Assistant Professor - Gender & Women's Studies

University of Rhode Island
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Closing date
Dec 4, 2021

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Position Type
Full Time
Gender and Sexuality
Organization Type
The successful candidate will contribute to the GWS undergraduate and graduate programs and the development of the Queer Studies minor. In growing the minor, we seek a candidate who will teach the gateway course Queer Studies, have the option to teach courses such as Transgender Lives and Cultures, Queer Politics and Social Change, Latinx Masculinities, Black Feminisms and/or Black Masculinities, and design and teach courses in their areas of expertise. They will advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. In accordance with the candidate's strengths, there will be opportunities to collaborate with the Department of Africana Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science and/or other departments and programs in Arts and Sciences and across the University. They will also have opportunities to offer GWS courses in the Honors Program. URI values the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. URI is also home to a highly active and visible Gender and Sexuality Center that serves our LGBTQ+ students, allies, and the larger community.



1. Ph.D. (in hand or expected by summer 2022) in Gender, Sexuality, and/or Women's Studies, LGBTQ+/Queer/Transgender Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, or Geography or related interdisciplinary fields such as, but not limited to, Africana, Ethnic, Indigenous, Latinx, American, Environmental, or Urban Studies.

2. Demonstrated specialty in BIPOC queer and sexuality studies.

3. Evidence of excellence in teaching using inclusive, antiracist, and/or postcolonial/decolonial perspectives.

4. Evidence of, or potential for, research excellence, as shown by publications, works in progress, presentations, and/or funding.

5.Demonstrated experience teaching, advising, and/or mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication.

7. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication.

8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


1. Complementary expertise in a social science discipline with preference for cultural anthropology, political science, or sociology.

2. Research experience and/or interest working in/across national, transnational and/or global contexts.

3. Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies, including ethnography.

4. Successful collaboration or outreach with the broader academic and non-academic community.

5. Interest or experience in developing experiential learning opportunities for students that may include national/international internships and/or study abroad programs in BIPOC Queer Studies or related areas.

6. Focus on race/ethnicity, racialization, and/or racial inequality.

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