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Agnes Scott College (GA), TT Asst. Professor, Women's Studies/International Relations (spec. Middle East) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Agnes Scott College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant rank for a scholar with a cross-disciplinary background in the fields of international relations and women’s studies with an interest in human rights. This position is part of a cluster hire with a geographic focus on the Middle East.

The 3/2 teaching load will include at least one course supporting the college’s global learning initiative and upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty. Additional courses could include Introduction to Human Rights, Feminist Research Methodology, and/or courses on international law and organizations.

PhD in Political Science, Women’s Studies, or a related field preferred; advanced ABDs considered.

  • To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation to wsirsearch@agnesscott.edu or to Eleanor Morris, Director of International Relations Program, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.  Job link: http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=328
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15. Additional materials—including syllabi, teaching evaluations and statement on teaching, writing sample, and graduate transcripts—will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process.
  • The search committee will conduct interviews at the National Women’s Studies Association and Middle Eastern Studies Association conferences in November 2014, but it is not necessary for applicants to attend either conference to be eligible for this position.
  • Skype interview requested 11/6
  • Was your skype interview requested after an initial phone interview? (11/11)
  • Yes. And they asked for more material. 
  • Thanks--good luck!
  • Wondering if anyone else received a Skype invite?
  • I was asked for more materials around the same time as OP, but they did not ask for a skype interview.
  • Any news on this search?  Campus invites, or other Skype interviews? 
  • No. Nothing. I had the Skype interview mentioned above, but nothing since. 

Appalachian State University (USA: NC) - TT Asst. Prof. - Cultural, Gender, and Global StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in public writing, especially in creative non-fiction, literary journalism and/or travel writing.
  • Experience in documentary form and multi-modal project-based learning, especially photography, video, and/or streaming media; fieldwork methodologies and fieldwork-based writing projects; civic engagement/experiential learning are desirable. An MFA or Ph.D. in a relevant field is required.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Athabasca University (CAN: AB) - TT Asst Prof. - Women's and Gender StudiesEdit

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) Program in Athabasca University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for a tenure‐stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing 1 August 2015.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies and will complement our current WGST faculty’s expertise in communication/media studies and feminist psychology. PhDs in related disciplines will be considered.

Applications are encouraged from those with empirically focused scholarship that critically addresses questions of gender in relation to race, class, nationality, sexuality, and/or ability. In addition, we are seeking a candidate with an active research program in one or more of the following areas: equity studies, feminist cultural studies, masculinity studies, sexualities studies, transnational feminism and/or women’s health. Please Note: Applications will only be received and accepted through our online recruitment system at https://athabascau.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=1973.

When applying, please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, writing sample (ideally of published writing), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (ideally, a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, evaluations if available, and a sample syllabus).

  • Closing Date 5/15/2015.
  • When I applied, the application was automatically submitted after I attached the cover letter so I wasn't able to add the other materials. Did anyone else have this problem?

Auburn University (USA: AL) - TT Asst Prof - History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in US - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a specialization in the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States. Candidates with an interest in African-American history are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The appointment will begin August 16, 2015. Ph.D. in history before employment date is desired, but outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. Appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned doctorate by August 16, 2015.
  • Applicants should be prepared to attach attach a letter of application, vita, a teaching portfolio including student and peer evaluations (if available) and course syllabi, a writing sample, graduate transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three references.
  • Link to Apply: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/727
  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Bloomfield College (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - World History (pref. Women & Gender St) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Bloomfield College invites applications for a tenure-track, full time Assistant Professor in World History.
  • The ideal candidate will have a geographic focus in either Africa or Europe. A secondary area of interest and experience in Women and Gender Studies and/or Public History is preferable.
  • The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 course load, including a two-part World History survey, introductory courses according to department need, and upper division courses in their area of expertise.
  • Applicants must electronically submit (PDF format preferred) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus and three letters of recommendation with contact information (submitted directly from person writing the letter) to history_search@bloomfield.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 30, 2014.
  • Interviews will take place at AHA in New York City. Job link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50037
  • Posting date: 10/27/14
  • Also posted at World/Global History 2014-15
  • Request for AHA Interview 12/12 x2
  • Wrote to the committee chair today to find out if the search was completed. It has been completed and a hire has been made. (3/9)

Boston College (MA) - Asst. Professor - Communication and Women's and Gender Studies - CANCELLEDEdit

Central European University (HUN) - Assistant Professor - Gender in the HumanitiesEdit

The Department of Gender Studies at Central European University seeks to hire a fulltime assistant professor with expertise in Gender in the Humanities.

We are looking for a colleague with a strong theoretical grounding in gender studies, and a research agenda that crosscuts one or more of the following areas: biopolitics, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, posthumanism, the animal question, science studies, or critical climate change studies. The successful applicant will also demonstrate the ability to teach our MA course in feminist theory. We seek a colleague with an active, interdisciplinary research agenda and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in an English language academic environment at the graduate level.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. by August 31, 2015.

Located in the vibrant city of Budapest, CEU is accredited in both the US and Hungary. It is a private, English language graduate university offering MA and PhD degrees in the social sciences, humanities, policy studies, business, and law.

Please send a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly writing (in English); and names and email addresses of three referees who can be asked to send letters in case the applicant is short-listed to position@ceu.hu including the following job code in the subject line: 2014/064.

  • We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 
  • LINK to CALL for Apps

Central European University (HUN) - Assistant Professor - Gender, Policy, and Global Inequalities Edit

The Department of Gender Studies at Central European University seeks to hire a fulltime Assistant Professor in the area of Gender, Policy, and Global Inequalities.

We seek a scholar who combines critical analysis of policy conceptualization and practice with a gendered critique of macro level inequalities and material realities of the contemporary world. Disciplinary background and regional specialization are open; interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches are preferred. We envision a social science scholar whose research and teaching focus on one or more of the following through the lens of gender: development, environmental issues, economic relations (capitalism and its alternatives), transnational governance, im/migration, and/or resistance to state, corporate, and institutional power. The successful applicant will also demonstrate the ability to teach an MA level course in critical analysis of policy and its implementation and to be involved in the Applied Track of our two-year MA program in Critical Gender Studies.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. by August 31, 2015.

Located in the vibrant city of Budapest, CEU is accredited in both the US and Hungary. It is a private, English language graduate university offering MA and PhD degrees in the social sciences, humanities, policy studies, business, and law.

Please send a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly writing (in English); and names and email addresses of three referees who can be asked to send letters in case the applicant is short-listed to recruitment@ceu.hu including the following job code in the subject line: 2014/063.

  • We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Link to full call
  • Feb 12 - Request for more information + Reference Letters

Clark Atlanta University (GA) - TT Asst/Assoc Professor - Africana Women's Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Africana Women’s Studies at Clark Atlanta University seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor.

Candidate will teach Africana Women’s Studies core courses, but may also include cross-listed courses in African American Studies or History, as qualifications allow.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong conceptual grasp of historical and contemporary issues in the African Diaspora, particularly around women and development on the African continent and/or Caribbean. Successful university-level teaching and relevant professional experience in Black women’s studies, Black studies, or gendered disciplinary lens; record of serving university communities to enhance undergraduate and graduate student preparation for the rigors of all areas of higher education; and commitment to community development at local and national levels desired. Knowledge and experience with scholarly research, academic publishing, and graduate teaching required; experience mentoring students for national/international scholarly success necessary, especially in academic professional development, job search training, and applied research. Candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies, African American Studies, or appropriate discipline, earning at least 18 graduate credits in a women’s studies related research area. At least three to five years of teaching experience at the university level (not including graduate teaching assistantships) and scholarly publication record are required.  

Job link: http://www.cau.edu/HR_Faculty_Positions.aspx

  • Deadline, required materials not mentioned in job posting (9/27/14)
  • I'm also wondering about the deadline. 
  • SKYPE Interviews scheduled (11/10)

College of New Jersey (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor - Women's and Gender & African American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of African American Studies at The College of New Jersey are seeking a historian of African American women to fill a tenure track joint faculty position, starting August 25, 2015. The successful candidate will teach courses such as African American Women's History and Feminist and Womanist Theory, as well as courses in her/his area of research. Candidate's field of research must be in African American Women's History.

Candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in US History or US/American Studies or African American Studies with a focus in African American Women's History. The candidate must also have a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies or demonstrate extensive teaching and research in Women's and Gender Studies. Candidate must have a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates.

  • Please send a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of interest, and three letters of reference by November 15th to Ann Marie Nicolosi: nicolosi@tcnj.edu. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
  • NOTE: according to ad in Chronicle, deadline has been extended to Nov. 30.
  • Does anyone know if this position is intended for their current VAP? 
  • It is not...that's based on a very reliable source
  • Skype interview request via email (12/9) x3
  • Any updates?

Colorado College (CO) - TT Asst. Professor, Feminist and Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Summary: the Feminist & Gender Studies program (FGS) at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The FGS program is interdisciplinary in nature, and currently has one full-time faculty member and eleven core members. This position will be the second full-time faculty member in FGS, and thus we seek a candidate that can complement our current existing strengths. The successful candidate would teach Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies, Feminist Methods, and Feminist Theory among other courses. We are open to various research and teaching interests, but preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship draws on one or more of the following topics or approaches: gender and sexuality, queer theory, eco-feminisms, performance, disability studies, science and technology, and/or transnational feminisms. Since FGS is interdisciplinary, we are particularly interested in candidates who can collaborate with other departments and programs across campus. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and have an active research profile.

The College has a unique academic system (“the Block Plan”) in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks. The standard faculty load is six blocks per year, with a maximum of 25 students per course.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a curriculum vitae and research and teaching statements.

  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Nothing as yet. x2
  • 1/4: what is happening with this position?
  • 1/6: I haven't heard anything.
  • 1/16: nothing x5

Do you think it's a sign of how overworked faculty are that there isn't any movement on this position? It doesn't bode well.

  • According to the very pleasant and helpful administrative assistant in the FGS program, they received 200 applications and will be inviting folks for Skype interviews by the end of the week. Hang in there, y'all!
  • 1/22: thanks for the update!!!
  • 1/23: request for skype interview via telephone (X4)
  • Any news?
  • 2/3 invitation for campus visit (X3)
  • Offer made and accepted!

Dartmouth College (NH) - TT Asst. Professor, Feminist Geography - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Geography (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~geog) and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~wstudies) at Dartmouth College seek a scholar to fill a jointly appointed tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position to begin in Fall 2015. We aim to appoint an individual committed to innovative scholarship and teaching in FEMINIST GEOGRAPHY.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or be in the final stages of a Ph.D. program. Teaching responsibilities include core classes in the Women's and Gender Studies Program and courses of the candidate's specialty in both Geography and Women's and Gender Studies.

To apply, go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/25995. Applications are only accepted online.

  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, writing sample, and a list of three references. Application review will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Geography 2014-2015
  • It seems like this position might be a replacement for J. Fluri who went to CU Boulder - 9/13/14
  • Five (5) on campus interviews scheduled for January (12/5/14)
  • Offer accepted (3/3/15)

Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor, Women's Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Womens Studies at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in interdisciplinary feminist and/or queer studies to begin in August 2015. Applicants who hold a PhD or have completed substantial graduate work in womens, gender, or sexuality studies are encouraged to apply. We seek applications from scholars working in either of the following two areas: a) feminism and world literature, world history, US minority and critical race theory, and/or global migration and diaspora; Or b) feminist and queer science, technology and media studies. Applicants must have the PhD in hand by August 15 2015.

  • Link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4731
  • Applications received by October 31, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration. Submit applications electronically through AcademicJobsOnline.org including a letter of application outlining research interests; a C.V.; a teaching portfolio attentive to the undergraduate and graduate offering in Womens Studies; and at least three letters of recommendation to: Ranjana Khanna, Director, Womens Studies. Our program information is available at http://womenstudies.duke.edu/
  • Crickets here. Anyone get a bite? 11/27
  • None here! (11/28)
  • Writing sample requested (12/1) x 4
  • Have they moved to the skype stage?  Inquiring minds wanna know. (12/19)
  • Haven't heard anything here (12/19) x 3 -- I wonder if they're waiting until January...
  • Crickets keep chirping... Any news, anyone?
  • Nope... (1/9)
  • Just received a rejection email. (1/12) <--after materials request? 
  • Skype Interview Request (1/12) x 4
  • Any post-skype interview news? (1/30)
  • None here (x 2)... I'm hoping/guessing that things got held up at the Dean's office? (1/30)
  • Still no news - has anyone else heard anything? (2/11)
  • Campus visits were scheduled a couple of weeks ago and are currently under way. (2/11)
  • Seems like an inside hire, frankly. All three candidates are either one search committee member's former student or from Duke in some way... Was this ever a real search? <--- This is actually only true of one candidate.
  • No, sorry - one is from Duke, one from Rutgers, where a prominent search committee member was until recently, and one is their own former postdoc, also that person's student. Sorry, but this seems like nepotism.
    • I completely understand your frustration.  Unfortunately, the academic hiring process is not based on merit.  Duke is not alone in this.  So many other factors go into hiring someone that rejection is rarely an indication of inferiority.  For example, check out this article on the power of the top-tier program.
    • I appreciate the sympathy. But I am from a top-tier and still lose out to nepotism each time. How can women's studies be as corrupt as the old boys' clubs elsewhere? This was a fake search (see also Clayman Gender postdoc at Stanford...)
    • Fair enough.  I suppose it's an indication that WGST is no more immune to the institutionalized bullshit than any other dept.
  • Has an offer been made yet? (3/27)

Elon University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of Cultural Anthro. (spec. Sex / Gender) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Elon University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in cultural anthropology beginning in fall of 2015. Ph.D. in anthropology required. Teaching and research specialization should include sex and gender; additional topical and geographical areas are open. Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellent teaching, an active research agenda, a collegial spirit of service to the department and university, and a desire to mentor undergraduate research. Teaching includes introduction to cultural anthropology, qualitative methods, anthropological theory, upper division topics courses in area of specialization, and capstone seminar. Applicants must also be willing to teach in Elon's Core Curriculum. 

  • Applications must be received by October 17, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research statement, and names of three references electronically to Dr. Tom Mould, Chair of the Anthropology Search Committee, at antjob@elon.edu. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. Preliminary interviews will begin at the AAA meetings Dec. 3-7, 2014.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
  • request for letters of recommendation and AAA interview 11/17
  • skype interview request (12/11)
  • anyone know why they are doing a skype interview after in-person interviews?
  • campus visits have been scheduled for February

Emory University (GA) - Associate Professor of Feminist/Queer Studies of Race - JOB TALK STAGEEdit

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University announces a position at the associate professor level for a feminist studies and/or queer studies scholar whose work emphasizes national, transnational or diasporic approaches to the study of race. Emory University has strengths in feminist and queer theory, African-American studies, postcolonial studies as well as comparative and area studies, and WGSS wishes to enhance its contributions to these fields. We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches to the study of race and its relations to gender and sexuality. PhD required. The appointment is 100% within the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1 2014. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Please send a letter of application and CV to wgss@emory.edu. If required, further materials will be called at a later date. Enquiries can be made to Professor Elizabeth Wilson, Chair, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 550 Asbury Circle, Atlanta GA 30322 or e.a.wilson@emory.edu.
  • Anyone hear any news? The email acknowledgement sent 11/5 stated files were being reviewed and a long shortlist by mid-November. (11/28)
  • Any updates? (12/23)
  • Rejection email sent (1/5)
  • Job Talks Scheduled (February)

Gettysburg College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - LGBT, Queer, or Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Summary: Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (http://www.gettysburg.edu/academics/wgs ) beginning August 2015.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have graduate training in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a specialization LGBT, Queer, or Sexuality Studies. Teaching experience is encouraged. We are open to a variety of theoretical and disciplinary approaches to the area of specialization and have an interest in candidates prepared to teach a course in the psychology of gender. We also welcome candidates with expertise in global sexualities to apply. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching and advising in the liberal arts tradition, be engaged in a strong research program, and are encouraged to involve undergraduate students in their research. The successful candidate will teach introductory Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses to majors and non-majors, as well as upper level courses in their area of specialization and contribute to the Colleges First Year Seminar program. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Application Details: Applicants should apply online at http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1097. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy must be submitted. The statement of teaching philosophy must include the candidates experience, ability to design and assess learning outcomes, and research goals. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses of three professional references. After the applicant completes their on-line application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the reference letters should be able to speak to the candidates teaching effectiveness.

