Assistant Professor, General Faculty Arts & Sciences Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar 04, 2021
Apr 03, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Virginia’s Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality invites applications for a 3-year appointment as Assistant Professor (general faculty) of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, with a focus on global and transnational approaches to gender and/or sexuality, expected to begin August 24, 2021. We especially welcome applicants with interests in the global south (especially south-south relations), race/ethnicity/racialization, diaspora/migration, decoloniality, and non-Western forms of knowledge. Candidates who can teach feminist theory and/or transnational feminism are preferred. The core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms. In addition to providing excellent instruction and advising to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students, the successful candidate should also show evidence of strong research and writing abilities. The ideal candidate will be committed to interdisciplinarity and be able to effectively work with colleagues across various disciplines, subfields, and methodological backgrounds.

 This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position.

Applicants must be on track to receive a PhD in a relevant field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences by May 2021 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

Review of applications begins on March 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


 ***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Apply online at search for posting # R0022277, complete the application, and attach the following: ​

1. A cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages describing how your courses, research, and/or service have helped, or will help, students to develop global and transnational competencies and advance excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion within academic institutions, the field of gender and sexuality studies, or broader community engagements. In addition, your letter should describe your research areas of interest.

2. A C.V.

3. A statement of teaching philosophy, no longer than 2 single-spaced pages.

4. 3 sample syllabi for undergraduate courses (we are particularly interested in classes in Feminist Theory and/or Transnational Feminism).

5. A writing sample representative of your work, no longer than 5,000 word, that shows your fluency in scholarship and ideas relevant to the position.

Three letters of recommendation that the candidate must request be sent to

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Professor Victoria Olwell at   Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson or Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor at or

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