Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Women’s/Gender Studies

Normal, Illinois
Oct 02, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Women’s/Gender Studies

Joint Appointment in Sociology and Anthropology

and Women’s and Gender Studies

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University seek a sociologist or anthropologist for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Appointment begins on August 16, 2018.  Research and teaching expertise in sociological or anthropological perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality issues required. We have a strong need for someone to teach the core sequence of classes in the Queer Studies Concentration for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. A conferred Ph.D. in anthropology, sociology, or closely related field and significant coursework in women’s and gender studies by appointment start date. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. This position is security sensitive and subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy.  Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. To assure full consideration, please complete the online faculty application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three academic references, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to posting number 0709925 at by January 5, 2018. Application review will begin after the deadline and continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct phone and on-campus interviews starting in early February.  Please direct questions to Dr. Alison Bailey, WGS Program director,

Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Illinois State University: The Women's and Gender Studies Program is an interdisciplinary community of scholars committed to a transformative analysis of gender as it intersects with class/caste, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, age, coloniality, and transnationality. We are engaged in innovative and collaborative scholarship, teaching, and service that promote alternative expressions of knowledge and socially responsible activism.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University is committed to providing students with a first-class educational experience. That experience is grounded in challenging courses and extensive opportunities for collaborative learning and out-of-class learning activities. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally known for their research, but they are equally well-known on campus for their quality teaching and student mentoring. This balance of excellence in research and teaching, along with the truly outstanding people who have created it, makes the Department of Sociology and Anthropology a special place.

Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. Illinois State University ( is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Illinois State University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Bloomington-Normal: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  

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