  • Applications received by November 7, 2014 will be given fullest consideration. Letters of recommendation must be received by November 14, 2014. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Lidia HwaSoon Anchisi Hopkins at hanchisi@gettysburg.edu.
  • This appears to be a replacement for K. Batza, who went to KU (10/9/14)
  • Getty for KU? Anyone have a hunch as to why? Maybe I have bad ideas about the KU area, but I always thought the location of Gettysburg was ideal for a variety of reasons. Was is location? Department? College?
  • I imagine that it comes down to personal preference.  Having lived in both towns, I would totally pick KU over Gettysburg any day.  Lawrence is a liberal college town (albeit in conservative KS), while Gettysburg is more of a rural tourist town.  It depends on what type of students you want, the size of the town you prefer, etc.
  • plus the univ of Kansas has a strong department and is a high research university with the possibility of graduate courses
  • KB took the KS position to be near her family
  • Skype interview request via email (12/8)
  • Campus visit request via email (1/7)
  • Offer made and accepted (2/12)

Goucher College (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - Latin American History (pref. Women/Gender/Sexuality) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Goucher College’s department of history invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor starting August 2015.  Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in women, gender, and/or sexuality. 

Please submit the following application materials online: CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and interests

Three letters of recommendation and official transcripts should be forwarded separately to:  Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD, 21204-2794.   (Alternatively, PDF versions of the recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at rgreenfi@goucher.edu)

  • Applications must be received by December 4, 2014.  The review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants must apply online at http://goucher.interviewexchange.com
    • Received request to interview at AHA by email. 12-12 (x2)
    • Request for campus interview 1/12

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - LGBT Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The LGBT Studies Program at HWS invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level beginning July 1, 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D., by the start date, with an expertise in LGBT studies and queer studies, and approach scholarship and teaching from an interdisciplinary perspective. Area of specialization is open; evidence of effective teaching in the field is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate a promising research agenda, excellence in teaching, and a commitment to undergraduate research and mentorship. The new hire will develop and teach core courses in LGBT Studies, including Introduction to LGBT Studies, Queer Theory, and courses in the Colleges' general curriculum. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per year. 

  • Review of applications begins on October 27, 2014, and will continue until the positon is filled. Please send a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, a one-page teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation to: James-Henry Holland, Co-Chair, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street (Stern Hall), Geneva, NY 14456. EOE. You may also submit your files electronically to salone@hws.edu. Job link: http://www.hws.edu/offices/hr/employment/fac_2015_LGBT_TT.aspx
  • skype interview scheduled, via email rec'd 21 November. (x 3)
  • Request for campus visit received via email 12/19
  • Anyone have any news here? 2/25
  • Offer extended 2/26
  • Any news here? 3/23

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Assistant Professor - Women's and Gender Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University seek a sociologist or anthropologist for a joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Research and teaching expertise in sociological or anthropological perspectives on women's and gender issues required. The WGS Program has a long-standing need for coverage of its introductory courses, topical seminar course, queer studies courses, and theories and methodologies seminar. A Ph.D. in either sociology or anthropology is required by the beginning of the appointment. Successful candidates will teach courses in both units.

  • Application review will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. This appointment begins on August 16, 2015.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
  • Skype interviews scheduled (10/28/14)
  • Has anyone heard anything about campus visits?
  • Campus interview invitations extended (1/9/15)

Iowa State University (IA) - Director of Women's Center - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Dean of Students Office at Iowa State University seeks applicants for the Director of the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center (Program Coordinator II).

The Director establishes goals, interprets policy, and supervises staff (one Assistant Director, two graduate assistants, one secretary and several volunteers/interns). The Director also serves on university committees and collaborates with various areas within the university to advocate and support all students while specifically representing the interests of women who comprise 44% of the total fall 2014 enrollment of 34,732 students. The Director also manages the departmental budget, administers annual departmental scholarships and develops procedures regarding usage of the Sloss House by internal and external constituents.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of related education and/or experience totaling 8 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position. Related experience must include professional experience working with college students.

  • Phone Interview Stage

Iowa State University (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - Women and Politics - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University are seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor with expertise in American women and politics and/or political communication and leadership studies.

The research emphasis of applicants should be appropriate for an appointment in one of the academic departments or programs in the college, such as Communication Studies, English, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech Communication, or Women’s and Gender Studies.

This position is expected to maintain a nationally visible, active program of scholarship in her/his areas of specialization and teach courses in the leadership studies program and in the tenure-home department. In addition, this position has a partial administrative appointment at the Catt Center to oversee research and outreach programs such as the Archives of Women’s Political Communication, the biennial Ready to Run® Iowa Campaign Training for Women, and the Women in Iowa Politics database. 

Please apply for this position through the Iowa State University website at www.iastatejobs.com by clicking on “Apply to this Job” (Posting #400031). Please be prepared to enter or attach the following materials for consideration: letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, teaching evaluation summaries, and list of leadership and/or gender-related courses taken and taught AND leadership and/or gender related-activities supervised.

  • Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by November 14, 2015
  • Rejection letter received (3/23) - hire has been made

Iowa State University -- Director & Professor – Women’s & Gender Studies Program - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University invites applications for a Full Professor and Program Director. We seek an outstanding scholar with expertise in Women’s and Gender Studies and an aptitude for program leadership. The primary responsibilities of the faculty Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program are to provide leadership and strategic vision for the program, facilitate day-to-day operations, and conduct research and teach in the program. The research emphasis of applicants should be appropriate for a tenure home appointment in one of the academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences such as Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or Mass Communication. The successful candidate will teach in Women’s and Gender Studies in addition to their home department.

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Anastasia Prokos (aprokos@iastate.edu). You may also contact Dr. Gloria Jones-Johnson (gjj@iastate.edu) or Dr. Amy Slagell aslagell@iastate.edu) with questions about the position.  To apply for this position, view the complete details and application instructions at https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/8478 (Posting number 400097). 

Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2015; however, applications can be submitted until the position is filled.

  • letters requested [posted 2/13]

Kansas State University (KS) - TT Assistant Professor - Women's Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Women’s Studies at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Women’s Studies, beginning August 2015, with specialization in one or more of the following three areas:

  • Queer and/or Transgender Studies
  • Women and Health, Science, and/or Technology
  • Women and Violence

Preference given to candidates whose research attends to issues of difference and diversity.

The Women’s Studies Department at KSU offers an undergraduate Major in Women’s Studies, a Minor in Women’s Studies, a Minor in Queer Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. This position will include developing and teaching courses for any of these degrees, at levels varying from general education to graduate courses. Teaching load is 3-2. Position expectations will also include active research leading to publication, service at university and department levels, and advising students; and may include serving on graduate committees in other departments. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in the classroom as well as research involvement in their field. Commitment to diversity through pedagogy and course content required. PhD in Women’s Studies by August 2015 preferred; PhDs in related fields as well as ABD candidates will be considered. Salary range $51,000 to $53,000. Information about the department and university can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/womst.

  • Send letter of application, c.v., graduate transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation to Michele Janette, Head, Women’s Studies Dept, KSU, at womst@ksu.edu (all applications should be sent electronically). Deadline: October 15, 2014. (a 20-30 page writing sample and a sample course syllabus to be requested later.) 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.
  • Does anyone know about the likelihood of the internal candidates (current VAPs) being preferred here? (Oct 8)
  • Acknowledgement received: 10/23 (email)
  • Request for writing sample and syllabi (email, 10/30) x5
  • Was the request for additional materials made through interfolio or email?
  • I see I now have the option of uploading additional material to Interfolio, but was not contacted by the department – I assume other non-contacted folks are in the same boat and I should ignore this? (11/2) <--- Same here. My Interfolio application now reads as "incomplete" and asks for a writing sample and syllabi. I assume this doesn't actually apply to me, since I wasn't contacted by email?
  • I don't know what's going on with Interfolio, but I recieved a request for additional materials via email (and they asked to send the materials back via email). (Adding: I also received a request through email, with the option of sending materials back through Interfolio or email.)
  • Echoing the above: my interfolio app now reads "incomplete" as well and has new fields to upload a writing sample and syllabi. However, I wasn't contacted by the department. Thoughts? Has anyone in a similar situation contacted the search chair about this? (11/3) (Adding: it seems to me that the Interfolio application now reads as incomplete for everyone who applied, but only some people were contacted through email and invited to submit new materials.)
  • Now I'm confused:  I was one of the people who was asked to send more materials.  What was the preferred method of follow-up?  Uploading to Interfolio or sending material via email?  I think there is contradictory information floating around here (11/4).
  • I too was asked to send more materials to womst@ksu.edu. Seems like they decided to do that for some reason despite the Interfolio option; perhaps they are aware the Interfolio is sometimes not the most dependable? (11/4)
  • skype interview request (11/25)
  • Campus interview request (12/29 x 3)
  • Nicest rejection letter ever. x2 (1/8)
  • Email rejection after skype interview (1/28)
  • offer made (2/11), verbal acceptance (2/18) contract signed

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - History and Interdisciplinary Studies (spec. Women's History and Gender Studies) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in History and Interdisciplinary Studies, with expertise in Women's History and Gender Studies
  • This position is a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Applicants should possess expertise in the study of gender and history, with an expectation of teaching Women’s History and courses in the Gender and Women’s Studies program. The ideal candidate will have an ability to teach in other interdisciplinary programs as well as general education courses as appropriate. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. A Ph.D. in History, Gender Studies, or related field, or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability and/or experience is required, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.
  • The applicant should apply at:https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/1616
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2014 - first interviews will be conducted by Skype
  • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented History 2014-15
  • Skype interview scheduled by phone 11/12 x3 (11/13)
  • Campus interview invitations extended (12/16)
  • Any updates? Has an offer been made? 2/11
  • form letter snail mail rejection after campus interview.
  • [OFFER ACCEPTED posted in header on 2/16]

Lehigh University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Sociology (spec. Sexuality and/or Gender Studies) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology.  The successful candidate will have a research focus on deviance, social control, criminology, and/or criminal justice, with an emphasis on sexuality and/or gender studies.  While Sociology and Anthropology is the home department, the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program and teach courses that are cross listed with WGSS.  The candidate must also have an ability to teach in other core courses of sociology, such as sociological theory or research methods.

Candidates must have Ph.D. completed by the starting date of August 2015 and show significant evidence of research productivity and successful teaching experience. The standard teaching load is 2-2.

  • E-mail a curriculum vitae, a letter of application indicating teaching and research interests, and the names of four references to Academic Jobs on line https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4170. Send the material as attachments in WORD or PDF format. Please do not send additional material at this time, and only electronic submissions will be considered. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2014. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Ziad Munson, Search Committee Chair, at munson@lehigh.edu. The department web site is https://socanthro.cas2.lehigh.edu/
  • Additional materials were requested of candidates on the "long short" list on 10/14/14.
  • Skype interview scheduled - 11/4/14

Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO) - TT Faculty, Women's Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

SUMMARY: Teach 4 courses (12 credit hours) per semester. The teaching load will consist of undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Women's Studies, Feminist Research and Methodology courses, General Studies/Multicultural Studies, and upper division cross-listed courses in areas of specialty. The successful candidate will be expected to teach, day, evening, and weekend classes if needed. Other responsibilities include performing departmental, university, and professional services; participating in course and program development; and other duties as assigned by the Director. Service opportunities will include active participation in program-sponsored events. 

Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, or Gender Studies completed no later than August 1, 2015.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in undergraduate courses in Women's and Gender Studies as well as research involvement in the field. Commitment to diversity through pedagogy and course content.

Experience leading feminist community projects, demonstrated record of integrating feminist theory and practice, and ability to direct service-learning projects. Experience advising a diverse population of undergraduate students. Experience applying current computer and other technology in teaching.

  • Received automated rejection letter from HR 10/27 for failing to meet minimum requirements. Good luck to those of you who are still in the running!
  • I received the automated rejection.  I think it was because my PhD is not in Women's Studies.  I called HR just to check and they said they are having a problem with their system and the rejections.  They are supposed to call me back.  You might call if that happened to you.  
  • I emailed the search chair when this position was posted and she replied they were only accepting applications from people with degrees in women's studies/gender studies/feminist studies.
  • Thanks for letting us know what the chair said.  
  • Any updates or info? (12/22)
  • Any news? I contacted the dept and HR but no definitive word given (1/15)
  • Phone interview request (1/27) x3
  • campus visit 03/03 x2
  • Any updates? Has an offer been made? x 2 (I'm waiting on an update from the search chair or the equity office)
  • To the post above: Has the search committee chair contacted you and made an offer to you verbally, which waits to be approved by the equity office? Or you are just waiting as I am? I apologize for the inquisitiveness that derives from and intensifies with this dehumanizing job searching process. Thank you! (( also waiting as you are ))

Minnesota State University, Mankato (MN) - TT Asst. Professor, Gender and Women's Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

SUMMARY: Teach general education, advanced undergraduate, and graduate courses in Gender and Women's Studies. Must incorporate interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives in teaching. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Gender, Sexuality, and/or Women's Studies, conferred on an official transcript by August 10, 2015; Demonstrated teaching success in core Gender, Sexuality, and/or Women's Studies courses in the social sciences.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: Preparation to teach the department's undergraduate courses on topics including introduction to the field, transnational feminism, feminist thought, collective action, violence and gender, or special topic seminars; Preparation to teach graduate-level Gender & Women's Studies courses on topics including feminist theory, feminist research and activism, or special topic seminars; Demonstrated scholarly potential in Gender, Women's and/or Sexuality Studies; Evidence of activist experience.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online application will include the following attachments: Cover Letter; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; Contact information for three (3) references; Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

  • Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 5, 2015
  • Definitely made for their current Instructor.
  • Are they only looking for Women's Studies PhDs?
  • That's certainly what it looks like
  • yes -- I applied with and English PhD and voluminous GWS experience and was rejected hours later for not fitting requirements.
  • from email: "Unfortunately, your application has not been accepted. Our review indicates that you do not meet the required qualifications for the position. Please note that these qualifications are set in advance and applicants must meet all required qualifications in order to be considered for the position. In addition, our application process requires that applicants meet and respond to all of the required supplemental questions with a 'yes' in order to be forwarded to the search committee and hiring authority." In other words, an answer of "no" to "Do you have a Ph.D. in Gender, Sexuality, and/or Women's Studies?" will result in an automatic rejection. (12/31)
  • Any news? (2/17)
  • Just  noticed this posted:  https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000872875-01 Not sure if the search fell through and now they're looking for a non-tenure track person, or this is a separate position entirely (this post says it's sabbatical coverage).  Anyone know?
  • 2/25: Got an e-mail stating, "We are writing to inform you that we have selected another candidate who more closely fits our needs for the position. We do appreciate the time you have taken to allow us to consider your credentials." x3
  • did they even do interviews for this position?

Ohio State University (OH) - Professor and Chair, Women's, Gender and Sexuality StudiesEdit

  • The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  • The successful candidate will have administrative experience and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary feminist scholarship and teaching. Candidates must also share the department's priorities, which include commitments to the field of interdisciplinary women’s, gender and sexuality studies, to national leadership in the field, to diversifying the academy at all levels, and to an interdisciplinary core at all levels of the curriculum.
  • Candidate must be a full professor. An associate professor who is eligible for promotion to full rank at Ohio State upon appointment may also be considered. All applicants are expected to have substantial scholarly visibility in women’s, gender and sexuality studies and a distinguished record of teaching, advising and service, preferably including administrative experience at a research institution. The field of research specialization is open.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Valarie Williams, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at williams.1415@osu.edu or (614) 292-4063. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 12, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Campus visits will be scheduled during February 2015. Please apply online through academicjobsonline.org. Job ID number 4982.

Oklahoma State University (OK) - TT Asst. Professor, Gender and Women's Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2015. PhD with strong academic training in interdisciplinary gender, women's, and sexuality studies required. Successful candidate must also show evidence of effectiveness of related teaching at the university level, ability to teach general education, upper division theory, and graduate GWST courses; and commitment to active program building. 2-2 teaching load and service to the program and home department.

Gender and Women's Studies at Oklahoma State University is a small program devoted to expanding horizons for women, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color in Oklahoma and has an interdisciplinary curriculum. For further information on the program, see our webpage at http://womensstudies.okstate.edu/.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2014. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position is filled. Filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding. To apply, send a single e-mail message to gwstudies@okstate.edu with the subject line 'application.' Include the following attached Microsoft Word files (or pdfs) in your e-rnail message: 1. An updated curriculum vitae; 2. A cover letter explaining background, experience, and qualifications to teach our students. Also send dossier including transcripts and three letters of reference, preferably by email or alternatively to GWST Search, 205 Morrill Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078.
  • 11/21 Skype interviews x3
  • Any news on this one?  
  • 12/22 Campus invite.
  • Rejection 2/26 stating position filled. 

Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies & Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies. The program offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees and certificates in folklore and ethnography, and heritage and museum practice. The Program seeks candidates with teaching-research areas in Gender Studies and American Studies that complement the program’s existing strengths of folk and popular culture, interdisciplinary history and politics, heritage and museum studies, ethnography and society, and regional and environmental studies. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Gender and Culture, Problems in American Studies, and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Women and the American Experience, American Masculinities, American Themes and Eras, and Introduction to American Studies. Additional fields of interest include race and ethnicity, sexuality, childhood and aging, consumer-business studies, and family-community studies. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies, and a commitment to university service and public outreach. Instruction and advising experience in graduate American Studies programs desirable. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred; degree must be in hand by the time of application review. For additional information about the American Studies program, please visit our web page at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references to http://psu.jobs. Supplemental materials, including reference letters, transcripts, syllabi, teaching philosophy, etc. should be mailed to: ATTN: Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies Search Committee # 52073, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, W351 Olmsted Building, Middletown, PA 17057.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2015
  • Did last year's search fail? - The school cancelled the job search, but I don't know why.
  • There is speculation over on the American Studies wiki: fit, budget, etc. (9/19)
  • This dept has struggled to keep/find someone for years (9/23)
  • Why is that? Just curious (and a little nervous!)! (9/25)
  • From American Studies 2015: "Preliminary interview scheduled (...): early December" [posted 11/10/14]
  • From American Studies 2015: "Campus Visits planned for February-March" [posted 2/4]
  • Offer accepted, 4/9/15

Queen’s University (Canada) – TT Assist. Professor, Gender Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

  • The Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, Canada invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Transnational Contexts, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval.
  • To support our interdisciplinary mission we seek a dynamic colleague who demonstrates expertise in critical race theories within one or more of the following areas: feminist, queer or trans studies in transnational contexts. Candidates will be expected to teach courses that critically address questions of oppression and resistance, in the context of imperialism, colonialisms, migration, or border studies transnationally. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests engage questions linked to community-based activism and/or social justice issues.
  • See job link for further details: http://www.queensu.ca/gnds/documents/GNDSQueensTenuretrackAdDec32014_000.pdf
  • The deadline for applications is February 12th 2015.
  • any news? (3/6)
  • there is a short list; anyone notified yet?
    • Is this insider information or you've been notified? <---insider
    • Are they jumping straight to the short-list or will there be Skype inerviews? (3/16)
    • The norm at Canadian institutions is to go directly to the short list and campus visits.  The lag between the insider knowledge of a short list and candidates being notified most likely has to do with the upper admin review of the files to ensure that standards of review (and legal bits) are in order. (3/16)
  • Have the short listed candidates been notified yet?
  • is this search over yet?
  • Offer announced 6/3

Rhodes College (TN) - Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor of Psychology/ LGBTQ-focused research - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE Edit

The Psychology Department at Rhodes College invites applications for an associate professor (with tenure) or an advanced assistant professor to begin in Fall 2015 who has a program of research that is focused on LGBTQ issues. Candidates from all subdisciplines of psychology will be considered. The candidate must possess a firm commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service at a liberal arts college. It is expected that this person will also contribute to LGBTQ educational and advocacy initiatives on campus. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and content courses as well as upper-level research and seminar courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates must have a strong teaching record and an active research program. The typical teaching load is 3/2 during a two-semester academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to involve undergraduate students in LGBTQ research, participate in the life of the College, and contribute to an interdisciplinary program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

  • Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu.  Completed applications will include a letter of application that addresses the candidate’s interests in teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement that includes how undergraduates can be involved in your research, samples of published work, previous course materials and evidence of teaching effectiveness if applicable, and three letters of reference.  The review of completed applications will begin September 15 and continue until the position is filled. For further information please contact Dr. Natalie Person, person@rhodes.edu.
  • Phone interview 11/12 (From Psych Jobs Wiki)

Sarah Lawrence College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - LGBT/Queer Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Sarah Lawrence College seeks a faculty member in the social sciences or history for a tenure track position in LGBT/Queer Studies with a global focus. Research and teaching interests might include, for example, in-depth examinations of queer sexuality and gender identities in regions other than the United States; relationships between global and local constructions of sexuality and gender; sexuality, gender, and international human rights; or nationality, migration, and diaspora studies as they relate to issues of sexuality and gender. 

Sarah Lawrence is a coeducational liberal arts college dedicated to individualized education. In addition to teaching small seminars of 15 students, faculty members meet biweekly with each student individually to work on a project culminating in a paper. Thus, we seek a person dedicated to developing the writing and critical analysis skills of their students. 

Applicants should have  PhD in history, sociology, anthropology, politics, geography, or another social science discipline, and have college-level teaching experience.

  • Application materials must include: Cover letter, CV, a sample of scholarly writing, two course descriptions, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Job link: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000847175-01
  • Skype interviews requested 11-1-2014
  • Campus visit 11/15/2014
  • To the above poster - do you have any idea if the search is still ongoing, or if they have already settled on their finalists? Any info would be very much appreciated. (11/23)

Scripps College (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for Fall of 2015. We are seeking candidates who specialize in intersectional and/or transnational queer, feminist studies, with an emphasis on queer theory. We particularly welcome candidates with research areas that include—but are not limited to—critical race theory and sexualities' studies, settler colonialism and indigenous studies, imperialisms, and postcolonial studies. The department also seeks a colleague who will build innovative pedagogical and research connections to antiracist, feminist social justice work within (either) local, regional, or transnational networks and communities.

The Department is looking for a colleague who is also an innovative teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The teaching load is five courses per year and advising on senior theses. Participation in the Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Ph.D. preferred.  Please submit a letter of letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages to AcademicJobsOnline.

  • The Review of Applications will begin October 1, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Fall meetings of the National Women's Studies Association, the American Studies Association and the American Anthropological Association. For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search committee: Professor Piya Chatterjee, Box # 4056, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA. 91711 or FeministSearch@ScrippCollege.edu.
  • The posting asks for cover letter, CV, recs, teaching evals, and writing sample uploaded via AcademicJobsOnline, but the website app only allows for uploading cover letter, CV, and recs. Any ideas on how to submit the evals and writing sample? (6/3)
  • RE: above. Scripps noticed this malfunctioned, and changed the online format closer to the deadline. Hope it worked out for you (10/27).
  • Has anyone heard back about this position yet? First round interviews may begin in two weeks at the National Women's Studies Association conference... (10/27).
  • I'm wondering the same thing - my understanding was that they would also be conducting preliminary interviews at the American Studies Association meeting this coming weekend (11/3).
  • Same question. Also curious if people received email confirmation of their application. (11/3)
  • I received a form acknowledgement from Academic Jobs Online that my application had been submitted, but nothing directly from the department. (11/3)
  • I didn't receive news either (and I am going to NWSA conference...).
  • Skype interview requested (option for informal chat at either NWSA or ASA) [posted 11/05/14]
  • Request for campus visit (12/1)

Sewanee: The University of the South (TN) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The American Studies Program and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Sewanee: The University of the South invite applications for an equally shared joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2015.

We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race and gender in the U.S.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on contemporary social issues, broadly defined. In addition to offering courses in her or his area of expertise, the successful candidate will contribute to the programs’ required courses, including a theory and method course.

Tenure-track faculty members teach five courses each academic year.

The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau within driving distance of Nashville and Chattanooga.

  • Nov. 15, 4:40 pm: Has anyone else had trouble getting to the department websites or submitting their application? I've tried numerous times to connect over the last hour, and it says the server is down. Also tried on my 2nd computer, same thing. I can get on the web for all my other sites just fine, so I know it's not me.
  • Nov. 15, 5:28 pm: Yes, I also cannot access the application site.  I emailed Sewanee's HR -- hoping to hear back about what the issue is.
  • Nov. 15, 5:34 pm:  Yes, it's an entire section of their server that is down.  Some pages will open, others will not.  It's been down since around 12 this afternoon.  I e-mailed tech services, but haven't gotten a response.  
  • Nov. 12:  Any bites? (x3)
  • Dec. 17: Just got a request for a skype interview to take place in early January (x3). <-- congrats! Was this by phone or email? (email x3)
  • Dec. 19:  Anyone know how many people they're interviewing via skype?
  • Dec 23: Skype interview request via email (I can't answer the above question but I was offered one of two remaining slots).
  • Jan 8:  Anyone know when Skype interviews are complete?
  • No, but I interviewed yesterday and they said they'd send out campus visit requests in 7-10 days from then. (1/8) (x2)
  • Rejection email 1/9/2014,<-- (Did you have a skype interview?)
  • Invited to an on-campus interview.
  • Jan 12, 10 am: Skype interviewee still waiting on response (x1)
  • Jan 22, 1:30pm (central): Skype interviewee received rejection email. Additional info of note: the email mentioned they had close to 200 applicants and interviewed 15 via Skype. Good luck to those who are still waiting!
  • Feb 12: I completed the on-campus interview on Jan 19. Still waiting on response. They said they would be done with on-campus interviews by Feb 6.
  • Did you (Feb 12 entry) hear back? Have they made an offer?
  • Offer made but not yet accepted

Simon Fraser University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing September 1, 2015. This position is subject to budgetary and Board approval. The Department seeks to fill a continuing faculty line in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. The preferred candidate will be engaged in feminist interdisciplinary research and teaching in at least one of the following areas: disability studies, bioethics/science studies, masculinity studies, theories of embodiment and body modification, trans* studies, and/or queer theory. The Department is open to a range of research approaches, including: theoretical and historical perspectives; cultural studies; and public policy. Candidates should demonstrate ability to work within a comparative and/or transnational and/or intersectional framework in their undergraduate and graduate teaching and research and should suggest ways that they can participate in service to the department, the university, and the broader community.

Applicants will submit electronically a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and course evaluations), a resume of research interests and agenda, and a sample of written work. Each candidate must also arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded to the Department. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Willeen Keough, Chair
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Email: gswspost@sfu.ca
  • The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is October 1, 2014.
  • Any news?
  • I'm wondering too. It's been a long time since the applications were due. Anyone heard anything?
  • contacted for Skype interview (11/20).
  • They had 250 applications and picked 9 candidates for Skype interviews (confirmed x2). 
  • 250 seems emormous even for this market, anyone know if this is usual for women's studies jobs this round?
  • In my experience (3 years on job market), that's absolutely normal.
  • Received rejection letter via email. Good luck to the remaining candidates! (12/1) x3
  • Campus interviews scheduled (12/11) x 1.
  • Curious if current postdocs in the dept were interviewed and asked for a campus visit or if external candidates were asked? Any news in this regard?
  • I am an external candidate (don't know about the others) (14/01) x3
  • All external candidates.
  • Any updates? (2/12) Still waiting too... I don't know.
  • Any updates? (6/03) 
  • An offer was made but I don't know it was accepted.
  • Offer made and accepted. 

Smith College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of English and the Study of Women and Gender - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language & Literature at Smith College invite applications for an equally shared joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2015. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary U.S.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work does not replicate the College's current strengths in African American literature; comparative work is welcome. Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include film and visual culture, critical race theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and must have prior interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

The new hire would teach two courses each year in SWG (http://www.smith.edu/swg/) and two in English (http://www.smith.edu/english/). Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. In SWG s/he must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major's interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, s/he would teach a balance of introductory, intermediate, and advanced seminar level courses.

  • Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/25933 with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the Modern Language Convention in Vancouver, Canada (January 8-11, 2015) or via video conference if necessary.
  • Contacted via email for MLA or Skype Interview (12/20)
  • Request for additional materials (writing sample, 2-3 syllabi) 11/18 x3
  • Q: Any advice on how to submit additional materials through Interfolio because the original link is deactiviated; my original submission has not been officially re-opened (will read "Requesting Additional Materials" in parenthesis under it); there's no e-mail or postal mail addresses on the Interfolio e-mail notification requesting addtional materials (just Chair name).   
  • A: Go to your delivery history and click "edit" beside your original Smith submission. This will allow you to add "additional documents." Then you can also email as a back up (just google the search chair's name and send it to her email).
  • Thanks, yes, that's how I did it yesterday since it was the only way I could figure out! But I received an addt'l materials request from another univ and the delivery history page changes several things about the original app when it is officially "re-opened." For instance, the delivery will now read "Incomplete" rather than "Complete," and it will read "Additional Materials Requested" in the paraenthesis under the univ name. There will be individual entries for the new things they want rather than just an option to "Add" randomly. You will also get a submission confirmation page once you've done it. Anyway, it's good to know I didn't just upload things to an old app to have it sit there unseen/unsent for all eternity! Thanks for the feedback. Good luck to us.
  • Q: Anyone get interviews? <--- No news yet.<--- Any contact after materials requests? MLA is fast approaching.
  • Contacted via email for MLA or Skype interview (12/20) <--- Anyone else? I'm waiting on any response after addt'l materials request.
  • Email invitation for campus interview (1/15)
  • Offer accepted (2/27)

Smith College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of the Study of Women and Gender: Queer Studies -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of queer studies broadly defined. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer courses at the intermediate and advanced levels in queer studies, including courses in theory and in topics related to the candidate's field of specialization, and will teach in the Program’s interdisciplinary introductory course.

Candidates should demonstrate research and teaching commitments to understanding the intersection of sexuality with gender, race, and class. Candidates must have prior interdisciplinary teaching experience, including an introductory course in the study of women and gender. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. In addition, the Pioneer Valley has the highest concentration of faculty in gender and sexuality studies in the country, providing broad collaborative opportunities and resources such as participation in the new Five College Queer & Sexuality Studies Certificate (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/queerstudies). Details about the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/swg/.

  • Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25698 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2014. Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Request for additional materials (writing sample). 10/27x4; 10/31x1
  • Request for interview, taking place at NWSA and via Skype. 11/4
  • Campus interview scheduled. 11/25
  • OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED [posted 12/28]
  • Did this go to the person who is already there as a visiting prof? <---- No

Spelman College (GA)  -  TT Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Women’s Research and Resource Center, which houses the College’s Women’s Studies Program, invites applications to fill a tenure-track appointment, beginning August 2015, at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a concentration on Black Sexuality/Queer Studies and African Diaspora, job code TF0596.

Candidates with teaching and research commitments that address the intersectionality of sexuality with race, class, gender, religion, nationality and culture in the global perspective are highly desirable. Candidates will teach introductory Women’s Studies, and upper-division courses in black queer theory and sexuality, as well as other substantive areas, advise students, contribute to the Center, program, College and the broader community. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications: Ph.D., or a graduate degree in Women’s Studies and/or have an expertise within a specific disciplinary area within the social sciences or humanities, such as English, Sociology/Anthropology, or an interdisciplinary area such as Cultural Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, and or Black Queer studies.

To apply for the position, please upload below: a letter of interest, including job code, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required. Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier. Address all referee or dossier letters to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314. 

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through December 1, 2014. Applicants should indicate in their Letter of Interest if they are attending the 2014 National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Competitive salary and an excellent benefits program are available. 
  • 2/3--campus visit invitation
  • 2/16 -- rejection email x3
  • poster above:was this a rejection after visiting campus <------ No 

St. Lawrence University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at St. Lawrence University is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in the fall of 2015. We are seeking candidates working in the areas of gender, sexuality, race and the media. Areas of teaching will include: Gender and Society; Gender, Sexuality and the Media; and either Masculinities or Gender in a Global Perspective. Applicants from interdisciplinary programs with teaching experience in gender and sexuality studies are preferred, but we will consider applicants from Sociology, English, Anthropology, Film Studies, Media Studies, and Modern Languages. Doctoral degrees are preferred, but not required.

  • Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the "special instructions to applicant" section. Applications should be received by November 14, 2014.
  • Question for folks: the job call asks candidates to submit "proof of teaching effectiveness" AS WELL AS "teaching evaluations" as if they are separate things: what on earth constitutes proof of teaching effectiveness if not teaching evaluations? Syllabi? 
  • I agree that it is redundant to ask for both "proof of teaching effectiveness" and "teaching evaluations."  When I see the former, I think of a teaching portfolio, consisting of teaching statement, syllabi, and teaching evaluations.  
  • Letters of Rec Requested (12/3) x3
  • Has anyone else wondered if this is an inside hire for their current VAP?
  • Were the letters of rec request special from the online application? The online application requested that letters be uploaded online by Nov 14 so I am curious if the two request were in addition to the online application. Has anyone else received any communication?
  • My three letters were also uploaded by my writers after I submitted my application, and I can see in the application system that they were uploaded. So, people w/ requested letters: are these in addition to your three, or because the original three letters didn't get uploaded into the system initially? I haven't heard anything about the position, myself.
  • I use interfolio so it's a bit complicated. Though I included the interfolio email addresses for the letters in my application a month ago, interfolio didn't send the letters until yesterday, I assume because they were never prompted to do so until then. I assume that if I had given direct emails of the letter writers they would not have received the promts until yesterday either. Until I saw this I wasn't sure if it was a mistake on Interfolio's end or if this was their way of passively requesting letters (that they already had access to).
  • This is really weird.  The job ad reads "the required information input in the reference contact information section of your application will be utilized to send a system-derived email requesting a recommendation letter from each reference".  So I assumed, as did my letter writers, that an upload prompt would come from SLU.  Only now am I finding out that prompts were never generated and my letter writers didn't upload anything on my behalf.  It's infuriating!
  • Same as the writer above. Assumed requests would be sent to my referees but they weren't. I checked my application page and noticed that it's now possible to send requests, but there is also a bar that says 'Solicited', and it says 'No' for all of my referees. I take this to mean the university didn't request my references, and perhaps, alas, this means I am out of the running. (12/6)
  • I noticed this too, but I noticed before the deadline and people uploaded letters. However, I rechecked again and one person didn't upload so I sent the reminder for a second time. My guess is that they're noticing a lot of issues with the letter stuff, so I would have your people upload letters now and see what happens. If the rest of your materials meets what they're looking for, they'll request the letters. So I wouldn't take this to mean you're out of the running yet.  (12/6)
  • I asked the chair.  They are only requesting letters of those who advance to the next stage. (12/8)
  • Thanks for the info. To be honest I think that it is really inconsiderate for St. Lawrence to have asked for so much material up-front INCLUDING letters of rec. If they knew that they would only solicit letters for short listed candidates they should have done what most departments do-simply ask for a job letter, CV, writting sample and names of references. I feel like I waisted my time and my letter writters time submitting so much material. The job market is already very stressful there is simply no need to add more time and stress to the process. 
  • 12/11 Called to schedule Skype interview. Said they've narrowed it down to ten applicants.
  • Hilarious: these Skype interviews are being held on *Sunday* between 9am-130pm. No exceptions. And no guidelines (suggested topics or questions). This gives candidates 4 days to prepare for a *Sunday morning* interview, about which we have no information. It's ugly out here, folks. Stay strong.
  • Rejection via email (12/16)x2 
  • Email rejection 12/16-from the previous comments I am actually glad, I don't want to work for a department that treats applicants this way.
  • Were you rejected after the Skype interview? Curious for those of us who received a request for more materials but not a request for Skype interviews.
  • I did not have a Skype interview. I was never contacted other than a rejection email. (12/17)
  • Has anyone considered that this is an internal hire of their current visiting instructor? Maybe why they seem to be so dismissive of applicants/process.
  • I posted much earlier above asking the same thing... I think it's likely. Obviously not for sure, but given the ad and visitor's work, I could see it happening. (12/17)
  • On campus interview notification today. So, this *might* be an inside hire, but I'm not inside, which means they're at least going through the motions.
  • Big congrats! Do you know how many people they have invited for campus visit? Is their vap a finalist, too?
  • Anyone know if an offer was made here?
  • I emailed the chair last week and she said they had made an offer to another person. BTW: I am an outside candidate as well.[posted 2/26]

Texas State University-San Marcos (TX) - TT Asst. Professor, Women Writers of the United States - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in women writers of the United States. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. Teaching assignment will include core English courses, such as first-year composition and/or introductory literature surveys taught in a large lecture setting. Teaching assignments may include other courses in literature and courses within candidate’s areas of interest. Teaching load is 2/2 first year, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2015.

Required:-PhD in English or closely related field, with degree completed at time of appointment-Specialization in literature of women writers of the United States-Demonstrated teaching ability-Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in women writers of the United States, representing the colonial period to the present 

Preferred:-Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on literature of women writers of the United States-Ability to teach other literatures of the United States or Americas, ethnic literature, and core courses in English (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys) 

  • Application Procedures: Send to englishapplicants@txstate.edu a single pdf attachment that includes the following only, in this order: 1) letter of application addressed to Professor Allan Chavkin, Chair, Women Writers of the United States Search Committee; 2) current CV; 3) statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words), and 4) names and contact information of three references. To ensure full consideration, title the pdf: YOUR LAST NAME-USWOMENWRITERS and specify in the first sentence of your application letter that you are applying for the position in women writers of the United States. The single pdf must arrive by November 1, 2014. Selected applicants will be contacted for web-based interviews.

Tufts University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Performance Studies / Queer and/or Transgender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in Performance Studies, with a specialization in Queer and/or Transgender Studies, to be housed in the Department of Drama and Dance with a joint commitment to the interdisciplinary program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). Candidates should be engaged in a program of research focusing on LGBTQ areas and have an active performance practice that may include devised work or film. Evidence of a strong record of scholarship required. Doctorate and a minimum of two years' full- or part-time teaching experience required. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate Performance Studies courses in the Department of Drama and Dance, Introduction to Queer Studies in WGSS, and undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of research.

This newly created position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities. Mellon Bridge professors will be grounded in one department but will also teach in other academic departments or programs, according to their areas of expertise. The position begins September 2015.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a description of their research program and of their teaching experience, two to three examples of their scholarship, and at least two representative examples of their production work (such as photos, professional reviews, or Vimeo links to filmed clips of a particular project) to: https://apply.interfolio.com/27065 . They should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to: https://apply.interfolio.com/27065 .

  • Review of applications begins December 1, 2014, and continues until appointment is filled.
  • Also posted at Theatre 2014-2015
  • From Theatre page: "Skype interviews held 1/12 and 1/13"
  • From Theatre 2014-2015: Received rejection letter, which indicated that an offer has been extended/accepted (3/7/15)

University of Alabama (AL) - TT Assistant Professor Women in Technology - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment specializing in Women and Technology.

We seek candidates whose political, theoretical, and cultural approaches to the study of women address issues of science and technology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work may include feminist critiques of science studies; critical approaches to medical history; biological and/or medical anthropology; reproductive technologies/reproductive justice; sociology of science and technology; digital technologies, including the impact of new technologies on marginalized populations or the challenges or opportunities for social justice offered by digital environments;and other research that examines the confluence of race, gender, and sexuality in the creation of technologies and related industries.

To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/36162 and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Send three letters of recommendation, 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, 2014.
  • Skype interview scheduled (2/2) x2
  • Campus interview scheduled (2/13)

University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Feminist Theory -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Feminist Theory. Additional expertise in non-Anglophone modernisms, especially German and/or French, desired; interests in gender/race theory, history of literary theory, or relevant areas of continental philosophy are also welcome.

The candidate will be expected to be active in research and produce innovative scholarship in the relevant fields, as well as teach graduate and undergraduate courses. The teaching load is 2/2 and the faculty members of the Department typically teach one graduate and one undergraduate course each semester.

The candidate should have a PhD in hand by the start of the appointment in August 2015.

  • Also posted at Comparative 2015 and Theory 2015
  • According to the Theory 2015 page, this job had a request for more materials on 11/6. Can anyone confirm? Any other info?
  • From Theory 2015: "Request for additional materials: 11/6"
  • Yes, I noticed this as well -- only I was surprised that it is just one person who reported the request... I wonder what's up. 
  • I also noticed this, but because it (11/6) was so close to the deadline (11/1), I just assumed they might have been referring to the letters of recommendation being requested. I doubt that they requested additional materials that quickly... but perhaps that's just wishful thinking!
    • Hi I posted the request date- I was asked for another writing sample and a dissertation abstract but I haven't heard anything since! 
  • interview request : 12/15 x3 
  • From Theory 2015: "Campus interview scheduled: 12/27"
  • Any updates as of 2/25? Has anyone received an offer?
  • From Theory 2015: "Offer accepted: 03/21"

University of California Davis (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, Women and Gender Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of California, Davis seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professorship to begin 1 July 2015 with a teaching and research focus on intersectional and/or transnational gender and sexuality studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine research on sexualities with feminist studies of science, health, economics, labor, and/or critical policy studies with sensitivity to social justice concerns. Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent by 21 September 2015. We seek candidates who can participate fully in the research, teaching, and service of the Women and Gender Studies program and in the undergraduate Sexuality Studies minor, who can help us deliver our undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and who are interested in sustaining cross disciplinary, cross departmental connections to other units on the campus. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, and a strong commitment to departmental and university service. We offer an undergraduate major and minor program and a graduate level Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research. Faculty members may choose to participate in a wide range of graduate groups. The Women and Gender Studies Program maintains and encourages close ties to other interdisciplinary departments and programs, notably the African and African American, American, Asian American, Chicana/o, Cultural, Middle East/South Asia, Native American, and Performance studies programs on campus. UC Davis is located west of Sacramento and north of the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • To receive full consideration, please submit applications online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00371 including: 1) a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) one publication or professional paper, and 4) contact information for four references. The position is open until filled, with review of applications beginning 15 November 2014.
  • Any updates?
  • Nothing here.
  • Letters requested (Dec 12)--> Thanks for this update. Did the search committee ask applicants or letter writers directly? Thanks!
  • 12/24/14 Request for Skype interview by email (x3)
  • Any updates?
  • Campus visit scheduled
  • Congrats! Sidebar: After a Skype interview, would it be too much to ask the other humans to acknowledge the more vulnerable human with a short email update on the status of the search?  (Would it be too much for a GWST program?)

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, LGBT Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in queer theory/queer studies with an emphasis on queer of color critique or transnational queer studies critically examining race. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or supply evidence that all requirements for the degree will be completed by July 1, 2015.

We seek candidates with interdisciplinary training in humanities and social science fields whose research and teaching is committed to conversations in feminist studies, women's studies, transgender studies, or gender and sexuality studies. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, service, and mentoring graduate students.

The position entails supervision of the LGBTQ Studies minor and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in queer theory, queer of color critique and/or transnational queer studies, as well as additional core and upper-division courses in the candidates areas of specialization. We have a thriving major, minors, and a MA/PhD program with a focus on new sexualities and social justice.

  • Apply by November 1, 2014 for primary consideration; position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and 3 letters of recommendation. Please submit all application materials via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00375.
  • Skype interview scheduled via email (12/01) x2
  • Did anyone else get contacted for a Skype interview?  What are the timelines for this search? (12/17)
  • 3 candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Applicant pool was 150. (12/19)

University of California Santa Cruz (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Feminist Science Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Feminist Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in feminist science studies. We welcome applicants from all fields and disciplines (including the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering). The appointee must have a rich knowledge of science/technology/medicine studies with a dynamic research program. Research foci rooted in the global south and Indigenous epistemologies are especially welcome. Interests may include, but are not limited to, colonial and postcolonial science studies; critical race studies; multi-species relations; sexuality and queer studies; transgender studies; disability studies; science, arts, and media; and health and environmental justice. The appointee will be expected to participate in UCSC’s unique Science & Justice Research Center and graduate training program. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree required at time of application. Record of research and scholarship in preparation or forthcoming. Record of college or university teaching.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015, [with academic year beginning September 2015]

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and scholarship statement, teaching statement, 2 syllabi and/or teaching evaluations, writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and 3 current letters of reference*. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

  • Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00131
  • Refer to Position #JPF00131-15 in all correspondence. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on 11/03/2014. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete, and letters of recommendation received, by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2015.
  • Also posted at History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2014-15
  • Writing Sample Requested (11/19) [Was this a second writing sample? A writing sample was required with the initial application. (11/24)]
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/26)
  • Did you get contacted via email?
  • Yes
  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEW posted in header on 12/19]
  • Never heard back from them, but when I called, they told me that they had already made an offer.

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor, Gender and Global Public Health - SEARCH COMPLETEDEdit

The Women and Gender Studies Program and the Program in International Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Gender and Global Public Health to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in both programs, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to conduct research in their areas of expertise, and to provide service to the programs and the university. The successful candidate will have a well-developed research agenda and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Within the interdisciplinary field of gender and international/global public health, areas of interest include but are not limited to sexuality, reproduction, environment/climate change, conflict, development, disability, human rights, or other areas of similar interdisciplinary work.

The qualified candidate’s research and teaching will demonstrate a solid grounding in gender studies with an international or transnational focus. Candidates will likely have disciplinary training in fields such as anthropology, sociology, geography, history, economics, political science, women and gender studies, or other related fields, but should demonstrate an ability to do interdisciplinary work with an international focus, including teaching women and gender studies at the introductory level. Candidates must have a PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment.

Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting # F01766.

Applicants must submit the following materials: Cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, at least one but no more than two writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and email addresses of three references.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please contact the chair of the search committee at wgst@colorado.edu for any additional information. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
    • 3 candidates invited to campus (2/14)
    • Any news on this? (5/5)
    • Received a rejection email from HR indicating that "the review of candidates...has been completed" (6/2)

University of Florida (FL) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Women's Studies (spec. Gender and Health)Edit

The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida invites applications and nominations for the Vada A. Yeomans Endowed Chair of Women Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in the area of Gender and Health and may have backgrounds in a broad range of fields, including African American studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, history, medical humanities, political science, psychology, sociology, women studies, and other area studies.

Scholars whose work focuses on the intersections of gender with other dimensions of diversity such as ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation, are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • For full consideration, electronic documents must be received by November 16, 2014. Required documents: Cover letter and CV. Job link: I http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/57043
  • This position is to replace F. Babb who went to UNC-CH.
  • Any news? (5/11/15)

University of Idaho (USA:ID) - American West w/women & gender studiesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the American West, who specialises in women and gender studies, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Chronological scope is open for consideration, but the candidate must show demonstrated skills in public history and digital humanities. It is anticipated that teaching should enhance and expand upon the department's current curriculum
  • Please apply online at: http://apptrkr.com/597720 . Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, chapter/article-length writing sample (one only), three letters of recommendation, and names, affiliations, and phone numbers of five references the search committee may contact (these may include those references who are already sending letters on the candidate's behalf).
  • For full consideration 20 Apr. 2015 but applications will be considered until a sufficient pool of candidates has been identified.

University of Illinois-Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies - Asian American Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies beginning Fall, 2015 subject to budgetary approval.The primary appointment for this position will be in the Asian American Studies Program (75%), with a possible joint appointment in another academic unit at UIC.

This search is part of a multiple-hire cluster initiative on Diaspora Studies, exploring the complex, multi-faceted, and multi-directional frictions and flows, mobilities and immobilities that have accompanied globalization, imperialism, and neoliberalism in the modern world.

Candidates whose work focuses on Asian diasporas, exploring the multiple dimensions of exile, conflict, and (in)security made manifest in the context of geo-political unrest, war, occupation, and/or “failed" and marketized states and who can teach core undergraduate courses in the Asian American Studies Program will receive strongest consideration.

The field of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates with interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative projects informed by one or more of the following fields of inquiry: critical ethnic studies, critical diaspora studies, transnational feminist studies, critical refugee studies, and critical legal studies.

The standard teaching load is 2/2.

University of Illinois-Chicago (IL) - TT Assoc. or Full Professor - Gender and Women's Studies (Intersectional Feminism and Critical Praxis) Edit

The Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an Advanced Associate or Full Professor in Intersectional Feminism and Critical Praxis. This is a senior appointment in the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster, a campus initiative designed to expand interdisciplinarity and diversity at UIC through multiple hires over several years.

For a complete posting, go to http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=353

  • For fullest consideration, please submit application by December 1, 2014.
  • email rejection 1/28/2015

University of Kansas (KS) - TT Assistant Professor - American Studies - Migration Studies or Latina/o Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Kansas American Studies Department invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in American Studies.

We are interested in candidates whose work emphasizes Migration, with substantive expertise in Latina/o Studies.

The secondary areas of specialization are open and may include: gender, the family, and migration; comparative and historical migration; diasporas; human trafficking; migration in the Americas; public policy and law; and the ethical and moral dimensions of migration.

A complete on-line application includes the following materials: cover letter that includes research interests and teaching approach; curriculum vitae; writing sample of no more than 50 pages; course syllabi; and the names, e-mail, and contact information for three references.

  • Initial review of applications begins November 26, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. For a complete announcement and to apply on-line, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/1917BR

University of Kansas (KS) - TT Assistant Professor - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Gender Migration, Human Trafficking (spec. Africa) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015.

Candidates should possess a strong emphasis in gender, migration or human trafficking with a regional focus on Africa. Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and should contribute to the broader university research environment.

We are seeking candidates who will be prepared to participate and represent their field of research in a cluster of faculty from Geography, African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, History, Political Science, Global & International Studies, and the Kansas African Studies Center. This position is part of an emerging cluster of interdisciplinary positions on the topic of migration, immigration, diaspora and human trafficking and may include participation in interdisciplinary initiatives or in research projects with scholars in other disciplines.

In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in their area of specialty; develop and teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations, and perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees.

