Visiting Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Located twenty minutes north of Baltimore, MD
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Goucher College seeks a visiting assistant professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies to begin in August 2017 for a one-year term. Goucher's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program provides an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and intersectional approach to the academic study of women, gender, and sexuality. The program is located within the Center for Geographies of Justice and therefore operates in close cooperation with programs such as Peace Studies, Judaic Studies, Religion and Africana Studies. The departments that comprise the Geographies of Justice Center share the values of equality of individuals and peoples, honest dialogue, mutual understanding and cooperation, and active community engagement as the practice of justice.

The successful candidate must have expertise in women, gender and sexuality studies, Ph.D. at the time of appointment, be an experienced and creative teacher, an active researcher, and demonstrate a commitment to the values of the Center for Geographies of Justice. The position carries a 2/3 course load which will be comprised of introductory and upper level 4 credit courses including Confronting Inequality, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Intersectionality: Diverse Feminisms and upper level courses in the area of the candidate's expertise. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can offer courses in Africana Studies as well.

Located twenty minutes north of Baltimore, MD, Goucher College is reimagining liberal arts education through its commitment to social justice, study abroad, academic excellence, and global citizenship. Among the 40 Colleges that Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs, Goucher was recently named one of U.S. News and World Report's "Top 10 Most Innovative Schools."  We encourage innovation both inside and outside the classroom, and we offer a rich and rewarding experience both for students and for faculty and staff.

Goucher College endeavors to be a model teaching and learning community, where faculty and students are engaged with one another in learning both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to engaged pedagogies that support equity and student success. We encourage candidates who are committed to student-centered teaching and learning who are also engaged scholars eager to contribute to the intellectual life of the college and the future of the liberal arts. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the college's commitment to diversity and equity. 

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

The successful candidate will be required to submit official graduate transcripts and complete a background check as a condition of employment. To apply for this position, please visit 

Please submit the following application materials online:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three professional references

Three letters of recommendation and unofficial graduate transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. (Alternatively, PDF versions of recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at


Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer