Visiting Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Dec 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a one-year visiting assistant professor beginning September 1 2021, with substantive research and teaching interests in gender and sexuality studies, broadly construed. Research and teaching interests in Transnational Feminism and/or Race, Gender and Sexuality preferred. Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the study of gender and sexuality as categories of analysis and experience within the broad matrices of race, class, ethnicity, and nation. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits. The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach an introductory level Gateway course in gender and sexuality studies ( FGSS 200), as well as other courses in the VAP’s area of specialization, and will carry a 3/2 teaching load.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or advanced graduate course work in women’s and gender studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Literature, Philosophy, Media Studies, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline required; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.

Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Applications received after February 7th may not receive full consideration.

Please contact Nicole Potestivo, Administrative Assistant of the FGSS Program (npotestivo@wesleyan.edu), with any questions regarding the position or application process.

Note for Interfolio users:
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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, awilliams@wesleyan.edu.

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