A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, one research sample such as an article or dissertation chapter, proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations and syllabi), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for three references. Only complete applications will be considered. For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/1675BR

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continues as long as needed until a qualified pool has been identified.
  • Phone interviews requested 10/18/2014
  • Campus visit requested 11/10/2014

University of Kentucky (KY) - TT Asst. Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professorship to begin August 2015 with teaching and research interests such as but not limited to transnational feminisms, masculinities, and transgender studies.  We seek candidates who can participate fully in the research, teaching, and service of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies.  We are searching for an innovative teacher who can teach a braod range of required core courses in our undergraduate and graduate curriculum including large-lecture introductory classes.  Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand or by August 2015.  A Ph.D. or a graduate certificate/concentration, in feminist studies/gender and women's studies is preferred.  Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, as well as a strong commitment to departmental and university service.  We offer an undergraduate major and minor program, a graduate certificate, and a Ph.D. The Gender and Women's Studies Department encourages research and teaching collaborations with other interdisciplinary networks, departments, and programs. 

  • Please submit application online to GWS Search Committee via interfolio:  apply.interfolio.com/26558 with a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; one publication or professional paper; three letters of recommendation.
  • The position is open until filled.  The review of applications will begin October 15, 2014
  • Any updates? (11/12)
  • I haven't heard anything, but would also love to know... (11/17) Also nothing on my end... (11/17)
  • Skype interviews (11/20) x2 -- I also heard that they had around 200 applications
  • Any updates after the Skype interviews?
  • Campus visit scheduled (12/16)

University of Maryland, College Park (MD) - Associate Professor, Women's Studies - Af Am/Af Diaspora - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an appointment as associate professor in our interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Department. We seek a senior scholar focusing on race and racialization, whose principal area of research is African American and/or African Diaspora related.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in her or his area of expertise as well as to share in teaching the core undergraduate and graduate courses in Women’s Studies. The scholar in this position will have the opportunity to contribute to building departmental strengths and emphases, including the minor in Black Women’s Studies, as well as new curricula at the graduate and undergraduate level. As a senior member of the faculty, the scholar is expected to participate actively in the life of the Department and the University.

We seek a scholar with a distinguished record of research and scholarship, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an aptitude for mentoring graduate students in an interdisciplinary program. Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree required.

Applications should be submitted online to https://ejobs.umd.edu  (position number 104153) and include a 3-4 page cover letter (describing scholarly achievements, contributions to relevant fields, and trajectory of work as it relates to current research agenda; teaching philosophy and experience, including experience in mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students; and major contributions to the institutions, professions and communities in which the applicant has served), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (one article or book chapter), one syllabus, and the contact information for three recommenders who will submit their references online. If there are other forms of work or URLs related to their work that candidates want the committee to consider, applicants have the option of submitting a single pdf file with a representative sample.

  • For best consideration, please ensure that all application materials are uploaded by December 1, 2014. For questions about the application process, contact JV Sapinoso at sapinoso@umd.edu; questions about the position should be addressed to:  Elsa Barkley Brown, Chair, Search Committee, via email to barkleyb@umd.edu.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015
  • Updates:
  • 12/20--request for more materials sent (x2)
  • Campus interviews (February)
  • I'm assuming that this search was cancelled due to the hiring freeze?
  • was still going forward.  brought candidates to campus.
  • offer made and accepted 4/15

University of Massachusetts-Boston (MA) - TT Asst or Assoc Professor of Global Governance and Human SecurityEdit

The Program in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts-Boston invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We are looking for scholars with expertise in either human security or global governance, and welcome applications from those who apply a gender analysis to either. We have a preference for candidates with experience mentoring doctoral students, and with a track record both of publishing and of attracting extramural funding.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant social science discipline, and be comfortable in an interdisciplinary research and teaching environment.

  • For scholars applying at the Assistant Professor level, please have three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee Chair, Samuel Barkin, at conflict@umb.edu. For those applying at a senior rank, please send contact information for three recommenders to the same address. Review of applications will begin November 10 and continue until position is filled.


  • Job link: http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=348

University of Melbourne (AUS) - Full-Time Lecturer in Gender StudiesEdit

Salary: AUD$89,955 - AUD$106,817 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The Faculty welcomes applications from Gender Studies specialists, with suitable research and teaching experience, to fill the newly created role of Lecturer in Gender Studies. Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. It has been taught for over twenty years and draws upon expertise from across the humanities and social sciences. The new appointment will work to develop new areas of research and training as well as support existing programs. The position will be located in one of the Faculty's schools, according to the field of the successful candidate.

Within this role you will:

- teach at the undergraduate & postgraduate level
- help develop new curricula
- work towards developing your research portfolio
- help develop and grow the profile of the Gender Studies discipline within the University.

Employment Type: Full-time (continuing) position

  • Close date: 31 August 2014. For position information and to apply online go to http://hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, under Job Search and Job Alerts click on the relevant option (Current Staff or Prospective Staff), and search under the job title or job number 0033648.
  • NOTE: In order to apply, this job requires that you already have permission to work in Australia or New Zealand.

University of Michigan (MI) - American Culture and Women’s Studies - Arab and Muslim American Studies (Open Rank) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Michigan’s Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies seek qualified applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Arab and Muslim American studies. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests using feminist approaches to Arab and Muslim American studies (such as frameworks of race, gender, religion and sexuality) will be considered. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S.  Scholars with a demonstrated expertise in the broader field of Arab and/or Muslim American studies are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ac-position@umich.edu.

Both junior and senior applicants should provide: Cover letter addressed to Chair, Arab/Muslim American and Women’s Studies Search Committee; Vitae; Writing sample (no more than 25 pages); Statement of teaching philosophy and experience; Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards); Statement of current and future research plans In addition, junior candidates should provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to ac-position@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address. Senior candidates should provide names of suggested reviewers.

  • Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 7, 2014.
  • Campus Interview Stage* [posted 11/06]
  • Offer Accepted (2/13/15)
  • Two offers made: one on 12/19/14 and the other on 1/20/15. The offer that was accepted was the earlier one.

University of Michigan (MI) - American Culture and Residential College - Digital Studies and Social Justice (T-T Assistant Professor) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

DIGITAL STUDIES. The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and the Residential College seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Digital Studies and Social Justice.  This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015.

We seek candidates whose work explores how the everyday practices of digital cultures reflect, reproduce, or create inequalities, whether of class, race, gender, sexuality, ethnic identity, or ability.  Applicants’ research and teaching interests should center on digital technologies – i.e., social media, virtual worlds, gaming and/or mobile media – and the critical analysis of inequality in relation to these technologies.  Teaching and research will encompass the social impact of new technologies as well as representations of marginalized populations on digital platforms. Candidates may also take up the challenges and opportunities for social activism offered by digital environments. Scholars who bring a background in race, ethnic, gender, disability, and/or LGBTQ studies are encouraged to apply, as are those engaged in visual culture studies, digital storytelling, or digital production. 

Michigan’s Department of American Culture has launched a major initiative to develop pioneering digital studies curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Michigan’s Residential College is a four year undergraduate living-learning community with on-site theater facilities, photo labs, music performance spaces, and art studios, and a pedagogical philosophy that emphasizes participatory education and community engagement.  The successful candidate will enhance the Department of American Culture and the Residential College’s joint effort to develop new approaches to digital studies research and innovative teaching.  Evidence of excellence and inventiveness in both teaching and research is therefore crucial. Ph.D. required prior to appointment.

Candidates should submit application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to rcpositions@umich.edu. Include:

  1. Cover letter addressed to:  Chair, Digital Studies and Social Justice Search Committee
  2. Vitae
  3. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  5. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
  6. Statement of current and future research plans
  7. Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to rcpositions@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.
  8. Questions regarding the position can be sent to rcpositions@umich.edu as well.

Deadline for submission of applications is October 1, 2014. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 1, 2014.

University of Michigan (MI) - Open Rank Professor in Communication Studies (Sexuality and the Media) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Tenure track/tenured position
  • This will be a university-year appointment. Expanding department emphasizes interdisciplinary study of the mass media and new, emerging media. We seek a scholar whose work focuses on sexuality and the media. Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2015.
  • The department seeks a scholar who does critical, qualitatively-based research in one or more of the following areas: LGBT representations in legacy and/or new media; gender, sexuality and the media; queer studies and/or queer identity; LGBT audiences; media debates and representations of sexual orientation and sexual attitudes; the history and evolution of LGBT invisibility, stereotyping, and visibility in the media. We seek a scholar whose research methods include historical, archival work, textual analysis, in-depth interviewing, qualitative content analysis or ethnography.
  • Information on our research initiatives and the scholarly interests of current faculty can be found on the Department's website http://www.lsa.umich.edu/comm. Completed Ph.D. by September 2015 required. All applicants must send a cover letter, vita, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence and a statement of teaching philosophy and experience. Junior applicants should send three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. All application materials must be submitted electronically to: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/comm/facultystaff/openings.
  • Deadline: For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 26, 2014.

University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Transnational Feminism, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applicants for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Transnational Feminism, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. For this position, we prioritize applicants with expertise and grounded engagement in a specific region outside of the U.S. We invite a range of potentially interconnecting research interests in the following areas: social movements; community engagement, critical pedagogy and activism; human rights; debility and disability; postcolonial studies; indigeneity; migration, citizenship, and border disputes; development and NGO-ization; political economy; the environment; and water and food security. Ideal candidates will be those forging innovative and productive connections across methods, fields, and disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.

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.

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. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

  • any movement here?
  • Request for skype interview (feb 2, 2015)
  • they couldn't even acknowledge receipt of application or answer to polite emails about search status? Very unprofessional.
  • Any updates about the campus visit? Did anyone get invitation? ---> nothing yet. They had said they would get back between the 16th - 20th of Feb. So, perhaps tomorrow?
  • 2/25 - I sent an e-mail inquiring about campus interviews. Apparently they've selected the finalists for campus interviews.
  • It's relieving to know that they have selected other people for campus visit, which means we don't have to wait in agony any more.
  • Would you please share more information about the email that you got? Did they make it clear that all other people who have not got the invitation for campus visit are out now? Thank you!
  • well, I was tired of waiting in agony - so I e-mailed to ask about the status of the search process given that they said they would get back by the 20th. I was told that they are unable to offer me a campus interview at this time and all the "nice stuff" about being excited about my work. So this just left me with the impression that they only contacted those who were selected for campus interviews (and I woudn't have known had I not e-mailed). I could be wrong - and perhaps they haven't gotten around to contacting people yet.
  • Thank you so much for the detailed information. You have made it to this far, which means you are very competitive. You will definitely get a good job! --> Hahaha, thanks! Here's hoping we all get good jobs! Good luck/Best wishes.

University of Oklahoma-Norman (OK) - Race, Gender, and Difference in Science, Engineering or Medicine (non TT - renewable)Edit

The Department of the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a Ranked Renewable-Term Assistant Professor in the area of race, gender, and difference in science, engineering, or medicine. 

The position will run for three years, beginning August 16, 2015, with renewal for the second and third years being contingent upon successful performance. Duties will include teaching one graduate and four undergraduate courses per year. The anticipated salary will be $50,000 per year, plus benefits. 

The successful candidate will have completed her/his PhD in the history of science, technology or medicine, history, STS, or related fields before August 16, 2015.

  • Applicants should provide a letter describing their research and teaching experience, a CV, an article-length writing sample, and an undergraduate syllabus developed by the candidate for a course relevant to the central themes of this position at 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation should be sent to Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor and chair of the search committee at suzannemoon@ou.edu.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religion and Gender in Asia - SEARCH SUSPENDEDEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Religion and Gender in Asia. Regional and religious areas of specialization are open, and the committee welcomes applicants from a broad range of sub-specializations within the study of gender (including but not limited to the study of the body and embodiment, feminism, health, monasticism, queer theory, ritual studies and womens studies). The successful candidate for this new faculty position should have a compelling and original research agenda and a commitment to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of Religious Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University. Recent Graduates are particularly welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will participate in the departments undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a semester system. The University of Pennsylvania is a private research university and a member of the Ivy League.

  • Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/265 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation. The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 15th, 2014. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2014-2015
  • Received a letter in the mail stating that the search was suspended.  It also said all applications will be kept on file.

University of Texas - Austin (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2015.

The desired areas of specialization include Digital Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Literature, Music, and/or Queer Studies.

In addition to a commitment to teaching at the highest level and a clearly defined research agenda, the successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related field prior to appointment.

Please submit a CV; cover letter with description of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations); writing sample (preferably no more than 25 pages); and three letters of recommendation directly from signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address via Interfolio:  http://apply.interfolio.com/26784.

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Associate Professor of Media Theory - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications in the area of Media Theory at the rank of Associate Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2015.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and must demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching, have an established reputation in the field, and have an active record of publication in the area of critical communication studies. We seek scholars from a wide range of analytical approaches to media theory, including communication studies, information studies, science and technology studies, cultural studies, queer/feminist theory, political economy, political science, and policy studies.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his area of specialization and must be experienced in educating and mentoring graduate students, junior researchers and/or professionals. The successful candidate’s graduate appointment will be in one of the University’s tri-campus graduate departments. Previous administrative experience, and experience in developing new curricula at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, would be assets. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements 2) Publications

Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of three referees in their application. All application materials must be submitted online by the closing date, October 17, 2014.

To apply online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1401669

  • Deadline: 17 Oct. 2014.
  • Contacted for additional materials: Nov. 6
  • Any news? It's been over a month since they requested additional materials, but I haven't heard anything more. Anyone else?

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor of Culture and New MediaEdit

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Culture and New Media at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2015.

We seek a candidate to build on the strengths of the Institute through research that examines the intersection of culture and new media in relation to the social, political, and economic dimensions of life in both Canada and abroad. We are particularly interested in individuals doing work in areas like digital culture, surveillance studies, and globalization.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree by the appointment start date (or shortly thereafter) in a related field and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on culture and new media and s/he will have a graduate appointment in one of the University’s tri-campus graduate departments.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply . We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements 2) Publications

Applicants must have three referees send signed letters directly to Professor Anthony Wensley, Director, ICCIT, University of Toronto Mississauga via email to iccit.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 21, 2014.

To apply online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1401667

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

  • Deadline: 21 Nov. 2014.

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor, Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sexuality Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015.

This position will be affiliated with the Department’s Women and Gender Studies Program. Preference will be given to scholars doing interdisciplinary work using feminist research methodologies in the intersection of sexuality and fields such as queer studies; trans studies; critical area studies; dis/ability studies; Aboriginal studies; critical race theory; and/or diaspora and transnational studies.  Candidates must display theoretical mastery of the subject area, as well as engagement with current debates and initiatives in the field.  They must demonstrate evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching.  Demonstrated commitment to students and to university service and community engagement are important qualifications. Research and teaching interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths would be an asset. A PhD is required by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels about diverse aspects of Women and Gender Studies, contributing to the undergraduate program on the Mississauga campus, and will hold a graduate appointment at the Women and Gender Studies Institute. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse, and “livable” places in the world.  Information about the Department of History and Historical Studies is available at: www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies/  and www.history.utoronto.ca.

  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online on the University of Toronto Careers web site: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobsearch.ftl. Applications should be addressed to Professor Rebecca Wittmann, Chair, Department of Historical Studies, and must be submitted by October 31, 2014.  The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing, statement of research interests, all academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (i.e. all teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and/or tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
  • Arrangements should be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities, to be submitted by the deadline to historical.studies@utoronto.ca. Please include the candidate’s name and “Women and Gender Studies Search” in the subject line. Questions about this position may be addressed to the same email address. 
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

- Why on earth are academic transcripts required at this stage?  Any insights?  I loathe paying for official transcripts and courier fees at this stage of the process.  

  • -Unless an ad explicitly asks for official transcripts, I send unofficial copies for the very reasons you state.
-Nov 1: search has closed. 196 applications.
  • -Nov. 4: goal is to Skype long-listed candidates in late November/early December and bring finalists to campus in January.
  • Skype interviews requested (14/11)
  • has everyone been notified, or just interviewees?
  • Can the insider who posted earlier tell us if all skype interview requests have been sent out? (11/18)
  • -Any news here? (12/15)
  • - I keep wondering about this one as well. Anyone know anything? (12/18)
  • I had a skype interview and haven't heard anything in over a month (1/3)
  • I still haven't heard any word yet. Has anyone else been notified? (1/16)
  • They have a shortlist of candidates (1/20)
  • There are three on-campus candidates. Last candidate is doing campus visit Jan. 29-30. Decisions soon after (1/30).
  • The search committee met on Feb 5 and the Chair sent a report to the Dean c. Feb 11. The Dean has to approve an offer before one is extended to a candidate. Waiting to hear back from Dean now. (March 2).
  • Who was shortlisted for this position? (April 12)

University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN) - Gender in East Asia - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies (HCS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the historical study of Gender in East Asia. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD in History, Women's and/or Gender Studies, or East Asian Studies by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants also must have a record of excellence in research in the area of historical study of Gender in East Asia, demonstrate the ability to develop an independently funded research program, and must exhibit demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Apply at: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1401824
  • The closing date for applications is October 29, 2014.

