Distinguished Scholar in Residence: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Worcester, Massachusetts
Feb 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) program at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a one-semester or one-year Distinguished Scholar in Residence appointment for AY 2018-2019 or 2019-2020. We seek a senior scholar with a well-established record of research and teaching in gender, women’s, and sexuality studies who can contribute to our program’s intellectual community and faculty members’ professional development. Interdisciplinary expertise at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and race is preferred.


This position is likely ideal for candidates anticipating a sabbatical or research leave. The teaching load for each semester is one course, which we are imagining as an advanced undergraduate seminar with periodic GSWS faculty participation. The Distinguished Scholar would also be asked to deliver a public lecture and lead a one-day intensive faculty workshop on cutting-edge feminist scholarship. For more information on the GSWS program, please visit https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/gender-sexuality-and-womens-studies.


Application Instructions

Please submit a curriculum vitae, representative publication, transcripts, and cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above. The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/48814 .


As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialog among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see http://holycross.edu/mission). In your application please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or service might support the College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. Candidates can learn more about faculty life at the College at http://holycross.edu/join.


Review of applications will begin on March 5th and continue until the position has been filled. We will conduct preliminary interviews of selected applicants via Skype. Questions about this search may be directed to Ara Francis, Director of GSWS, at afrancis@holycross.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

 The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.