tenure track position in Sexuality and LGBTQ studies with a social or behavioral sciences focus. This is a joint hire with a primary appointment in Women's and Gender Studies and a secondary appointment in an allied discipline within the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters best suited to the candidate. We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. and expertise in quantitative or qualitative social science research methods, a commitment to teaching excellence and demonstrated research potential. We particularly encourage applications from those whose work addresses intersections of sexuality with race, class, nation, religion or dis/ability. Women's and Gender Studies at UM-Dearborn is an interdisciplinary program offering a major and a minor. We are also home to a Women in Learning and Leadership program that connects theory to social change projects, and that is nationally recognized for community based scholarship. This new line in sexuality and LGBTQ studies is aimed at building our curriculum in this area. Duties include developing and teaching introductory courses in LGBTQ studies, core courses in women's and gender studies, and courses relevant to the candidate's specialization. The teaching load is three courses per semester on an eight-month contract, with additional opportunities for summer teaching. There is also potential for the successful candidate to collaborate with the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Initiative at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at UM-Ann Arbor.

  • For full consideration, submit letter of application addressing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and three letters of reference by October 15, 2013. Electronic applications are preferable: please send via email to sbeard@umich.edu . Documents that must be mailed should be sent to the Women's and Gender Studies Search Committee c/o Sharie Beard, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn MI 48128. The committee will continue to accept application materials until the position is filled.
  • See also: UMD Job Announcement
  • Does anyone know if you have to apply via Michigan's online system, as well as sending materials directly to the department?
  • I don't think so--I just emailed my materials to the address above and received an acknowledgment. (10/15) x2
  • emailing materials directly is sufficient.
  • Request for skype interview received by email (11/4) X4
  • Any updates on this one with regard to campus interview invites/timeline? (12/02)
  • No contact post-skype interview yet. They mentioned that they were planning to hold the campus interviews in early January though, so I suspect we'd hear soon... (12/4)
  • Anything yet? (12/21)
  • No word here (12/30) X2
  • This is getting late... still nothing? Really? (01/08)
  • Any campus invites yet on this one? (01/19)
  • Still no word here (1/20) x2
  • OFFER ACCEPTED 2/9/2014

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - TT Assistant Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

GWSS invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning Fall 2014. The Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota is recognized as one of the leading programs in the field. This long-standing and highly regarded department offers a supportive community and intellectually rich environment and promotes scholarship that expands established boundaries. Our doctoral program is one of the most established and highly successful PhD programs in the nation.

We seek a scholar who specializes broadly in feminist theory or feminist studies, prioritizing expertise in a range of potentially interconnecting interests in the following areas: indigeneity; settler colonialism; human rights; securitization, migration, and the border; critical sexuality, transgender, and queer studies; political economy; and the environment. Ideal candidates will be those forging innovative and productive connections across methods, fields, and boundaries. Preference will be given to candidates who have conducted teaching and research in two or more of the areas in novel ways. We also look to attract scholars who have an interest in utilizing the Rachel Raimist Feminist Media Center by bridging their scholarship with an interest in digital humanities and digital pedagogies for social justice.

Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Sexuality Studies or a related social sciences or humanities field with an emphasis in feminist theory and/or feminist studies, is required. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees or certificates in Women's and Gender Studies; and to candidates with demonstrated commitments to intersectional and feminist pedagogy and an established record of scholarship.

Application Instructions: In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must apply online at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp. Candidates must submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a sample of scholarly work of no more than 40 pages, and (4) philosophy of teaching statement through the University online system. In addition to the materials submitted with the University of Minnesota online application, three confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted to fest@umn.edu; the use of dossier or Interfolio is optional. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

  • Applications received by December 23, 2013, will receive first consideration; but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
  • Does anyone have a sense of a timeline on this gorgeous position?
  • Or any guesses when they might start contacting people? It's too bad this search is running so late...
  • it is a gorgeous position and running late due to late approval. on-campus interviews likely to be scheduled soon for end of January/beginning of February. [1/16]
  • did interviews already happen?
  • Hope springs eternal... still no news on this (still beautiful) position? (1/23)?
  • invited for campus visit. [posted 1/24] x2
  • Email rejection citing that my "research profile is not the best match for the position." (2/3) (really nice email even if it is a form letter!) x4 (that was a quality rejection letter!)
  • Anyone else not hear anything?
  • Not heard anything, no email rejection.
  • heard that lots of searches going on at this campus and lots of people are behind on sending rejections.
  • Offer accepted 3/27

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - TT Asst. Professor of WGS, Digital Humanities / Gender and Technology - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

  • The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position in digital humanities with a focus on the relationship between gender and technology. The position is at the Assistant Professor level, will begin on July 1, 2014, and carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant research expectations as well as departmental service. The Department of WGST is interested in fostering innovative and creative ways that bridge the humanities and the sciences, and offering a humanistic view on the changing world of technology. We seek candidates whose interdisciplinary work connects emerging technologies with established practices of knowledge and creativity, civic and public media, and/or traditional ecological knowledge. A strong interest in gender issues and feminist approaches should be central to both research and teaching. The role of new media in transforming practices and the material ways knowledge and/or art are produced and reproduced in local and global settings, and how specifically this process is gendered is of particular interest. We seek scholars trained in the humanities or humanistic social sciences such as anthropology, media studies, geography, history or sociology, whose work crosses disciplinary lines in its examination of the impact of new technologies on local, global and transnational formations and flows of knowledge, art production, representation and/or preservation of local cultures around the topic of gender.
  • The successful applicants will work on collaborative projects that engage both academic and non-academic audiences, and offer a creative and intellectual contribution to a newly emerging cross-disciplinary community. Disciplinary training, geographic area and historical time period of research are open. Our new colleague will contribute to the teaching and research mission of the Department of WGST and to the program in Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative is designed to offer an adaptable and sustainable model of transformative academic practice for the 21st century, which embraces research, teaching, engaged scholarship, and the dissemination of knowledge in the humanities. Active engagement with the Digital Innovation Lab will offer research and collaboration opportunities. The position carries a $50,000 start-up fund with the expectation that the candidate arrives on campus prepared to pursue a robust and innovative digital research agenda (This fund includes moving expenses).
  • Application Deadline: 11/24/2013.
  • Link to apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33581
  • Additional Materials Requested 12/18/2013
  • Invitation for Campus Visit: 1/16/2014

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Program Director, Women's & Gender Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks a senior scholar to serve as the Program Director for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program beginning August 2014. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a discipline housed in the College and have a record of publication, teaching and service that merits the award of tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Required qualifications also include: a record of scholarship focused on gender and sexuality; the capacity to foster and mentor similar scholarship in other faculty; sufficient administrative experience to be able to manage a vibrant Women’s and Gender Studies Program, including the ability to develop a clear vision for sustained growth in scholarly and academic programs that will enable the transition to a major; a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate education. The ability to foster relationships with relevant community organizations and experience in fund-raising and event planning are highly desirable.