University of Toronto St. George (CAN) - Gender & Transnational History - CANCELLEDEdit

The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) and the Department of History, at the University of Toronto, invite applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Gender & Transnational History. This is a joint-appointment between WGSI and the Department of History.

The position has a focus on feminist, anti- and post-colonial studies, and diasporic and transnational studies. We seek a theoretically and interdisciplinary engaged historian of gender and sexuality. Geographic focus is open; we are particularly interested in scholars working on the 19th and 20th centuries, whose scholarship engages the history of gender through feminist, anti- and post-colonial studies and diasporic and transnational studies.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests.

  • Also posted at World/Global History 2014-15
  • any news on this one?
  • Further materials (full manuscript) requested, 2/6
  • Any news?
  • Got an email saying search was cancelled, no reason given, 3/20

University of Utah (UT) - TT Asst or Assoc Professor of Gender Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Utah’s Gender Studies Program seeks an Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Gender Studies Program seeks candidates whose research and teaching are based in community engagement and/or activism, and who will develop a research agenda in the Salt Lake City area. A 2/2 teaching load will include community-engaged learning courses.

Applications are encouraged from, but not limited to: community studies; trans-national feminism; community psychology; STEM; Fine Arts; social media and digital humanities; or African American, Asian American, Latin@, Native American, Pacific Islander, Diaspora, Disability, Queer, Transgender, Urban, or Youth Studies.

Submit letter of application; curriculum vitae; publication sample; and names and contact information of three references.

For full consideration, submit materials by October 1, 2014. Application will remain open until filled.  Job link: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/35993

For queries contact Dr. Susie Porter, Director, Gender Studies: genderstudies@utah.edu.

  • Another section of this same job posting lists the deadline as Oct. 15 (9.27.14)
  • Any news on this?
  • Received an emailed letter stating that the search committee had conducted Skype interviews and selected two candidates to interview on campus (1-8-15) X2

University of Washington - Seattle - TT Associate Professor - Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (spec. Feminist Political Science)Edit

The Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Associate Professor in Feminist Political Science, beginning in the Fall Quarter, 2015.

This is a full-time, tenured, 9-month, and multi-year appointment. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree by the start of appointment and will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and independent research.

The candidate must have expertise in Feminist Political Theory, Gender and Democracy, Participatory Politics, Constitutional Law, and one or more of the following specializations: Queer Studies, Critical Race Studies, Social Movements, South Asian Studies, Latin American Studies.

Requirements: Mid-level professional with experience in a Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies department in a peer institution. An excellent publications record; demonstrated excellence in teaching; several years of experience with teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, both in core GWSS courses and in the above areas of expertise; familiarity with on-line and hybrid teaching; experience with mentoring graduate students at the doctoral level; experience with department and university service.

Application packet should include cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, c.v., sample syllabi for graduate and undergraduate courses in GWSS core areas and areas of specialization, teaching evaluations and names of three referees.

University of West Georgia (GA) - TT Assistant Professor - U.S. Women's History - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The History Department of the Universtiy of West Georgia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in U.S. women's history, starting August 1, 2015.

Specialties in either the 19th or 20th centuries are encouraged, but the candidate will be expected to teach survey courses in U.S. history and in U.S. women's history both to and from 1865.

Please send letter of application, c.v., a writing sample, sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be postmarked by November 15, 2014. Please mail material to: Dr. Colleen Vasconcellos, Chair, U.S. Women's Studies Search Committee, Department of History, University of West Georgia, 1601 Maple St. Carrolltn, GA 30118. Position dependent upon funding. Job link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49658

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (WI) - TT Assistant Professor - Women's Studies Program - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Women's Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in women's/feminist/gender/sexuality studies who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2015/2016 academic year, August 24, 2015. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or equivalent terminal degree with an emphasis in feminist theory and/or feminist studies from a regionally accredited higher education institution by August 24, 2015. ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by January 25, 2016. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability of university teaching in introductory Womens/Gender/Sexuality/Feminist Studies classes, with emphasis on transnational/global feminisms. Preparation to teach in our LGBTQ Certificate Program a strong additional asset. Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Additionally, we seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us as we develop and implement an innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core program in fall 2016. DUTIES: Teach a 12-credit course load each fall and spring semester, consisting of required courses for the Women's Studies program or other courses as assigned by the Women's Studies Program director; engage in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; and participate in program, college, and university committee work. PROGRAM: The Women's Studies Program offers a major, a minor, and two certificate programs. Women's Studies faculty and academic staff come from different departments and disciplines, but share a commitment to feminist issues and pedagogies (for more information, visit our website at http://www.uwec.edu/wmns)

  • Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm.
  • Click the link to the Womens Studies Assistant Professor position (TAM ID #9927) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.
  • To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2014. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
  • Position looks tailor-made for their current VAP (11/10) (Agreed. 11/22)
  • Skype interview request (12/3)
  • Skype interviews were requested on Dec. 3, two days after the deadline? It really looks as though they're looking for an internal hire then. (12/5)
    • Wow. They aren't even trying to not be obvious, apparently. (12/8)
    • ^^How is this helpful? (12/9)
  • While the info-sharing that happens on this wiki can be great, it's worth taking any news (especially around "inside hires") with a grain of salt.  Most inside hires don't advertise widely; they do the very bare minimum of advertising to meet the criteria set out by the Dean and higher ups. Besides, I've seen posts announcing that (a single !) person has a Skype interview for positions that I happen to know the SC hasn't even met to discuss yet. 
  • Second the "grain of salt" comment. I just received an email saying that my letters for this search had not come through and could I please submit them by December 15 if I would like to be considered for the position. Doesn't sound as if the commitee has even begun reading applications.     (x4).
  •  I received the same email earlier today which is weird because I sent my letters through interfolio back in Sept.   I sent them again directly to the admin person who made the request.  
  • Same here about the letters. Nothing from them since then. 
  • Any news on this position? Were Skype interviews set????
  • Dean cancelled the search; thanks Scott Walker! [posted 2/1] <--Did you get an email or did you call?
  • Does anyone know if they anticipate the search being renewed for next year?
  • Yes, Walker's proposed budget cut, masquerading as an "autonomy" plan, has lead to massive cuts at EC. The fear now is keeping the WMNS program alive. We need people around the nation, around the state, to publicize the attack on intellectualism, on higher education, and on the improved quality of life promised in the Wisconsin Idea. The wiki is a place to air grievances, ask questions, get information, but maybe it could also be a place to mobilize voices.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (WI) - TT Asst. Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Women's Studies Program - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

Probationary tenure track faculty position with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Women's Studies Program at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 24, 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Sociology, Women's Studies, Family Studies, LGBTQ Studies or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required. ABD applicants must complete the terminal degree by May 20, 2016. Successful applicant will have expertise in both LGBTQ Studies and Family Sociology. Salary will be commensurate with college teaching experience.

Demonstrated ability to teach family-related courses in Sociology and courses in LGBTQ Studies and Women's Studies will be considered assets. Additionally, we seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us as we develop and implement an innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core program in fall 2016. Applicants will be expected to teach three to four courses each semester.

  • Apply online at UW-Eau Claire Careers (http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm). Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link for Sociology and Women's Studies: Assistant Professor in Family Studies and LGBTQ Studies (Job ID # 9935).
  • To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2014. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
  • Email received 11/26 stating, "due to budget constraints, our position has been frozen for this academic year.  We hope to be able to reopen the search once funding has been restored."

University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI) - TT Assistant Professor of History (spec. Early North American Women/Gender) - AHA INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the history of early North America/United States before 1848, with expertise in gender and women's history.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in history or related field by start of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching in the subject of gender and women's history in the period before 1848.

We welcome candidates who engage the history of early North American/U.S. gender and women's history through the study of global trade, comparative colonialisms, the Atlantic world, the interconnected Americas, or the variety of slaveries in the era before the U.S. Civil War.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New York City, NY

Interested candidates should send PDF copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 50 pages to nshauge@wisc.edu. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation sent signed and on letterhead to the same email address. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits within the larger project.

  • For full consideration, complete application packets must be received no later than Monday, November 3, 2014

Vanderbilt University (TN) - Senior Lecturer / Associate Director in Women's and Gender Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Program in Women’s and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer/Associate Director beginning in fall 2015.

The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda in gender, sexuality, and/or queer theory. PhD required; strong teaching experience preferred. Teaching load is 3/3, with one course release for administrative duties.

Applications, including cover letter, CV, writing sample, teaching philosophy (and evidence of effectiveness), and three confidential letters of reference should be submitted to: Senior Lecturer/Associate Director Search Committee Chair, Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B, #350086, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-0086.

  • Application deadline: February 1, 2015. For more information on our program please visit the department website: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/wgs
  • This position doesn't appear to be listed on the Vanderbilt "work at Vanderbilt" site. Does that appear odd to anyone? 
  • Posted at Chronicle on 1/6/15
  • any news on this?
  • Skype Interview Scheduled 3/20

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - Assistant or Associate Professor (Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Womens Studies (GSWS) in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible position at the assistant or associate level. We seek a candidate with a strong potential for teaching and a clear research agenda in the area of Transgender and/or Queer Studies.

The successful candidate will have training in a social science field with a specialization in the areas of health and/or public policy.For the Assistant Professor level, the faculty member will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. For Associate Professor level, the faculty member will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. Of particular interest are candidates who bring interdisciplinary and global perspectives to their work. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience.

Qualifications expected of candidates include a PhD in a social science, or the equivalent terminal degree in a health- or health policy-related field, in hand by August 2015, and a record of or demonstrable potential for excellence in scholarship. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU, is required.

  • Candidates can apply online at http://www.vcujobs.com. Submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample in PDF format, and a course syllabus in PDF format (Note: please submit the writing sample and the syllabus under the websites category for Other Documents). Three letters of reference should be sent to the Search Chair at gsws@vcu.edu with the applicants name in the subject line. For full consideration, a completed electronic application must be received by January 7, 2015. Start date is August 16, 2015. For additional information, visit our website at http://gsws.vcu.edu/ or direct your questions to Dr. Karen A. Rader, chair of the committee, at karader@vcu.edu.
  • Does anyone know why/how a PhD candidate in the program at VCU has also been an Assistant Professor in the department for the last 5 years? It seems ... a bit unusual. So is this position basically a way to promote to Associate their PhD student (who also has an MA and BA from VCU)?  Talk about an "inside candidate."
  • Are you sure it's for her? The call is for someone with a social science training/background and she is getting a humanities PhD and has an MFA. Also, it's for someone rooted in health or health policy - I don't see any of that directly reflected in her CV.
  • I highly doubt it would be for her, they would not open a search for someone that already has a TT line inside the dept, there would be no need.
  • She doesn't do social science, health or health policy.  Not an inside hire. 
  • Was notified I was missing a letter today and asked to re-request it ASAP. I'll pretend this means they like me and not that they did it for everyone. ;) Good luck everyone!
  • I got that email too. At least they are treating everyone equally!
  • Anyone contacted for an interview yet? Any movement?
  • Request for skype interview (1/16) ×5
  • Any movement? Campus invites?
  • Campus Visit invite via phone call (2/3)
    • Did anyone else get invited out? Or is there only one?
    • My understanding is that three candidates were invited out.
  • They said they will make a decision this week. So has anyone got the offer (2/25)
  • Any word?
  • Offer Accepted (3/24)

Waikato University (New Zealand) - Lecturer in Sociology, Social Policy and Women’s and Gender Studies (tenure track, equivalent to asst. prof. in the US)Edit

The School of Social Sciences seeks applicants for a position in Sociology, Social Policy and Women’s and Gender studies. You will hold a PhD in a relevant area of Social Science and will have demonstrated ability as both a researcher and teacher in a tertiary institution. A commitment to maintaining both an active research programme and on-going professional development as a teacher is essential. 

While this position is based in Hamilton, there will be a requirement to also teach at our Tauranga campus. 

Current salary range for Lecturers is NZ$67,477 to $82,383 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience. 

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to the Chairperson of the School, Dr Patrick Barrett, email pbarrett@waikato.ac.nz 

To apply, visit http://www.waikato.ac.nz/hrm/vacancies/

  • Closing date: 9 February 2015 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 340287.

Wake Forest University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University invite applications for a jointly-appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in July 2015. Specialization is open, but with preferred emphasis on post-1945 British, Global Anglophone, or American literature, in addition to emphasis in any area of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Applicants must have either a PhD in English or in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with a demonstrated commitment to both literary studies and the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and/or sexuality. Candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching and research and a strong commitment to both. Teaching load is 9 courses over two years, with courses ranging from small first-year seminars to advanced electives in both fields and MA-level courses. Salary competitive.

  • Applicants should apply on-line at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com. A cover letter should be addressed to the members of the Search Committee. Also submit on-line your vita, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and a writing sample, preferably published and of article length. At least three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to letters@wfu.edu. Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than October 24. Interviews will be held at the MLA Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to english@wfu.edu.
  • Posted at MLA JIL 09/19/14 (https://apply.interfolio.com/26633)
  • MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: x2 (posted 12/6)
  • CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: x1 (posted 1/14)

Western Michigan University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor, Gender and Women's Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning fall 2015. The position requires a Ph.D. in Gender and Women's Studies or related field, completed or expected by June 2015, as well as experience teaching interdisciplinary Gender and Women's Studies courses. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated potential for teaching and research focused on women and communities of color. Applicants whose work focuses on African Americans are strongly encouraged to apply. The new faculty hire will join six colleagues with full appointments in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, who typically teach two classes per semester, pursue scholarly research, and contribute to student and program development. Learn more about the department at www.wmich.edu/gender.

  • To apply, visit http://wmich.edu/hr/jobs and submit a cover letter, c.v., three confidential reference letters, and evidence of teaching success. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Direct any inquiries about the position to Dr. Susan Freeman, Chair, Department of Gender and Women's Studies - Posting #0602982, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5365, susan.freeman@wmich.edu.
  • Any news of this? Anyone heard back?
  • Skype request via phone (3/13) -- x2
  • campus visit scheduled (3/26)
  • received phone call that an offer was made and accepted. (5/11)

Widener University (PA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Sexuality Studies - Focus in Sex Research OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies.  

The qualified candidate will have a 3/3 load, teaching three graduate courses each semester (Fall and Spring). These courses will be in the areas of human sexuality and research methods. Human Sexuality courses may include, depending on fit: Core Concepts in Human Sexuality, Behavioral Foundations of Human Sexuality, Cross Cultural Issues in Human Sexuality, History and Ethics in Human Sexuality, Research Literatures in Human Sexuality, and Theoretical Underpinnings of Human Sexuality. Research courses will include a Masters level introduction to research methods and doctoral courses that integrate quantitative and qualitative research design and statistics into the study of human sexuality. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD or EdD in human sexuality or related field. Candidate should have experience teaching research methods at the graduate and/or undergraduate level as well as an active research agenda. Candidates with experience mentoring doctoral students and with technology in instruction (including Web-based or hybrid instruction) are preferred.

  • The Center and University have made a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and members of minority groups and women are encouraged to apply. Widener University is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities or other special needs who desire accommodations in the application process should contact Suzanne Driscoll Beckett - Assistant Director, Talent Acquisition at sdbeckett@widener.edu.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Don Dyson, Associate Dean of the School of Human Service Professions and Director of the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at dadyson@widener.edu or 610-499-4263.  Initial screening interviews will take place at SSSS in Omaha, NE on Nov 6-14.
  • Am I missing something?  How does one apply for this?
  • Bump. Anyone have further info about this job? 
  • The updated/additional information about applications is posted above and linked.  They are accepting applications after SSSS as well.  
  • I have heard from several alumni of the program that there is a lot of toxicity in this program among the faculty. Have others heard this? - Lots of issues in this program, not just among faculty (I'm an alum)

Wright State University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of Sexuality / Gender Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Women's Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University, Dayton, OH is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sexuality/Gender Studies with appointment beginning August 2015.

Candidates should have a social science background and research focus, and demonstrated strengths in teaching interdisciplinary courses. The faculty appointment will be in the Women's Studies Program with a tenure home in one of the following social science departments within the College of Liberal Arts: Sociology & Anthropology, Social Work, Political Science, Urban Affairs & Geography, or Communication.

We invite applications from candidates with a research and teaching focus in gender, sexuality and/or LGBTQ studies and a strong emphasis on intersectionality. We are especially interested in candidates doing innovative, interdisciplinary feminist work in sexuality/gender studies and in combination with any of the following fields: international/transnational feminisms and/or technologies, health sciences, disability studies, law, policy and/or reform (in social welfare, American politics, or urban ecology/sustainability), political behavior of women, social and/or environmental justice, human geography, or critical media literacy studies.

