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Assistant/Associate Professor - Department of Language, Culture, and Gender Studies

Employer
Texas Woman's University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERISTY
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND GENDER STUDIES
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. TWU is ranked 4thnationally in diversity and is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 16,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton located 35 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the benefits of employment at TWU is available at https://twu.edu/humanresources/prospective-employees/.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND GENDER STUDIES - IRC39916

Tenure Track, Assistant/Associate Professor of English specializing in professional and technical writing. PhD in English, Professional and Technical Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, or closely related area required by August 2022. We seek a colleague in the teacher-scholar tradition to contribute to the BA and MA in English and the PhD in Rhetoric. We are a small, vibrant, engaged faculty that values collegiality and collaboration. Our department works at the intersections of rhetoric, writing, literature, and multicultural women's and gender studies.

Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of writing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including FYC, and contribute to planned professional writing certificates. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent, student-centered teaching and experience teaching online; clear evidence of an active, ongoing program of research in the field (with publications or the strong potential for them); a commitment to service; and the potential for leadership.  Texas Woman's University, An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is deeply committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. 

It is the nation's largest public institution primarily for women and a Hispanic-Serving Institution.  TWU is ranked among the top 20 most ethnically diverse national universities according to the U. S. News and World Report's 2022 Diversity Index ranking with ethnic minorities making up 57.9% of the student population.

To apply, submit CV, letter of application, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (of not more than 25 pages), and unofficial transcripts for all earned and in-progress degrees to FacultyJobs@twu.edu. Please include the job code IRC39916 in the subject line. Review of applications will begin January 5 and continue until the position it is filled.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – MULTICULTURAL WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES – DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND GENDER STUDIES – IRC 37616

Texas Woman’s University – Denton Campus
Announcement of Faculty Position in Women’s Studies, Fall 2022

Position:  Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies, full-time, 9-months. Potential for renewal and summer employment. Salary commensurate with experience. Starting Date: August 2022.

Qualifications:

  • Strongly prefer a Ph.D. in women's, gender, feminist, or sexuality studies or more than 18 graduate credit hours in women's, gender, or sexuality studies at the time of appointment 
  • Eligible candidates must exhibit the potential to establish a strong record of scholarly achievement including articles, grants, public reports, etc.
  • Preferred qualifications also include teaching experience in women's and gender studies, undergraduate advising and curriculum building experience, experience working with diverse student populations, a commitment to the transdisciplinary, multicultural mission of the Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies Program, and an intersectional approach to teaching, service, and scholarship (e.g., peer reviewed publications, creative work, and grant writing). 
  • While all applications are welcome, preference will be given to candidates with experience in one or more the following areas: women's health, non-profits/NGOs, grant writing, internships, community outreach, activism, diversity and inclusion, feminist pedagogies, and transdisciplinary feminist research methods.
  • The ideal candidate will be collaborative and demonstrate experience with women of color feminisms and feminist/womanist theories.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. courses. Other duties include - advising undergraduate and graduate students, supervising graduate student research/teaching, service on program/department/university committees, and active participation in program development. Scholarly productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and research presentations is expected, and grant writing and public scholarship also count towards tenure and promotion

The Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies Program (MWGS) at TWU has developed an exciting multicultural curriculum that integrates diverse perspectives and critically applies feminist/womanist scholarship on behalf of social justice. We offer a Ph.D., an M.A., a Graduate Certificate, and an undergraduate minor. A BA with three concentrations, including health and community leadership, is currently under development. Approximately 1,800 undergraduate students each year take courses in MWGS for university core curriculum credit. Currently there are approximately 50 graduate students and 70 undergraduate minors. Faculty maintain strong collaborative working relationships across the university and emphasize excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Further information about the department is available at http://www.twu.edu/ws.

Application: The position is open until filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application (which includes teaching/research interests), unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a current vita to facultyjobs@twu.edu. Please note the job code IRC 37616 in the subject line of the email. Job posting and online application submissions are also available through HigherEdJobs. On the CV please provide email addresses and phone numbers for three references. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair: Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham (DPhillips3@twu.edu).

This position is part of the Texas Woman's University College of Arts and Sciences Arts (CAS) diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) cluster hiring initiative on diversity and social justice that includes multiple searches across the college. The goals of the cluster hire are to 1) recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars; 2) create a network and support system for a diverse community of scholars; 3) support our diverse student population in majors and minors in CAS disciplines; and 4) strengthen the college's course offerings in diversity and social justice that enhance a university-wide core curriculum with a DEI component.

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