The selected candidate will lead a strong program with an energetic core faculty and an enthusiastic student body that is committed to both academic excellence and programmatic vibrancy. The Women’s and Gender Studies Program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The Program has one quarter-time jointly appointed tenured faculty member, one full-time lecturer, 30 affiliated tenured or tenure-track faculty members, and several committed part-time lecturers. With approximately 200 minors and 20 students in the graduate certificate program, UNC Charlotte’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program is among the largest in the nation. Program faculty come from a wide range of departments and programs across the College and University. The Program oversees two lectures a year and is involved with an active learning community. The University has an active Feminist Union as well as LGBTQ and trans* groups for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of the sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 26,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Charlotte’s metropolitan area is rich in cultural and racial diversity (over 40% Hispanic/Latino and African-American) and our faculty strives to reflect and interact positively with that population. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 8 research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs. The College’s mission is to provide instruction to undergraduate and graduate students, advance knowledge through the research of faculty, and provide services to the university and community. The College promotes learning through multicultural, global and interdisciplinary understanding. The selected candidate should support this mission through the work of the Program.

  • All applicants must apply on-line at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Please attach the following documents with your electronic submission: a cover letter describing qualifications, research focus, administrative experience, and approach to leadership, scholarship and teaching; a current and complete CV; and the names and contact information for three references.
  • Screening of applications will begin Friday, December 13, 2013. For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Kent Brintnall, kbrintna@uncc.edu.
  • Request for Skype interview received via email 12/18.

University of Northern Colorado - Anthro. / Gender Studies, Instructor (Asia specialization) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Fieldwork in Asia (regional specialization open) on gender-related issues required. Teaching load is 4-4. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and upper division anthropology courses on geographical or topical specialty; Gender and Society (U.S. focused), and Gender in Global and Cross-Cultural Perspective. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate teaching excellence as well as some evidence of potential for research and publication. Undergraduate advising is also expected. A Ph.D. or ABD (finished by August 2014) in Anthropology is required. Fieldwork in Asia (regional specialization open) on gender-related issues required. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in traditional and online settings, scholarly activity, and an interest in serving the profession. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and upper division Anthropology courses on geographical or topical specialty; Gender and Society (U.S. focused), and Gender in Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. 

Masters or Graduate Certificate in Women's or Gender Studies is preferred but not required.

  • Screening of applications will begin on December 17, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select "View/Apply for Faculty Positions" then choose "Instructor of Anthropology and Women's Studies." To apply, complete the online application and attach a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial graduate transcripts (finalists will be asked for official transcripts). Three letters of reference must be sent from each reference's email to brooks.pardew@unco.edu, or by mail to Anthropology/Women's Studies Search, Campus Box 90, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639. The University of Northern Colorado is an AAEO employer.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2013-2014
  • NOTE: This is not a limited term position.  Although it is not tenure track, it is a permanent position.
  • NOTE: The goals of both departments are to turn the person in this position into a TT-line, a process UNC has a history of doing.  
  • NOTE:  As of December 18, 2013, UNC is still actively seeking applications for this position.
  • As of January 15, UNC is still welcoming applications for this position.
  • 1/22, request for Skype interview received via email.

University of Oregon - TT Asst. Professor (Native American/Indigenous Studies and Gender Studies) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

University of Oregon: The Departments of Ethnic Studies and Womens and Gender Studies invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American, Pacific Islander, or Indigenous Studies with a research and teaching specialization in feminist and/or gender studies. Sixty percent of the position will reside in Ethnic Studies, and forty percent in Womens and Gender Studies. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Womens and Gender Studies, or appropriate humanities or social science discipline by September 15, 2014; scholarship and teaching on people of Native American or Pacific Islander descent in comparative ethnic studies or comparative indigenous studies with substantial focus on indigenous peoples of the United States. Beginning Fall 2013, the Department of Ethnic Studies will offer a Native American Studies minor.

  • Applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, writing sample (limit 40 pages), and syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available should be submitted through Academic Jobs on-line: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2728 Hard copies will not be accepted. To be assured of consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Also posted at Indigenous and Native American Studies 2013-2014
  • has anyone heard anything? (11/22)
  • Skype interviews completed

University of Richmond (VA) - Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Tenured Full Prof.) Edit

The University of Richmond invites applications and nominations for the Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. This is a tenured, full professor position beginning August 2014.

Teaching responsibilities will support the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher with at least 10 years of teaching experience and a distinguished record of scholarship in womens studies, sexuality studies, or gender studies. In addition, we seek a colleague who has experience leading an interdisciplinary program in womens, gender or sexuality studies or who has other professional service in the field. Candidates must hold the terminal degree and be eligible for appointment at the rank of professor in a department related to their discipline, and the candidates tenure will reside in that department. For more information on the program and resources, see (http://wgss.richmond.edu).

  • Applicants will be asked to supply a curriculum vitae, a summary of current teaching and research interests, and a list of three references. The search committee will continue to consider candidates until the position is filled. Nominations and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Crystal Hoyt, Director of the WGSS Program, at or (804) 287-6825. [posted in Chronicle, 11/4/13]

University of Sydney (Australia) - Lecturers in Department of Gender and Cultural Studies (2 Positions)Edit

Applications are invited for one continuing position and one two-year fixed term position in Gender and Cultural Studies at the level of Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies. The Department has a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture and a reputation for excellence at all levels of teaching. It offers a dynamic undergraduate curriculum with majors in both Gender Studies and Cultural Studies.

