Assistant Professor - WGSS

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Not specified
Jul 10, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at The College of New Jersey invites outstanding applicants for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit Description of Position The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position. The teaching load is 3/3, with the possibility of a one-course release after the first year for research through a competitive proposal process. The successful candidate will teach core courses in the WGSS major and/or in the Sexuality and Queer Studies minor, including Introduction to WGSS, Feminist Theories, and qualitative or mixed-methods research, as well as in their area of specialization. The candidate's research and teaching should support the department's emphasis on intersectionality and anti-racism; contribute to enhancing the multiracial, multiethnic, multiregional, and multigender scope of the curriculum; and enhance existing and emerging curricular partnerships with other disciplines, including Education, Public Health, STEM/STEAM, Disability Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies, and International Studies. Specific areas of interest include Latinx/Afro-Latinx Feminisms; Asian and Asian-American feminisms; Lesbian/Queer Women's Studies; Trans Studies; and Critical Masculinity Studies. Experience in community-based or action research and in organizing or training for social justice activism is a plus. The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at TCNJ is an inclusive and dynamic learning community dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of critically engaged learning and citizenship. Founded in 1972, TCNJ's WGSS Department currently sustains one of the largest undergraduate programs in the field, and is recognized as a national exemplar for its innovative programming. Serving students across the College's seven schools, the department offers a major, three minors, and several concentrations; a teaching track; the Women in Learning and Leadership Program; the largest share of the College's Liberal Learning courses in gender; and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies. A campus leader in promoting interdisciplinarity, WGSS interfaces with a broad range of scholarly disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professions, as well as with other fields of interdisciplinary studies. For more information about the department, visit Qualifications

  • PhD in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or Feminist Studies, or Queer Studies
  • Teaching experience in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Contact Information Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, writing sample, sample syllabus, and at least three letters of reference by October 1, 2019. Please see the link provided A final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.