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Amherst College - Gender, Science, and Technology Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Amherst College Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the field of Gender, Science, and Technology Studies. The department, founded in 1987, is committed to inclusion, diversity and a high standard of interdisciplinary scholarship and instruction. We benefit from our location in the Connecticut River Valley, which boasts one of the largest concentrations of women’s studies scholars in the world, and we also maintain linkages with the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center and the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement.

We seek candidates whose scholarship makes a creative and interdisciplinary intervention in science policy, medicine, and/or technology as they intersect in a global context with gender, race, and sexuality. Topics that candidates could address include (but are not limited to): the role of race and gender in environmental policy; the gendered dimensions of scientific and medical developments and controversies (i.e. surrogate motherhood, sex selective abortion, medical tourism, HIV/AIDS, and maternal/infant health); contestations over genetic engineering, and the impact of the internet and digitization on practices and discourses of gender and sexuality. Candidates from the sciences, social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary programs will be considered.

  • To apply, please submit as PDFs to wags@amherst.edu a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed 30 pages, sample course syllabi and three (3) letters of recommendations. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. The position will begin in fall 2013. Inquiries may be directed to Amy Ford, Academic Department Coordinator, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, wags@amherst.edu.
    • Crossposted to History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2012-13
    • Did anyone recieve any acknowledgement of the Dept receiving their application? (9/24) No (9/26) x4 (10/1)
    • Has anyone heard anything - an acknowledgment of application, or timelines regarding shortlisting? (10/16) nothing here (10/16) x3
    • After e-mailing the department asking whether they received my application, I got an acknowledgement of application (10/1)
    • Any news? (11/1)
    • I got a background info and letter of recommendation waiver form in the mail. Does that mean anything?
    • I was invited to do a preliminary (30 min) interview via Skype (11/15) x3
      • Congrats and good luck! I'm just glad to hear there is finally some action on this snail-paced search! (although it prob. means I'm out of the running) x2
      • Follow up post-interview: they interviewed 16 candidates via Skype and will be inviting 3-4 people for campus interviews. They expect to decide on the short list in the next 2-3 weeks. (11/26)
    • Official rejection letter via email. (X5) 11/19
    • Does anyone know how many applications they received?
    • I heard they received over 150 applications (11/27)
    • post-Skype interview rejection via email (12/4) x2
    • invited 4 candidates to campus (12/5)
    • Heard through the grapevine that this was offered and accepted. Best wishes to all.

Arizona State University - TT Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Women and Gender Studies. Applicants are required to have a PhD in Women and Gender Studies or related field by time of appointment (August 2013), a record of interdisciplinary research and teaching; and a focus on structural inequities (legal, social, political, economic, etc.) in any area of sexuality studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who look at LGBTQ issues of economic justice or human rights, sexual citizenship, indigenous sexualities and/or masculinity studies from a transnational and/or intersectional perspective. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses as well as upper division courses related to their specialty area.

Women and Gender Studies (WGS) at ASU is one of the largest, most vibrant undergraduate and PhD programs in the U.S. Located within the nations first School of Social Transformation (SST), a new transdisciplinary school unique to ASU that brings together interdisciplinary fields to integrate the study of gender, race, class, sexuality and nation. We are focused on transformational knowledge--new research approaches, themes and questions that are embedded in broader historical, social and cultural processes of change and are pursuing novel collaborative forms of teaching and knowledge creation to make discoveries, to create social innovations and to engage with others in changing the world.

  • To apply, e-mail a single PDF file containing 1) a letter of interest describing research and teaching background and interests as they relate to both WGS and SST and 2) a curriculum vita to: Jane.Little@asu.edu. Applicants must make arrangements to have three letters of recommendation mailed directly from referees to: Faculty Search, ATTN: Jane Little, Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, P.O. Box 876403, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-6403.
    Application deadline is October 29, 2012, if not filled every Monday thereafter until the search is closed.
  • 10/10 very nice acknowledgement from Jane Little (x6 10/29)
  • Jane Little v. helpful (x1000. Let's hope one of us gets to meet her in person soon!)
  • 11/06 - Email requesting interview at NWSA this weekend in Oakland. If candidate will not be at the NWSA meeting, phone or skype interview will be scheduled. They are moving fast, it seems. That's great! (X2)
  • 11/14: Request for additional materials (writing sample)
  • Any news on this one?  I know they were planning to invite candidates to campus before the winter break.  (12/01)
  • Campus interviews scheduledfor early-mid January
  • Offer made and accepted (2/11) ---> Does anyone know who was offered the position?  A: Aizura.

Armstrong Atlantic State University - Asst Professor in Women's History -- AHA INTERVIEW Edit

Tenure track assistant professor in Women's History, to start Fall 2013

Teaching load 4/4: "Teaching responsibilities include: upper level courses in women’s history and additional areas of expertise, support of the M.A. in History, survey level courses in World History and/or American History as appropriate, and introductory courses in Gender and Women’s Studies."

" An earned Ph.D. in History is preferred. ABD candidates may be considered. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred."

Position dependant on final budgetary approval

  • Review begins: 26 Nov. 2012
    • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented 2012-13
    • AHA interview scheduled, 12/12
    • Do you mind sharing your fields?
    • Field is modern/recent US women's history, with a lot of WGST teaching under my belt; AHA interview went fine, no word yet--anyone else hear anything? (1/23)
    • any news? (2/7)
    • Radio silence over here. (2/11)
    • Email from the search chair that the other searches are wrapping up, they will be moving forward with this one, and they'll be in touch soon. (2/13)

Bucknell University - Women's and Gender Studies -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Women's and Gender Studies, beginning in August 2013, specializing in queer studies with an emphasis in race/ethnicity and sexuality in the U.S. and a disciplinary focus in the humanities. Candidates should submit a cv, cover letter, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, a chapter- or article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2012.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 5 courses each academic year. The candidate is expected to teach broad survey courses in Women's and Gender Studies as well as courses in queer studies and on issues related to race, ethnicity and sexuality in the U.S.

  • Applications must be made online at: http://www.bucknell.edu/jobs .
  • Does anyone know if this is closed? There is no more listing for the position on Bucknell's site. (10/17)
  • I applied on Sept. 28th and haven't heard anything from them (10/18 X5)
  • Contacted for skype interview (10/16 x 2)
  • My friend was contacted for a campus visit 10/26
  • Offer made and accepted.
  • Rejection from HR via email 12/14 (x2)

California State University, Fresno - TT Asst. Professor, Women's Studies   - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

California State University, Fresno is a learning-centered University. We believe learning thrives when a strong and active commitment to diversity is shared by all. This is because learning can only take place in a climate where differing points of view are welcome, and diversity of all kinds is valued by everyone. Fresno State has been recognized by the Federal government as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.

Available for Academic Year: 2013/2014. Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Position Characteristics: The successful candidate will specialize in feminist intersectional approaches to the study of African American, Southeast Asian American, Chican@, Mexican American, Central American, or Indigenous and Native American lives. In addition, successful applicants will bring the potential to expand course offerings on women and any of the following: California, incarceration, LGBTQI, immigration, environmental studies, and/or health studies. This position will teach courses such as: feminist theories, history of feminisms, feminist research methods, and a seminar on feminist activism. Other courses may include Introduction to Women's Studies, Critical Thinking-Gender Issues, Women of Color in the US, Diversity in the US: Race, Class, and Gender, Representations of Women, and Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies.

Academic Preparation: An earned doctorate in Women's Studies or a related field for appointment to a tenure-track position is required. A Ph.D. is preferred; however, a Psy. D., or an Ed.D. will be considered if other qualifications are met. The doctorate must be completed no later than July 1, 2013.

Teaching Or Other Experience: Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to Women's Studies and experience with interdisciplinary programs. Teaching experience in Women's Studies is preferred. Scholarly publications and conference participation are requirements of the position. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and be able to engage with diverse communities in the central California region. Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to English, speak one of the languages spoken by residents of California's Central Valley (such as Spanish and Hmong). For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity.

  • Application Instructions: Apply online at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu and submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a sample Introduction to Women's Studies syllabus, 4) unofficial transcripts, and 5) contact information for six references. As screening proceeds, candidates will be asked to submit three letters of reference, a writing sample, and an official transcript. At least one reference should be able to address experience from the past five years that is relevant to this position.
  • Open Until Filled: To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 11/15/2012. Searches automatically close on 4/1/2013 if not filled.
    • Also posted at Ethnic Studies/Cultural Studies 2012-13
    • contacted via email to request a phone interview and additional materials (11/26 X3)
    • Will be conducting interviews through Dec 17, hopefully notifying finalists before the holidays.  Second round of interviews should begin Jan 18. 
    • Have anyone's references been called? (12/15)
    • My references were contacted this week. Has anyone heard anything yet? (12/22) X2  
    • Received email acknowledging administrative delay, that they will request campus visits soon (1/17) X4
    • Invited for campus interview (1/18) x2
    • Offer made (2/18) & accepted - a UT Austin Ph.D. in English, currently lecturer.  Congrats! (3/23)
    • Actually a UT San Antonio Ph.D. in English, currently lecturing in WS!

California State University, Northridge - TT Asst. Professor, Gender & Women's Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

Posted 12/7/12 at http://higheredjobs.com - also posted at Chronicle 12/21/12.

Qualifications:The Gender and Women's Studies Department at California State University, Northridge seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor, whose work focuses on Feminist Legal/Public Policy and/or Human Rights issues from a feminist decolonial perspective. Preferences are for research specialties in the Muslim world, or indigenous populations in the Americas. Applicants must have a Ph.D in such fields as Women and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Legal Studies, Critical Geography, Economic and Political Theory or related interdisciplinary areas. Our department teaches about gender in US, transnational and global contexts from an intersectional perspective, grounded in a social justice framework. Applicant's research must demonstrate a commitment to foreground the intersectionality of gender/race/class & sexuality in the US and in transnational/decolonial feminist contexts. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of hire. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a multi-cultural diverse student population. 

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department. The standard teaching load is 12 units per semester, although reassigned time may be available for research and/or curriculum and pedagogical development. All faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees and to participate in other service, as needed. The University seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University's significant commitment to general education. The successful candidate should demonstrate commitment to link one's research to teaching and community service. 

  • Application Deadline: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, publications or recent writing sample, and representative syllabi of Gender and Women's Studies courses taught or in planning. Priority will be given to applications received by January 23, 2013. Open until filled. Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:  Department Search and Screen Committee, Gender and Women's Studies Department, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8251 
  • SKYPE INTERVIEW scheduled for 2-13-13
  • campus visit March 4

Emory University - Assistant Professor-Black Feminist Theory and/or Feminist Theories of Race - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

FROM MLA JIL 09/28/12

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University announces a position at the assistant professor rank in Black Feminist Theory and/or Feminist Theories of Race. Emory University has strengths in feminist 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 that foreground the relationships among gender, sexuality, and race. The ability to teach feminist theories on both graduate and undergraduate levels is important. The appointment is 100% within the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The department strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities.

  • We will begin screening applicants October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan on bringing finalists to campus for interviews in late November through early December 2012. Please send a full dossier, which includes a letter of application, your CV, a writing sample of ten thousand words, and three letters of reference via email in attachments to: wgss@emory.edu; Chair, Black Feminist Theory and/or Feminist Theories of Race Search, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Candler Library 128, Emory University, Atlanta GA 30322.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies/Cultural Studies 2012-13
  • Has anyone heard anything beyond acknowledgement of application? (10/31) (x2)
  • I received a "self identification form" (asking to provide info on gender, race etc) (11/2)
  • request for Skype interview (11/8)
    • ?? Today is 11/7<-- I also noticed the incorrect date, but thought maybe the interview was scheduled *for* the 8th (but 24 hrs notice before an interview seems weird). Perhaps the OP would elborate?
  • I haven't heard anything. No acknowledgement or self identification form. Anyone else in the same boat (11/7)x2
  • Request for self-identificaiton form on 11/2
  • i am not OP, but also received request for Skype interview (11/11)
  • campus visit
  • offer made and accepted (1/24)
  • Got an email with subject "Language for Rejected Applicants" (2/26)
  • Got an email apologizing for previous email with subject "Language for Rejected Applicants" (2/27)

Georgia State University, Women's Studies Institute - TT Asst. / Assoc. -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women's Studies Institute at Georgia State University invites applicants for an anticipated tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates with expertise in the fields of Africana Diaspora Studies (including, but not limited to African American Studies) and/or Latina/Chicana Studies. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research augments one or more of the department's three main areas of focus: sexualities; transnational/globalization studies; and social change. Research areas may include feminist science studies; health (reproductive; public health; HIV/AIDS; mental health; disabilities); environmental studies (including environmental racism); resource conflict (in situations of war or urban conflicts in Atlanta and the U.S.); media studies; and cultural studies. Teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate courses. Teaching load and publication expectations are commensurate with other research institutions. Anticipated start date is August 2013.

