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Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (GWS)

Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 15, 2023

Job Details

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (GWS)

Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Position Number

Interdisciplinary Studies - 250450

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have recent, ongoing scholarship in gender, women’s, and/or sexuality studies; experience teaching or potential to teach courses with content or methods consistent with gender, women’s, and/or sexuality studies; and a Ph.D. in gender, women’s, and/or sexuality studies—or in a related field with demonstrated commitment to gender, women’s, and/or sexuality studies. ABD applicants will be considered for this position, but evidence of successful defense of the dissertation must be received by July 31 for a fall hire.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Interdisciplinary scholar-teachers with expertise in queer and or/trans studies, transnational feminisms, and/or the interface of ethnic studies fields and the study of gender and sexuality are especially encouraged to apply.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

Appalachian State University’s program in GWS is the oldest such program in the University of North Carolina system. It has a thriving undergraduate major and minors in GWS, LGBT Studies, and Girls’ Studies, as well as a graduate minor and certificate in GWS, all served by reasonably-sized courses. We are committed to supporting each other in the production of high-quality interdisciplinary and intersectional scholarship, as well as to engaging teaching that equips our students to be adept, creative thinkers who are prepared to thoroughly analyze and offer solutions to pressing social justice issues.

GWS is located in IDS, one of 17 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. IDS houses BA programs in GWS and Global Studies, a BA and BS program in Interdisciplinary Studies, an MA in Appalachian Studies, 13 interdisciplinary minors, and the premier living-learning community at Appalachian State, the Watauga Residential College.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Tenure-track and tenured faculty members typically teach three classes per semester. Our new colleague will teach courses in their area of specialization and also contribute to our popular offerings such as the introductory course in GWS, “Sex, Gender, and Power,” “Introduction to LGBT Studies,” or “Global Women’s Issues.” Faculty maintain active peer-reviewed research agendas and participate fully in the life of the program, department, and university.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position at the university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s job board:
  • An approximately two-page cover letter that describes the candidate’s research, teaching, and service experiences and strengths, particularly as they pertain to interdisciplinarity;
  • a current CV;
  • a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy; and,
  • the names and contact information of three references.
Candidates may be asked to provide a sample syllabus, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation at a later date. Long-listed candidates will be interviewed by Zoom and finalists will be invited for campus interviews in the Spring 2024 semester.

Questions may be sent to Laura Ammon (Associate Professor in IDS and Director, Watauga Residential College) and Emily Lutenski (Professor in IDS and Director, GWS ), Search Committee Chairs, at .

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