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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program

Employer
Wesleyan University, Anthropology Department
Location
Middletown, Connecticut
Closing date
Jul 25, 2021

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Position Type
Pre-Tenure
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Specialty
Gender and Sexuality
Organization Type
Academic
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The Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2022, with substantive research and teaching interests in the areas of Race, Gender and Sexuality and/or Transnational and Global Feminisms, broadly construed. Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the study of gender and sexuality as categories of analysis and experience within the broad matrices of race, class, ethnicity, and nation. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

The Assistant Professor will teach core courses required for the major, including an introductory level Gateway course in gender and sexuality studies and/or Feminist Theories, as well as other courses in their area of specialization, and will carry a 2/2 teaching load. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in women’s and gender studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Literature, Philosophy, Media Studies, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline, either in hand or near completion (with expectation that PhD will be in hand at time of appointment, though a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire). Applications received after October 1st may not receive full consideration. Please contact Joy Vodak, jvodak@wesleyan.edu, with any questions regarding the position or application process.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7825. A complete application

includes electronic copies of the following documents: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees, from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7825 .

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771

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About Wesleyan University: At Wesleyan University, we are all educators. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers. In return, Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities - comprehensive group insurance plans, fitness incentives, generous paid time off, retirement plans, flexible work schedules and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan's Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Campus life affords employees with countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events and our advantageous position in central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan and we welcome your interest in learning more about us. Wesleyan University is a highly selective private liberal arts university with a student body of 3000 undergraduates and 200 graduate students.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
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Telephone
860-685-3428
Location
Academic Affairs
237 High Street
Middletown
CT
06457
United States
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