The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in sexuality studies, feminist theory and/or methodologies, cross-listed special topics courses relevant to the candidate's area of expertise, and other courses as assigned by the Women's Studies Program director and the faculty member's tenure-home department chair. Service learning, community engagement, and diversity are important components of the university curriculum, and the successful candidate will be expected to support and contribute to these missions.

Required qualifications are: Earned Ph.D. in Women's, Gender, and/or Sexuality Studies with a social science focus or Ph.D. in a social science discipline with an emphasis in sexuality/gender studies from an accredited higher education institution by August 1, 2015. Experience teaching at the university level in the candidate's disciplinary field.

Preferred qualifications are: Experience teaching introductory sexuality studies courses, feminist theories and/or feminist methodologies; demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, feminist pedagogy, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; an established record of scholarship with an active research agenda or strong research potential in their field. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and women are urged to apply.

  • To apply go to: https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/8154 by November 14, 2014 for first consideration. Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
  • Request for phone interview in January (12/4) (x2)
  • Campus interview invitation (1/19)

Visiting Positions / PostdocsEdit

Berea College (KY) - Visiting Assistant Professor (3 yr) - Women's and Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Berea College announces a full-time, three-year position at the rank of assistant professor in Women’s and Gender Studies to start Fall 2015.Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate women’s and gender studies courses, with emphasis on women of color and LGBTQ curricula; courses for interdisciplinary studies in an academic division that includes African and African American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Education, and Peace and Social Justice Studies; and courses in the General Education core program. Teaching load is six courses per year.

Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), teaching evaluations where applicable, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should submit these materials to wgssearch14@berea.edu by December 5, 2014. Job link: http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=352

Early applicants will be interviewed at National Women’s Studies Association in Puerto Rico, November 13-15, 2014.

  • Applicants should submit materials by December 5, 2014
  • Interview Request: NWSA (11/10) x2
  • Skype interview request (12/11) x2
  • Received rejection email (1/30); an "appointment has been made" x2

Boston College (MA) - 1-Year Visiting Instructor Joint Appointment in Women's & Gender Studies and CommunicationEdit

The Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Communication Department at Boston College seek a one-year Visiting Instructor to start Fall of 2015 to teach courses in Communication and Women's & Gender Studies. The successful candidate for this joint appointment will teach a 3-3 load to include courses such as Introduction to Feminisms, Feminist Theory, Feminist Research Methods, and Communication courses in a relevant area of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have experience in teaching relevant course titles, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The position will also include administrative duties within the Women's and Gender Studies Program. A PhD in Communication or a related field is strongly preferred.


Bowling Green State University (OH) - Ethnic Studies InstructorEdit

The Department of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green State University is seeking applicants for an Instructor position in Ethnic Studies. Duties include teaching general education courses in the department including Introduction to Ethnic Studies (ETHN 1010), upper-division courses such as Race, Representation, and Culture (ETHN 3030), and cross-listed courses such as Women of Color in the United States (ETHN/WS 3050). Candidates should have appropriate experience in teaching undergraduate general education courses. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline preferred. ABD in appropriate discipline required. Other preferred qualifications include: (1) a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness in Ethnic Studies or related fields and (2) experience teaching general education cultural diversity courses. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for additional terms. Starting date: August 2015.

The Department of Ethnic Studies is part of BGSU's School of Cultural and Critical Studies. The interdisciplinary School also includes the American Culture Studies Program, the Department of Popular Culture, and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current vita, documentation of teaching effectiveness (such as current teaching portfolio), and three original and current reference letters to Ms. Stephanie Rader at srader@bgsu.edu or via mail to: Ms. Stephanie Rader, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.

Brandeis University (MA) - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University invites applications in the field of sexuality studies for its two-year Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome candidates in all fields whose research contributes to an intersectional and interdisciplinary understanding of sexuality and/or queer studies. Expertise in global studies and/or in the arts is especially welcome. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty. Candidates are expected to have completed the Ph.D. by August 2015. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of your scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4715.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014.
  • Did you have a skype interview and then recieve an email rejection? In true desperate job market fashion, I'm trying to figure out what your rejection means for me! 
  • Agreed; I had a skype, wondering what that rejection notice means for us. #tealeafreading
  • I had a skype interview and received word via email last week that I was not among those selected for the short-list. 

Brown University (RI) - Louise Lamphere Visiting Professorship in Anthropology and Gender Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women invite applications for the Louise Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professorship in Anthropology and Gender Studies, appointment to be effective July 1, 2015. Candidates should have a scholarly focus on and expertise in gender studies and a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline by the time of appointment. The teaching load of this appointment is three courses per academic year. This two-year Visiting Professorship is not renewable.

California Polytechnic State University (CA) - Visiting Professor (Associate or Full) - Gender & Global JusticeEdit

The College of Liberal Arts at Polytechnic State University invites applicants for the Susan Currier Visiting Professorship for Teaching Excellence. This is a residential teaching professorship that recognizes superior teaching in the liberal arts, emphasizing (where possible) the intersection between gender/women's issues and global justice/humanitarian concerns. The goal of the Susan Currier Visiting Professorship is to bring a visiting Associate or Full Professor with a distinguished record of teaching excellence to Cal Poly for the purpose of sharing expertise and passion for teaching, social justice, and the liberal arts. It can accommodate visiting scholars on semester or quarter schedules.

Funding to support the position entails a two-course teaching assignment plus assigned time for service to the university (15 units total).

The Susan Currier Visiting Professorship is a full-time, one-quarter, non-renewable appointment.

Questions may be directed to the Women's and Gender Studies Department.

  • To apply, please visit http://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application, and apply to Requisition #103492.Please attach to your electronic application (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) copy of transcripts, (4) statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum), (5) evidence of teaching excellence and effectiveness, and (6) a brief descriptive listing of possible courses (2 page maximum). Applicants must be prepared to provide names and email addresses for a minimum of three professional references when completing the online application.

Colby College (ME) - One-Year Faculty Fellow in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program - SKYPE / NWSA INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program (WGSS) at Colby College invites applications for a one-year faculty fellow beginning September 1, 2015. We seek a teacher-scholar (preferably with Ph.D. in hand) with advanced training in women's, gender, and/or sexuality studies and social science methods whose work focuses on transnational feminism and areas and/or populations outside the U.S. The position carries a four-course teaching load and includes classes in the program's core curriculum (introduction to WGSS and feminist theory) and electives in the candidate's area of specialization (more information about the program can be found at https://www.colby.edu/wgssdept/, or contact Mark Tappan, Director of WGSS, mbtappan@colby.edu).

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, sample syllabi, three letters of recommendation, and, if possible, copies of selected publications or in-press manuscripts to: wgssfacfellowsearch@colby.edu.

  • For full consideration, please submit materials by October 1, 2014. We expect to interview candidates at the National Women's Studies Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 12-15, 2014.
  • Skype/NWSA interview request (10/30)

College of Wooster (OH) - Visiting Asst Professor of WGSS and Religious Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Religious Studies Department and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program invite applications for a visiting assistant professor of WGSS and RELS to begin in August 2015.

Area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate must have strong background in Women's/Gender/Sexuality/ Queer/ Feminist Studies (WGSQFS) and Religious Studies with a focus in comparative religions, theology, or ethics. A Ph.D. in either field with significant academic training in the other discipline is required. Prior teaching experience is desirable and applicants should provide evidence of their ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses.

The teaching load is 3-3, which may include advising senior Independent Study thesis projects. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in both disciplines, an upper-level course in RELS, and Histories of Feminist Thought.

Applications should include: letter of interest; cv; official graduate transcripts; three letters of recommendation; and syllabi and/or teaching evaluations (if available). Application materials should be submitted electronically to Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, at sschuch@wooster.edu. Job link: http://www.wooster.edu/offices/hr/jobs/opportunities/

  • Applications are due by February 15, 2015.
  • -Skype interview second week of March... anyone heard anything past that?
  • Invited to campus 3/13

Columbia University (NY) - Lecturer-in-Discipline - Composition and Gender/Sexuality Studies (1 yr. renewable) - GOOGLE CHAT INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Columbia University Undergraduate Writing Program (UWP) in the Department of English and Comparative Literature invites applications for a Lecturer-in-Discipline with expertise in Composition and Gender/Sexuality studies, to begin July 1, 2015.

UWP Lecturers teach first-year writing and provide leadership as we continue to develop our theme-based writing courses in collaboration with Columbia's faculty from interdisciplinary centers. Initial term of appointment is one year with the possibility of renewal for up to five years, contingent on satisfactory performance. Lecturers teach two sections (no more than 14 students per section) of first-year writing each semester; mentor current graduate student instructors; plan theme-related events; and support teachers' professional development in workshops, meetings, and class observations. Lecturers also provide service to the program, which may be fulfilled by working on our program's internal publications, assessment materials, and undergraduate journal of student writing.

Applicants must apply online at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60750. A complete application will comprise a cover letter addressed to Dr. Nicole B. Wallack, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, three letters of recommendation, two semesters' worth of course evaluations, and a syllabus from a recent writing course. Candidates should clearly identify in their cover letters connections among their teaching philosophy, preparation and practice, their areas of expertise and interest.

Eligibility: To be considered for a UWP lectureship, applicants must have fulfilled the requirements of their terminal graduate degree by July 1, 2015. Two years of teaching writing at the college level is also required.

Preferred qualifications: A PhD is preferred. However, a candidate with another terminal graduate degree and exceptional experience will receive full consideration. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate experience with writing program development and evidence of leadership within a writing program.

  • The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted April 16, 2015).

Connecticut College (CT) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies (2 Year Position)Edit

The Gender and Women’s Studies Department of Connecticut College seeks qualified applicants for a two-year full-time visiting position (with possibility of renewal) at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2015. 

Candidates will teach Introduction to GWS, as well as other core GWS courses, and elective courses in their area of expertise. Research and teaching foci in any of the following areas are of interest: feminisms or womanisms, intersectional theory and practice, transnational or critical global studies, sexuality studies, disability studies, and/or social justice.

Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. Applicants holding GWS or related interdisciplinary degrees are preferred. ABD candidates may apply but must also provide evidence that they will complete their degree by August 15, 2015. Candidates should enjoy working and teaching in an interdisciplinary small liberal arts college environment that supports critical feminist inquiry at the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, nation, religion, disability and a range of social justice issues. Evidence of successful and relevant teaching experience in GWS or related courses is required.

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applications received prior to March 15 will be given full consideration. Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, graduate transcript, a list of courses taught, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of excellence in teaching such as teaching evaluations, a course syllabus, dissertation abstract and writing sample, 3 letters of reference. All applications must be submitted through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/28884 .
  • Anything on this one yet? (4/8)
  • Nothing here (4/10).  Others? <-- Nothing yet, but I applied after Mar 15th.
  • Also nothing, but noticed yesterday that on Interfolio they're now listing the 'closing date' as May 18? (4/15)
  • Rejection email (4/20) x2

Dartmouth College (NH) - Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) Postdoctoral Fellow - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in Fall 2015 for a two-year appointment (Sept 2015 - June 2017).

In year one of the fellowship, GRID Postdoctoral Fellows work closely with the planning of the GRID Research Seminar.  This is a 6-8 week seminar held during spring term on an interdisciplinary topic with a gender focus. Dartmouth professor Aimee Bahng will direct the Spring 2016 seminar, "Gender matters: Feminist Ecologies and Materialities." Applicants for the fellowship may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research as a strong gender-related emphasis and bears a direct relation to the topic of the seminar.  Please visit our website for more information on "Gender Matters."

While scholars at any stage in their career are eligible, we especially encourage applciations from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, especially scholars with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training.

  • SKYPE Interview Scheduled [posted 1/30]
  • Has anyone else heard anything yet?

Denison University (OH) - Visiting Faculty FellowshipEdit

The Denison University Women's and Gender Studies Program invites applications for the 2015-16 Laura C. Harris Visiting Fellowship.

The fellowship will be awarded this year to an outstanding junior or senior scholar, artist, or activist in Women's and Gender Studies engaged in advanced research in Latina Studies. Proposed research projects may advance women's and gender studies scholarship, promote the importance of awareness of women's and gender issues among the general public, or explore aspects of feminist pedagogy. The projects must be in the discipline of Women's and Gender Studies, focusing on Latina Studies; preference will be given to interdisciplinary projects. Applicants may be affiliated with an academic institution or they may be independent scholars, artists, or activists.

Dickinson College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies + American Studies (1 yr. renewable) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

One-year position (with possible renewal up to three years) as Visiting Assistant Professor at Dickinson College in Women’s and Gender Studies. The candidate should have the Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies or another substantial qualification in the field. The ability to teach core courses in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as at all levels of the curriculum is essential. The candidate should also be able to teach topics or cross-listed courses in American Studies. Teaching experience required. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Area of specialization: open.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s interdisciplinary curriculum pushes students to develop a rich and complex understanding of the range of gendered experiences, underscoring differences based on class, race, culture, ethnic origin, religion, age and sexual identity http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/46/women_s_and_gender_studies.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required of finalists.

  • Application deadline is February 15, 2015.
  • Skype interview request via phone (2/25) x2
  • over 100 applicants; 7 chosen for Skype interviews; 2 will be brought to campus
  • 2 finalists will visit campus next week
  • Have finalists been notified? 

Evergreen State College (WA) - Visiting Faculty Position - Queer Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Evergreen State College seeks applications for a full-time visiting faculty position from October 2015 to March 2016 (fall quarter 2015/winter quarter 2016) in LGBT/Queer/Trans Studies. The successful candidate will teach an interdisciplinary, coordinated studies program focused on transgender and queer studies, potentially intersecting with literature, cultural studies, disability studies, race/postcolonial studies, queer ecology, or related topics in the arts and humanities. 

  • Minimum Qualifications: ABD in History, American Studies, Gender/Womens Studies, Literature, Visual Arts, Performance Studies, Media Studies, or related field; College level teaching experience in queer or transgender studies. 
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD in History, American Studies, Gender/Womens Studies, Literature, Visual Arts, Performance Studies, Media Studies, or related field; Expertise in liberal arts teaching, team teaching, interdisciplinary teaching, or experimental pedagogies. 
  • Review of complete applications begins May 1, 2015.  We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected. 
  • TO APPLY please visit our website: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring
  • - phone interview scheduled 5/18
  • - any updates on this position? (as of 6/3/15)

Georgetown University (DC) - Professorial Lecturer - Women's and Gender StudiesEdit

The Women’s and Gender Studies of Georgetown University invites applications for two Professorial Lecturers. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses for the fall semester of 2014, “Women and the Law” and “Women’s International Human Rights,” with the understanding that these courses will continue to be offered for the foreseeable future.

Preference will be given to applicants who hold the doctoral degree (PhD or JD) by August 1, 2015, but ABDs with extensive teaching experience will be considered.

  • Applicants should submit via mail a letter of application and current CV by the deadline of December 1, 2014 to Leslie Byers, Program Coordinator, Women’s and Gender Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057-1038. Job link: http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=372
  • Can anyone tell me more about this program? I see that all of the core faculty are Professorial Lecturers, Adjuncts, or Visiting. Can anyone speak to the reason for this? Are these positions (the lecturer and visiting) typically renewed or is there a lot of shuffle? Are the pay/benefits comparable to a TT line? Thanks for any information!

Georgetown University (DC) - Visiting Assistant Professor (3 yr.) - Women's and Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED.Edit

The Women’s and Gender Studies of Georgetown College invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track position as a Visiting Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five courses per academic year including Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies each term, Feminist Theory, and elective courses.

Preferences for research and teaching specialties include women's health, development and sustainability, science and gender, eco-feminism, and/or sexuality studies; or the wider spectrum of Women's and Gender Studies. Salary is commensurate with publications and experience, plus a benefits package.

  • Applicants should submit via mail a letter of application and current CV by the deadline of December 10, 2014 to Leslie Byers, Program Coordinator, Women’s and Gender Studies, Georgetown University. Job link: http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=102
  • application materials to be sent by snail mail?? (12/2)
    • I emailed the contact, Leslie Byers, who said the snail mail instruction was a mistake she didn't catch and we should submit via email to her email address. (12/3)<--- thanks! I was about to do the same. <-- Thank you so much since I assumed it was postal mail!! So much easier by email, geez.
      • Eeps!  mine is in the mail already - thanks for catching this.
  • Request for more information (1/5) x 2
  • Email Rejection (1/22) x5 --> I didn't get a rejection or a request for more information...weird.
  • Any word on this position? Has there be interviews? (3/5)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/26)

Grand Valley State University (MI) - Women, Gender, Sexuality/LGBTQ Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor (1 yr.)Edit

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full time visiting (non tenure track) appointment for the 2015-16 year at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (or at the rank of Visiting Instructor if ABD). Primary responsibilities will be teaching Introduction to Gender Studies and Research Methods in Women and Gender Studies. Teaching advanced courses reflecting both the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Department is possible. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester.  Pending budgetary approval, we hope to fill a second visiting assistant professor position in LGBTQ Studies.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s) of highest completed degree, a sample syllabus for Women and Gender Studies Research Methods, and a list of courses taught, followed by three letters of reference to Dr. Danielle DeMuth, Search Committee Chair, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, 229 Lake Ontario Hall, GVSU, Allendale, MI 49401.