For each position, the department is seeking an applicant with an outstanding research profile in Gender Studies, Cultural Studies or a related discipline. Area of research specialisation is open, though we are particularly interested in appointing candidates who specialise in gender and sexualities; spaces and practices of intimacy; and/or ethnicity, race and multiculturalism (an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region would be an advantage). The appointee will be expected to teach large undergraduate units of study in one or more of the following units: Intimacy, Love and Friendship; Sex, Violence and Transgression; Masculinities; and/or Sexualities; and to supervise honours, masters and PhD students on a range of topics of departmental interest and need. In addition, they will be expected to pursue an active research program, participate fully in the department’s research culture and undertake appropriate administrative roles and curriculum development as required.

Applicants must have a PhD in Gender Studies, Cultural Studies or a related field, and be able to provide evidence of research publication and current research activity in their field. Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching large units at an undergraduate level is essential. Experience in supervising honours, masters and higher research students is desirable. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills, a sense of collegiality, and a commitment to teamwork in curriculum development and other areas of administration in the humanities and/or social sciences.

One position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The second position is a fixed term contract for two years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a university approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment.

Remuneration package Lecturer (Academic Level B): $104,644 to $124,263 (which includes a base salary $88,426 to $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

  • All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2327/1013 for more information and to apply.
  • CLOSING DATE: 08 January 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)
  • Any news?
  • no x2 (2/2)
  • Still nothing? (10/2)
  • received a rejection (march 2)

University of Toronto (ON), St. George Campus - TT Asst. Professor - Gender and IndigeneityEdit

University of Toronto - Assoc./Full Professor, Gender, Immigration, and DiasporaEdit

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the historical study of Gender, Immigration, and Diaspora. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will develop the department's strengths in women's and gender studies, immigration history, urban studies, and diaspora studies. The department particularly encourages applications from scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary teaching, research, and programming. In addition, experience in public history, archival work, and local history will be regarded favourably.

Applicants must have a PhD in History and/or Women Studies and Gender and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose teaching and research methods engage with a multidisciplinary department that includes historians, women's and gender studies scholars, and area studies specialists.

The candidate will be responsible for the development of a range of undergraduate courses, including at the introductory level. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with scholars in the interdisciplinary City Studies Program to develop both courses and research that engages with the diasporic communities surrounding the UTSC campus. As a full member of the integrated tri-campus Graduate History Department of the University of Toronto, the successful candidate will supervise graduate students and their masters and doctoral theses. S/he will be expected to provide leadership in relevant programs, initiatives, public events, and in the potential development of graduate programs. S/he will develop an independently funded program of research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi relevant to the position), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact Prof. Daniel Bender, Chair, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at debender@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to the Department at GidHisSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.

  • The closing date for applications is November 12, 2013.
  • Link to Apply
  • Any news? Failed search?

University of Virginia - Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Open Rank Position in Women's Health - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Virginia's interdisciplinary program in Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a joint tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, with expertise in scientific research on women's health, to begin August 25, 2014. We seek candidates whose areas of expertise involve some combination of the areas of psychology, sociology, women, gender, sexuality, and health, broadly defined. Fields of specialization could include social, psychological, and behavioral factors in health and illness among girls and women; research on health disparities involving girls or women; or demographic studies of gender, sexuality, health, and disease. The position will be 50% in WGS and 50% in a department such as Psychology or Sociology within the University's College of Arts and Sciences. 

In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the Program, Department, and University.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Others are expected to have earned a Ph.D. at time of application, and to present a strong record of teaching and scholarship. 
  • To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612723 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references. 
  • Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to wgsuva@gmail.com. Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Laura Mellusi at the WGS Program, lk9a@virginia.edu. 
  • Has anyone heard anything from them? (11/21)
  • Nope....I'm still waiting to hear back too. x5
  • According to staff, they've already interviewed 2 candidates but no offers have been made (12/2)
  • Personalized rejection email, explaining position has been filled (12/20) x3

Wake Forest University - TT Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or advanced assistant level to begin fall 2014. Applicants must have either a Ph.D. in Women's, Gender, or Sexuality Studies, or a terminal degree in a related field, with a demonstrated commitment to the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and/or sexuality. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research complements and extends the strengths of our Program, including: transnational human rights, race and social justice, feminist theory, queer studies, and ecofeminism. Prospective candidates should have a strong research record. Ph.D. is required at the time of the appointment, and teaching experience in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is preferred.

With a deep commitment to diversity, interdisciplinarity, public service and engagement with the world, the WGS Program seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Ability to teach core courses in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (introduction, feminist theory, senior seminar, and other required courses for our major) is required, together with the ability to create an inclusive classroom environment for an increasingly diverse student body.

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching as well as research, peer-reviewed publications, and service to the Program, College and University.

Responsibilities/expectations will include: Teaching 9 courses over 4 semesters (over two years). Student advising and mentoring. Coordinating the WGS honors program and overseeing student research. Academic leadership and service, including participation in Program governance. In addition to contributing to the development of this growing program as it moves toward departmental status, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues and, if needed, with partners outside the university.

  • Review begins immediately. The deadline for application is December 2, 2013. Applicants should apply online at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com.
  • Online application system is a bit confusing because the department asks for all materials uploaded as a single pdf, but the system has two stages/screens for uploading documents; I uploaded the complete pdf on the first screen asking for materials, and typed "refer to pdf" on the "Resume/CV" (second) upload screen. (x2)
  • I had the same question. I ended up uploading one PDF on the first screen and a writing sample on the second since I was not able to merge them together.
  • If "Review begins immediately" has anyone had contact since its posting a month or so ago? Nope (12/24)
  • Request for WebEx interview (01/07)
  • I'll bite - what is a WebEx interview?  Secondly, how many longlisted candidates are on the Web Ex interview list? (01/08)
  • WebEx is the proprietary name of an online video teleconferencing tool. No idea how many are on the long list; the email did not mention that.
  • Any news about campus visits?
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/22) x3
  • Received nice rejection via email (1/29) x3 (seriously, nicest email i've received in this cycle)
  • (2/19) I've just returned from an on-campus interview at Wake Forest for a different position and heard a WGS candidate was there the same day. Just wanted to mention that my visit was lovely and I met some of the WGS faculty, too, as I research/teach in gender/sexuality from the perspective of my discipline. Best of luck to the candidates for this position. 
  • Thanks--and best of luck to you as well, 2/19! (02/20)
  • How many completed campus visits on this one so far? Wondering about the timeline... x1
  • There was a delay because one of the campus visits had to be rescheduled due to weather. The job has now been offered and accepted. Best wishes to all. (3/5)
  • Congratulations to the successful candidate!
  • Thank you!

