College of Wooster, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Sep 14, 2017 Nov 02, 2017

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of WGSS to begin in August 2018. We seek a candidate with strong general background in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality/ Queer/Feminist Studies (WGSQFS) and a specialty area in transnational feminisms, women of color feminisms, and/or LGBTQ Studies.

The teaching load is 5.5, which includes advising senior Independent Study thesis projects and teaching Introduction to WGSS, an interdisciplinary course in feminist methodologies, a Senior Seminar Feminist Pedagogy in Action, upper-level courses in transnational feminisms, LGBTQ Studies, and/or Histories of Feminist Thought, and the college-wide First Year Seminar. A Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary field focused on WGSQFS is preferred, although applicants who hold a degree in another field with a graduate certificate or significant interdisciplinary training in WGSQFS are welcome to apply. Prior teaching experience is desirable and applicants should provide evidence of their ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (including teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluations, if applicable) and research (including research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); diversity statement; and three reference letters through Interfolio

The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Questions about the position should be directed to Ahmet Atay, Chair of WGSS

Review of applications will begin on October 15 and close on November 1, 2017.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.

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