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Carleton College (MN) - TT Assistant Professor in LGTBQ Studies - Women's & Gender Studies and Cinema & Media StudiesEdit

  • The Women’s and Gender Studies program (WGST) and Cinema and Media Studies department (CAMS) at Carleton College invites applications for a joint tenure-track position in LGBTQ Studies, starting September 1, 2018. The teaching load is five courses over three ten-week terms—three courses in WGST and two courses in CAMS. We are particularly interested in applicants who will strengthen the departments’ commitments to students from underrepresented groups.
  • To apply, please visit the Carleton College web site at to complete the online application by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, and contact information for three letters of recommendation by October 1, 2017.  In your letter of application, please describe your preparation for teaching WGST 112 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies as well as additional courses in WGST and CAMS you would like to propose, and your experience advising undergraduate students developing advanced research or analysis papers and projects.
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Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - 20th/21st C. French/Francophone Culture and Transnational/Global FeminismEdit

  • Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor (or Associate with appropriate qualifications) with dual appointment to the Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department (MLC) and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program (GWS) to begin September 1, 2018.
  • Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate will have both 20th/21st Century French and Francophone culture and transnational/global feminism among their specializations and competencies. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and at least three years of experience in undergraduate teaching and advising at all levels in both French and gender studies. In order to be considered for appointment to the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate an emerging pattern of professional activities (e.g., publications, presentations, involvement in professional organizations).
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ability to support teaching needs in Francophone women writers, women and the holocaust, and/or women and genocide is desirable. We prefer candidates with administrative experience, experience leading student organizations, and experience in curricular design in both areas of specialty. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department/program.
  • Major/Essential Functions: The successful candidate will teach six courses per year split between MLC and GWS. Primary teaching responsibilities in MLC will include teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced French language and culture courses as well as upper-level French and Francophone literature and culture courses; in GWS, courses on women writers, and the introductory and capstone courses. Contributions to the College's general education program are also expected. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
  • Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to The application materials must include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. The cover letter should be addressed to: Laurent Dechery, Search Chair, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498
  • Application information is also available at For more details, visit the College's website at or contact Dr. Laurent Dechery at
  • Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - History of Gender and/or Sexuality (pref. post-1800)Edit

  • The Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant- or tenured associate-rank professorship in the history of gender and/or sexuality, with an anticipated start date on or about July 1, 2018.
  • Open to scholars in any geographic or chronological field, as well as transnational historians. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work is deeply engaged with and contributes to one or more of the following: feminist, queer, gender, queer-of-color, and trans theories/studies. Special consideration will be given to scholars whose work has a post-1800 focus and is not limited to the USA.
  • Queer, trans, and other scholars of color are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required in history or in a related field with a historical focus (such as Gender and Sexuality Studies).
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online via Interfolio at
  • Materials will begin to be reviewed on October 1, 2017.

Lawrence University (WI) - TT Asst. Professor in Gender StudiesEdit

  • Lawrence University, a 1500-student select liberal arts college in northeast Wisconsin with a conservatory of music, has a new tenure line position in Gender Studies. Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Gender Studies or certificate in Gender Studies with scholarly interests in one of the following (or a related area): transnational feminism, gender and ecology, gender and violence, gender and race, gender and disabilities, or gender and neuroscience.
  • Responsibilities will include teaching Introduction to Gender Studies, Introduction to Feminist Theory and Practices, as well as other Gender Studies courses in the candidate's area(s) of expertise; supervising student projects; and occasional teaching of Freshman Studies, our first-year multidisciplinary seminar. A successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and engagement in an active research program. Ph.D. required. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogies to address the needs of a diverse student body.
  • To apply, go to and submit a letter of application, vita, one selected publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement addressing how you might contribute to diversity and inclusion. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent to: See for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide, which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.
  • Applications should be received by September 15, 2017 to receive fullest consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed via email to the search chair, Eilene Hoft-March, at Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and individuals of diverse backgrounds.

University of British Columbia-Okanagan (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Gender and Women's Studies (Science and Technology Studies and Sexualities)Edit

  • The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Gender and Women’s Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, and is expected to start on July 1, 2018.
  • We are seeking candidates with scholarly interest and expertise at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and Sexualities. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: biotechnologies, including reproductive technologies; biopolitics; genetics; environmental science; science/biomedicine and sexuality. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Gender & Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Human Geography is expected.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Gender/Women’s/Feminist Studies. A cognate field (with a focus on Gender and Women’s Studies) could be considered. They must have a strong record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding; evidence of commitment to student mentoring and supervision; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning; and evidence of, or interest in, effective graduate teaching appropriate to career stage.
  • The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a robust and internationally recognized research program that enhances existing departmental expertise in feminist cultural and social theory, femininities, transnational mobilities, heterosexualities, and mass culture; complements established and emerging research strengths within the Faculty; and is well-integrated into the campus’ areas of strategic research focus. The appointee’s teaching duties will include offering appropriate introductory and core undergraduate courses (e.g., Feminist Epistemologies; Gender, Science, and Knowledge; and Critical Sexuality Studies) and developing new courses in their own areas of expertise. Service responsibilities will be commensurate with rank and are expected to contribute to the strengthening of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program.
  • To apply for this position please visit the link - (Job Opening ID# 26836). Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Assistant Professor: Gender and Women’s Studies) in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Disability Studies (incl. Gender and Women’s Studies and/or Queer/Crip Studies)Edit