Washington State University - TT Asst. Professor - Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies Edit

Wellesley College -- TT Asst. Prof. (2 positions; fields incl. Queer Lit.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Wellesley College English Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor, with specializations in one of three fields: African-American literature, queer literature, and medieval literature. Having a secondary interest in 20th and 21st- British and Anglophone literature is a plus. Candidates should have a promising program of research in their field. Ph.D. preferred (ABD considered). The teaching responsibilities of this position include a 2/2 course load and the development of courses in the candidate's specialty at all levels of the department's undergraduate curriculum as well as in other literature, in composition, and in the introduction of literary study to majors. Please submit letter of application, CV, writing sample and names of recommenders by October 15, 2013, to Kathleen Brogan, Chair of the Search Committee, through Wellesley's on-line application system at https://career.wellesley.edu. The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly. If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials electronically, email working@wellesley.edu for assistance. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

  • Interviews reported on Af-Am and Medievalist pages.  I suspect those will be the two fields in which they'll hire, so no queer literature job in the end. Unless: does anyone know if a queer lit person has received an interview request?
  • I was told that someone had been hired in queer literature in February after inquiring with the department. 2/15

Wesleyan University - Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Program Chair (Assoc. or Full Prof.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a senior scholar-teacher at the associate or full professor level (field open) to chair the Program starting July 1, 2014 and to build upon the Program's existing strengths in implementing a forward-looking vision.

Wesleyan began offering a major in women’s studies in 1992 through a program developed and staffed by faculty from across all divisions of the University. With 15-20 majors a year, the Program currently offers students in and outside the major an often transformative education in the best tradition of a liberal arts university, while also supporting the intellectual interests and research programs of an interdisciplinary faculty. The incoming chair will have opportunities to teach, research and collaborate with faculty and students in departments and programs across the University and with academic centers, such as the new Center for the Study of Public Life (physically adjacent to the Program), and the Center for the Humanities. Wesleyan has long been committed to innovated interdisciplinary work that seriously considers how education is critically engaged with the world.

Successful candidates for this position will have significant scholarship in the study of women/gender/sexuality, experience with enabling and inspiring interdisciplinary work and a record of intellectual and institutional leadership.

  • Link to apply: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3930.  You will be required to upload a letter of application and CV.  Letters of recommendation will be solicited for reference for selected applicants at a later date.  Review of applications will begin Sept 20, 2013.  Selected candidates will be invited for campus visit in late fall.  
  • 10 shortlisted, phone interviews week of Oct. 21
  • Offer made and accepted, March 2014

West Chester University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies to begin in Fall 2014. We seek candidates with expertise in the intersection of feminist pedagogy and distance education AND expertise in another aspect of Women's and Gender Studies with a historical focus that would contribute to the needs of the program: e.g., transnational/post-colonial feminisms OR women and science AND/OR history of gender; and a commitment to developing our growing program. Applicants should be prepared to teach introductory women's and gender studies courses, and other undergraduate courses consistent with their expertise, both in person and on-line. A Ph.D. in Women's and/or Gender Studies with proof of competency in historical methodologies, or a Ph.D. in History with a record of contributions in Women's and/or Gender Studies, is required by August 15, 2014.

Applicants must have a record of successful teaching and demonstrate scholarly promise. We currently offer both a major and minor in Women's and Gender Studies with contributing faculty from a wide variety of departments across the University. The successful candidate will have a "home" in the History department, but teach the majority of her classes for the Women's and Gender Studies program. The teaching load is 4-4. Competitive Salary and Benefits. (http://www.wcupa.edu/womensstudies).

  • Submit application materials online at the WCU Employment website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Please submit complete dossier including CV; writing sample; graduate transcripts; evidence of effective teaching (esp. formal teaching evaluations); e-mail addresses of at least three references who will submit letters of recommendation; and two course syllabi, one for an introductory Women's/Gender Studies course and one for a history/gender course. Please have your three references send letters directly to: WGST Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, Anderson Hall 108, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383. The Screening Committee will begin evaluating applications on December 14, 2013. In order to be considered a finalist, applicants must successfully complete an on-campus interview, which includes both a teaching demonstration and a scholarly presentation.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this position? (1/13/14)
    • No word here (1/21/14)
  • Still nothing...I'm starting to wonder if they're moving forward with this search or not (2/14/14)
  • Yes, I've been wondering this as well. (2/24/14)
  • In 2011, I had a campus interview with them. The most awful experience I can remember. Maybe it was my lack of experience in the job market but let me suggest that if you have other options, run... run... run (this is biased, of course, as I type this with finally two TT job offers from Research Universities on my desk; I've been a postdoc and VAP at the top public U for 3 years). The Chair at the time of my visit was fine but I couldn't get any meaningful intellectual conversation with anyone other than an affiliated faculty doing work on postcolonial studies in the English Department. Good luck! If you need to know where they are with the process, just send them an email. The Chair was great at answering my questions over email back then.
  • Has anyone reached out to them? (Thanks for the input above! Super helpful!) 03/19/14
  • I bit the bullet and contacted someone over there, who very kindly told me that "the position was filled with a candidate within the state system in accordance with our collective bargaining agreement" and that the search committee was not allowed to communicate with applicants until the process was complete. Kind of a bummer, but congrats to the lucky candidate! (3/21)

Western Washington University (Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the American Cultural Studies Program) - TT Asst. Professor, Queer Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the American Cultural Studies (ACS) Program at Western Washington University seek applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in Queer Studies beginning September 2014. We seek candidates doing interdisciplinary work or who can demonstrate the ability to teach Queer studies within an interdisciplinary framework. We invite candidates who focus on Queer Studies from a range of viewpoints, including but not limited to anthropological, cultural, historical, literary and/or socio-political perspectives. The successful candidate will be deeply engaged in the critical analysis of the personal, socio-political, legal, and economic consequences of noncompliance with gender norms and the cultural production that represents or expresses queer and normative sexualities. Scholarly expertise in gender and sexuality in relation to race, class and ethnicity, intersectionality, and/or U.S. diversity and structural inequalities will complement the existing emphases within American Cultural Studies and Fairhaven College. Teaching responsibilities will include intro- and upper-level undergraduate courses in sexuality, comparative cultural studies, and Queer Studies that will support both American Cultural Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The candidate will also teach other courses to support Fairhaven College's Core curriculum and will mentor varied independent student projects.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. by time of appointment, discipline open, with demonstrated ability in teaching, potential for scholarship and expertise in queer and trans theory; ability to examine intersections among gender, sexual orientation, ethnic identity and social inequality, including knowledge of the effects of institutional and interpersonal discrimination; demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in and commitment to interdisciplinary, interactive, seminar-style teaching; commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship prominent in contemporary cultural studies; potential to teach in the Fairhaven core curriculum. Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

