California State University, Fresno, Women’s Studies Program

Nov 02, 2016 Nov 15, 2016

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Position Summary
The successful candidate’s scholarship and teaching will specialize in intersectional approaches within LGBT+ studies. Successful applicants will teach intersectional LGBTQ+ courses, particularly Introduction to LGBT+ Studies, for undergraduate women’s studies majors/minors and general education students, as well as design courses on these topics to cross-list with other departments and programs. Candidates will teach at least one of the following courses in the Women’s Studies core sequence: feminist theories, history of feminisms, feminist research methods, and/or a seminar on feminist activism. Candidates will regularly teach Women’s Studies Program General Education offerings. Successful candidates will work in a program committed to feminist and intersectional teaching, scholarship, and community building.

Primary mission of Women's Studies is to analyze how gender is constructed through a variety of social institutions and cultural processes so that gender inequality can be dismantled. Students acquire both a local and global perspective on gender. The program is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in its approach and thereby draws on a range of feminist theories, methodologies, and practices. Attentiveness to diversity, privilege and power, and women's unique creative contributions to human experience are central aspects of this training. More than simply a body of knowledge, Women's Studies encourages students to apply their learning to transform their lives and their communities.

In the California State University system, teaching is considered a priority. Women’s Studies is a highly consultative and collaborative program.

Required Education
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Women’s Studies, Women and Gender Studies, LGBTQ+ studies, or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. The doctorate must be completed by 8/1/2017.

Required Experience
Candidates will show evidence of successful scholarly and teaching experience in intersectional approaches within LGBTQ+ studies. Candidates will also show commitment to feminist scholarship, teaching, and/or community outreach.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to engage with diverse communities in the central California region.

The vacancy announcement states that preference will be given to candidates who bring the potential to expand course offerings in African/African American, Asian/Asian Pacific Islander, Latina/Chicana, Indigenous/American Indian, or Middle Eastern populations.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin November 15, and will continue until the position is filled. Full position and application details, visit: applications

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