The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Professor who will teach in the Gender and Sexuality Studies major at the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. The appointment is renewable, with an initial term of at least one year, beginning September 1, 2023. Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience.
The undergraduate degree program in Gender and Sexualities Studies (GNSE) is the central curricular component of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS), an interdisciplinary academic center founded in 1996. The GNSE program welcomes students from all disciplines for whom sexuality or gender is a crucial category of analysis. Majors and minors work in all world areas and time periods and with a variety of methodologies. The interdisciplinary GNSE curriculum is united by a shared commitment to illuminating the historical, cultural, and structural processes that reproduce and challenge gender and sexuality inequality broadly defined.
The Gender & Sexuality Program would like to grow in the area of social science approaches to Sexuality Studies and/or LGBTQ Studies. The Instructional Professor will teach an annual load of five courses across three 9 week quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring). We expect the successful applicant to develop and teach two courses along the following lines: The History of Sexuality, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, The Politics of Sexuality, Research Methods in Sexuality Research, and/or Sexual Communities. The Instructional Professor may also be tasked with teaching a quarter of the Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations Sequence, or will teach a course in their area of specialization. The remaining courses will be a two-quarter BA seminar development course for undergraduate majors. Additionally, the candidate will oversee the BA thesis process by coordinating the seminar curriculum and establishing its annual schedule with the Assistant Director for Student Affairs; coordinating students’ IRB protocols as needed; and advising undergraduate and MA thesis projects. The successful candidate also will work closely with the Faculty Director and the Assistant Director for Student Affairs at CSGS to lead the program’s strategic development and implementation of curricular goals, and will develop and participate in program events for students.
The position requires a Ph.D. in the social sciences, with an academic background in empirical research on sexuality studies and/or LGBTQ Studies broadly defined. A record of independent teaching at the college level is required. A record of research, publication, and/or cultural production in the target areas is preferred. A record of developing curriculum and coordinating curricular initiatives is preferred.
To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/112585, and upload the following: 1) a letter of application describing your academic interests and teaching background; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one proposed syllabus from the listed topics above; 4) a teaching statement; 5) the names and contact information for three references. The application system will automatically solicit recommendation letters from the references you list in the online application.
Review of applications will begin on September 29th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Only complete applications will be considered.
The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.
Position contingent upon budget approval.
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