  • Full position description and applications instructions are available at https://jobs.wwu.edu. Application review begins February 1, 2014; position is open until filled.
  • Hoping they move quickly on this search--most other schools have already set up campus interviews!
  • Does anyone have a sense of timelines for this search?
  • I'm also wondering this. They'll need to move fast if they hope to be competitive with other searches. 
  • Request for phone interview (via email 2/19) x3
  • Any updates on this one?  (3/20) 
  • Campus visits scheduled - confirmed by Search Chair via email inqury (3/24)
  • Thank you for the update.  My partner just got a job offer from WWU (in a different dept.), so I was hoping by some queer twist of fate that I'd get an interview...  But alas, I guess just more academic job market heart break!  :(

VISITING POSITIONS / LIMITED TERM APPOINTMENTS / POSTDOCSEdit

Beloit College - Teaching Fellow, Critical Identity Studies  - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Not yet.  Anyone know what the time line is?
  • Initial acknowledgement of app but that's it-- no idea about timeline
  • they held phone interviews on 3/21

Colby College - Faculty Fellow, American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesEdit

Dartmouth College - Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Research Institute - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in Fall 2014 for a two-year appointment (Sept 2014- June 2016). Applicants may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research has a strong gender-related emphasis. While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, we especially encourage applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, especially scholars with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training. Fellows must be in residence during their fellowship and will be required to work closely with the GRID Faculty Seminar Leader to prepare GRID's annual research seminar their first year.  In addition to their work with the faculty leader, fellows will also be required to teach one class during their first year in residence. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to diversity.

The appointed fellow will enjoy full use of college research resources, recieve an annual stipend plus benefits, an annual research allowance, and a first year computer allowance.

  • Any indication of when this will be announced, or if they will conduct interviews? (2/10)×2
  • I heard fellows will be anounced by early March. Thanks for the info!
  • Has anyone heard any news? (03/07) ,<---Nothing here (03/09)
  • Still no word? (3/18) <--nothing here today either.
  • The position is filled (3/21)

Davidson College-Visiting Assistant Professor, Queer Studies  - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Davidson College is seeking to hire a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in Queer Studies to teach in its Gender and Sexuality Studies program (discipline open). (http://www.davidson.edu/academics/gender-and-sexuality-studies) The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including: three upper-level courses examining scholarly questions in queer and sexuality studies particular to the candidate’s home discipline; one introductory course for the GSS major (such as Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies or Feminist and Queer Theories, or another introductory level class of the candidate’s design); as well as one first-year writing course designed around issues of interest to both the candidate’s own disciplinary practitioners and wider readers. Appointment begins August 1, 2014. Candidates should have PhD or MFA in hand by the time of appointment.

  • Review of applications begins February 21, 2014 and continues until a pool of qualified candidates has been identified. Applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.davidson.edu and submit a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Queries may be directed to Patricia Tilburg, Chair, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, patilburg@davidson.edu. Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. The College has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity. Davidson College is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s mission.
  • Request for Skype interview. (2/27)x3 (3/1)x1
  • invited for campus visit (3/18)
  • notification that a candidate has accepted the position. (4/11)

Denison University -- Black Studies / Women's Studies  (Visiting Assistant Professor)Edit

Denison University seeks a visiting assistant professor for a joint position in Black Studies and Women’s Studies. The one and one half year position begins Jan. 2014. Specialization in any area of Black Women’s Studies. Competence in teaching about African American women required. Please describe areas of expertise in teaching and research in letter of application. Denison is a small liberal arts college that emphasizes engaged teaching; Women’s Studies and Black Studies are interdisciplinary programs that involve faculty from a range of disciplines. The 3/3 teaching assignment includes introductory courses and advanced level courses of the candidate’s design. Denison University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continue to strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. 

  • The candidate should have Ph.D. in hand by January 2014. 
  • Posting Number - F 121300022 
  • Please submit letter of application, cv, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and 1-2 page description of recent scholarship (dissertation description for new Ph.D.s) online at employment.denison.edu. Review of applications will begin Aug. 15, 2013 and continue until position is filled.  
  • Contact(s) - Barbara Fultner (fultner@denison.edu) or Linda Krumholz (krumholz@denison.edu) 

Denison University - Visiting Assistant Professor (International Studies/Women's Studies) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Department: Women's Studies Department

Job Summary and Requirements: Visiting Assistant Professor in International Studies and Women's Studies Denison University invites applications for a joint three-year appointment as visiting assistant professor in International Studies and Women's Studies starting in the Fall of 2014. The International Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program that focuses on global processes associated with political economy and cultural analysis, broadly conceived. The Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program examining gender as it is mediated by ethnicity, race, class and sexual identity. International Studies offers a major, Women's Studies a major and a minor. Both programs offer courses that fulfill requirements in the college's general education program. This appointment is in both programs and the three/three teaching load will be split evenly between the two programs.

The successful candidate for this position will teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in both programs. These will include INTL 100, "The Making of the Modern World," and WMST 101, "Issues in Feminism". Upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise may, as appropriate, be cross-listed in the two programs and in other relevant departments. The candidate will have advising responsibilities after the first year. Discipline and area of specialization are open, although candidates should demonstrate interdisciplinary expertise in both research and teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses the intersections of race, gender, and class in local and transnational contexts. Active involvement in the life of the programs is expected. Ph.D. by summer of 2014 is required. Competency in contributing to the college's new writing program is welcomed.

  • Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining research and teaching interests and experience, a statement on teaching, a transcript, and three letters of recommendation to The International Studies/ Women's Studies Search Committee, Women's Studies Program, Denison University, Granville, Ohio 43023 at http://employment.denison.edu The deadline for applications is January 20, 2014. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.
  • Invitation for campus visit [posted 3/1]

Duke University - Postdoctoral Fellows in Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies  - FINALISTS NOTIFEDEdit

The Duke University Program in Women's Studies invites applications for two postdoctoral fellows in Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies to complement their 20142015 theme of Psychonanalysis in an International Frame. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Womens Studies. We welcome empirical, textual, and theoretical specialization from a diverse array of academic fields, political and cultural contexts, and historical periods. We are particularly interested in those who reflect on the current status of psychoanalysis in feminist and queer scholarship, and how psychoanalysis has figured with and against its northern European site of origin. Postdoctoral fellows will be included in a facultygraduate seminar on these themes and are expected to be in residence for the academic year. Fellows will teach one course in the Womens Studies curriculum.