  • Review of applications begins November 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, statement of research interests and goals, and CV (with three references listed) to: Search Committee, Women's Studies Institute, P.O. Box 3969, Atlanta, GA 30302-3969. Georgia State University is an AA/EEO employer. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.
  • Request for more materials (11/12)
  • Request for Skype interview (11/29)
  • Skype interview (12/11)
  • On-site interview (1/24)
  • Got an email that the an offer had been made and accepted (2/25)

Gettysburg College - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2013. We seek a scholar with graduate training in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies whose primary specialization is LGBT, Queer, or Sexuality Studies, with a research focus that includes women. 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 encourage candidates with expertise in global sexualities to apply. Candidates must be committed to undergraduate education and advising, engaged in a strong research program, and prepared to teach five courses yearly. Courses will include introductory, theoretical, and other required core courses for our major, as well as courses in the area of specialization. PhD is required at the time of the appointment, and teaching experience is preferred.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, and disability. Gettysburg College is committed to creating a more diverse community; as part of that process, the College encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

  • Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and research statement electronically to http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/449 . In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to jsprague@gettysburg.edu with the subject heading “WGS Search Committee”. Applications received by November 10, 2012 will be given fullest consideration.
  • Request for Skype Interview 12/4/12. x  5
  • congrats! Just curious, is your area psychology of gender? x2; more generally, curious what field(s) the finalists are in? [A: I don't do psychology of gender, but I do transnational sexualities and queer studies.(x2); A: I do psychology and LGBTQ studies; A: I don't do psychology of gender. I focus on LGBTQ studies in education.]
  • Has anyone heard anything since the Skype interviews? No. Radio silence. OP: Thanks!
  • Campus visit 1/30/2013
  • Any news? 2/16/2013
  • Offer made and accepted

Grand Valley State University - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED Edit

The Women and Gender Studies Program at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a new tenure track position beginning fall 2013. A Ph.D. by August 2013 is required for appointment as assistant professor; evidence of excellence in teaching and potential for a productive research program is essential. We seek a teacher-scholar who complements but does not duplicate current strengths in the Program. Area of specialization is open but we are especially interested in candidates who can teach interdisciplinary feminist methodology and feminist and queer theory.

WGS offers the BA and BS degrees, as well as a minor, and deliberately bridges the social sciences and humanities. Faculty teach six courses per year, including Introduction to Gender and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Program. All faculty advise and mentor students, while maintaining an active record of research and publication. We value activism and social justice and have a strong commitment to service learning.

  • Applicants should submit electronic application materials online at http://www.gvsujobs.org . Please include: a cover letter addressing motivations for teaching at a university committed to liberal arts education and in a program that values student activism; a curriculum vitae; separate statements about 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests and future plans, and 3) potential to foster and support diversity among our students, faculty, and community. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Kathleen Underwood, Search Committee Chair, WGS Program, 229 Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. We will hold preliminary interviews at National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference in Oakland.
  • Invitations to interview at NWSA went out today, October 29.
  • By email or phone call?
  • Via phone call. They understand some people might be without power or out of contact right now (East Coast Weather).
  • I'm on the West Coast, so I'm just going to assume I was not invited. Good luck to you though!
  • I got a phone interview (11/27). <--- Were you also interviewed at NWSA?
  • I also got a phone interview and was not at NWSA. They said they would be extending invitations for campus visits the week of Dec. 3, bringing people to campus in late January and February, and making an offer by early March.
  • I interviewed at NWSA- they said there that they were planning to do a round of phone interviews with the people who weren't at NWSA during the latter half of November.
  • I Interviewed at NWSA and haven't heard anything yet. Anyone else get a call/email since they interviewed?
  • I interviewed by phone 2 weeks ago and have not heard anything (12/10) (x5)
  • It seems like they're significantly behind schedule. :)
  • Scheduling campus interviews.<---What does this mean? Has anyone been contacted?
  • I emailed about this search several days ago, and have not received a reply.
  • Any new info? I interviewed at NWSA and haven't heard anything since.---->someone has updated the header to "campus interviews," but there is no info about this happening? 
  • I think their semster has ended, yet we haven't heard from them. 
  • A friend is doing a campus interview this month, decisions are expected by March 1 (1/24)
  • Who got this? What is the story? They interviewed bunches of people.
  • Not sure who got it, but received a post-campus interview rejection last week. (3/17)
  • I know that the person that got it received other offers and stalled them for a bit before finally accepting. (3/19)

Hampshire College - Asst. Professor, Queer Studies -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

We are seeking a candidate whose work is interdisciplinary and addresses the intersections of sexuality and gender with questions of race, class, and/or nation, transnationalism, citizenship, or dis/ability in the humanities, (performing or fine) arts, media and cultural studies, and/or social sciences. Strength in queer theory and trans issues and theory is essential. In addition to introductory courses in queer and sexuality studies, the candidate will teach courses in their particular areas of specialization, contributing to Hampshire Colleges interdisciplinary curriculum. The successful candidate will be in a position both to create a Queer Studies Program at Hampshire and to build the newly established Five College Certificate Program in Queer and Sexuality studies.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment, with a specialization in queer studies; discipline open. A successful candidate will show promise as a dedicated, charismatic teacher with an interest in mentoring student projects that are often highly interdisciplinary in nature. We also expect evidence of strong potential for innovative scholarship and/or artistic practice. A demonstrated record of working with diverse students and faculty, particularly LGBTQ students, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity are required.

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit as PDFs a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed 30 pages, sample course syllabi and three (3) letters of recommendation to http://jobs.hampshire.edu/.
  • 12/5: Anyone hear anything (even confirmation of application)?
  • 12/6: Nope. 
  • 12/8: When I had completed the online application I had received an automated acknowledgment of receipt, as well as an email for every rec letter that was uploaded. If you guys did not get those you might want to call/write to check in. (x34
  • 12/15: Anyone hear anything yet? Are they scheduling MLA interviews?
  • 12/17: Request for Skype interview (x3)
  • Congrats! Any info for us? By phone or email, field of study, etc.?  - via email
  • 1/25: Does anyone know if campus interviews have been scheduled?
  • 1/29: Received email invitation for campus visit.
  • (4/12) Offer has been made and accepted, successful candidate's home department has made announcement.

Indiana University - Professor of Feminist Criticism (Advanced Assistant, Associate or Full) - English - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Indiana University Bloomington seeks an outstanding scholar at the advanced assistant, associate or full rank, with demonstrated interests in gender or sexuality studies. Field and period are open. With the Kinsey Institute, the Lilly Rare Book Library, and the country's first graduate program in Gender Studies, IU Bloomington offers world-class resources and a lively collaborative environment. Teaching load is 2-2, on a semester system.

  • Candidates should initially send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references, each from a different institution, to Mary Favret, Chair of the Search Committee for Feminist Criticism, English Department, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405-7103.
  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • Received request for additional materials (writing sample + letters) 11/1
  • Heard second-hand that an offer has been made for this position [2/2]
  • Again second-hand: offer was declined.

Pennsylvania State University - Black Feminist Thought & Theory, Gender & Sexuality Studies, or Queer/LGBT Studies (Dept of African American Studies) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Black Feminist Thought and Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Queer/LGBT Studies for its new Department of African American Studies. The position is to be filled at the rank of associate professor. Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience and scholarly credentials commensurate with an associate professor appointment at a major research university. While we seek to hire an established scholar in the areas indicated above, we will consider applications from other disciplines in the broader field of African American Studies, including cultural and social anthropology, political economy, sociology, history, philosophy, and cultural geography. We particularly welcome applications from scholars with demonstrable expertise in the digital humanities.

  • The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in fall 2013. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically to: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. The on-line application must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu. If the application and letters of referencecannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to Search Committee Chair, AFAM Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. Applications received by November 15, 2012 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded.

Pennsylvania State University - Feminist Theory and Women’s Health - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Women’s Studies at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a position in Feminist Theory and Women’s Health, at the assistant or associate rank. This position requires a scholar whose research on Women’s Health incorporates theoretical perspectives on one or more of the following areas: gender and sexuality; global health; reproductive rights and access; disability studies; environmental justice.

Given this department’s consistent, top-ranked position among Women’s Studies programs in the United States, the ideal candidate should present a dynamic feminist research and publication agenda. The successful candidate is expected to publish in high-quality venues, to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in both feminist theory and women’s health, and is encouraged to seek external funding. Tenure will be granted in the Department of Women’s Studies, but a joint appointment is possible. Penn State has vibrant programs in bioethics and medical humanities (at the University Park and Hershey campuses) and disability studies, as well as research centers such as the Social Science Research Institute, and the Children, Youth, and Families Consortium, and the Rock Ethics Institute.

  • The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in fall, 2013. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically to: http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. The on-line application must include a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample or representative publication.Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu. If the application and letters of reference cannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to Search Committee Chair, Women’s Studies Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. Applications received by December 1, 2012 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. For additional information contact Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu.
  • Received invitation for campus visit (12/11) (2)
  • Received invitation for campus visit (12/13) (1)
  • Campus visits completed, 4 candidates.
  • Other finalists: Anyone heard from them yet?  Received an offer?  Haven't heard a peep since my campus visit so I assume I didn't get the job but wondering if someone did?  (3/9/13)
  • Hi! One finalist here. No word from PSU since my visit either. Relieved to hear that the absolute silence wasn't just me. So very curious who the other finalists were, and what is going on with this search... (3/10/13)
  • Another finalist here. As of about 10 days ago the search was not concluded (though whether that means they've made an offer or they're still deciding is unclear). I guess the question is whether the fourth one of us knows any more... (3/11/13)
  • Question for 3/11: How did you find out the search was not concluded? Contact with the dept.?
  • Hi, 3/9 poster here.  I am going to query them now and will report if I hear anything useful.  My guess based on my experience on searches is that the search not being "concluded" means that they either made an offer to the other finalist and are in negotiations (but want to keep the rest of us in the mix in case their offer is turned down), or that there is an administrative hang up at the dean's level.  Will let you know if I find out more.  Kudos to all of us for being finalists.  (3/11/13)
  • 3/10 Poster here. Thanks, 3/9, and congrats to you and 3/11.
  • 3/9 poster here.  Heard back from chair of search committee in record time.  As I suspected, they "have an offer out but nothing has been finalized."  No info on ranking of the remaining candidates, i.e. "you're our second choice!" but she said she would "be in touch if things change in any way." 
  • Curious if I'll get a rejection letter...it's been over 2 months since the campus visit. :-( (4/8/13)
  • Would be nice to have some closure, it's true.  I wonder if they are still in negotiations with their first choice?  Maybe time for another query?  (4/9/13)
  • Second offer made and accepted. (5/9/13)

San Francisco State University - TT Assistant Professor -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women and Gender Studies Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for an approved tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2013, subject to financial ability. We seek scholars with expertise in such fields as critical geography, transnational migrations, health inequalities, science studies, economic and political theory, and/or disability studies, and we especially welcome applications from candidates with interdisciplinary training in fields such as Women and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Geography, and/or History. Qualifications: Ph.D. (or completion of degree requirements by August 1, 2013), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and demonstrable high-quality scholarship. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications. San Francisco State University, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

  • Candidates should send their letter of application with a curriculum vitae and three recent (no more than two years old) letters of recommendation to Hiring Committee, Department of Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, CA 94132. Requests for writing sample, syllabi, teaching evaluations, and teaching philosophy will be made after the first round of review. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.
    • Has anyone got an acknowledgment? yes(during 11/26 week)
    • EEO form via email 12/06 X3 (12/10)
    • Request for additional materials (writing sample, sample syllabi, teaching evals, teaching philosophy) via email, 12/18. (x4)
    • Any news? (1/15)
    • Received very nice rejection email (1/17)
    • Anyone get past the additional materials stage?  Other rejections?  What did the rejection say, if I may ask?  GOOD LUCK to everyone in this crazy endeavor!!!!
    • Invitation for campus visit (1/16) x1
    • received very standard rejection email (1/22)
    • anyone else received a rejection letter? i'm still waiting to hear from them...1/23) x5
    • A colleague on campus mentioned there are at least two campus visits scheduled (don't know if that includes the person above).  1/24
    • Rejection email (1/29) x4
    • Anyone else still not heard anything? (1/31) x2
    • First campus interviews are week of 02/04. Candidates are one postdoc, one ABD, fwiw (1/31) (update 02/06).
    • I haven't heard a rejection from them and upon checkin with the office was told that the department will make the decision in March. So, since there are already campus visits, I guess I am done. Weird that they don't even notify unsuccessful applications after asking for additional materials.
    • I just received a rejection email (3/7) but hadn't received a request for extra materials, interviews or campus visit. Strange. (X2)
    • They're in final stages-- had four candidates in for campus visits and are likely making their last decisions (if they haven't already). It just looks like the admin that rolls out at this stage in the process. Update (03/09): And there it is! The post-campus-visit rejection. Very kindly administered, but it looks like they've made their choice-- congratulations to the offer-holder! (09/18)Yes congratulations, you got my dream job : ) I got my third pick!
    • Offer accepted. (And leaving anonimity aside for a second, I want to say that it is extremely generous of you both to write in congratulations. And a huge congratulations on getting your third pick in such a tough market.)

