Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Critical Ethnic & Community Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston
Massachusetts, United States
Commensurate with experience
Oct 02, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Critical Ethnic & Community Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston


The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and the MS Program in Critical Ethnic and Community Studies (CECS) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position beginning September 1, 2020. We are especially interested in a candidate keen to contribute to program development of the relatively new graduate program of CECS and undergraduate minor of Sexuality Studies. This would be a joint appointment, with the tenure home in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; teaching and service responsibilities would be equally shared across both units and supported through a Memorandum of Understanding.


The standard teaching load is four courses a year, including both undergraduate and graduate courses.  Courses might include core courses for WGSS or CECS, courses central to the WGSS Sexualities Studies minor, and courses in the candidate’s area of focus as well as WGS undergraduate and CECS graduate courses in queer theory, queer of color critique, transnational/diasporic queer studies, and/or community-engaged research methods. Responsibilities also include advising and mentoring students in both CECS and WGSS.



  • Ph.D. (in hand or by August 2020) in a relevant discipline in the humanities, social sciences, or related inter or transdisciplinary fields.
  • Examples of preferred backgrounds include a Ph.D. and/or a graduate certificate/concentration, in feminist, gender, sexuality, or women’s studies with focus on issues of race, racism, or immigration, or a PhD in critical ethnic studies with a focus on gender and sexuality.
  • Specialization in queer/sexuality studies and critical ethnic studies, especially within the racial, ethnic, and political contexts of the United States.


Special Instruction to Applicants:

Applicants should apply online with a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests/experiences, one writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and contact information for three letters of recommendation to be submitted online.


To apply, please go to:


Please direct questions to Search Co-Chairs, Chris Bobel (WGSS) at and Cedric Woods (CECS) at


The review of the applications will begin October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


For more information about CECS, visit:


For more information about WGSS, visit:


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