  • The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and office space. Applicants should have completed their PhD at time of application and be no more than ten years past the PhD. Applications (including all letters of recommendations) must be received by December 8, 2013. Submit application electronically through http://AcademicJobsOnline.org including a C.V., 5page project proposal, writing sample (25 pages), 1page course proposal (undergraduate), and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ranjana Khanna, Director, Womens Studies. Our program information is available at http://womenstudies.duke.edu/. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
  • LINK to Apply: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3500
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14
  • Any updates? (X1)
  • not on my end. Not even a rejection yet.  Anyone?
  • nope
  • Finalists notified, according to Postdocs page (3/31)

Emory University - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Institute of African Studies, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship  Edit

Harvard Divinity School - Research Assoc. / Visiting Faculty in Women's Studies and Religion, 2014-15Edit

HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2014-15 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. Priority will go to book projects for which most research has been completed. They may address women and religion in any time, place or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences. Full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School during the 2014-15 academic year is required. Associates meet together regularly for collective discussion of research in progress; each Associate teaches a one-semester course related to the research project; and the Associates present their research in a public lecture series and at an annual conference . Salary for 2014-15 will be $55,000. The appointment is full-time, lasting ten months, and includes health benefits and reimbursement of some expenses.

  • Completed applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2013. Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2013. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the WSRP Search Committee and submitted electronically in word, rich text, or PDF format to wsrprec@hds.harvard.edu. Information and application may be accessed at: http://www.hds.harvard.edu/wsrp/appform/application.htm.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2013-2014
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? Or knowwhen we should expect to hear? Thanks
  • I also have not heard anything.
  • According to the website, we should have the results in March
  • Received official rejection letter 3/11

Hobart and William Smith Colleges - LGBT Studies Program: Visiting Instructor or Assistant/Associate Professor, Temporary Position (One Year) - OFFER MADEEdit

The LGBT Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a temporary, open-rank position (Ph.D./ABD required) beginning July 1, 2014. Senior faculty are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, one year position. We will consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities) with primary expertise in the field of LGBT and Queer Studies. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: transgender studies; queer science; queer theory; sexual science; health or medicine; political and social movements; society and cultures; dis/ability studies. Teaching responsibilities include five courses over the academic year, including two sections of Intro to LGBT Studies, one section of Queer Theory, and two courses of the candidate’s own design. The LGBT Studies Program at HWS is the first undergraduate LGBT Studies program in the nation, and its continued development remains a priority as the fields of LGBT and Queer Studies evolve and expand. For this reason, there also may be opportunities to work on curriculum development.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:

c/o Leah Himmelhoch, Co-Chair
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street (211 Smith Hall)
Geneva, NY 14456

http://www.hws.edu/offices/hr/employment/fac_2014_LGBT_Temporary.aspx

  • Request for Skype interview via email (4/5)
  • Invitation for campus visit (4/15)
  • Offer made (5/1)

Indiana University, Bloomington - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Gender StudiesEdit

The Department of Gender Studies announces a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship position to begin August 1, 2014. Successful candidates will demonstrate a research and teaching profile emphasizing intersections of gender and sexuality with race/ethnicity. Further desired strengths and interests include any of the following: film, media, popular culture; transgender studies; transnational culture, policy, law, and activism.

Applicants should be no more than five years past the PhD and should have the PhD in hand by July 31, 2014. Fellows will be expected to teach a 2/1 course load.

Indiana University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and committed to excellence through diversity.

  • For priority review please submit applications by April 20, 2014. Application materials to be submitted electronically to: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/826.  Please include: curriculum vita, 5-page project proposal, writing sample (25 pages), 1-page course proposal, and 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Has anyone heard anything from them or have any idea about what their timeline is? <--Nope, I'm still waiting.

Kansas State University - VAP, Women's Studies / Queer Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Women's Studies at Kansas State University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor serving as a one-year replacement in Women's Studies with an emphasis in Queer Studies, secondary emphasis in Transgender Studies and/or Race/Ethnicity preferred. Position start date is Aug 17, 2014.   

Teaching load is 3-3 and includes introductory classes in both Women's Studies and Queer Studies, as well as upper-level undergraduate teaching. Position will also include advising undergraduate students and serving on departmental committees. Service opportunities will include active participation in program-sponsored events. PhD in Women's Studies by August 2014 preferred; PhD's in related fields as well as ABD candidates will be considered. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in the classroom as well as research involvement in this field. Commitment to diversity through pedagogy and course content required. Information about the department and university can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/womst.   

Start Date: August 17, 2014  

  • Send letter of application, cv, evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, e.g.), and a list of graduate courses completed to:  Michele Janette,  Head, Women's Studies Dept., Leasure 3, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS  66502.  Review of applications begins May 5, 2014, and continues until the position is filled.  Background check required. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
  • LINK: http://www.k-state.edu/womst/positionopening.html
  • Comments:
  • Word on the street about this position is that it's a decent salary for a term position--low 50s--and will be followed by a tt position to be advertised fall 2014.
  • Do they want snail mail/Interfolio/email? Anyone know? 
  • Ask for additional materials and Skype Interview scheduled (x1) [posted 5/20]

McGill University - Laboratory for the Biopsychosocial Study of Sexuality  (Post-Doc)Edit

Dr. Yitzchak (Irv) Binik is seeking applicants for a full-time 1 year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. The Fellow would have the opportunity to work on ongoing projects as well as to pursue new research. Potential applicants should consult the lab website for an indication of ongoing research interests (www.binik-lab.com). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Depending on the Fellow’s qualifications, there may be the opportunity to participate in clinical work at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service (www.sexandcoupletherapy.com) of the McGill University Health Center.

  • The start date is flexible, but we will begin considering candidates on August 15. 2013. To apply, please submit a statement of interest, CV, transcripts, pdfs of publications and two letters of reference to nina@psych.mcgill.ca. Please direct any inquiries about the position to the lab’s Research Coordinator, Nina Hedayati at nina@psych.mcgill.ca, 514-398-5323514-398-5323.