University of Alabama - Asst. Professor, Media and Gender Studies - OFFER MADE Edit

  • New College, at The University of Alabama, seeks a candidate with expertise in an area of Media Studies (film, television, or digital media) and with interdisciplinary expertise in Gender Studies, to be appointed Assistant Professor on August 16, 2013. Candidates with specific expertise in feminist film theory and/or cultural studies will receive special consideration. The successful candidate will maintain a research program that may contain a discipline-specific component but should also include a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary, and he/she must have at least five years experience teaching at a college level.
  • We seek a candidate with expertise in an area of Media Studies (film, television, or digital media) and with interdisciplinary expertise in Gender Studies. Candidates with specific expertise in feminist film theory and/or cultural studies will receive special consideration. The successful candidate will be appointed to New College and to a partner department within the College of Arts and Sciences (such as American Studies, Gender & Race Studies, Art & Art History, etc.). She/he will maintain an interdisciplinary teaching program within New College (including a "Perspectives in the Humanities" course and upper level interdisciplinary seminars focusing on media) and other teaching duties in the partner department as assigned, including the possibility of graduate-level teaching. Required also is the ability to advise a diverse group of students with varied interests in gender studies, visual studies, and creative writing, but who also venture into new digital media, critical theory, and arts policy and management.
  • The successful candidate will maintain a research program complementary to the joint appointment; this program may contain a discipline-specific component but should also include a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary. We invite applications from individuals with relevant expertise who have completed their Ph.D. in a field such as Media Studies, Cinema Studies, Visual Studies, or a related discipline, and who have at least five years experience teaching at the college level, with specific experience teaching film, media, gender studies, or interdisciplinary humanities. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with on-line teaching and/or assessment.
  • New College serves undergraduate students who pursue individualized programs of study. For faculty and students alike, the program provides an integrated liberal arts experience with access to the resources of a large, comprehensive research institution. New College has a long tradition of commitment to arts education and cross-cultural work and maintains good relations with partner departments across the university. For more information about New College, visit http://www.as.ua.edu/nc.
  • To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Please attach a cover letter and CV with names of three references. Include also statements describing (1) your understanding of interdisciplinary, (2) your teaching philosophy and seminars you would like to teach, and (3) your research, creative, and/or performance program. Inquiries can be directed to: Search Chair, Dr. Catherine Roach at New College, Box 870229, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229, or croach@nc.ua.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) may be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.
  • posted 1/7/13 - also posted at Film Studies 2013
  • From Film Studies page: " Response to my email query indicates offer has been made (3/7/13)"
  • Received rejection letter.

University of Akron - Director of Women's StudiesEdit

The University of Akron invites applications for the position of Director of Women's Studies, effective July 1, 2013. The Womens Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program offering an undergraduate minor in addition to a certificate at the graduate and undergraduate level. The program is housed in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS) and the Director's position reports to the BCAS Dean's Office.

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

The Director will be responsible for coordinating and developing the curriculum and academic programming on campus relevant to Women's Studies, advising and mentoring students, overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Program, managing the budget, and supervising a staff currently consisting of a full-time college lecturer, three part-time faculty members, and two graduate assistants. The Director will also work with a core of committed faculty members who offer disciplinary courses that are approved to be part of the Women's Studies curriculum and who serve on the Women's Studies Academic Advisory Committee. The successful candidate should have experience with a Womens Studies Program and be a dynamic and visionary leader who will build the program in terms of visibility, reputation, enrollment, and numbers of minors and certificates. Interested candidates may visit the current Women's Studies Program website at http://www.uakron.edu/ws/ or contact Valerie Callanan, Co-Chair Women's Studies Director Search Committee, at 330-972-6863 or by email at vcallana@uakron.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should complete an online application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For complete details and to apply for this position, visit http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/. Job#7790.The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

University of California, San Diego - Assistant Professor in Chicana/Latina Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

  • The Ethnic Studies Department (http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor in Chicana/Latina Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, beginning Fall 2013 (pending budget approval). We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any historical period, whose research critically engages the lived realities of race, gender, and sexuality in regional, global, and/or transnational contexts. We welcome applications from scholars who hold a Ph.D. in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, and who can demonstrate a commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments. The position's teaching responsibilities will be divided evenly between Critical Gender Studies ( http://cgs.ucsd.edu/) and Ethnic Studies.
  • For a complete description of the position and applications, please visit us at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00224. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2012. The position start date is July 1, 2013.
    • Also posted at Ethnic Studies/Cultural Studies 2012-13
    • Contacted: request for letters of recommendation. It seems that they are working with a short list and they are narrowing it down to candidates who will be invited for job-talks. I received an email from the chair of the search committee. Good luck to you all! (x6)  Yes, good luck to all!!
    • Any word post letter requests? A: No, I got a request and have heard nothing further.
    • Q: Does anybody have a sense of when job talks might happen? Before or after the break?
    • Have not heard from them after the letters of rec request... :( Anyone have any news?
    • Campus interviews are in progress.

University of Connecticut - Philosophy and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), joint position in Philosophy and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, to begin August 2013, teaching load 2 + 2. AOS: Open. AOC: Open.

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must have a record demonstrating an exceptionally promising research program that contributes both to Philosophy and to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Research areas of particular interest are those that intersect with the WGSS Program's emphasis on Science, Health, and Technology, including, but not limited to, Environmental Ethics, Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Disability Studies, Ethics and New Technologies, and Philosophy of Science. The candidate must be qualified to teach in our strong analytic philosophy PhD program, and preferably will show evidence of being prepared to teach advanced undergraduate classes in core WGSS subjects. The candidate must have completed all the requirements for a PhD (or foreign equivalent) by August 23, 2013. Tenure-track position to begin August 2013.

  • Apply through Husky Hire by uploading a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, teaching portfolio, and writing sample(s) via Husky Hire. Please have referees email at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation to philosophyjob@uconn.edu with your name followed by WGSS in the subject line. Applications must be received by November 1, 2012.
  • Is anyone else having trouble with HuskyHire? First I couldn't register; now I keep getting errors. Emailed to ask if I can submit my dissoer via email.

University of Illinois at Chicago - Adv. Assoc. or Full Professor in Intersectional Feminism & Critical Praxis - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Gender and 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 beginning in Fall 2013. The candidate will be part of a new Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster and will play a key role in developing and shaping it.

We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. Fields of inquiry may include, but are not limited to Postcolonial Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latina feminist thought, black feminist thought, feminism in the global south, critical pedagogy in diverse communities, critical race theory (CRT), and participatory action research (PAR). The applicant should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to her or his scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines.

Faculty responsibilities include mentorship of junior scholars in overlapping fields of inquiry, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate fields, advancing the Social Justice Initiative at UIC, and providing leadership for engaged scholarly projects that link to non-academic community partners.

Ph.D. or equivalent degree required. We seek a highly accomplished candidate with national or international distinction whose research investigates the intersection of feminist politics, critical theories of difference, and questions of resistance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Heard that (at least) 2 very senior people invited for on campus interview (1/1)

University of Illinois at Chicago - Full/Advanced Associate Professor, Post-Colonial Sexualities/Queer Studies -- DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for a senior scholar position at the Full or Advanced Associate Professor rank in Post-Colonial Sexualities/Queer studies beginning in Fall 2013. This is one of five eventual positions in a multi-unit cluster initiative on “the Racialized Body” focusing on the ways that contemporary and historical notions of race, racial ideology, and racial politics manifest in how the body is represented, inhabited and regulated. The position in Post-Colonial Sexualities studies will focus on the racialized body as a nexus where intimate forms of power that emerge out of gender and sexual relations intersect with imperial power and colonial legacies. Scholars who adopt an intersectional perspective will be strongly considered.

Disciplinary home at UIC is open to a range of possibilities including English, departments in the social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, political science or economics and/or one of the inter-disciplinary units such as African American studies, Latin American and Latino studies, Asian American studies and Gender and Women’s studies. Associate/Full Professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences typically are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes; conduct research that has the potential to result in publication; advise students at the graduate level; and provide service as appropriated to the department, the university and the profession.

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, PhD or equivalent degree required. For full consideration, please submit your materials by December 21, 2012. Applicants should complete an on-line application with the contact information for three references at https://jobs.uic.edu (Click on the Job Board and then the position) and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and writing samples. The final authorization of this position is subject to availability of state funding.
  • Heard anything? Refs requested? (2/4)

University of Iowa - Assistant Professor of Transnational Sexuality Studies -- OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Application URL: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/61381

The Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DWLLC) at the University of Iowa invite applications for a tenure‑track joint position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Transnational Sexuality Studies. Candidates must have native or near‑native fluency in one of the foreign languages taught in the DWLLC: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, and Swahili, and be willing and able to deliver instruction at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum.

Candidates should apply by submitting a curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly describing their research and teaching interests in Transnational Sexuality Studies. 

Ph.D. degree required by August 1, 2013. 

Desired areas of additional expertise include gender studies, literary and cultural studies, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of topics such as diaspora, translation, migration, and global flows.

  • Closes: 12/1/2012.
  • Does anyone hear anything? (10/26)
    • (10/27) Writing sample requested on 10/23 X 6
  • Is there more news than writing sample? (11/5)
    • (11/9) No, and the position has been readvertised at the NWSA website, so perhaps they weren't happy with their pool so far ... <-- I saw the readvertisement, and am betting it is the language req that is narrowing their pool.
      • (11/12) Yeah, it's a somewhat unusual combination: sexuality studies and language proficiency high enough for graduate instruction ...
  • Skype interview request 12/6 x 5
  • Invite for campus interview
  • Offer accepted 3/5
  • See "Universities to fear"

University of Massachusetts Amherst  - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The WGSS Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is searching for scholar (start date 9/1/2013) whose work focuses on the African diaspora with a preference for Latin America and/or sexuality studies, but all qualified applicants will be considered. Successful candidate must have a Ph.D. Scholarly credentials and some teaching experience in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies required. Field open, but preference to candidates whose work crosses traditional academic boundaries. Duties include: one required course and one elective course each semester, including large general education introductory course; undergraduate and graduate student advising; departmental and university wide service. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Applicants must submit letter of application, CV, sample publications and relevant syllabi, and three letters of recommendations. Priority deadline is October 19, 2012. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Electronic applications preferred and should be in PDF format and sent to wgsssearch@wost.umass.edu (please put Search R42043 in subject line). Send paper applications to: Chair of Search R42043, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Program, Bartlett 208, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.
  • Required to submit a diversity survey (10/26)
  • Has anyone heard anything? (11/5) <-- Nothing (11/11)<--de rien (11/23)
  • Any news? Is this search still active? (1/9)
  • Campus visit invitation (01/17) 
  • To the above poster, were there any preliminary steps taken (ie., phone/skype interviews) in the search? Because it has seemed from this wiki that no one had heard anything for three months. (1/18)
  • not above poster but no prelim steps. just an email invite (1/18)
  • Campus visit invitation (01/21) via telephone and e-mail. No preliminary steps.
  • Offers made to two candidates (03/01): one accepted; one declined (03/15).

University of Richmond - Sociology of Gender - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Sociology. Areas of Faculty Expertise: Gender. Job Description: The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2013. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education and primary expertise in the sociology of gender, with an additional specialty in medical sociology and/or families strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introduction to sociology; research methods or sociological theory; and advanced seminar courses in her/his areas of expertise. We seek individuals with a strong research program that will actively involve undergraduate majors. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or be ABD with an anticipated completion by July 31, 2013. The successful candidate must meet all position requirements at the time of selection.

Applicants should apply online at www.urjobs.org using the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), a description of current and planned research programs, and a current curriculum vitae. Additionally, applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation (including at least one that addresses teaching effectiveness or potential) sent to: Elizabeth Ransom, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Richmond, VA 23173.

