Assistant Professor-Women's and Gender Studies
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, beginning September 2017. We are searching for a scholar in a social science field whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: global feminism, transnational feminism, post-colonial feminism.
Teaching responsibilities include: core WGS courses (101, feminist theory, feminist research methods) and courses in one's area of expertise. Teaching online is also part of the responsibilities that come with this position; we have a WGS online degree completion program, an online WGS certificate, and a WGS concentration within the online Liberal Arts degree completion program. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester; during the first year, it is 2 courses per semester. Other responsibilities include advising, research, and service.
Minimum/Required Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. certified as complete by no later than September 1, 2017 (in other words, applicants who are ABD will be considered); (2) Ph.D. must be in a social science field; if the Ph.D. is in Women’s and Gender Studies, then the applicant must have a research agenda in a social science field; (3) demonstrated ability to teach feminist theory and feminist research methods; (4) an active research agenda focusing on global feminism, transnational feminism, and/or post-colonial feminism.
Preferred qualifications: experience teaching online courses and/or LGBT/Queer Studies research/teaching experience.
For information about the department, please see http://www.umassd.edu/cas/wms/. Located in southeastern Massachusetts, UMass Dartmouth currently enrolls almost 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. In February 2016, UMass Dartmouth was designated a Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity (R2) in the Carnegie classifications.
UMass Dartmouth is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to excellence in teaching and research.
To apply, please go to www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/ and submit, in a single Word document or PDF, 1) a cover letter that describes how your research and teaching experience meets our needs, and that discusses your online teaching experience, if any; 2) two sample syllabi, one for a course in your area of expertise and the other for a feminist research methods course; 3) a short writing sample of 8-10 pages; 4) a curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information for three referees.
The review of applications will begin November 7, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
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