Middlebury College - Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor (1 yr.) - Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies Program - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies program at Middlebury College seeks to hire a one-year visiting assistant professor (Ph.D) or instructor (ABD) in 2014-2015. The primary responsibility will be to teach the introductory course outlining the foundations of gender, sexuality and feminist studies and an upper level feminist theory course. The candidate will also teach two courses in their field of specialization. The position entails teaching four courses during the course of the year.

  • The deadline for this position is December 9, 2013. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research, and three letters of recommendation (with at least one addressing the candidate’s teaching abilities). More information at http://apptrkr.com/402349
  • FYI - Two things: 1) the statement of teaching and research are actually statementof teaching and research interests, so basically two separate documents. 2) they want three non-confidential letters, which means the applicant has to upload the letters. I am getting increasingly frustrated with job ads not entirely lining up with what the online system requires. This is seriously like the 6th time I have seen this, this job cycle. 
  • Because they are using Interfolio, the "non-confidential" letters is a non-issue.
  • Does anyone know if they will be hiring TT next year, and this position is just a hold-over until then? (12/6)
  • ^ according to the Middlebury HR site, this is a "leave replacement"
  • anyone know anything? Tthanks (1/18) <--- No word here (1/22) <-- Nothing here (1/26) <-- No word (1/28)<-me neither (1/30)
  • Request for Skype interview x3 (do you think they'll do on campus interviews?) [posted 2/4]
  • Request for campus interview (2/17).
  • Rejection email (3/26)

Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellows, Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers University - Mellon Postdoc in Women's Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Sarah Lawrence College - Visiting Position in LGBT / Queer Studies Edit

Length: 1 year

Comments: “Sarah Lawrence College seeks a visiting faculty member in the social sciences for a one-year position in LGBT/queer studies, 2014-15, with a global focus or a focus on a region other than North America. For example, the courses taught could consist of an in-depth examination of queer sexuality or gender identities in a particular region; relationships between global and local constructions of sexuality and gender; sexuality, gender, and international human rights; or nationality, migration, and diaspora. “

URL: https://slc.simplehire.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50698

  • Deadline: May 1 (review begins)

Stanford University - Clayman Institute for Gender Research Postdoctoral Research Fellow Edit

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Associate Director for Graduate Program, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (Lecturer, Non-TT) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (http://www.umass.edu/wost), an interdisciplinary department in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at University of Massachusetts Amherst, seeks an Associate Director for its Graduate Program. Appointed at Lecturer rank (non-tenure track, renewable position), the A.D. should have strong administrative skills and experience. Position included 2-2 teach load plus administrative responsibilities for student advising, mentoring, and professional development; recruitment on campus and nationally for the Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies and for a proposed Ph.D. program. The A.D. is responsible for development and maintenance of the Five College feminist faculty and student network, planning and implementation of events including a credit-bearing lecture series. Some summer work. Doctorate in WGSS-related work required by the hire start date. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives in educational environments. Hiring preferences: strong record in teaching, advising and research; experience in program development and administration, excellent communication skills, including with social media; self-starter with project management experience and ability to work with staff and faculty team.

  • Review of applications will begin November 27, 2013 and continue until position is filled. Please send a cover letter, cv, and three letters of reference. Letters of reference can be emailed to wgsssearch@wost.umass.edu or mailed to: Chair of Search #R45568, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, 208 Bartlett Hall, Amherst, MA 01003.
  • I know it's early given the closing date, but any news? 
  • Any news?? anyone??
  • request for Skype interview received via email (1/8) x3
  • did anyone get a solid sense of the timeline for this search? 
  • for those who interviewed -- what are they seeking?? 
  • request for teaching materials (1/25)
  • campus visit request via phone (1/30)(x2)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/12)

University of Pennsylvania - Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship 2014-16  - Sexuality and Queer Studies Edit

The School of Arts and Sciences invites applicants for two two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows will teach one course per term. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within two years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (August, 2012 or later). $52,451 stipend.

Sexuality and Queer Studies (with some knowledge of Transgender Studies)

Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/22470

For guidelines see the School of Arts and Sciences website: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/Mellon

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

  • Application deadline: December 1, 2013.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this one? <-- Still nothing (2/4)
  • Still no news? (3/6)
  • Rejection email (3/17)x2

University of Southern California - NTT Lecturer of Gender StudiesEdit

The Gender Studies Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, may have one full-time or part-time opening for a non-tenure-track lecturer for the fall semester of 2014.

The Gender Studies Program at USC offers graduate and undergraduate students a solid interdisciplinary education in this dynamic field. The Program is committed to excellence in teaching.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Gender/Women's/Sexuality Studies or in the social sciences or the humanities and with significant training in Gender Studies (as evidenced by fulfillment of a Graduate Emphasis or Graduate Certificate in Gender/Women's/Sexuality Studies).

Teaching responsibilities are as follows: one advanced undergraduate class, a capstone senior seminar, which will be in the instructor's field of specialization; and one interdisciplinary graduate course on Feminst Theory.

Do they have internal candidate? Inside hire?

University of Texas at Austin - Women's & Gender Studies Postdoctoral FellowEdit

The Center for Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin: Two-year Embrey Family Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. This position is a keystone of the Center's Embrey Family Foundation Critical Human Rights Initiative. The field is open and the strongest candidate will be appointed regardless of specialization. Annual Teaching Load: One undergraduate WGS core course, one graduate WGS core course, and one upper-division topics course related to the candidate's research, per two-semester academic year (2:1 or 1:2).

Must have received PhD within the last three years. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability and interest in teaching core courses in our undergraduate major and M.A. programs and in contributing to program development and intellectual community in the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. Candidates who can contribute to our Embrey Critical Human Rights Initiative will receive special consideration.

  • To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, and brief description of current research agenda to Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/23688). Three letters of recommendation must be sent separately through Interfolio.
  • Deadline: 1/1/2014.
  • Interviews will take place in March.
  • Any news?
  • No news (3/19)
  • Any news? Are interviews actually taking place in March? (3/25) 
  • I haven't heard anything yet either (3/27)
  • Rejection email 4/1 X2
  • Have interviews been scheduled/finalists notified? (4/2)

University of Toronto - Lecturer, Queer Writing / American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

University College and the Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a teaching-stream position in Queer Writing and Culture/American Literature at the rank of Lecturer. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, by which time the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. He or she will be appointed both to University College (0.60) in support of the teaching mission of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and to the Department of English (0.40).