  • Review of applications will begin 3.23.15 and continue until the position is filled.
  • any updates on this? (4/27/15) 

Grinnell College (USA: IA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesEdit

Grinnell College invites applications for a one-year term position (with the possibility of an additional one-year renewal) in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, starting August 2015.

Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Masculinity Studies, Sexuality Studies, Feminism and Popular Culture, Critical Race Feminisms, and/or Gender and Science.

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. Candidates should also describe their previous teaching experience in the field of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at both the introductory and advanced level, and indicate courses beyond the introductory level that they are prepared to teach. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Lakesia Johnson, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies at [GWSSearch@grinnell.edu].

  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by July 27, 2015.

Macalester College (MN) - Visiting Assistant Professor (1 yr) - OFFER MADEEdit

We are seeking a one-year, full-time replacement in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Macalester College. This is a 12-month position beginning September 1, 2015. Teaching responsibilities include 2 courses in the fall semester (Introduction to WGSS and an open topic, 300-level course) and 3 courses in the spring semester (Introduction to WGSS, Advanced Feminist/Queer Theories and Methodologies, and Senior Seminar: Linking Theory & Practice).

You must have a PhD or be ABD. The most competitive candidates should have teaching experience. The salary generally starts at $52,000 and includes full benefits and $1,250 in faculty travel and research funds.

Please email your cover letter, CV, sample course syllabi, and sample teaching evaluations to Lin Aanonsen, Chair/WGSS (Aanonsen@macalester.edu).

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Ad posted 3/23/15.
  • From email from search chair: final decision to be made "no later than the end of next month [April]" (3/25)
  • Heard from a faculty member that they already hired someone -- assuming it was an inside hire. (4/20)
  • It was not an inside hire. I am awaiting the finalization of background check and contract signing. (4/20)
  • ^I'm none of the above commenters, but did apply--thanks for the info on it, and congratulations!

Minnesota State University-Mankato (MN) - Visiting Asst. Professor - POSITION ON HOLDEdit

Minnesota State University-Mankato seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor to cover a sabbatical leave for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please note that this is a fixed-term (non-tenure track) appointment.

Required: Master's degree or higher in Gender, Sexuality, and/or Womens Studies, conferred on an official transcript by August 10, 2015. Demonstrated teaching success in core Gender, Sexuality, and/or Womens Studies courses in the social sciences.

Preferred: Ph.D. or active ABD in Gender, Sexuality, and/or Womens Studies. Preparation to teach the departments undergraduate and graduate courses on topics including introduction to the field, transnational feminism, feminist thought, collective action, violence and gender, or special topic seminars. Demonstrated scholarly potential in Gender, Womens and/or Sexuality Studies. Interest and experience in undergraduate and graduate mentoring and advising. Evidence of activist experience. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

Apply directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online application will include: Cover Letter; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; Contact information for three (3) references; Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

  • Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 5, 2015.
  • FYI: The seach chair told me that they are only considering applicants with their master's or PhD in gender and women's studies.
  • "Please accept my regrets in that due to budgetary constraints, this position has been placed on hold. It may be re-opened if budgetary or other factors change."

Minnesota State University Moorhead (MN) - Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies (Fixed-Term Nine-month position with possibility of renewal) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 18, 2015

CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Based on experience and determined by IFO collective bargaining agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: -Earned Ph.D. by date of appointment in Women's and Gender Studies or Feminist Studies -Expertise in one or more of the following areas: sustainability, women's health, feminist science studies -Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level in women's and gender studies areas and/or related interdisciplinary fields -Evidence of scholarly activity in women's and gender studies areas -Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds including sensitivity to their needs and concerns

Preferred: -Record of successful teaching in one or more of the following areas: sustainability, women's health, feminist science studies, global or transnational feminism -Demonstrated ability to plan and/or teach general education courses

RESPONSIBILITIES: -Teach 24 credits over the academic year -Conduct scholarship, professional development, service -Teach courses such as Gender, Justice, and the Environment, Inclusive Science, and core Women's and Gender studies courses with an intersectional approach -Assist Women's and Gender Studies faculty in any needed course or program development or revision

APPLY TO: To apply for this position, please visit the following site: http://www.mnstate.edu/humanresources/employment/

Questions should be address to: Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón, Director of Women's and Gender Studies and Search Committee Chair. Phone:218-477-4075; Email: creel@mnstate.edu.

  • APPLICATION INFORMATION AND DEADLINE: Applications must include: a letter of interest addressing the qualifications and position responsibilities, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references. Applications received by April 29, 2015 will receive full consideration.
  • Skype/phone interview requested (5/5)

Mount Holyoke College - Visiting Lecturer (3 yrs), Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a three-year full-time Visiting Lecturer position in the Department of Gender Studies to begin Fall 2015. The successful candidate will be able to teach some of our core curriculum, particularly Introduction to Gender Studies (101), Introduction to Feminist and Queer Theory (221), our Feminist Methods and Epistemologies course (201), as well as additional intermediate and advanced courses in her/his areas of specialty. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in the social sciences and/or sciences, and expertise in reproductive technologies and justice, feminist critical approaches to biomedicine and genetics, global health and patient advocacy, as well as race and gender in science, and/or the history and politics of intersectionality. The teaching expectation is 5 courses per year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand before August 2015.

  • Submit a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a statement of teaching philosophy (please include a discussion of strategies for, and experience with, teaching and mentoring a diverse student body), evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and course evaluations), and examples of scholarly research. We will be accepting applications online at on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Note: Please upload course evaluations and examples of scholarly research into the fields marked “Other Document” and “Other Document 2” when uploading your materials to the website.
  • Position open until filled (add posted 22 Dec. 2014)
  • The position has been filled (3/26)

Ohio State University (OH) - Two Lecturers, Women's, Gender and Sexuality StudiesEdit

The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies seeks two lecturers to teach a minimum of six courses per year including, but not limited to: 2230 Gender, Sexuality and Race in Popular Culture 2325 Issues in Women’s, Health, 2326 Women and Addiction, 3317 Hollywood, Women and Film, 2367.01 U.S. Women Writers: Text and Context, 2367.03 U.S. Lesbian Writers, 2367.04 Black Women Writers, 4405 Race and Sexuality. Availability of specific assignment contingent on enrollment and candidate’s specialization. Full course descriptions can be found online at wgss.osu.edu/undergraduate/courses.

  • Please note that this is a non-tenure track position and will be offered as an 8/12 appointment for one academic year. This position does include medical benefits. To learn about Ohio State's benefits, visit hr.osu.edu

Minimum Requirement: M.A. degree in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies or in related discipline. Candidates must have experience with undergraduate level coursework in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and must be familiar with feminist principles and theory. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent advanced graduate degree in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies or in a related discipline; evidence of successful teaching experience relative to assignment; preference for those whose training and experience best qualify them for the course(s) to be taught; experience with distance learning instruction.

  • To apply: All materials should be submitted online at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5475 and must include: letter of application addressing qualifications and specifying course(s) the applicant is prepared to teach, C.V., names and contact information for three references, and evidence of successful teaching record (e.g., teaching evaluations; peer observations of teaching). Initial review of applicants will begin May 30, 2015 and continue until positions are filled. 

Portland State University (OR) - Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Senior Instructor I (1-Year Non-Renewable) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department at Portland State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Senior Instructor I to begin September 16, 2015 for a nine-month, non-renewable appointment. The successful candidate will be a feminist educator with a primary specialization in women of color feminisms. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate introductory and upper-division courses. The teaching load is 3 courses per term.

Please use following link to access job posting, qualifications and competencies: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/15007.

  • Review of applications will begin March 30, 2015.
  • Skype Interview request via email (04/09)

Stanford University (CA) - Clayman Institute of Gender Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 year) - SEMI-FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.  Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

The postdoctoral scholar will focus on the Institute's theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.”  While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.  Postdoctoral scholar responsibilities will include writing articles for our research publication, Gender News, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.

The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree. Postdoctoral scholars will receive a stipend and benefits, set and adjusted in accordance with Stanford University rules, and must be in residence for eight academic quarters, beginning approximately August 1, 2015.

  • I got an email informing me I was a semi-finalist yesterday, followed by an email several hours later saying that I received an "incorrect message" about my application, and that I was not selected as a finalist.  Did this happen to anyone else? (x4)
  • Yup same happened to me. Luckily for me the two emails came 10 minutes apart and I read the second one first. Such poor organisation. I love the way the first email was addressed personally (albeit with my name in a different font just to highlight their cutting and pasting ability) while the second was the requisite impersonal "dear applicant'.  Third time with this one. I give up!
  • Did anyone get a formal rejection or alternatively, an email informing they are semi-finialists without a follow-up email saying they are not?
    • I received a notification of being a semifinalist and no follow-up rejection on February 19 (or close to that date).
  • anyone know what the benefits/compensation is for this post?
  • Anyone else not heard anything from them?
  • got an email that said I made it to the final group but was not accepted (3/20)
  • anyone know how big the list of finalists was?

St. Francis Xavier University (NS, CAN) - Limited Term Appointment in History and Women's and Gender StudiesEdit

The Department of History and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at St. Francis Xavier University invite applications for a 9-month Limited Term Position beginning September 1, 2015. The desired area of specialization is Canadian Women’s and Gender History with an ability to teach an introductory course in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and survey courses in Pre- and Post-Confederation Canadian History. Upper level courses will be in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants should have a PhD in hand or have a defense scheduled and be able to show evidence of strong teaching ability at the undergraduate level.

All qualified candidates, especially women and members of minority groups, are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. St. Francis Xavier University is committed to the principle of employment equity.

Electronic applications, including a curriculum vitae, letter of application, three letters of reference, and all relevant teaching and research materials, should be sent to Dr. Donna Trembinski, Chair, Department of History, St. Francis Xavier University, PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5 at dtrembin@stfx.ca, Phone (902) 867-3741, Fax (902) 867-3610.

  • Consideration of applications will begin on Friday, March 6, 2015. This position is subject to final budgetary approv

University of California, Davis (CA) - Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship - Hart Hall Social Justice Initiative 2015-16Edit

The Department of Chicana/o Studies, the Women and Gender Studies Program, and the Department of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation. We are looking for new or recent PhDs in gender/feminist studies, critical race/ethnic/indigenous, and arts/cultural studies; ideally in combination with a commitment to involvement in community development and social movements. Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2015. Preference will be given to candidates with interests in developing activist research and methodologies. The position will be administered in Chicana/o Studies, with affiliation with Native American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, depending on the successful candidates research interests, to be part of the Hart Hall Social Justice Initiative from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Duties will include teaching three courses in social justice and critical race/ethnic/gender studies; two undergraduate courses will be taught in Chicana/o Studies and one graduate course will be offered in Native American Studies, and participating in the organization and delivery of the social justice initiative program activities. Other responsibilities include conducting research and collaborating with faculty in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students community and campus research projects.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00483

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive a stipend of $50,000 annually, plus medical insurance, research funds and relocation expenses. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

  • Applications are due March 9, 2015. The position is open until filled.

University of Nevada, Reno (NV) - Lecturer in Gender, Race, and Identity Studies (non TT - renewable)Edit

The Gender, Race and Identity (GRI) Program at the University of Nevada - Reno invites applications for a one-year lecturer position to begin Fall 2015 with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years.

Area of study and discipline are open, but the successful candidate will have a background in feminist approaches and teaching interests in intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and/or sexuality. The position includes a teaching load of 4-4 and some service commitments.  Ability to teach courses in Ethnic Studies or other GRI programs is highly desirable.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. and be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the the start of appointment on July 1, 2015.

Ad posting and appliation portal here: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/17565

  • Applications due by 18 May 2015.

University of Oregon - Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender StudiesEdit

The successful candidate will teach five to six classes, be in residence three quarters between September 2015 and June 2016, hold office hours and advise students, and participate in department meetings and events.

A PhD required, disciplinary field and area of specialization are open.  Candidates that can contribute to the required areas of the curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.   These areas include queer studies, race, class, gender, global feminisms, feminist theory, gender and literature, and gender and history.  Strengths in the area of race, queer studies and gender and literature will help us fill critical gaps in the curriculum next year.  Teaching experience is preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of written work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., sample syllabi, course evaluations, etc.), and letters of recommendation from three recommenders.

  • Send Materials to: Elizabeth Reis, Chair, WGS Visiting Instructor Committee, 1298 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1298
  • Electronically submitted application materials are appreciated and may be sent to wgs@uoregon.edu (include position title in subject line).

University of Puget Sound (WA) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion and Gender & Queer StudiesEdit

Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor, full-time position, to begin fall 2015. Candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Religion and the Gender & Queer Studies Program. Responsibilities: Teach six courses each year over two semesters: three courses in Religion, and three in Gender & Queer Studies. In Gender & Queer Studies the candidate will teach a 200-level introduction to gender, feminism and queer studies, will develop an upper-level theory and/or methods class on gender and queer studies and feminist thought, and will possibly teach other 300-level seminars on gender and/or queer studies based on candidate's area of expertise. In Religion the candidate will teach 200-level (introductory) survey course(s) and/or 300-level seminars. The candidate may also teach a first-year writing seminar. Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered) with strong background both in Religious Studies and in Gender & Queer Studies and/or feminist thought. Candidates in Queer Studies particularly welcomed. In Religious Studies, candidates who can complement the department’s existing strengths would be welcomed, particularly those specializing in Biblical studies, religion in Africa or the United States, American religious history, Jewish studies, environmental ethics, or religion and the environment.

Compensation and Benefits: Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

  • Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than March 23, 2015 to ensure consideration.
  • For complete job description and application instructions, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/employment
  • Anyone heard anything? It's been over 4 weeks but it's also near the end of the term...not sure whether to give up on hoping to hear.

University of Wisconsin at Madison (WI) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender and DisabilityEdit

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor for the academic year 2015-2016 in Gender and Disability. The VAP will teach two courses a semester, four courses for the year. Three of these courses must work at the intersections of disability and gender; there is greater flexibility for the fourth course. Ideally candidates will be able to teach the courses Visualizing Bodies and Disability and Gender in Film in the Fall semester, but this is not a requirement. The contract year for this position runs from August 24, 2015 through May 22, 2016 and includes a full benefits package.

Candidates should have a PhD in hand by August 24, 2015 in Disability Studies, Gender and Women's Studies or another relevant discipline. Beginning salary is $43,772. If the Ph.D. is not in hand by this date, the candidate may be hired as a Visiting Instructor at a lower salary.

  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and sample syllabi to Associate Chair Christina Ewig (cewig@wisc.edu) and Department Administrator Su Ann Rose (surose@wisc.edu) by July 15, 2015 for full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please have two letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. If you have questions, please contact Christina Ewig.

Wake Forest University (NC) - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Gender, Race, and PoliticsEdit

The Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Wake Forest University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship on gender, race, and politics.

We invite scholars engaged in research on intersectional questions of gender and race to apply. Applicants are welcome from a broad range of social science disciplines with the expectation of ability to teach courses for the Department of Politics and International Affairs. Applicants must have the ability to teach in one or more areas engaged with any of the following: political theory, political history, political institutions, political behavior, or human and civil rights and law in the U.S. and/or international contexts.

The AJC Center Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to teach two courses each semester in the Department of Politics and International Affairs; to be involved with and present at AJC Center events; to present annually and participate monthly in the AJC Center faculty research seminars; and to host, along with the AJC Center director, at least four meetings each semester with the AJC Center undergraduate research fellows to discuss research; and to undertake additional responsibilities associated with the AJC Center.

Applicants should submit the following materials in one PDF file: Cover letter directed to Melissa Harris-Perry, director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center; Curriculum vitae; Graduate transcripts; Statement of research program; Statement of teaching philosophy; Writing sample or publication; Course outlines; Teaching evaluation summaries. Applicants must also make arrangements to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to letters@wfu.edu. Otherwise, letters and additional documents can be uploaded in OpenHire.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesEdit

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to fill a two-year post-doctoral appointment to begin in the 2015-16 academic year in the field of transnational feminisms or gender and sexuality outside of the U.S.  We are particularly interested in scholars who have training in social science methodologies. The responsibilities of this appointment include teaching one course per semester and continuing to engage in research.  

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2015. 

Applicants should send a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research goals for the postdoctoral period; current curriculum vitae; a published article or dissertation chapter; and three (3) letters of recommendation.  Applications should be sent to Mary Ann Dzuback, Director, WGSS Search Committee, Campus Box 1078, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

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