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Adjunct Faculty, Gender and Women's Studies

Job description

The Gender and Women's Studies Program offers undergraduate students a vibrant and rigorous course of study that cultivates a critical understanding of the role that gender plays in the construction of identities and the social and political organization of culture. It welcomes students who are eager to explore the connections between and among the many meanings that gender - as well as race, sexuality, class and disability - has in our lives, our scholarship, our communities, and our politics.

This posting will serve for three adjunct faculty openings.

Position Summary

The Gender and Women's Studies Program at the University of Denver requests applications for the position of adjunct instructor for the academic year 2018-19. Each year, the program offers two, two-credit colloquia courses taught by adjunct instructors and an additional adjunct instructor to teach our GWST feminist/queer theory course. The Program is seeking to hire three adjunct instructors to teach the following classes:

  • GWST 2981 Colloquium in Gender and Women's Studies, Winter term 2018 (2 credits)
  • GWST 2982 Colloquium in Gender and Women's Studies, Spring term 2018 (2 credits)
  • GWST 3950 Theories in Gender and Women's Studies, Winter term 2018 (4 credits)

In general, these courses reflect current trends within the field of gender and women's studies, draw on multiple disciplines, and are engaging for undergraduate students. They should be unique to GWST and not resemble courses taught in other departments at DU. For the two credit colloquia series, we encourage courses that integrate service-learning and community engagement pedagogies. The feminist/queer theory course examines the major theoretical approaches (feminist, multicultural, transnational, queer, etc.) to understanding gender and other intersecting systems of oppression and privilege. It explores the historical evolution of the theoretical traditions that have informed feminism, queer theory, and gender and women's studies, as well as examining more recent developments within these fields of inquiry. Students apply these theories to a range of texts, empirical data and/or the experiential world. The theories class is a required class for GWST majors.

$2,000 for 2 credit colloquium courses and $4,000 for 4 credit topics.

Required Qualifications

  • MA (or MFA) in a related field
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the university level

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in a related field

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, April 30, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact hiring supervisor name at hiring supervisor email address.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter that includes qualifications and relevant university teaching experience
  3. Evidence of quality university level teaching, teaching philosophy, and a detailed course description for proposed course(s).
  4. List of References
  5. Syllabus from a course previously taught (Optional)

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 800850
Posted: 4/3/2018
Application Due: 6/2/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable