Adjunct Faculty, Gender and Women's Studies

Denver, Colorado, USA
Apr 06, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

The Gender and Women's Studies Program offers undergraduate students a vibrant and rigorous course of study that cultivates a critical understanding of the role that gender plays in the construction of identities and the social and political organization of culture. It welcomes students who are eager to explore the connections between and among the many meanings that gender - as well as race, sexuality, class and disability - has in our lives, our scholarship, our communities, and our politics.

Position Summary

The Gender and Women's Studies Program at the University of Denver requests applications for the position of adjunct instructor for the academic year 2017-18. Each year, the program offers three four-credit topics courses and two two-credit colloquia courses taught by adjunct instructors. The program is also hiring an adjunct instructor to teach feminist/queer theory, and another adjunct instructor to teach feminist research methods. The Program is seeking to hire up to six adjunct instructors to teach the following classes:

  • GWST 2981 Colloquium in Gender and Women's Studies, Spring term 2018 (2 credits)
  • GWST 2981 Colloquium in Gender and Women's Studies, Winter term 2018 (2 credits)
  • GWST 2700 Special topics in Gender and Women's Studies: Feminist Research Methods, Fall 2017 (4 credits)
  • GWST 2700 Special topics in Gender and Women's Studies, Winter term 2018 (4 credits)
  • GWST 2701 Special topics in Gender and Women's Studies, Spring term 2018 (4 credits)
  • GWST 3950 Theories in Gender and Women's Studies, Winter term 2018 (4 credits)

In general, these courses reflect current trends within the field of gender and women's studies, draw on multiple disciplines, and are engaging for undergraduate students. They should be unique to GWST and not resemble courses taught in other departments at DU. These courses should also reflect our newly revised curriculum and relate in some way to the issues of history, rhetoric and identity, intersectionality, and/or institutions and power. We particularly welcome courses that focus on transnational and development issues, queer studies, sexuality studies, men and masculinities, and/or intersections between gender studies and critical race studies. For the two credit colloquia series, we encourage courses that integrate service-learning and community engagement pedagogies. The feminist/queer theory course examines the major theoretical approaches (feminist, womanist, queer, etc.) to understanding gender and other intersecting systems of oppression and privilege. It explores the historical evolution of the theoretical traditions that have informed feminism, queer theory, and gender and women's studies, as well as examining more recent developments within these fields of inquiry. Students apply these theories to a range of texts, empirical data and/or the experiential world. The feminist research methods course provides an overview of various traditions of qualitative feminist research methods and feminist approaches to formulating research questions, collecting data, and generating feminist theory. This course also encourages students to embark on their own research projects.

$2,000 for 2 credit colloquium courses and $4,000 for 4 credit topics.

Required Qualifications

  • MA (or MFA) in a related field is required
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in a related field.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday, May 5, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions about this position, please contact Hava Gordon at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter that includes qualifications, teaching experience (including evidence of quality teaching), and teaching philosophy, as well as a detailed course description.
  2. CV
  3. List of References
  4. Syllabus from a course previously taught (Optional)

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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