The University of Richmond is a highly selective, private institution that is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to supporting an inclusive campus community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals. For more information on the department, see: sociology.richmond.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Members of the search committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Sociological Association 2012 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, August 17 - 19.
    • Soc job board says interviews are scheduled. [posted second week in Oct.]
    • An offer has been made and accepted. (11/19)

University of Saskatchewan - TT Asst. in Asian History, spec. in Gender & Sexualities - CAMPUS INTERVIEWEdit

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position in Asian history with a specialization in gender and sexualities. The starting date for this position is July 1, 2013. Geographical specialization (within Asia) and temporal focus are open. Familiarity with feminist and/or queer theory is a strong asset.

We seek a scholar who will strengthen and broaden our existing departmental expertise in histories of gender and sexuality. Additionally, we welcome linkages to the current areas of research strength in the department, including: Native-Newcomer relations; the history of science and medicine; environmental history; twentieth century politics, culture and public policy; and the North American Great Plains. The successful candidate for this position will also participate in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGSt) located in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity. It is expected that the candidate would provide interesting new synergies for collaborative research with faculty in the WGSt program, which might include: research on sexualities and race, gender and development, gender and the environment, and sexualities and medicine. In addition, the University of Saskatchewan offers a variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across the College and the University, including: collaboration with the fifty scholars actively engaged in gendered research across the disciplines; with faculty in the International Studies Program; and with faculty engaged in international study/research abroad initiatives.

  • Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Jim Handy, Head
    Department of History, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5, Canada. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred). They may be sent by email to Nadine.penner@usask.ca
  • The search committee will begin to review applications December 5, 2012, continuing until an appointment is made.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Heard of an campus interview scheduled for later in semester (2/4)

University of Texas at Arlington - Director of Interdisciplinary Studies -- DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. This program serves an academically and socially diverse group of more than 500 undergraduate students, providing the integrative learning skills they need to leverage coursework spanning the university’s academic offerings toward individualized and rigorous Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science degrees. The candidate will be hired as Associate or Full Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies.

The duties of the Director will include active research and teaching, program administration, curriculum development, student recruitment, and outreach to other degree programs on campus. The successful candidate will have a publication record and scholarship commensurate with rank, administrative experience, and a vision for programmatic and curricular development that enhances the program’s core mission of integrative learning. The program is currently developing Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies. The new director will be an integral part of developing the MA program. Preference will be given to candidates who present a clear vision for both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD in their field of study
  • Earned tenure
  • Demonstrated administrative experience
  • Research and teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field, including but not limited to: Interdisciplinary Studies; African American Studies; Women/Gender Studies; Science, Technology & Society; Cultural Studies; Environmental & Sustainable Studies; Global Studies; American Studies; Urban Studies; Ethnic Studies, or ; Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies.

Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing relevant background and experience, CV, and names and contacts of three references by mail and email to: Dr. Rod Hissong, c/o Marjorie Dick (marjorie.dick@uta.edu), Chair INTS Director Search Committee, School of Urban and Public Affairs, Box 19588, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0588.Review of applicants will begin immediately but applications submitted and completed by January 4, 2013 will receive full consideration. Search will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hissong for more information at (817) 272-3350.

University of Texas at Austin - African and African Diaspora Studies / Women's and Gender Studies - TT Professor: Gender and Sexuality in Southern Africa Edit

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies in coordination with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies invite applicants for an early tenured position as Associate Professor or a tenure track position as Assistant Professor to start Fall 2013 whose scholarship focuses on gender and sexuality in Southern Africa and draws on critical theories in the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexuality. We are seeking outstanding scholars with a strong background in a broad array of possible disciplines, including any of the Social Sciences, Humanities, Environmental Studies, Law, Science and Medicine and/or Gender and African Studies. Successful candidates must be committed to developing innovative undergraduate and graduate courses and programs across multiple research units and will be expected to teach foundational courses in gender and sexuality. The selected candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand by start of employment, be able to demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory, and have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher or a teaching philosophy helping to ensure success in the classroom. The successful candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, direct graduate research and exhibit a commitment to service to the department and center, college, and university. Salary and rank are competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. FRD #6209

  • Applicants should include a current curriculum vita, cover letter, and one representative scholarly publication. The items in the application must be submitted as a single PDF file in the order listed above. The name of the file must be the applicant’s name. The subject line in the email should be the applicant’s name in all capital letters and “Gender.Southern Africa.” For example, “GORDON. Gender.SouthernAfrica.” Applications should be emailed to: applicants@austin.utexas.edu In addition to the applicant’s materials, three letters of reference should be sent from the recommenders directly to: applicants@austin.utexas.edu . In the subject line of the email, the recommender should write the applicant’s name in all capital letters and “Recommendation.” For example, “GORDON Recommendation.” If you are unable to submit your application via email or if you have questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Niyi Afolabi, Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, at afolabi@austin.utexas.edu or Dr. Omise’eke Tinsley, Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, at omiseeketinsley@austin.utexas.edu. Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Also posted at Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13

University of Texas, Austin - Associate Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Queer Studies - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of English in coordination with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenured faculty position specializing in theories of gender and sexuality, with a comparative emphasis in Chicana/o and Latina/o queer studies as Associate Professor starting in Fall 2013. All work on women of color feminisms, gender expressions, disability studies, and critical approaches to gender and human rights is welcome. It is our hope that this position will strengthen relations between the department and the centers and that the successful candidate will be able to utilize and draw on the resources held in the Benson Latin American Collection.

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching literature, cultural studies, and women’s and gender studies courses and have a strong record of publication and a clearly defined research agenda. In addition, applicants are expected to have a PhD in English, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, or a related field.

The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, centers, college, and university; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; to direct graduate research; to direct dissertations, MA reports and honor theses; and to publish actively. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University of Texas at Austin - Assistant Prof. of Chicana/o and Latina/o Queer Studies -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Closes: 2/5/2013 - Interfolio link: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21071 [posted in MLA JIL 1/25/13]

  • The Department of English in coordination with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in theories of gender and sexuality, with a comparative emphasis in Chicana/o and Latina/o queer studies as an Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2013. All work on women of color feminisms, gender expressions, disability studies, and critical approaches to gender and human rights is welcome. It is our hope that this position will strengthen relations between the department and the centers and that the successful candidate will be able to utilize and draw on the resources held in the Benson Latin American Collection.
  • The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, centers, college, and university; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; to direct graduate research; to direct dissertations, MA reports and honor theses; and to publish actively.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching literature, cultural studies, and women’s and gender studies courses and have a strong record of publication and a clearly defined research agenda. In addition, applicants are expected to have a PhD in English, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, or a related field.
  • Also posted at Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13  and Other Ethnic American 2013
    • I don't understand why they are hiring TWO professors in the same exact area, the same exact year. Did I miss something? This is the same exact description as the Open Rank position that they already interviewed for earlier this year. Any info? A:  This may be just rumor, but I heard that they have someone specific in mind for the assistant tt position.  I don't know about the other, tho.
    • I believe it was San Antonio that had the open rank position [NOTE: this seems to refer to open rank position in Latina/o Literary and Cultural Studies in the English Dept - see Other Ethnic American 2013]. Austin DID have a search in the "same exact area" earlier at the Associate level. I take their search at the Assitant level in the same area to mean that their Associate search failed. (Posted in "Other Ethnic American 2013 ")
  • Request for letters of rec (2/10)
  • Request for campus visit (2/14)
  • Heard this was offered and accepted

University of Toronto Mississauga - TT Asst. Professor, Women and Gender Studies -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Women and Gender Studies Program at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013, by which time the candidate must hold a doctoral degree. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate courses, from the introductory to advanced levels, on the Mississauga campus, and hold a graduate appointment at the Women and Gender Studies Institute on the university’s St. George campus.

Preferred areas of research include one or more of the following specialties as they relate to Women and Gender: Social and Political Thought; Cultural and Literary Representations; Transnational and Diasporic Contexts; Canadian Histories and Perspectives. Candidates must display theoretical mastery of the subject area, as well as engagement with current debates and initiatives in the field. They must provide evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching, with established or clear promise of distinguished publications in the field of expertise. Demonstrated commitment to students and to university service and community engagement are important qualifications. Experience in program development and the ability to work in a cross‐disciplinary context are also assets in this dynamic and growing program.

Information about the undergraduate and graduate departments of appointment is available at: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical‐studies/ and www.wgsi.utoronto.ca. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world‐class scholars at Canada’s largest university, situated in the fascinating, diverse and “liveable” Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit applications at the following URL: http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm (Position #1201398). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted by December 10, 2012, and 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 tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). If you have any questions about this position, please contact historical.studies@utoronto.ca. The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10MB) per candidate profile; combining attachments in PDF/MS Word format can help reduce file size. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Arrangements should be made for three letters of reference to be submitted to historical.studies@utoronto.ca by the deadline. At least one of the letters must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities. Please specify Women and Gender Search followed by candidate name in the subject line (e.g. ‘Women and Gender Search – Applicant Jane Doe’).
  • Automated application ack from Historical Studies chair (12/9)
    • HELP! I can't seem to find the job in the university's employment site. Have emailed Historical Studies (12/10) x2  
    • Received reply apologizing for the problems, noting that the issues with the online system have been corrected, and suggesting I email them any documents that cannot be uploaded using the online system (12/10)
    • Thanks!I was able to locate the job in the university's employment site without any issue. I received an acknowledgement right after I submitted the app. Good luck!
  • Does anyone know if Toronto-Mississauga is planning to interview at MLA?
    • I'm not sure, but my guess is no. It doesn't say so in the ad, and I don't think a lot of Canadian WGS programs interview there. Though this isn't always true, the Canadian market tends to run a bit later than the American one.
    • Doubtful, for the reasons above and because this is a pretty interdisciplinary search - "Social and Political Thought; Cultural and Literary Representations; Transnational and Diasporic Contexts; Canadian Histories and Perspectives," per the ad...not just MLA folk.
    • what do you think folks? will interviewees hear in January or any moment now?
    • long-listed candidates interviewed on January 7 via Skype.
      • There are 3 on campus interviews; last interviews are happening last week of Jan. There were 185 applications.
    • Rejection email -- "well over 100 highly qualified candidates" (2/27)
    • Looks like this was an internal hire.
      • If you don't mind sharing, how do you know? 
      • this is someone else responding. I am a prof in Toronto and have followed the search carefully since several students have applied, but I am not on the search committee. Two of the three candidates had prior relationships with the University of Toronto. One of the three candidates has been teaching at UT-Mississauga as a sessional instructor; this is the person who was offered, and accepted, the position.  (4/9/13)

University of Virginia - TT Asst. Professor Media & Gender/Sexuality Studies -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Media Studies ( http://www.mediastudies.virginia.edu ) and the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality ( http://www.wgs.virginia.edu/) at the University of Virginia seek to hire jointly a tenure-track Assistant Professor, appointment beginning August 25, 2013. The successful candidate must have a PhD (or be ABD with expected completion of June 2013), evidence of innovative and effective teaching, and excellent research promise in both media studies and gender and/or sexuality studies. Desired areas of specialization within media studies may include LGBTQ studies, globalization, digital media, game culture, and social media.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA ( https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0610690, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience and a curriculum vitae.

Also, under separate cover by e-mail please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation that speak to research excellence to be sent to: Professor Andrea Press, Chair of Search Committee, gender_mediasearch@virginia.edu

For priority consideration please submit all application materials and letters of reference by November 1, 2012.

University of Washington Tacoma - TT Assistant Professor of Gender Studies/Intersectionality -- OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in any field in the humanities, social sciences or a related interdisciplinary field specializing in Gender/Intersectionality (race, class, and gender broadly defined) with preference for a scholar trained in Latino/a Studies. She/he will be expected to engage in creative research and to develop and teach a range of classes, and will also contribute to our curricular offerings in women’s studies. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar ready to further UWT’s goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment, and who is eager to integrate new pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning.

The position primarily contributes to an interdisciplinary major in Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies but also contributes to other interdisciplinary majors at UWT, such as: Arts, Media and Culture; Criminal Justice; American Studies; Hispanic Studies; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

The position begins September 16, 2013, requires an earned doctorate, and is contingent on funding. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.

