Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, George Washington University

Dec 13, 2019 Jan 03, 2020

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program at The George Washington University seeks to appoint a tenured faculty member to serve as the Director of the WGSS program.

The WGSS program at GWU is the first graduate program in Women’s Studies in the United
States. Today, it is a thriving program that offers a BA, a BA/MA, two graduate degrees, two minors, one certificate, and a joint JD/MA.
The Director of the program will provide scholarly leadership, oversee administration, budgeting, as well as student recruitment for the program.

The successful candidate will be jointly appointed and tenured in the appropriate department at The George Washington University as a Full or Associate Professor.
The appointment is expected to begin as early as Fall 2020.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or in any Humanities or Social Sciences field or a terminal MFA degree; a record of scholarly publications such as books or journal articles;
administrative and leadership experience; demonstrated commitment to global and intersectional approaches to the study of gender and sexuality; experience working with a diverse range of faculty,
staff, and students; experience with program building, teaching, and/or advising at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants should submit an online application at
and upload the following documents:

  1. Cover letter (addressing teaching experience, program building experience, qualifications for leadership, and research interests).

  2. Curriculum vitae.

Information for three referees is required as part of the application; however, shortlisted
candidates will be notified in advance before their referees are contacted.

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2019 and continue immediately until the position is filled.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening

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