University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Women’s and Gender Studies, Tenure track

Nov 10, 2015 Dec 14, 2015

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position in Global Approaches to Gender and Health, beginning Fall, 2016. While the faculty member selected for this position will have full responsibility in women’s and gender studies, the successful candidate's tenure home will be in Global, International, and Area Studies (GIAS). We are particularly interested in research agendas that include gender and health as UNC Charlotte is committed to recruiting an interdisciplinary community of scholars who conduct health research.

Required qualifications include 1) a Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies or in a social science or humanities discipline or another related field; 2) evidence of scholarly activity in gender and health from a global / international perspective; 3) evidence of successful teaching; and 4) a commitment to promote diversity as a value in the program, college, and university. The candidate must be able to teach courses on gender and health from a global feminist perspective and contribute to the creation of an undergraduate major with a proposed concentration in Gender, Health, and Culture. The ability to teach undergraduate required women’s and gender studies courses, including our large lecture course, Introduction to Women’s Studies, is also required. The selected candidate will also teach upper-level courses, cross-listed courses, and courses in the M.A. graduate certificate program. A commitment to fostering relationships with community partners is also expected.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program has connections to other units across the university, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate and is in the process of building a major. With approximately 300 minors and 15 students in the certificate program, it is among the largest in the nation.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte North Carolina is a doctoral, research-intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers more than 27,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Charlotte's metropolitan area is rich in cultural and racial diversity (over 40% Hispanic/Latino and African-American) and the faculty strives to reflect and interact positively with that population. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 8 research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs.

Applications must be submitted electronically by December 14, 2015, at Jobs . The following documents should be attached: a letter of interest responding to the job qualifications and description; CV; a graduate transcript; a writing sample; and evidence of successful teaching.

Applicants also must arrange to have sent three confidential letters of recommendation to the search committee chair:
Dr.Sonya Ramsey, Department of History,
Garinger 126, UNC Charlotte, 9201
University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Ramsey at Ramsey.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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