  • To apply, please submit an application including: 1) a cover letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of your research agenda, teaching experience, and previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other under-represented groups, 2) your curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, 3) an article length writing sample, 4) a statement of your teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 5) three letters of reference. Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2246 . Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin November 27, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Luther Adams, search chair, at adamsl@uw.edu.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? (12/24) <--Nothing yet (12/24), (1/3), (1/14) (1/20) (1/27)
  • heard they were making decisions on phone interviews this week (1/15)
  • Any word? (1/23) <-- None yet (1/23)  <-- Nope! (1/25) --< None here (1/30), (2/1), (2/6)
  • Quite a long time has passed, especially since the deadline was in November!
  • 02/04 - I sent an email to the Chair of the Search, requesting an update on the status of the search and I haven't heard back (email went out on 02/04). Any response to your email? (2/07) No, no response to my email from 02/04 (02/09). 
  • Not sure where to go from here to find out the status of this position... (2/12) My suggestion: if you are really dying to know, pick up the phone and call. I sent the email on Feb 4 and I have not heard back. However, I have to admit that I don't feel like calling. I'll move to the next thing in my job-search journey for this cycle (this time around, I am enjoying it!)
  • Spoke with the program administrator (who's very nice!). She said that the position is still in the works, and nothing's been decided on yet. (2/15)
  • I can't imagine they intend to hire anyone this year if they haven't even moved forward by March. Half the candidate pool is probably no longer available!
  • Any word? Has this search been cancelled?
  • I haven't been able to get them to give me any more specific information. Maybe someone else could call (even anonymously) and give it a try.
  • I emailed today 3/13/13 asking what the status of the search was and this is the response I got "The search has not yet reached its conclusion. Once the search is complete we will inform all applicants."
  • Does anyone when or why this status was adjusted to "offer made"? Has anyone heard anything? 4/26 Offer made and offer accepted to someone I know. (5/1/)

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay - TT Assistant Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies (Women's Studies) -- CAMPUS INTERVIEW Edit

The position of Assistant Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies (Women's Studies) will include the following responsibilities: Teach a course load of 21 credits per academic year including introductory women's studies, American women's history, and upper-level women's studies courses appropriate to twentieth century U.S. women's history and pertaining to the purpose and mission of the Department.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in history or related field from an accredited institution. Will consider ABD candidates with the expectation that the degree is completed by the end of the first contract period. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Commitment to undergraduate education. Communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment. Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time. Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure. Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).

  • To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, November 15, 2012. The position will remain open until filled.
  • For more information and application requirements visit our website: http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/jobs/ or call 920-465-2390.
    • Also posted at US History 2012-13
    • From US History page: "Phone interview request via email (12/10)"
    • From US History 2012-13: Has anyone been invited for campus interviews since the phone interviews? (1/14)
      • Yes, got a campus invite in late Dec.

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Assistant Professor of Queer Theory, 1750-Present (English Dept.) -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for an assistant professor position (tenure-track) in any field of literary studies from 1750 to the present and are focusing on queer theory and/or LGBTQ studies. Appointment will begin August 2013. Ph.D. required prior to start of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who are thinking in innovative ways about literary and queer studies. Please submit application materials, including letter of application, CV, book abstract, dossier, and writing sample of 25 pages, to Professor Theresa M. Kelley, Chair, Department of English at employment@english.wisc.edu.

  • For full consideration, applications must be received no later than November 15, 2012. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in Boston, MA.
  • 11/13: Application acknowledged (2)
  • 12/3: Received request for more materials (letters of reference) (x6)
  • Had you already sent reference letters with your original application?
  • This does seem strange since they'd requested letters up front.
  • It seems like they have already drawn up their first short or long list. I know, who wouldn't love to be working in the same department with Anne McClintock? Let's invest time in other great jobs now >_<
  • Actually, they didn't request rec letters upfront (see above).
  • My understanding-- which I think is a fairly widespread one-- is that when a search asks for your dossier, they're also asking for your letters of rec.
  • Hmmm. Every other posting on this page specifies letters quite clearly. And it does seem odd that they would just be filling the gaps in un-reviewed apps at this point, three weeks after the deadline. But as you can tell I'm trying to be hopeful! Good luck to all.
  • Oh all of you are right, I shouldn't be too negative about all of this then. Yes, when search committee asks for "dossier" that means letter of rec, or a document service that includes everything, especially letters of rec. Let's keep hanging in there ya all!
  • Anyone hear anything yet? Fares are increasing as I type.  Any info much appreciated.
  • contacted for MLA interview (12/17) x3
  • rejection email (12/18) x2
  • Campus Visit Request (01/10)
  • Anyone know who got this one? 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee- TT Assistant Professor of Wo​men's Studies - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Women’s Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a BA and minor, graduate certificate, MA , MA/MLIS , and MA/MSW.  The Program seeks an accomplished scholar for an assistant professor of Women’s Studies position to begin August 19, 2013.  Applicants must have  Ph.D. (by 5/31/13) in Women’s or Gender Studies;  Cultural, Ethnic, or Media Studies; Sociology, Political Science, History, Anthropology, Geography or a related field, sufficient to teach feminist theory and feminist research methods at both undergraduate and graduate levels.   Expertise in transnational feminism, narrative theory or Asian Studies desirable.  Women’s Studies graduate certificate or advanced degree is a plus.  Two courses per semester; service to program; research/scholarly agenda.  Applicants should upload letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of 25 pages or fewer (upload to “Other 1”) to: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12514.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent by email to: Professor Gwynne Kennedy, Director, Women’s Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (gkennedy@uwm.edu), PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. 

  • The deadline for application is March 8, 2013. UWM is an AA/EEO employer.
  • Rejection email (3/11) x4
    • This must be the quickest rejection in the history of academic job searches.  Sheesh!
    • I started laughing when I got the rejection...I submitted my application last Thursday. (3/11/13) - In response to your comment. I also submitted my application last Thursday but I didn't get a rejection email. My profile meets all of their desired qualitifications but one. I think it's mysterious that rejections were sent out so quickly but what's more intriguing to me is the fact that those of us who didn't receive a rejection email didn't get any other kind of message from the Search Committee either. We'll just have to wait and see, I guess.  (03/12/13)
  • It seems like an internal hiring because the job ad is exactly written according to the profile of their current visiting professor.
  • Those who got rejections- was it from HR or from the department?
    • Yes it was from HR since it was sent from uwm-jobs@uwm.edu. And I have to agree with everyone above - fastest rejection ever.
    • This is the person who asked originally- I wonder if all of you didn't match some specific criteria. I've seen really fast rejections before, and they were all from HR on the grounds of not matching the departments "necessary" criteria (e.g. PhD in wrong discipline, not enough years teaching, etc.). It's curious here because I can't figure out, based on the job ad, what that criteria would be.
    • This must be an internal hiring. I satisfy all of their requirements, Ph.D in women' studies, teaching experience, research experience and even all the required research areas. It is obvious that they did not even look at my materials and then just let the HR send out the generic rejection letters to everyone except for the person on their mind. Maybe a couple of other people invited as the camuflage.
    • This is so mysterious!
    • Weird. I didn't get the email today, and although I do have a PhD in women's studies, my fields are not in the desirable areas. But yes, quite certainly, this job description is written for an internal candidate.
    • (3/13) To above poster: A cynic might hypothesize that they will shortlist candidates that aren't as close to their position description as some applicants who were rejected, in order to facilitate the internal candidate emerging as the "best fit."
    • (3/19) My work fits the description perfectly and I haven't received a rejection yet. I know someone in UWM who is not in the committee but has some knwoledge about the search and s/he feels that while the visiting person will be considered, might even be given some priority, it is not an internal hire. Who knows though. 
  • Any news? (04/01)
  • email rejection (04/01) X 2

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - TT Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies -- PHONE INTERVIEWSEdit

JOB DETAILS: The Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant professor level to start in the fall of 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in Women's and Gender studies or a related humanities or social science field is required.  The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills. In addition, the candidate must have observable dedication to undergraduate education; enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; ability to work in teams in a collegial environment and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.  A willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty and to become involved in university service is essential. The successful applicant will have a strong record of relevant experience in History or one of the social sciences, with a focus on women's roles in development, politics, and culture, and should be able to define women's and gender studies from a comparative global perspective.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility will be to deliver undergraduate comparative women's and gender studies courses in a student-centered learning environment. The typical teaching load is equivalent to four 3-credit courses each semester. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, including research or creative endeavors related to women's and gender studies. Teaching duties will include introductory undergraduate courses in women's studies as well as specialized upper division courses. In addition, the applicant will be expected to provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service.

  • TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. LINK TO APPLY.
  • request for phone interview (2/21) x2
  • Has anyone heard anything since the phone interview? I assume that they moved to campus visits, but haven't heard a word either way (4/01)  <--If I may vent:  this is so obnoxious!  On another job, I phone interviewed last November, and still have heard nothing officially...thank god for this wiki (position filled).   I wonder if it's the economy, or if some places have always been this rude....
  • I agree, the rudeness of the employers is pretty disturbing. How can departaments teach students to be responsible and courteous when they treat potential candidates this way?

Virginia Commonwealth University - TT Asst. Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible position at the assistant level. We seek a candidate with a strong potential for research and demonstrated teaching in the areas of gender and sexuality studies. The successful candidate will 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.

Applications are encouraged from scholars whose work engages creatively with expertise in philosophical or social scientific approaches to gender and the health sciences and STEM. Of particular interest are candidates who bring interdisciplinary and global perspectives to their work. Preference will be given to candidates with a clear research agenda, existing external funding, and teaching experience.

Qualifications: Qualifications expected of candidates include a PhD in an appropriate field in hand by August, 2013 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 commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.

  • Application Process: Applicants should e-mail as a single attachment a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. These and at least three letters of reference should be sent to the Search Chair, gsws@vcu.edu. For full consideration, a completed electronic application must be received by February 5, 2013, by 5 PM. Letters of reference can be sent separately electronically to gsws@vcu.edu. Start date is August 16, 2013. For additional information, visit our website at http://www.has.vcu.edu Virginia Commonwealth University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For Additional Information: Janet Hutchinson Phone:828-8041 Fax:(804)828-0401 Web: http://gsws.vcu.edu
  • Email confirming receipt of application (2/7)
  • Received request for skype interview (taking place third week of March) (3/7) (x7)
  • Skype interview last week....yet to hear back. Is this normal?
  • Invites for on-campus visits were extended earlier this week.
  • Big cong! Do you know how many people were invited for campus visit?
  • 3 invites. First candidate completing visit today (4/5). Visits continue next week (4/8-4/14).
  • Any updates?
  • heard second hand that offer has been made and accepted. (5/8)

Washington University in St. Louis - Asst. Professor, Sexuality Studies -- OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to hire an Assistant Professor on the tenure track with a research focus in Sexuality Studies. We strongly encourage applications from scholars developing a strong research profile in any area of sexuality studies, and we are particularly interested in candidates who focus on queer theory, transnational studies, and/or masculinity studies. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by summer 2013.

Candidates should be well-versed in women, gender, and sexuality studies as they will be expected to contribute to core teaching in the program. We welcome applicants with disciplinary grounding in English, Ethnic Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Economics and other Humanities and Social Sciences. We also welcome applicants with Ph.D.s in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Responsibilities of the position include academic leadership, research and publication, teaching at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels, advising students and service, including participation in Program governance. Washington University is an Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

