Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies
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Description of Department/Program:
The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) has experienced rapid growth over the past few years and is searching for a candidate to complement its interdisciplinary and intersectional focus. WGST offers an undergraduate bachelor of arts degree, a minor, and certificates in LGBTQ Studies and Global Gender & Sexuality Studies as well as a graduate certificate for CU students enrolled in another disciplinary master's or doctoral degree program. The WGST faculty is composed of eight core and 18 associated members from over 12 different departments or programs across campus. Over 130 students are enrolled in our undergraduate program, which strives to foster critical thinking skills applied to the study of women and gender, particularly in relation to our three key areas of concentration: race/ethnicity, sexuality, and global studies.
Overview of Job Duties:
The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks an interdisciplinary scholar whose work centers on issues of race/ethnicity in the United States for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We encourage applications from scholars trained in traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary fields such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latinx/Chicanx Studies, African-American/Africana Studies, Indigenous Studies, Critical Race Studies (including Queer of Color Critique), Diasporic Studies, Immigration Studies, and Borderlands Studies. A PhD, in one of the above or related fields, is required by the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 20, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and provide service to the department, campus, and larger professional community. The candidate should be prepared to develop and teach courses for our undergraduate concentration in race/ethnicity, develop and teach a graduate topics course in race/ethnicity, and teach courses in the WGST undergraduate and graduate core curriculum.
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PhD in a traditional humanities or social sciences discipline or in an interdisciplinary field such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latinx/Chicanx Studies, African-American/Africana Studies, Indigenous Studies, Critical Race Studies (including Queer of Color Critique), Diasporic Studies, Immigration Studies, and Borderlands Studies
Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Boulder
Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10220 - Women's Studies
Posting Date: Sep 21, 2017
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Alicia Turchette
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Position Number: 00735486