Assistant Professor of Gender and Health

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

The Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Gender and Health beginning August 22, 2022. We seek a dynamic teacher and researcher whose specialization includes one or more of the following: gender and health advocacy and education; reproductive health and rights; gender-based violence and public health; health disparities and healthcare access in marginalized communities; social inequities of health as based in gender, sexuality, race, class and location; and/or health access and rights within the LGBTQ+ community. We especially welcome candidates whose work focuses on the intersectional health issues faced by African-American, Latina, and/or Native American/Indigenous women.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. preferably in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies or in a related interdisciplinary field and have a background in interdisciplinary social sciences or the medical humanities. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory course, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Health, as well as additional courses on gender and health at the graduate and undergraduate level. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses in women’s, gender and sexuality studies. The department values the ability to mentor students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Teaching load includes two classes per term and all faculty are expected to maintain a robust research agenda.

In addition to a CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation, candidates must submit a statement of research interests and teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, and teaching evaluations if available. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies (GGSs) is the interdisciplinary home for research and teaching on feminism, women, gender, and sexuality at UB. Originally formed in 1972, we attract students locally, nationally and internationally and offer BA, MA and PhD degrees. We are committed to feminist theory and intersectional gender analysis that explores the complex intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality and disability, and in supporting critical analysis directed towards social change and the creation of more just societies. For more information, please see: .

Located on the traditional territories of the Seneca Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the University at Buffalo is New York State’s largest and most comprehensive public university. A premier center for graduate and professional education, UB is a member of the Association of American Universities and is among the leading research-intensive public universities in the United States. UB has a diverse student body, which it actively supports. The University has a strong leadership commitment to inclusive excellence and a clear diversity and inclusion strategy. Visit to learn more about initiatives and resources at the University at Buffalo to further our goal of diversifying the faculty.

The Buffalo-Niagara region, home to 1.2 million people, is an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, outstanding public schools, and modest cost of living. Buffalo offers world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive citywide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and a vibrant theater and music community. For more information, please see: .

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidates should hold a PhD in Women’s Studies or related field by the start date of the appointment, and have an appropriate research and teaching profile.
  • Candidates should have knowledge of gender and women’s studies, health, and experience working with diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications

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