  • Applications must be received by October 15, 2012. Please send a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and an unpublished or published article length publication. Contact: Rebecca Wanzo, Search Committee Chair, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1078, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, women@artsci.wustl.edu.
  • 9/28: application acknowledged
  • 10/5: application acknowledged (x4)
  • any word since the deadline?
  • 10/16: application acknowledged
  • Did anyone not get an acknowledgement? I just ask because I'm hoping Interfolio is e-mailing my application material correctly... [I would contact Donna Kepley (women@artsci.wustl.edu) to see if your materials were received. I got a confirmation both when my application was received (by mail) and also when my recommendations were received in the mail from Interfolio]
  • I didn't get an acknowledgement either and sent my material via USPS. (10/24)
    • (10/27) I also sent my application by USPS and have not received an acknowledgment.
  • I had not gotten an aknowledgement. I emailed the program administrator Donna Kepley and she said they had received very many applications. She was in the process of confirming the last wave of applications that came in, but it was a slow process at this point due to the large pool of applicants. 10/24
  • Does anyone know if WashU is interviewing at NWSA? any news?
  • Haven't heard anything about interviews, but I saw on last year's wiki that they hired a postdoc in masculinity and queer studies...I'm wondering if they plan to hire that person permanently.
    • To my knowledge, that person is now at another school in the Northeast. (google searches, etc.)
    • From what I can gather (from wiki from last year and google searches) there was a postdoc there from 2009-2012 and then another hired last year for a two-year position. The 2012 wiki says an offer was made in March of 2012. The person who moved on to a school in the northeast started at Wash U in 2009.
    • I can confirm that the postdoc they hired last March is still there now. The job description is slightly different from the postdoc posting (call for sexuality studies generally rather than emphasis on queer theory/masculinity studies exclusively), and they really advertised it a lot, which seems like it would just generate a lot of work if they planned to hire that person from the start- also, they started advertising this position well before the postdoc position even started, so my bet is we all have a shot. (I hope this is coherent, I am sleep-deprived.)
  • 11/1: email stating "The search committee will meet in mid-October to review all submissions." Did they mean mid-November?
    • Is the email the acknowledgement of your app or is this a second email? Maybe you could write back and ask if they meant November.
    • OP: Committee is still currently reviewing applications.
    • Please forgive me if this is a stupid question, but what does "OP" stand for?
      • OP = "Original Poster" (thank you!)
  • 11/7: Has anyone got the invitation for the interview at NWSA?
    • Nope (11/7)
    • Does anyone know that they are doing interviews there or are we just expecting them to? (11/8)
    • I am at the NWSA meeting and there's only 2 committees conducting job interviews here. (11/09)
    • Actually there were 3 comittees conducting interviews from what I saw (ASU, Dartmouth, and GVSU) but not Washington. I heard some interesting things about the university and program though (not entirely positive either). (11/13)
  • 11/15: request for Skype interview x4
  • 12/10 campus interviews scheduled.
  • job offer made & accepted
  • Congrats! The rejection email said there were 338 applications, so whoever came out on top must be very impressive!
    • I don't think that an offer says anything about the quality of the rest of 337 professionals who applied for this job. I hold a very prestigious postdoc at the top public university in the country. I specialize in racialized masculinities. I attended the NWSA meeting where the chair of this search commitee presented a paper. It was flat and uninspiring. My criticism is 100% biased as I was not granted an opportunity to interview for this job. However, given my credentials, not being invited to a preliminary interview tells me a lot about the standards of the search. Congrats to whoever received the offer but the rest of the applicants pool should not think much about why it didn't come to them (us).
    • Look, people, the person who got this deserves to be proud! Yes, rejection sucks, yes, the academic job market is brutal and oppressive. But surely our egos can survive without shitting on the lucky and obviously well-qualified person who got it.
    • Yes, I agree with you, this process is like a gamble, but being bitter and egoistic won't help. I congratulate the person that received the offer.
    • I'm a huge fan of the successful applicant's work: http://wgss.artsci.wustl.edu/articles/179. Congratulations to her!

Wellesley College - Assistant Professor - Women and Gender Studies -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Womens and Gender Studies Department at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track, beginning assistant professor in migration and transnationalism to start in the fall, 2013. We seek a social scientist (or training in a related field) whose research and teaching utilizes qualitative or quantitative methods. Priority will be given to scholars whose work is non-US based. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load that includes introduction to womens and gender studies, globalization and migration, global feminisms, in addition to courses in the new faculty members specific area. Demonstrated teaching ability, commitment to undergraduate womens education, and a developed research agenda are expected. Our department is interdisciplinary, has its own faculty, and attracts a large number of Wellesley students to its courses and major/minor. PhD preferred (ABD considered). We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. Candidates should through their teaching, scholarship, or service demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

  • A statement of teaching and research interests should be included in the cover letter; CV, a writing sample and three letters of recommendation are required (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly). Materials should be submitted through the online application system at https://career.wellesley.edu . All materials must be submitted by the closing date of November 15th to be considered. If there are difficulties submitting on line, please contact working@wellesley.edu. For more information on the department, see: http://www.wellesley.edu/WomenSt/
  • Invitation for campus visit (12/12)
  • Offer made and accepted (2/18)
  • Who got this? Contgratulations and all that.

Western Kentucky University - TT Honors Interdisciplinary Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

  • This faculty position continues a trend of new tenure eligible faculty positions dedicated to the Honors College. The new faculty will play an important role in developing the first track (Citizen and Self) of the College’s new four-part interdisciplinary core offering. Basic expectations include demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students in a living/learning environment, and service to the institution.  Candidates should also show outstanding potential for a productive research program and grant writing. Disciplinary specialty is open, but we seek teacher-scholars who are eager to work collaboratively with exceptional students in an interdisciplinary environment, teach innovative team-taught courses/seminars, utilize problem-based pedagogies, and participate actively in the intellectual life of the Honors College.
  • Teaching will be focused in the Citizen and Self track of the Honors College core curriculum. This track concentrates on building theoretical knowledge and practical skills for effective citizenship.  Course format includes team-teaching large group lectures and leading small breakout seminars. Successful candidates must have the skills, experience, and/or potential to work with the track leader to develop a course that emphasizes:
  • Exploration of the role of citizen as a problem-solver and co-creator of public goods
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical skills that prepare students to work effectively in their communities, social groups, and broader society to initiate and achieve social change
  • Development of strong writing and research skills, with a focus on knowledge creation
  • “Citizen Professionalism” and the role of the professional as collaborator, organizer, and catalyst for positive social change Engagement with methodologies and approaches to public and community-based research
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives, methods, and insights to critically examine social issues
  • An earned doctorate is required; however, exceptional ABD applicants may be considered
  • Applications including a cover letter describing qualifications for the position; CV; unofficial copy of graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Clay Motley, Chair, Honors College Search Committee (Citizen and Self), Western Kentucky University, Honors College, 1906 College Heights Blvd #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082
  • Deadline: February 28.
  • Does anyone have any news on this posting? Very interested but no word as of 4/1
  • Offer made (5/17)

Winona State University -Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWEdit

The successful candidate can expect the initial teaching load to consist of general education courses and WAGS core courses at various levels. Normal teaching load is 12 credit hours each semester. The successful candidate will also engage in research/publication in areas of specialization and participate in service to the university community.

Minimum Qualifications:•PhD in women's and gender studies or related field with graduate preparation in women's and gender studies (all requirements met by date of hire) •A substantive record of interdisciplinary research and teaching focused on the study of gender and sexuality through intersectional and interdisciplinary analysis.  •Demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the post-secondary level

Preferred Qualifications: •Demonstrated record of research and teaching focused on LGBTQ issues affecting youth with a focus on economic justice or human rights from an intersectional perspective  •Demonstrated teaching effectiveness/experience in WAGS general education and upper division courses  •A demonstrated record of working with diverse students, including LGBTQ students, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity .  •Contributions to student development  •Contributions to department/university life  •Scholarly/creative achievement in area of specialization 

The applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.

Additional Information:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; Review begins 3/11/13 

APPLICATION MATERIALS: In addition to completing the online application, please attach the following to your application: 1) A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications; 2) Resume/CV; 3) Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); and 4) a list of at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers. 

  • Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact Lori Mikl, Affirmative Action Officer, Winona State University at lmikl@winona.edu or (507) 457-2766. 

APPOINTMENT DATE: August 19, 2013 

RANK: Assistant Professor 

SALARY: Commensurate w/ Experience 

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Probationary (9 month appointment) 

NOTE: Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/documents/IFO_09_11_Contract.pdf

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business, whether using a personal, rental or state vehicle, shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. 

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. An equal opportunity educator and employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • 3/19- Request for more materials- 3 letters of recommendation (x2) <-- Looks like this was a blanket email sent out to the full applicant pool.
  • 3/29 - Any updates? <-- Nothing here! (4/2)
  • 4/8 - Schedule phone interviews for 4/9 and 4/10
  • 4/20 - Campus interview scheduled

Yale University - Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Yale University Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment, to begin July 1, 2013, in the field of gender, sexuality and transnational migration. We are interested in seeking research on migration across the Global South, and especially across and within Africa, Latin America, South-east Asia, and the Caribbean. Scholars in the social and human sciences, humanities, law, environmental studies, as well as those trained in interdisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Ph.D. expected.

  • A cover letter describing your engagement with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., a two-page dissertation abstract, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference should be submitted to academicpositions.yale.edu/postings/554. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012.
    • has anyone heard from the search committee on this? 10/31 (x3)
    • request for second writing sample (11/13) X2
    • Has anyone heard anything beyond the writing sample request?
    • skype interviews (12/12)
    • Has anyone heard from them since the skype interviews? Any campus visit invitations?
    • Campus visit invitation (01/07).
    • Offer extended (03/08) and accepted (03/20).

VISITING POSITIONS / LIMITED TERM APPOINTMENTS / POSTDOCS Edit

Brandeis University - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sexuality Studies --  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Brandeis University invites applications in the field of Sexuality Studies for its two-year Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship. Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in the social sciences, including but not limited to political science, history, and legal studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research contributes to the study of sexuality through intersectional and interdisciplinary analysis; expertise in transnational and global studies is especially welcome. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty.

  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of your scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation to shunt@brandeis.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012. Ph.D. should be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship and preferably received within the past six years. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
    • 12/2: Received confirmation of application and request to complete Brandeis' standard "applicant pool" form with demographic info. (x 2)
    • 12/20: Received very polite rejection e-mail letting me know I didn't make the short list. (x7)
    • 12/20: Received request for further materials (x6)
    • hmm- anyone else apply for this but get neither? (yes, x2)
    • 1/30: Rejection email. (Just for the record, I didn't get a request for further materials) x2
    • 2/1: anyone know if campus invites have gone out for this one?
      • (2/1) I contacted the administrator on 1/30 and she said the committee is still deliberating
      • They did Skype interviews for this position on 2/12.
      • [Note of Acceptance posted 3/1]

Duke University - Postdocs in Women's Studies (Gender and Science) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Program in Womens Studies at Duke University invites applications for two residential postdoctoral associates for the 2013-14 academic year. Applications will be considered from colleagues working on Gender and Science. We welcome empirical, textual, philosophical, and theoretical projects from a diverse array of academic fields, political and cultural contexts, and historical periods. Applicants will be considered from diverse fields including feminist science and technology studies, in areas that link feminist analysis with the life sciences, history of science, work on new conceptions of the human, genomics, biomedicine and biotechnology, biocapitalism, evolution, ecology, neuroscience and cognition, science as social practice, sexuality and race, global health, and age. Candidates are expected to have a background in interdisciplinary Feminist Studies. The aim of the 2013-14 Womens Studies Postdoctoral Program is to provide a space for generative intellectual conversations between visiting scholars and Duke faculty in different disciplines. Successful proposals will be interdisciplinary in nature and demonstrate the applicants knowledge of gender studies.
  • Fellows will teach one course, will jointly run a faculty/graduate student reading group, and will organize a symposium on the topic of gender and science. The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, office space, and clerical support. Applicants should have completed all PhD requirements by June 2013 and be no more than ten years past the PhD.
  • Applications (including all letters of recommendations) must be received by November 19, 2012. Submit letter of application, C.V., 5-page project proposal, writing sample (25 pages), 1-page course proposal (undergraduate), and 3 letters of recommendation to academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1584 Cover letters can be addressed to Interim Director, Anne Allison. Our program information is available at womenstudies.duke.edu.
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13
  • Anyone know anything about this search?
  • The positions have been offered and accepted.

Georgetown University (DC), VAP in Womens and Gender Studies (3-year, NTT) - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Womens and Gender Studies of Georgetown College invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track position as a Visiting Assistant Professor. A small but vibrant interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Georgetown College, the Womens and Gender Studies Program offers both a major and a minor concentration. WGST faculty members are drawn from a variety of academic department in the College.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach five courses per academic year including Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies each term, Feminist Theory, and elective courses. Preferences for research and teaching specialties include sustainability, science and gender, eco-feminism, and/or sexuality studies; or the wider spectrum of Womens and Gender Studies. Salary is commensurate with publications and experience, plus a benefits package.
  • Applicants are required to hold the doctoral degree by July 1, 2013. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired while exciting new feminist scholarship will be favored. Applicants should submit via mail a letter of application and current CV by the deadline of December 1, 2012 to Leslie Byers, Program Coordinator, Womens and Gender Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057-1038. Inquiries should be directed to her at byersl@georgetown.edu or 202-687-3117.
  • request for more materials (12/14) x5
    • Are folks willing to share what they were asked for?
    • 3 syllabi (intro, feminist theory, elective), 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample
    • anyone heard back from them yet? i submitted request for more materials on Jan 4th and haven't heard back. (1/30) - x3
    • request for campus visit (2/6)
    • rejection by email (2/7) x2
    • offer made and accepted

Gettysburg College - Asst. Professor of English/Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (1 yr. Appt) -- DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of English and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Gettysburg College invite applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement in English at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2013. Duties will include teaching three courses per term. Candidates should have completed a PhD in English by August 2013. Evidence of exemplary teaching required. In addition to upper-level courses in women's literature and introduction to critical theory, teaching responsibilities include intermediate literature courses, feminist/queer theory, and introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies.

  • Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three names of references, and teaching statement to: Search Committee, Department of English, Campus Box 397, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Requests for dossiers and writing samples will be made after an initial review. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Applications received by January 25, 2013, will be given fullest consideration.
  • Offer made (4/1)

Grinnell College - 1 year Asst. Professor, Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

One-year leave replacement position in Gender, Womens, and Sexuality Studies, starting August 2013. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute courses in Gender and Science, Transnational Feminisms, Sexuality Studies and/or Masculinity Studies. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include: Introduction to Gender, Womens, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a survey course and a seminar in the candidates area of expertise. Further information about the Gender, Womens, and Sexuality Program at Grinnell College can be found on the programs website: http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/gwss. In letters of application, candidates should describe their previous teaching experience in the field of Gender, Womens, and Sexuality Studies at both the introductory and advanced level, and indicate courses beyond the introductory level that they are prepared to teach. Candidates should also discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They also should discuss what they can contribute to efforts to cultivate a wide diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of Grinnell College.

  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 1, 2013. Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a sample syllabus for Introduction to Gender, Womens, and Sexuality Studies, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Astrid Henry at GWSSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4655.
  • FYI - "Provide email addresses for three references" equals provide three letters of reference by the deadline. Looks like my application is out of the running. (2/1)
    • Yeah, that was very unclear.  I lucked out because I submitted a few days early, but I wish they would have given the heads up in the ad.  I felt like a jerk for having my letter writers get the notice with only a few days to meet the deadline after I told them there were no letters for this one.  Sorry you missed it  :(  (2/1)
    • Actually, I think I may be ok. The tech person said they could be emailed directly to her, so my last minute letter writer just emailed it to her yesterday afternoon. I hope she got it. Yeah, I felt like a total jerk too. I'm definitely giving them all a big box of chocolates this week. (2/2)
  • Any news on this one? (2/17)
  • Request for Skype interview (2/18) x3
  • Any news on this one? (3/8) 
  • Any updates on this one? (4/3)
  • on-campus interviews happened, an offer has been extended but hasn't been accepted yet (4/5)
  • Offer accepted (4/12)

Harvard University - Women's Studies in Religion -- DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2013-14 in its Women's Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. Priority will go to book projects for which most research has been completed. They may address women and religion in any time, place or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences. Full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School during the 2013-14 academic year is required. Associates meet together regularly for collective discussion of research in progress; each Associate teaches a one-semester course related to the research project; and the Associates present their research in a public lecture series.
  • Salary for 2013-14 will be $50,000. The appointment is full-time, lasting ten months, and includes health benefits and reimbursement of some expenses.
  • Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the WSRP Search Committee and submitted electronically in word, rich text, or PDF format to wsrprec@hds.harvard.edu. Information and application may be accessed at www.hds.harvard.edu/wsrp/appform/application.htm.
  • Completed applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2012. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by October 1, 2012.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges - LGBT/Queer 1 year Renewable Open Rank -- OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

From MLA JIL 10/26/12:

The LGBT Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a temporary, open-rank position (Ph.D./ABD required) beginning July 1, 2013. This is a full-time, one year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We will consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities) with expertise in LGBT and/or Queer Studies. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: queer science; literary theory and criticism; sexual science; health or medicine; political and social movements; society and cultures; dis/ability studies; and transgender studies. Teaching responsibilities include six courses per year, and successful candidates will teach core courses in the interdisciplinary LGBT Studies Program in addition to courses in the Colleges’ general curriculum. The LGBT Studies Program at HWS was the first undergraduate LGBT Studies program in the nation, and its continued development remains a priority as the fields of LGBT Studies and Queer Studies evolve and expand. For this reason, candidates will be expected to assist in the development and reformulation of the curriculum, where and as needed.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 30, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: c/o James-Henry Holland, Co-Chair, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street (Stern Hall), Geneva, NY 14456.
  • Email acknowledging receipt of application and a request to fill out a candidate identification form (01/09) x5
  • Any update on this?
    • I haven't heard anything since getting the EEO form. (2/4) x3
  • Request for Skype interview (2/11) x5
  • Interviewd yesterday via Skype, and was informed that they will be doing campus visits sometime before mid-March. A friend who works at the school says that there are 12 candidates in the initial pool. (2/17) x2
    • I can second the timeline based on what they told me as well.  I assume you mean that there were 12 candidates interviewed via Skype (not that only 12 people applied)?  Speaking of the Skype interview though... did anyone else feel like 20 minutes was WAY too short? --> yes! --> yes yes. we didn't even get to talking about the timeline!... which is why I'm so glad others posted it here. thanks.
    • Yeah! The interview was extremely short (only 15 mins), and they seemed rushed. And yes, there are 12 people being Skype interviewed. The timeline they gave me was VERY short: they appared to be under a lot of pressure. My friend at the school says that there is no inside candidate for this job, which makes the rushed feeling a little strange. Why interview so many if you have such a short time window? Guess we'll see!
      • The rushing of the actual interview did seem odd.  Due to the shortness of the interview, my guess that is that it might come down to specialty areas since I'm sure we're all pretty equally talented candidates and had similar issues rushing through our answers and whatnot.  In terms of rushing the search itself, it might be because people are getting offers elsewhere and they'll lose the top candidates if they put it off much longer.
    • Does anyone know when they'll be contacting those who are invited on campus? 
    • I would assume very soon? It's kind of down to a knife's edge for me right now (x3). Anyone know?
    • Request for campus interview (via email 2/20) (x3) - congrats!!
    • Offer has been made and accepted (3/21)

Hood College (MD) - Women’s Studies, Libman Professor (3 yr. Appt) -- OFFER ACCEPTED  Edit

  • Hood College seeks applicants for the Sophia M. Libman National Endowment for the Humanities Professor with a focus in Women’s Studies. The Libman Professor will come to Hood for a visiting, three-year appointment, teaching a reduced course load, and will also plan, budget and manage the yearly NEH Center for the Humanities Colloquium, a series of public and educational events organized around a particular interdisciplinary theme each year.
  • The Sophia M. Libman Professorship is an ideal position for a beginning scholar whose interdisciplinary interests include a strong commitment to the humanities and teaching. The Libman Professor’s rank and salary are equivalent to those of a beginning assistant professor. Employment begins in August 2013; PhD must be completed by that time.
  • We seek candidates specializing in some aspect of Women’s Studies in the humanities, with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching. The Libman Professor will be placed in, and should have a primary disciplinary affinity with, one of the following departments: Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Music, or Philosophy and Religious Studies. Interdisciplinary interests in and links among these disciplines or with those of art, archaeology, classics, or English literature are welcome. We are very open to, but do not require, a scholarly interest in global and international issues. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the position, candidates with the ability to create courses and programs with a connection to multiple humanities departments are highly desirable. (Please note that we will not be considering candidates whose primary fields are in English literature, medieval history, or twentieth-century American history, or whose major interdisciplinary focus is in the social sciences—political science, sociology, anthropology, or economics.) The Libman Professor will teach Introduction to Women’s Studies, as well as courses in the candidate’s own specialty. The Libman Professor can contribute to Hood’s graduate program in the Humanities by teaching an occasional graduate course; the majority of courses will be at the undergraduate level.
  • For more information about the position, Hood College, and the Center for the Humanities, please visit www.hood.edu. Applications must be submitted online via the Hood website at https://re11.ultipro.com/HOO1003/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*C1CAAE565D5F9A01
  • Candidates should fill out only the required fields on the online form, and should upload the following attachments: a cover letter (describing interdisciplinary teaching experience and interests, as well as qualifications to lead the Humanities Colloquium), a CV, and three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation may be submitted separately by third parties, either electronically to robertsv@hood.edu, or in hard copy to Libman Professor Search, c/o Vanessa Roberts, Human Resources Department, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701. Applications are due by November 15, 2012.
    • Has anyone had trouble filling out the application form? I couldn't even get past the first page. Technical issues and HR dept has been totally unresponsive.
  • On 12/17/12, request for further materials. (x2)
  • Request for additional materials and phone interview invite (12/17) x 2
    • Check your spam filter if you use Gmail.
  • Six finalists chosen; 3 will go on to campus visits late March/April (2/10)
  • Just wondering how you found out that information? Did they contact you? --> yes, via email
    • a friend has a campus visit scheduled around Easter (2/17)
  • Offer made and accepted (4/13) - approx. 160 applications

Indiana University - Bloomington - Instructor, Department of Gender Studies --OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University is seeking a full-time instructor to teach three courses per semester beginning August 2013 for two years. 

Applicants should:

  • Have a PhD and possess a strong graduate academic background in research related to women, gender and sexuality
  • Have previous successful teaching experiences at the collegiate level in Gender/Women’s Studies or a related field

Possible Courses:  The successful applicant may teach a combination of one or more sections of the lecture courseG225: Gender, Sexuality & Popular Culture, and other classes at a 300 or 400 level in his/her area of expertise.  Please visit the IU Gender Studies website at www.indiana.edu/~gender to read course descriptions.  We are particularly interested in applicants with strengths in media and popular culture and race and ethnicity.

Benefits: This position is a full-time ten-month appointment with a 100% FTE for each term with full university benefits, including health insurance coverage for the employee and their spouse or same-sex partner. IU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

  • Application: Please apply via a single e-mail message to Barbara Black-Kurdziolek, Department of Gender Studies1021 E. Third Street MHE 129Bloomington, IN 47405baablack@indiana.eduInclude the following attached Microsoft Word files in your e-mail message 1. An updated curriculum vitae;2. A cover letter explaining background, experience and qualifications to teach our courses;3. A list of three (3) relevant academic references, including addresses, phone and e-mail contacts. For full consideration, please send all items by April 15, 2013. Applications received after that date will be accepted only as needed until the position is filled. 
  • Kindly-worded rejection email noting that an "exceptionally large, strong and impressively broad applicant pool this year...made for some very difficult decisions, based on our specific teaching needs as much as on a candidate’s academic merit and inter/disciplinary profile." (5/22)

Indiana University - Bloomington - Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Gender Studies --  SKYPE INTERVIEWEdit

The Department of Gender Studies announces a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship position to begin August 2013. Successful candidates will demonstrate a research and teaching profile emphasizing intersections of gender and sexuality with race/ethnicity. Further desired strengths and interests include any of the following: film, media, popular culture; transgender studies; transnational culture, policy, law, and activism. The Department also expects a clear commitment to interdisciplinary work.

Applicants should be no more than five years past the PhD and should have the PhD in hand by July 31, 2013. Teaching experience preferred. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to be in residence at the Gender Studies Department for the academic year and participate fully in the intellectual life of the department. Fellows will be expected to teach a 2:1 course load.

The position includes a stipend of $40,000-$48,000. Benefits include health insurance coverage for the employee and their spouse or same-sex partner, office space, and clerical support.

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

  • Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2013. Send letter of application, curriculum vita, 5-page project proposal, writing sample (25 pages), 1-page course proposal, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Post-Doctoral Fellow Search Committee, Department of Gender Studies, Memorial Hall East-Room 130, 1021 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 - electronic versions can be sent to baablack@indiana.edu
  • Any updates? (3/5)
  • Skype Interview Scheduled by Email for 3rd week of March (3/6)
  • Got rejection email (03/19)
  • Got very kind, complimentary e-mail rejection (3/26)
  • Any updates after Skype interviews? (4/17)

University of Oklahoma, Assistant Professor -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS Edit

Assistant Professor

Location: Norman, OK

Type: full time, ranked renewable term

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Open Until Filled: yes

Description: The Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a ranked renewable 5 year term position at the assistant level with an emphasis on sexuality studies to begin in Fall 2013. Women's and Gender Studies is a vibrant and growing program, with over 70 affiliate faculty, that offers a major and minor in Women's and Gender Studies, minor in Social Justice, and a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load which can be distributed throughout the fall, spring and summer terms and fulfill other service obligations.Courses will include introductory classes in Women's and Gender Studies, queer theory, and men and masculinity, in addition to courses in the faculty member's specific area of research. Although primarily a teaching appointment, the position also carries the expectation of an active research program. Term faculty are eligible to compete for internal research support. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. degree by the beginning of the appointment, August 16, 2013. Applicants should submit, by email towgs@ou.edu.asingle PDF containing the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching experience, interests and philosophy, and a description of plans for research or other creative activity. Applicants should also request three letters of recommendation and have them emailed directly to wgs@ou.edu. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 15, 2013 This position will remain open until filled. For more information visit wgs.ou.edu. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

  • received EEO form via mail (2/6)
  • email request for Skype interview (2/12)
  • email request for campus interview (3/4)
  • Heard that an offer was made

Rutgers University (NJ) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's and Gender Studies -- DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department, in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University, announce a two-year postdoctoral fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 each year as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The fellow will pursue research and teach three courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department during the two-year term of her/his appointment and will participate in seminars, and other IRW activities.

