Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program: Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin, United States
Commensurate with experience
Aug 03, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITIONS: The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks TWO tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Program seeks two dynamic candidates with expertise in women’s /gender/sexuality/feminist studies who are committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates.  These appointments carry an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2020/2021 academic year, with the appointment starting in August 24, 2020. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Women/Gender/Sexuality/Feminist Studies or closely related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution by August 24, 2020.  ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by August 24, 2020.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability of university teaching at the introductory and upper division levels, with emphasis on Transnational/Global feminisms or LGBTQ Studies/Queer Theory.  In addition, applicants who have research and teaching specializations in some combination of the following fields are especially encouraged to apply: Critical Race Theory, Ethnic Studies, Indigenous Feminism, Decolonial Methodologies, and/or Environmental Justice.  The candidates need to provide evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential, and demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.  

DUTIES: Teach a 12-credit course load each fall and spring semester, consisting of required courses for the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program or other courses as assigned by the WGSS Program director; engage in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; and participate in program, college, and university service work.

PROGRAM: The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program offers a major, a minor, and two certificate programs.  WGSS faculty and instructional academic staff come from different departments and disciplines, but share a commitment to social justice issues and feminist pedagogies (for more information, visit our website at https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/womens-gender-sexuality-studies/.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts/music scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 15724) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted, and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation (If your letters are sent directly from your references, please have them sent directly to
    Rose-Marie Avin at avinr@uwec.edu).
  • Writing sample of 20-25 pages

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Email:  avinr@uwec.edu

Phone: 715-836-4513

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 1, 2019. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7). 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf).  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf). 

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

diversity, equity, and inclusion.