Lecturer appointments are normally annual but may be up to three years. If a Lecturer appointment continues into the fifth year, performance must be reviewed and a recommendation made about promotion to Senior Lecturer. Senior Lecturers have continuing appointments. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to related pedagogical and professional development both in Queer Writing and Culture and in American Literature. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses from the introductory to advanced levels in both appointing units, and will be expected to have teaching competency in Canadian Queer Culture. Administrative experience is an asset.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4200 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. University College sponsors three interdisciplinary undergraduate programs - Canadian Studies, Cognitive Science, and Health Studies - and is affiliated with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.

The Bonham Centre is Canada's premier academic institute focused on the study of sexuality and sponsors both a thriving undergraduate program and, in partnership with 33 other units across the University, a Collaborative Graduate Program that is an international leader in the field.

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting: http://uoft.me/academicopportunities. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining plans for pedagogical and professional development. If you have questions about this position, please contact uc.searches@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two clearly labelled files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the College via e-mail to uc.searches@utoronto.ca by September 30, 2013. This address may also be used to send additional documents that cannot be accommodated using the online application system. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2013.

For more information about University College, please visit http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/; for the Department of English, please visit http://www.english.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • American Open page notes campus interview scheduled [posted 11/17]
  • Announcement today of successful candidate (12/16)

University of Virginia - Lecturer in LGBTQ Studies (3 yr. Appt.) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Virginia's interdisciplinary program in Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a three-year non-tenure track appointment as Lecturer in LGBTQ Studies, to begin August 25, 2014. Field of specialization within LGBTQ Studies is open, but candidates in any area of science, especially LGBTQ Health, are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates from the humanities and social sciences are also welcome. Duties include teaching, research, and service to the WGS Program, College of Arts & Sciences, and University.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
  • To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu/), search on posting number 0612871 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length piece of scholarship (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references. Please ask reference letter writers to email their letters directly to lgbtquva@gmail.com. Questions regarding the application process in jobs@UVa should be directed to: Laura Mellusi at the WGS Program, lk9a@virginia.edu .
  • skype interview request (11/25)

University of Washington, Seattle - Lecturer, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (3 yr. Appt.) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle seeks an outstanding educator for the position of Lecturer, beginning in the Fall Quarter, 2014. The primary responsibility of the Lecturer will be to teach the large introductory course (150-250 students) in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Preference will be given to applicants with MA or PhD degrees in women’s, and/or gender studies. Demonstrated commitment to feminist pedagogy and dedication to undergraduate education is expected. In addition to the introductory course and a course in Feminist Theory, the Lecturer will teach courses in their field of specialization. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in feminist Health, Law, or Environment. Within each of these fields, specific foci could include attention to inequities of race/ethnicity, citizenship status, class, LBGTQ sexualities, disability and global disparities from an activist or policy perspective. The Lecturer will play a critical role in enhancing the overall undergraduate education mission of the department and in charting a significant new direction of engagement with students, especially those who are unfamiliar with the discipline.

This position is a 3-year, full-time appointment with the possibility of re-appointment. The Lecturer will be expected to teach two courses in each of three academic quarters. The University of Washington faculty code, which applies to Lecturers, provides a trajectory of promotion to Senior Lecturers and to Principal Lecturers.

  • Application packet should include cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus for the Introduction to Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies course and a syllabus for a course in area of specialization, teaching evaluations & 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Applications received by October 15, 2013 will receive priority. Send materials to: Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/22668
  • invitation for skype interview (10/29) x3 
  • invitation for campus visit (11/4) x 1
  • Any news? 
  • No news here, but, given how aggressive the timeline was, it seems safe to assume they've moved forward with one of the candidates. Here's to a successful search!
  • Rejection via email (12/11) 

Washington University in St. Louis, American Culture Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations Edit

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14 Edit

Miscellaneous Professional PositionsEdit

Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy - Educator and Research Analyst Positions (Global Women’s Health Leadership)Edit

The Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy, the research arm of National Nurses United (NNU), AFL-CIO, seeks experienced Educators and Research Analysts. NNU, the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, leads the Registered Nurse movement to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a health care system driven by patient needs. NNU has negotiated the best Registered Nurse collective bargaining contracts in the nation and provided critical leadership in the AFL-CIO’s decision to endorse a single-payer healthcare system based on “updating and expanding Medicare benefits” for all Americans.

Educator

After appropriate orientation, the Educator will design and teach one day courses on health care restructuring, issues impacting nursing practice, and basic principles of political economy for Registered Nurses. Additionally, the Educator may design and teach semester length courses for the National Nurses United-Department of Women's and Gender Studies joint online certificate program in Global Women’s Health Leadership at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

This is not a traditional labor educator position.

The ideal Educator Candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • At least one advanced degree, doctorate highly desirable
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Excellent qualitative social research skills
  • Experience in working closely with others as part of a successful team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity in teaching successful intensive workshops
  • Ability to teach complex material in a way that is accessible to a broad audience
  • Experience teaching complex global issues of political economy


Highly desirable attributes include familiarity with the epistemological problematic inherent in computerized expert systems and the impact on worker control, workplace power and skill, labor process studies, complex organizational analysis, the philosophy of science generally, and the social aspects of technological design and implementation.

Research Analyst

Research areas include the political economy of healthcare restructuring and the clinical and technological impacts of healthcare restructuring on both patients and the Registered Nurses who provide their care.

The ideal Researcher Candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • At least one advanced degree
  • Strong quantitative ability highly desirable
  • Experience in power structure research
  • Familiarity with corporate research and/or corporate campaigns
  • Strategic research skills
  • An understanding of market concentration and complex organizational issues
  • Background in evaluating and reviewing corporate statements


The positions are based in the San Francisco Bay area and offer an excellent salary and benefits package that includes a pension and full family medical and dental coverage, including coverage for domestic partners.

Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format and complete the online application form.

Educator applicants may submit an optional outline of a one day educational workshop and/or a one to three page description of the best training session, class or workshop you have conducted and the audience you were reaching. Please click APPLY button.

Please no phone calls.

NNU is committed to Equal Opportunity, and considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We urge people of color and women, researchers and educators of all backgrounds, to apply.

LINK to APPLY (Analyst)
LINK to APPLY (Educator)
  • DEADLINE: Open until filled

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