Smith College - Lecturer in the Study of Women and Gender - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender invites applications for a two-year, non-tenure-track position as lecturer in queer studies and/or race, gender, film and visual culture. Successful candidates will be prepared to offer courses at the intermediate and advanced levels in one of these areas as well as to participate in teaching the Program’s interdisciplinary introductory course. Successful candidates will demonstrate research and teaching commitments to understanding the intersection of gender with race, class, and sexuality.

  • For more information and to apply, visit https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21300 - submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applicants will begin on March 11, 2013.
  • 3.17 Request for additional materials via email (teaching evaluations). (x4)
  • 3.17 Request for additional materials - letter from advisor about state of dissertation.
  • 4.4-anything after?
  • 4/18- was told by Smith faculty that the position was filled. :(
  • 4/30 Offer made and accepted

Stanford University - Clayman Institute for Gender Research Postdocs -- OFFER MADEEdit

  • The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2013-14. Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible.
  • The postdoctoral scholars will focus on the Institute's theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.” 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 must be in residence for four academic quarters, beginning in the fall quarter of the 2013-14 academic year.
  • The Clayman Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and fair and open competition. Applications must be submitted online by January 7, 2013.
  • Application Details
    • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13
    • any updates on this one (3/6)?
    • Rejection e-mail (3/8)
    • Have others heard anything? I've received nothing! (3/12)
    • Rjection email 3/13 X2
    • Anyone else not hear anything yet? 

From Postdocs Page:

Rejection email (3/13)
request for skype interview (3/14)
have not received either a rejection email or a skype invite- anyone else in this boat? (3/18)
yeah--no rejection, no skype invite (3/19)
Email rejction received saying I had made it to the "final round" but another candidate was chosen. I guess they didn't skype all the finalists? (3/27)
I called last week and was told I made it to the final round. As of today, April 3, I still haven't gotten a rejection email. Did they just forget? Does this mean that they are just waiting on paperwork to go through for the chosen candidate? Anyone?

State University of New York-Oneonta - Historically Underrepresented Dissertation Fellow (WGS VAP)Edit

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for a non-tenure track position as a Historically Underrepresented Dissertation Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) beginning in August 2013. SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college with 6,000 students. The College is ranked as one of the 50 best regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. The Women's and Gender Studies Department at SUNY Oneonta currently offers a Minor and has 50 students in its Program. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to work at the intersections of gender, media, and technology or at the intersections of gender, sexuality, and the sciences. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit www.oneonta.edu or www.oneonta.edu/academics/womens/. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with diverse populations, and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience. 

For a complete description of this position, go to: www.oneonta.edu/employment

To apply online, go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=38898

Upload cover letter that specifically addresses historical underrepresentation and ability to complete degree requirements in addition to teaching duties within the two year time frame; dissertation abstract; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; scanned copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts required at time of appointment). Please have three professional references send or e-mail letters to: Dr. Susan Bernardin, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, 315A Milne, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820-4015; Susan.Bernardin@oneonta.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 


Has anyone applied to this?

Tulane University - Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's Literature -- SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20794

The Tulane English Department invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Women's Literature (historical and/or theoretical field open). 3-3 teaching load. Please send a letter of application, vita, and a 25-page writing sample by January 31, 2013 to Michael P. Kuczynski, Chair, Department of English at engpos4@tulane.edu. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Tulane is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

  • MLA JIL 11/21/12 - Deadline: January 31, 2013
  • Also posted at Generalist 2013

Any contact on this at all?

  • Request for Skype interview (5/14) x3
  • Any follow up contact after Skype interviews? (6/3)

University of Wyoming - 1 year Visiting Lecturer, Women's Public Health and Public Policy -- SKYPE INTERVIEW Edit

One year visiting lecturer, academic year 2013-2014, fully benefitted, in Gender and Women's Studies in subfield of Women's Public Health and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming. Expertise should be in women's/girls' health issues in public health and policy and/or sexual/reproductive health. The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D. with graduate credentials in Gender/Women's Studies but exceptional ABDs with firm completion dates are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience. Teach courses in women's public health and public policy. Teaching load will include courses such as Feminist Theories; Gender, Women and Health; and electives in the candidate's area(s) of specialization at the undergraduate and, possibly, graduate level. 2-2 teaching load with possibility of additional teaching in summer months.

  • Please send a current curriculum vitae, writing sample, student evaluations of teaching, list of three references, and sample syllabi to Dr. Colleen Denney, Director and Professor, Gender and Women's Studies Program, 100 Ross Hall, 1000 E. University Ave., University of Wyoming, Laramie WY 82071-4297.
  • Deadline: Jan. 30th, 2013.
  • Request for Skype interview (2/25)

Vanderbilt University - Mellon Assistant Professor of Womens and Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program in Womens and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Mellon Assistant Professor of gender and sexuality. (non-tenure-track, 1-year appointment) beginning in the 2013 fall semester. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda in gender, sexuality, and/or queer theory. PhD required; teaching experience preferred. In addition, in accordance with Mellon Foundation guidelines, applicants must have received the Ph.D. no more than four years from the start of the position. Teaching load 2/2. For more information on our program please visit the department website: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/wgs/ Applications, including cover letter, CV, writing sample, teaching philosophy (and evidence of effectiveness), and three letters of reference should be submitted to: Mellon Assistant Professor Search Committee Chair, Program in Womens and Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B, #350086, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-0086. Application deadline: May 10 Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • any idea about the timeline here? 
  • Offer made - 5/22
  • Offer accepted [posted 6/20]

Wellesley College, Women's Studies - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Reproductive Health - POSITION FILLEDEdit

  • Wellesley College invites applications for a two-year MellonPostdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Health with an emphasis on Reproductive Rights or Reproductive Justice, to begin Fall 2013. Candidates should have received the Ph.D. within the past three years. Preference will be given to candidates in the fields of women’s and gender studies, history, ethnic studies, American Studies, anthropology, political science and sociology, as well as candidates with international experience. The Fellow will be associated with Wellesley’s Newhouse Center for the Humanities and take an active role in its intellectual community. Throughout the Fellowship, the Fellow will be a member of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and as such expected to participate in Department programming and other activities. In both years, the Fellow will teach one course each semester, includingan introductory course in reproduction and a course related to their specialization. The Fellowship includes research and travel support.
  • Please submit the following in electronic form: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, three letters of recommendation, a brief statement of teaching experience and research interests, and a writing sample (25 pages max) to https://career.wellesley.edu. (The online application system will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) Applications must be received by February 15, 2013. If circumstances do not allow the candidate to submit materials through our on line application system, please email us atworking@wellesley.edu and make it clear it is for this position.
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13
  • Rejection by email (3/11)x2
  • Postdoc page notes that this position is filled, per rejection notice [3/11]
  • Anyone willing to share who got this?

Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada, Women and Gender Studies - 1 yr. Asst. Prof. -- DEADLINE PASSED Edit

1 year Limited Term Appointment, Assistant Professor: Indigenous studies and/or the environment, strenghts in political economy and/or policy.

Posting ID: 2368

Position Title: Limited Term (12 month position): Women & Gender Studies

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Arts

Department: Women and Gender Studies Program

Campus: Waterloo

Position Summary: Wilfrid Laurier University – The Women and Gender Studies Program invites applications for aLimited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, for one year, from July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014, subject to final budgetary approval. We seek scholars working in feminist studies, with strengths in the interdisciplinary social sciences or science, whose research focuses in one or more of the following areas: indigenous studies, and/or the environment, with strengths in political economy and/or policy.

A completed doctorate is required and preference will be given to candidates with a strong research record and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, especially at the undergraduate level, as well as a commitment to engage in academic service.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach four courses: two sections of our large introductory class, and two other courses at the 200 or 300 levels in the areas identified above. Applicants can learn more about the Program at: http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=80

Applicants should forward a hard copy of their cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publications, teaching dossier (course evaluations, course outlines, descriptions of curriculum development, etc.), and the names and email addresses of three professional referees to:

Dr. Margaret Toye
Program Coordinator
c/o Ms. Faith McCord,
Senior Administrative Assistant
Women and Gender Studies Program
Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5

Any questions about the application process should be directed to Ms. Faith McCord fmccord@wlu.ca. Any academic questions should be addressed to Dr. Margaret Toye mtoye@wlu.ca.

The deadline for receipt of all materials (in hard copy) is April 2, 2013. (Note: Electronic applications will not be accepted).

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of Arts, Dr. Michael Carroll (mcarroll@wlu.ca). Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2465&p=10545.

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION Edit

See Gender/Sexuality_Academic_Opportunities for a relevant blog.


New Question 12/20--how much does it hurt if I don't have a PhD in WGS or Women's Studies, but have a gender focus in a related field (History)?  I'm wondering if these WGS programs expect now a PhD in WGS, whereas ten years ago, you could more frequently have a PhD in related fields.  I don't have a PhD in WGS, but have taught for a WGS program, and my research and teaching is WGS related.

- Social science w/ focus on gender here.  It depends on the job (and the elusive fact that we have no idea what a lot of committees are actually looking for, despite their advertisement!), but I received advice that in my area of specialty, it does not necessarily require a PhD in Women's Studies. Interestingly, have interviews in WGS, but not in my home discipline.
-- As a faculty in WGS, I can say that we give priority to those with a PhD in the field. But we will consider those who have interdisciplinary degrees in other fields (ethnic studies or American Studies for example) and those who have a graduate minor or certificate in WGS. Good luck to everybody!

I'm a graduate student just looking at jobs. Please don't berate my naivety, but would some of you consider explaining how one might distinguish between the sociology of gender (or a social science perspective) and gender studies proper. My understanding is that gender studies proper is explicitly interdiscipinary, but I'm interested in gauging others' thoughts.



Dudes! This process sucks. Amongst the many rejections we are all getting, let me take the risk of blindly asserting: all your feminist, queer, anti-racist scholarship and teaching is awesome, worthwhile and interesting. Jobs help to pay bills but are not statements on our work's value. Quite simply, here's to rejecting both rejection and the competition inherent in this whole process.

-Thanks! I like this. Also, I wish we could all be friends and colleagues instead of being pitted against each other through this process as competitors.
- I agree, and overall would like to think that we will all get jobs, sooner or later, and that we are already all colleagues and in some cases friends (this is a small world after all), and that once we are through this it will be easier to be colleagues at large. Mostly because we will stop spending time and energy on the market and focus on writing, and our work will become more accessible. Extra hugs to everyone who is going through this for the first time.

- I like this spirit of solidarity and understanding. This process is hard, and sometimes de-humanizing, but I believe we will each find our niche.Thanks for posting words of support and encouragement. 


Hello all- There was a job posted at VCU on the Chronicle, and the deadline was Feb 5, but now the posting at the Chronicle is gone. Does anyone know what happened to this search? This was the description I managed to copy down before it disappeared:

The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible position at the assistant level. We seek a candidate with a strong potential for research and demonstrated teaching in the areas of gender and sexuality studies. The successful candidate will 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. Applications are encouraged from scholars whose work engages creatively with expertise in philosophical or social scientific approaches to gender and the health sciences and STEM.
  • Thanks for the link. This job is now posted in the list above. Deadline: Feb. 5.
http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/facjob.asp?Item=4819

Question: What happened to the numbered list in the "contents" section? It was very helpful!

A: [Reposting from several other pages]: The issue seems to be that users who are not logged into the site cannot see the Contents formatted with Heading 3. I have contacted Wikia about this issue (which seems to have been introduced with yesterday's site update) and have been informed that this is an unintentional glitch that they are working on fixing. Hopefully, it will be fixed soon, but it is a larger interface issue that I do not control (beyond informing tech support about it). In the meantime, if you want to see the former "Contents" format, create a user log-in at this link http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Special:UserSignup  and you should be able to see it. Alternatively, if someone wants to go through and reformat all of the listed schools in Header 2, that will also take care of the problem more quickly (I am already beginning to work through some pages, but there are a lot, so I could use some help!) Thanks for your patience.Una74 (talk) 22:59, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

  • UPDATE: pending Wikia's fix, I reformatted the Headers so they should now show up in TOC at top of page even if you aren't logged in. But do let me know if you continue to have problems viewing the page. Una74 (talk) 20:23, November 30, 2012 (UTC)
  • 12/5: TOC bug fixed, headers reformatted.
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