Assistant Professor - Women's and Gender Studies

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 07, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming, and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies starting in Fall 2021 and is part of a cohort of four new faculty in the School of Liberal Arts whose expertise includes one or more aspects of the African diaspora, racialization in the Americas, or migration in the Spanish speaking world. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research or creative activity, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. The new assistant professor will have the opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary teaching initiatives.

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Duties include but not limited to teaching core courses within the women's and gender studies major, in areas such as queer migrations, feminist research methods, introductory courses in women's and gender studies, queer studies, and other courses to meet department needs. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activities, participate actively in student advising and mentorship, contribute to the growth of the department, and participate broadly in university life. There will be opportunities to develop new courses in area(s) of candidate's specialization and to participate in cross-disciplinary initiatives.


Required qualifications: PhD in women's and gender studies or a closely allied field (ABD considered with degree completion required by the time of first renewal notification); ability to teach courses listed in duties above; demonstrated commitment to intersectional approaches to gender and sexuality based in women of color feminisms, indigeneity, critical race and/or queer theory.

Preferred: teaching and research experience focused on immigration and migration, post-coloniality, belonging and citizenship, critical geographies, or the transnational flows of people, ideas, and objects; evidence of the capability to provide effective advisement and mentoring to students; evidence of suitable and productive program of scholarship; experience teaching courses listed in duties above; evidence of teaching effectiveness; experience using inter- and transdisciplinary research methods with a focus on ethnographic approaches; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

Additional Information:

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: . Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: . Please upload a letter of interest that clearly addresses research and teaching strengths, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (official required at time of appointment), writing sample (dissertation chapter; article, etc.), sample syllabi and student evaluations (if available) for WGS or related courses. Submitting a Diversity Statement that outlines your past, present, and future aspirations for contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career is highly recommended. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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