  • The Department of Disability and Human Development is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in the academic year 2018-2019. The applicant should teach disability studies in the humanities with an interdisciplinary approach in one or more of these areas: cultural studies, gender and women’s studies, queer/crip studies, neurodiversity, race and ethnicity, mad studies, Deaf studies, intersectional analysis. Within these interdisciplinary approaches we are looking for someone who specializes in the study of literature, media, and/or film from the point of view of US or non-US context.
  • The applicant should have, in addition to experience teaching graduate students, extensive experience in teaching undergraduates. Furthermore, the applicant should have substantial experience in course development.
  • Interested applicants should submit a description of past research and future plans, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three professional references. For more information and fullest consideration please apply online by November 15, 2017 at:

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in Asian and Gender StudiesEdit

  • The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian Studies with focus on gender. The position will begin August 20, 2018; Ph.D. or equivalent degree required at the time of hire.
  • This position is part of the founding of the first new school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. The Keough School ( promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master’s degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs. The inaugural cohort for the two-year master’s degree will arrive in Fall 2017 and consist of 38 fully-funded students from 21 different countries.
  • The successful hire will work closely with the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, one of the constituent institutes of the Keough School, in furthering the integration of Asia-related expertise into the activities of the School. The successful hire will also further the study of gender across campus by making appropriate contributions to the Gender Studies Program in the College of Arts & Letters, with the possibility of a concurrent appointment in the Program.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position may come from any related discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. In addition to an active research agenda on aspects of gender in the Asian context, they should have a firm grounding in gender theory and the ability to teach about gender both at the theoretical and methodological level, as well as in the context of specific case studies. Our preference is for scholars working on East and/or South Asia.
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants are required to submit a letter of interest and a Curriculum Vitae. Junior candidates should also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference (to be submitted through Interfolio).
  • For full application instructions and position description, visit
  • Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to: Prof. Michel Hockx, Director, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, Chair, Asian and Gender Studies Search Committee, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame.
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Women, Gender and Sexuality in N. America and/or U.S.Edit

  • The Department of History at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of women, gender, and sexuality, to begin September 16, 2018.
  • We seek an excellent, innovative scholar whose research is centered on North America and/or the United States, who can also incorporate transnational or global perspectives in their teaching.
  • The successful candidate will teach an array of courses in women’s and gender history at all curricular levels, from introductory surveys to graduate seminars, and will serve as a resource for graduate students working on women and gender in a variety of geographical and chronological fields.
  • To apply for this position, please submit your materials (including a c.v., a letter describing research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation) via Academic Jobs Online. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.
  • Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.
  • Also posted at North American History 2017-18
  • Anyone know what the dept, is like? someone posted last year about problems with the women's studies dept (or maybe the university as a whole) being willing to throw POC/Queer/junior faculty under the bus; wondering if that applies to History dept. as well.....

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern LGBTQ HistoryEdit

  • The Department of History at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Modern LGBTQ History, with a preferred specialization in oral history. This position is one of three tenure-eligible searches in LGBTQ Studies taking place in a range of disciplinary settings during the academic year 2017-18 as a major hiring initiative in the College of Humanities and Sciences to strengthen LGBTQ scholarship and course offerings at VCU. These three new hires will work alongside other faculty with expertise in LGBTQ topics across the College and the University to expand VCU's LGBTQ-related curriculum, research profile, and community engagement efforts.
  • The successful candidate must have proof that all requirements for Ph.D. are complete prior to August 1, 2018, will have a clearly defined research agenda, and will demonstrate potential for scholarship and teaching that complements and expands existing expertise in the department. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
  • Please apply online at Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF format with your online application (please submit the writing sample under the website's category for “Other Document”). Three letters of reference are required. Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Richard Godbeer, chair of the search committee, at
  • Start date will be August 16, 2018.
  • The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Ethnic StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a scholar trained in Ethnic Studies. We see this category as including not only the traditional fields associated with such programs—Chicanx and Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Asian American Studies—but Diasporic Studies and scholars who think about the workings of ethnicity around the world. We will privilege candidates who demonstrate an ability to teach courses in our core curriculum such as Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Feminist Methodologies, Feminist Theory, and Sexuality Studies. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies or a related field by July 1, 2018 and be eligible to work in the United States. Candidates at the Associate Professor rank must have a distinguished record of publication in the field.
  • The duties of this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; conducting research and other scholarly activities, including publishing in scholarly journals; and performing departmental and university service and other duties assigned by the University. The normal teaching load is 2/2, or two courses in each of two semesters. Diversity and inclusion are core values of Washington University, and the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students learn and thrive.
  • The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University has a vibrant undergraduate major and minor, and a strong and expanding graduate certificate program. We currently have a core faculty of nine, and affiliated faculty across the humanities, in anthropology and sociology, and in law and social work. The department’s research strengths include race, gender and cultural studies, sexuality studies, and feminist and queer theory.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research; current curriculum vitae; teaching statement; and three (3) letters of recommendation to . Those applying at the associate level need not submit letters of recommendation at this time.
  • Complete applications should be received by October 1, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Requests for additional information may be directed to Professor Amber Musser, Search Committee Chair, at

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