Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Austin, TX
Oct 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Center for Women's & Gender Studies - College of Liberal Arts - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Oct 11, 2017 • Close: Nov 15, 2017

The Center for Women's & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, to begin Fall 2018.

We are particularly interested in scholars doing intersectional work that engages one or more of the following fields: Gender and Health, Human Rights, Performance Studies, Queer Studies, especially those working in Media Studies and Queer of Color Critique, Critical Race Theory, and Transnational and Indigenous Feminisms.

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from people of African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx descent, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who will contribute to our program's intersectional commitment.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand by start of employment, be able to demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory, have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher, and a teaching philosophy that helps to ensure success in the classroom. Candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to submit applications; the successful applicant will hold an appointment in an appropriate university department (e.g., African and African Diaspora Studies, Mexican American and Latino/a Studies, Sociology, or American Studies).

Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

The successful candidate is expected to teach both required undergraduate and graduate courses; develop a strong research program; publish actively; direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses; attract external funding; and exhibit a commitment to service to the department and center, college, and university.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a letter of interest that includes a description of current and planned research, a curriculum vitae, a recent writing sample, and a list of contact information for three professional references.

Please send questions to: Susan Sage Heinzelman, Chair, Search Committee at

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications received after November 15, 2017 may not receive full consideration.

Position funding is pending budgetary approval. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.