Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies - Tenure Track

Texas Christian University
Texas, United States
Not Specified
Jul 30, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Women & Gender Studies (WGST) at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure track professor at the assistant rank. We are a newly created department building on 25 years as an innovative interdisciplinary program. Housed in the new School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS), we serve a community of faculty, staff, and students from across the TCU campus and the North Texas region.

While areas of research and teaching specialization are open, we are most interested in candidates whose expertise would add to our department's courses. Focus areas may include women of color feminisms, transnational feminisms, and intersectional activism and social justice. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of dynamic and effective teaching centered on women, gender, and/or sexualities, as well as an active research agenda. We especially seek scholars who employ intersectional analysis in their teaching and research. The successful candidate will be integral in the building of this new department.

The teaching load is 5 courses per year, which includes teaching lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in our graduate certificate program.  

Position Requirements:

Required qualifications:

A doctoral degree in hand or ABD at the time of application in an interdisciplinary field or a traditional humanities or social science discipline with significant demonstrated background and experience related to the field of women, gender, and/or sexualities studies. Doctorate must be completed by start date.

Preferred qualifications:

A doctorate in Women, Gender and Sexualities Studies, with a focus in Ethnic Studies, African American or Africana or Black Studies, Latina/o Studies, Native Studies, Asian Studies, or Transnational Feminisms

Experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning, community-based participatory research or creative activity

Experience in activism, community engagement, or service learning

Experience in curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or academic leadership roles

To apply, upload all application materials to Include a letter of application, complete CV, statement of research, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, syllabus for one proposed upper-division WGST course (junior- or senior-level), and a 1-page statement explaining how the applicant will contribute to diversity and inclusion in WGST and at TCU. At least three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at or 817-257-7790. Questions about the Department of Women & Gender Studies can be emailed to Review of applications begins October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. The position start date is August 2020.

A highly selective teaching and research university with 10,000 students, TCU is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution committed to academic freedom. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the 13th largest city in the United States and part of the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area, TCU has been recognized for eight consecutive years as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' by The Chronicle of Higher Education. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.